Holiday Club Åre, located in northern Sweden, is a child-friendly hotel and a popular choice for families during both the summer and winter months. This is down to the huge amount of activities available in the area as well as the hotel’s own excellent facilities. While the hotel isn’t pretty, where it’s located certainly is; amongst the mountains and next to a lake! This is a great holiday for families who want to revive flagging spirits with outdoor activities (skiing, white-water rafting, mountain biking and hiking depending on the months) and pampering treatments amongst spectacular mountainous scenery.
The resort itself has helpful English speaking staff and the excellent pool complex with huge slide, 8 pools, 6 different saunas (including an ice-sauna!) and 16 treatment rooms. There’s also a kids’ club, mini golf course, bowling alley, babysitting service so you can relax, three restaurants, a bar and a games room.
Rooms sleep up to 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) in doubles and pull out sofabeds in the living area and have huge windows to make the most of the views. They’re furnished in a sleek and minimalist way, with plenty of wood on display to tie in with the great outdoors.