As a parent of a fussy eater, it can be a huge worry going on holiday as you’re not sure if there will be many options for your little one. Maybe you make compromises like go back to the same hotel every year even though you’d like to try somewhere new, or opt for self catering but you really want to be spoiled by all inclusive luxury.
But no more! We’ve rounded up some of the best hotels in our favourite destinations that have fantastic options for fussy eaters! Chicken nuggets, chips, plain pasta – don’t worry, we’ve got you.
If you want to discover the best hotels for fussy eaters, then keep reading…
Holiday Village Costa Del Sol – Spain
Holiday Village Costa Del Sol has fantastic facilities throughout the hotel and when it comes to food it doesn’t disappoint! The restaurant line up is impressive and there’s a variety of cuisines to enjoy and explore.
The crowd pleasing buffet restaurant has a dedicated section for kids which serves up all their favourites. Chicken nuggets, chips, plain pasta and plenty of desserts are on offer, and buffets give youngens the chance to try something new without the pressure of not having other options. Fruit and veggies are always on offer to ensure they get their all important 5 a day!
Holiday Village Costa Del Sol has a delicious American diner on site which you can visit once during your one week stay or twice during your two week stay. Expect all-American delights including burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes – everything kids LOVE.
The hotel’s Italian restaurant also serves up some classics and offers dishes that we all know and love. Think delicious pizzas and irresistible pastas, it’s all up for grabs here. Like at the American diner, you can chow down here once during your week’s stay and twice during your fortnight’s stay.
Around the pool you’ll find the pool and snack bars which will help keep hungry tummies happy between mealtimes. Lots of tasty treats are on offer here including yummy ice creams which will help keep everyone cool.
ROBINSON Quinta da Ria – Portugal
ROBINSON Quinta da Ria is jam packed with outdoor activities and sports meaning delicious dishes are well deserved. For healthy, nutritionally balanced dishes designed to give you lots of energy, guests can head to the WellFood® station in the main restaurant to refuel after a busy day.
The buffet restaurant serves delicious, fresh and wholesome dishes, which are ever-changing, so there’s always something new to try. Each evening there is a new theme so it gives your kids the chance to get stuck into the cuisines they love as well as testing some new dishes if they’re up for it.
ROBINSON Quinta da Ria’s a la carte restaurant offers up Mediterranean and international dishes, and you need to book your spot in advance. If you fancy treating the family to a nice sit down meal during your stay then this is a great place to choose. You can check out the menu in advance to make sure there’s plenty of options for the kids!
Throughout the day, there’s plenty of spots to grab a bite to refuel after fun in the sun. There’s a pool bar, premium pool bar, sports bar and even a beach bar – take your pick!
The Village Resort and Waterpark – Greece
The Village Resort & Waterpark is like its own mini-town, and it has two delicious restaurants waiting to welcome guests. The first is a buffet number which is open for all three meals of the day.
The buffet restaurant makes a special effort to put on themed nights, to ensure there is lots of variety in the dishes. If mums and dads are feeling up to trying something new, there’s a Cretan corner where you can test out some of the local delicacies. Of course, for kiddies who know what they like, there’s a great childrens’ section filled with all their favourites.
Italian cuisine is always a family favourite, thanks to tasty spaghetti dishes and mouthwatering pizzas. If you’re visiting this hotel between June and September then the Italian will be open for you and your family to enjoy.
To keep everyone happy during the day, snacks are a must! Don’t worry, this place has plenty of spots to grab a bite if you’re feeling peckish. The lobby snack bar is a great place to relax and hang out, it shows the latest sports and you can enjoy snacks and beer, as well as ice cream for the kids.
There’s also a dedicated children’s snack bar in the hotel. This serves up everything from hot dogs to popcorn, hamburgers to ice cream, and there’s plenty of fruit juice to keep hydrated.
Julian Club Marmaris – Turkey
In the popular town of Marmaris, Julian Club Marmaris has plenty of tasty options for meals both in and out of the hotel. As well as a buffet option, there are two a la carte restaurants and a patisserie for mid-day snacks.
As always with great buffets, you will be spoilt for choice with a huge variety of cuisines. There’s a dedicated kids’ section serving up all their favourites and if that wasn’t enough, the kids’ buffet food is brought out around 30 mins before the main buffet, meaning hungry tummies don’t have to wait as long. Plus, they’re full and satisfied by the time it gets to mums and dads turns!
The two a la cartes serve up fantastic sit down meal options in the Italian and Steakhouse restaurants. You can expect all of your favourites on the menu and there’s always options that little ones will love.
Thanks to being in such close proximity to the centre of Marmaris, if you fancy venturing out of the hotel for a bit to eat, you will be spoilt for choice. The exchange rate between the pound and lira means you often get a lot for your money in Turkey so a meal out for a family won’t cost the earth. Many establishments along the beachfront offer British favourites including full English breakfasts that you can get your hands on for around £2!
Marylanza Suites and Spa Resort – Tenerife
If gourmet dining is more your style, Marylanza Suites and Spa Resort will be the perfect place for you! The buffet restaurant has a terrace for al fresco dining. Luxe touches like chilled cava and a chocolate fountain take the dining experience to a new level, and there are themed evenings, too. At the buffet there is a separate kids dining section to ensure your little ones can enjoy the tasty treats they know and love.
The gourmet restaurant, Kentia, offers a fantastic tasting menu featuring international favourites and seafood dishes. Kentia is open several times a week. One visit per full week of stay is included in one of the themed restaurants – Kentia or Orijama.
Orijama is an exciting teppanyaki restaurant which serves Oriental cuisine with Canarian flavours. The themed restaurants are great to visit with older kids who enjoy more adventurous dishes or youngens who are feeling like they’re up to trying something new.
Between 12 and 6pm, the snack bar is open, offering a wide range of foods to keep everyone full throughout the day including salads, pasta, meats and hot and cold snacks.
Hipotel Coma Gran – Majorca
On the sunny island of Majorca, Hipotel Coma Gran is perfectly geared up for family holidays. The hotel is home to a wide range of facilities and activities for children and when it comes to food options, the variety continues!
The main restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and dinners. In the morning there’s a big choice, which includes omelettes made fresh to order. And, in the evenings, there’s show-cooking. Buffets are great for fussy eaters thanks to the array of different delicacies to choose from. There’s even a dedicated kids area which is home to everything they love the most.
There’s another great restaurant on site, the Taverna. Here you will find local dishes, meze or tapas-style, which means the whole family can dig in together. Having a selection of small plates can help introduce your fussy eaters to new and exciting things they may never have tried before, and where better to try something new than on holiday.
The pool area includes an open-air bar, which is great for lunchtime pizza and pasta and there’s also a snack bar which offers light snacks, hot and cold drinks and cooked-to-order lunches for All Inclusive guests.
The Fives Beach Hotel and Residences – Mexico
Foodies won’t be disappointed at The Fives Beach Hotel and Residences thanks to the 11 on site restaurants! A la carte dining is available at the Italian, Mediterranean, Thai and Sushi restaurants and at Flavours international restaurant there’s an open kitchen so you can watch the action in this relaxed family oriented atmosphere.
Some of the other restaurants include La Brasserie, which offers French cuisine, La Taqueria, situated in Plaza or at the main pool, and Lizzards, which serves up a delicious range of light bites including quinoa salad, summer rolls, a vegan black bean burger, and pita falafel.
All restaurants have specially designed childrens’ menus meaning the adults can enjoy their favourite dishes and cuisines without worrying if there will be any options for little ones! Thanks to the fantastic kids’ club in the hotel, if mums and dads want a moment to themselves, then The Fives Beach Hotel and Residences boasts a wine cellar with more than 110 different labels of wine to work your way through.
Holiday Inn Resort – Jamaica
Holiday Inn Resort in Jamaica is a great spot for a long-haul family getaway. The hotel is a real crowd pleaser when it comes to dining options, thanks to the delicious main buffet and four, speciality a la carte restaurants.
In the Portside buffet restaurant, you can enjoy a wide range of self-serve dishes, with plenty of delights we all know and love. Kids even have a special corner of their own, offering all their favourite treats to eat! During the day, if little tummies get hungry, the Just Kiddin’ snack bar is available from 12 – 6pm.
One of the delicious a la carte restaurants is a Japanese Teppanyaki spot, offering tasty traditional dishes. Though there is a small surcharge of $25 to eat here, up to two children under the age of 12 get to eat here, for free! If you fancy traditional Italian cuisine, then the Sorrento restaurant is the place for you.
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