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TripAdvisor unveils 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for families

TripAdvisor announced its 2012 Travelers’ Choice award-winning Hotels for Families. This year, 504 top family-friendly properties were recognized in 25 markets around the globe including the U.S., Europe, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific.

Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who traveled with…

Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park, Biggera Waters, Australia


TripAdvisor
announced its 2012 Travelers’ Choice award-winning Hotels for Families. This year, 504 top family-friendly properties were recognized in 25 markets around the globe including the U.S., Europe, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific.

Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who traveled with family. Unlike any other honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

“To inspire travelers planning family trips this year, TripAdvisor has identified hundreds of the most highly rated family-friendly properties covering popular hotspots as well as other appealing destinations for families worldwide,”
said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

To provide even more information to help travelers plan the perfect trip, TripAdvisor has named family-friendly “Large Hotels and Resorts” and “Small Hotels and Motels” in the U.S. and world.  Large properties feature 100 rooms or more. The average nightly rate(1) for the entire list of the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families is $274 per night. U.S. large properties average cost per night is $292, and U.S. small properties average $131 per night.

Select Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families Award Winners:

Top 10 World Large Hotels and Resorts

  • Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park, Biggera Waters, Australia
  • KeyLime Cove Resort and Water Park, Gurnee, Illinois
  • Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, New York
  • Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center, Cortland, New York
  • Protur Bonaire Aparthotel, Cala Bona, Spain
  • Holiday Village Rhodes, Kolimbia, Greece
  • Beaches Turks & Caicos, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • Aparthotel Playa Mar, Port de Pollenca, Spain
  • Alfagar II Aparthotel, Albufeira, Portugal
  • Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & Spa, Selcuk, Turkey

Top 10 U.S. Large Hotels and Resorts

  •  KeyLime Cove Resort and Water Park, Gurnee, Illinois
  • Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, New York
  • Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center, Cortland, New York
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida
  • WorldQuest Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida
  • Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania
  • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, Orlando, Florida
  • Marriott’s Harbour Lake, Orlando, Florida
  • Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area, Garden Grove, California

Europe’s top ten hotels for families
1. Sands Resort Hotel & Spa (Cornwall, England)
2. Protur Bonaire Aparthotel (Majorca, Spain)
3. Holiday Village Rhodes (Rhodes, Greece)
4. Sidari Water Park Hotel (Corfu, Greece)
5. Aparthotel Playa Mar (Majorca, Spain)
6. Alfagar II Aparthotel (Albufeira, Portugal)
7. Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & SPA (Aegean Coast, Turkey)
8. Coma Gran Aparthotel (Majorca, Spain)
9. Aparthotel Golden Avenida Suites (Costa Dorada, Spain)
10. Apartamentos Cala d’Or Playa (Majorca, Spain)

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