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Amazing Themed Hotels In Europe For Families

Organizing a family vacation can sometimes feel like solving a puzzle, especially when it comes to finding accommodations that please everyone. While traditional hotels are a safe bet, they often lack the excitement that children crave.

Themed hotels offer parents a solution that goes beyond the ordinary, delivering immersive experiences that spark imagination and create lasting memories. In this piece, we’ll explore some of Europe’s most incredible themed hotel stays.

Amazing Themed Hotels In Europe For Families

From the fantastical Legoland Castle Hotel in Denmark to the charming Efteling Hotel in the Netherlands, each promises a magical retreat for you and your family.

Amazing themed hotels in Europe for Families

Themed hotels are more than just places to stay—they’re like stepping into a whole new world, where imagination rules and every corner has a story to tell. Drawing inspiration from fairy tales, famous landmarks, and beloved characters, these hotels offer an experience that’s truly special.

In my quest for Europe’s top-themed hotels for families, I’ve left no detail unchecked to ensure your getaway is unforgettable. From themed rooms and amenities, and on-site activities, to nearby attractions, this guide has it all.

Whether you’re drawn to enchanting castles or whimsical wonderlands, this list offers something for everyone. 

Map of Amazing Themed Hotels In Europe For Families
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Themed Hotels in Europe for Families

1. Hotel LEGOLAND, Denmark

In the heart of the lively LEGOLAND®, Hotel LEGOLAND® offers a LEGO®-filled experience. Alongside the theme park, the hotel boasts lounge areas, a LEGO Shop, and a gym.

The 4-star hotel features LEGO-themed rooms with characters like LEGO® Friends for slumber parties and LEGO® NINJAGO® for ninja adventures. Other options include the LEGO® MOVIE™ room, Treasure room, Adventure room, and Kingdom room.

When hunger strikes, head to the Panorama Restaurant for a buffet or à la carte menu with Nordic-inspired dishes. A special menu for kids ensures everyone is fueled for a day of fun!

Location: Aastvej 10, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Website: Legoland Hotel

2. LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

Located near Hotel LEGOLAND and the LEGOLAND theme park in Billund, Denmark, LEGOLAND Castle Hotel offers 142 fairy tale rooms for adventures and a memorable stay.

Choose from themed rooms like the Dragon Knight’s room for epic battles or the Princess’ room for an enchanting experience. Don’t miss the wizard’s observatory for magical nights under the stars.

At the Knights’ Tavern Restaurant, enjoy a royal banquet with dishes grilled with dragonfire right before your eyes! Indulge in a Knight’s Buffet with salads, fish, meats, pizzas, and delicious cakes from the hotel’s bakery.

The fun doesn’t end there! Kids can enjoy the playroom and outdoor playground, while the LEGO shop offers souvenirs to remember your stay.

Location: Aastvej 20, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Website: Legoland Castle Hotel

efteling bosrijk hotel
(Image Carrie Bradley/Flying With A Baby)

3. Efteling Hotels, The Netherlands

We loved magical Efteling and just a short stroll from the Netherlands’ largest theme park sits the charming Efteling Hotel in Bosrijk

Choose from 20 theme suites, each inspired by beloved fantasy tales. Options include the adventurous Flying Dutchman Suite and the magical Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, and Carousel Suites.

a pond near Efteling hotel
Ovelooking the lake and Bosrijk Efteling Hotel (Image Carrie Bradley/Flying With A Baby)

Every stay includes a lavish breakfast buffet. With 16 on-site restaurants, including ‘t Poffertje for hot drinks and freshly baked “poffertjes” (small pancakes) and De Hoffelijke Heraut Restaurant for a royal dining experience, there’s something for every palate.

Kids can enjoy the indoor Kids’ Castle while adults relax at the bar or catch some entertainment with a show at the Pardoes Theatre. Plus, meet your favorite characters from the Efteling theme park, including Pardoes the magic jester.

Location: Eftelingsestraat 7, 5171 RP Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Website: Efteling Hotel

4. Gardaland Magic Hotel, Italy

Right around the corner from the fantastic Gardaland theme park in Italy lies the spellbinding Gardaland Magic Hotel, a 4-star wonderland ready for exploration.

Enter this captivating world and greet the towering wizard’s hat, signaling the beginning of an extraordinary journey. With 128 rooms spread across three magical realms, this hotel guarantees a remarkable stay.

Choose from themed rooms like the Enchanted Forest, where towering trees and giant mushrooms envelop you, or the Magic Ice Castle, where everything glistens with ice and you might even glimpse a flying dragon or majestic unicorn. For those with a passion for magic, the Wizard House room offers the chance to brew potions and cast spells to your heart’s content.

When it’s time to dine, prepare for a culinary adventure like no other. Travel back to Ancient Egypt at Tutankhamon Restaurant, savor a buffet feast at Wonder Restaurant, or enjoy a meal under the stars at Quercia Magica in the heart of an enchanted forest.

During the warmer months, cool off in the Blue Lagoon water area, where swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a poolside bar beckon, perfect for both kids and parents alike.

Parking is convenient with a large free car park, and a complimentary shuttle bus connects you to Gardaland Park, Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium, and the thrilling new LEGOLAND® Water Park. With Lake Garda just a stone’s throw away, there’s no shortage of adventures awaiting.

Location: Gardaland, Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona, Italy

Website: Gardaland Hotel

5. SS Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The SS Rotterdam, once the largest ocean liner in the Netherlands, is now docked in Maashaven near Katendrecht, Rotterdam. With a rich history as the flagship for the Holland-America Line and a cruise ship, it’s been beautifully restored to its former glory, showcasing the post-war reconstruction.

This cruiseliner offers a truly unique stay with 254 hotel rooms, each adorned with authentic elements reflecting the vessel’s journeys between 1959 and 2000. You can choose from three themes: ‘Original’, ‘Manhattan’, and ‘Bahamas’, each capturing a different era of the ship’s illustrious history.

But there’s more to the SS Rotterdam than just accommodation.

Hop ashore and join guided tours of the ship to uncover its fascinating history and hidden secrets. Thrill-seeking families can lose themselves in the mysteries of the escape rooms, trying to crack the captain’s clues within 60 minutes.

Meanwhile, kids can explore the ship’s Kids Playroom, packed with cruise ships and other sets to ignite their imagination. Whether it’s birthday parties, educational tours, or movie screenings, there’s so much to discover.

SS Rotterdam also boasts exquisite dining venues, each offering a unique gastronomic experience. At the Club Room and Lido restaurants, indulge in delectable dishes crafted with the finest ingredients while soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding harbor.

And for parents looking to unwind, there’s always the option of enjoying an expertly crafted cocktail at the Oceans Bar or Captain Lounge.

Location: 3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, Netherlands

Website: SS Rotterdam

Pirates Village pool with slide, Majorca, one of the Best All-Inclusive Family Hotels in Majorca
Pirates Village pool with slides. photo courtesy of the hotel

6. Pirates Village Santa Ponsa Spain

Ahoy, mateys! Let me tell you about Pirates Village Resort, a gem of a themed hotel in Santa Ponsa, Majorca.

Located just by the beach, it’s like stepping into a pirate fantasy right by the beach.

Picture-themed apartments that make you feel like you’re living on a pirate ship, with stylish decor and all the modern amenities. And when it’s time to cool off, you’ve got these fantastic pirate-themed pool areas with slides, waterfalls, and even a ship to explore.

Now, on to the food. The Pirates Tavern serves up some serious grub, and it’s all-inclusive, so you can eat till you drop.

When it comes to entertainment, you won’t want to miss the weekly pirate shows. They’ve got sword fights, cool costumes, and fireworks.

It’s quite a spectacle! Daily activities like mermaid classes, pool games, and mini-discos keep the kiddos entertained while you kick back.

And for the littlest pirates, there’s the Pirate’s Cavern – indoor and outdoor play areas with a Pirate attack every Sunday. It’s non-stop fun and adventure for the whole family at Pirates Village Resort.

Location: Av. Rei Jaume I, 76, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Illes Balears, Spain

Website: Pirates Village Resort

The Entrance of Disneyland Paris Hotel

7. Disneyland Hotel, Paris 

Entering the newly refurbished Disneyland Hotel in Paris is like stepping into a fairy tale. As soon as you walk into the lobby, you’re greeted with that magical Disney charm.

And if that’s not enough, it has its own entrance to Disneyland® Park! It just doesn’t get more immersive than that.

The rooms here are seriously mesmerizing. They’re all inspired by classic Disney stories, so every little detail feels like part of the magic but they are the most expensive of all the Disneyland Paris resort hotels.

Whether you’re staying in a Superior Room, a Deluxe Family Room, or even one of those fancy signature suites like the Rapunzel Signature Junior Suite, you’re in for a treat as far as accommodations are concerned!

When it comes to food, La Table de Lumière and the Royal Banquet are where it’s at. You can even dine with Disney Princess Characters – talk about a royal experience!

And if you’re up for a relaxed evening, Fleur de Lys Bar is the spot for teatime treats and cocktails.

Some great perks you get here include free parking, extra Magic Time in the parks, and access to The Crystal Pool & Health Club. Plus, there’s a Royal Kids Club for the little ones and even special one-on-one time with your favorite Disney Characters.

All things considered, it’s like living in a dream!

Location: Disneyland Paris, Rue de la Marnière, 77700 Chessy, France

Website: Disneyland Paris Hotel

8. Gulliver’s Hotel and Lodgings- Warrington, UK

Gulliver’s Hotel and Lodgings in Warrington, UK, is all about family-friendly accommodations! From themed suites to cozy cabins, there’s a lot to choose from, like the Gully & Gilly Suite, Pirate Suite, Princess Suite, NERF Suite, Swizzels Suite, Western Suite, Lost World Cabin, Fairy Den, and more.

The best part is they’ve got connecting rooms for bigger families.

The hotel is just steps away from Gulliver’s World Theme Park, where adventure awaits! Between rides, attractions, and live entertainment, there’s plenty to keep the whole family smiling.

Don’t miss their special stay-and-play package for a hassle-free getaway. And if you’re up for a memorable adventure, check out the Dino Sleepover package for a night of Jurassic fun, complete with themed activities and games.

With over 80 attractions to explore each day, Gulliver’s World promises a day packed with excitement. 

Location: Old Hall, Shackleton Cl, Warrington WA5 9YZ, UK

Website: The Gullivers Hotel

Stay in the Room on the Broom themed room at Chessington World of Adventures. Copyright Chessington World Of Adventures

9. Chessington Resort Hotel, UK

Chessington Resort hotels offer themed and standard rooms to suit every preference. Guests can choose from two distinctive options: the Azteca Hotel or the Safari Resort Hotel.

The Chessington Azteca is the winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award for 2023. 

Stay in themed rooms featuring your favorite characters from the Gruffalo or Room on the Broom, or opt for animal-themed rooms like the Jumanji, Oreo, or Capri-Sun rooms. For a wild adventure, try glamping at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington world of adventures hotel rooms

The resort offers a treasure trove of entertainment and activities for both children and adults, including bug hotel building, geocaching, treasure hunts, knot tying, and star gazing.  As a guest, you can enjoy exclusive access to all attractions before other park guests.

Dining at Explorer Glamping is an adventure too, offering a hearty breakfast at Explorers’ Outpost and delicious options at food trucks like Eastern Eats and Smash It & Bun. For sit-down dining, you can choose between Zafari Bar & Grill with African-themed cuisine or the Temple Restaurant, which offers a mythical ancient temple ambiance. 

Location: Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE, UK

Website: Chessington

Vikings attack, ship on fire Puy du Fou with kids
Puy du Fou has reanactments

10. Puy Du Fou Hotels, France

Puy du Fou is a French theme park that offers a journey through the ages. It reenacts everything from Antiquity to the Belle Epoque, with captivating stops along the way, including Viking raids, musketeer swashbuckling, the Renaissance, and the trenches of Verdun. We rate it highly and loved exploring the themepark. It is so different from anything we have visited before.

Guests staying on-site can enjoy early access to the park. There are six enchanting hotels on-site, each with its own unique theme and ambiance. Here are 4 of the most popular ones: 

La Citadelle, Puy du Fou with kids
La Citadelle, Puy du Fou (Image Carrie Bradley/Flying With A Baby)
  1. La Citadelle: This hotel will transport you to a Medieval fortress, featuring classic and comfort rooms adorned with gold fabrics, oak bed frames, and stained glass windows. Dining options include the restaurant Le Bistrot de la Citadelle, offering French cuisine with a medieval twist.
les Îles De Clovis huts hotel accommodation at Puy Du Fou with kids
Les Iles de Clovis accommodation at Puy Du Fou (Image Carrie Bradley/Flying With A Baby)
  1. Les Iles de Clovis: Ideal for families traveling with kids, Les Iles de Clovis offers a charming Middle Age lacustrian village setting with private huts overlooking the water. Each unit offers privacy with small decks over the water and wooden furniture. The on-site restaurant, La Table des Iles, serves regional specialties in a rustic setting. Family rooms have a king bed and bunk beds.
Le Camp Du Drap d’Or tents Puy Du Fou with kids
Le Camp du Drap d’Or medieval inspired tent accommodation. (Image Carrie Bradley/Flying With A Baby)
  1. Le Camp du Drap d’Or: Step into the Renaissance era and stay in Renaissance-style tents adorned with regal decor. Dining options include Le Relais du Roy, offering a buffet of medieval-inspired dishes, and Le Bivouac des Comperes, serving grilled specialties in a cozy atmosphere.
  1. La Villa Gallo-Romaine: Feel whisked away to Ancient Rome with Corinthian columns and relief carvings. The inner courtyard features olive trees and seating areas perfect for relaxation. The on-site restaurant, Le Banquet Romain, offers Roman-inspired cuisine in an elegant setting.

Location: 85590 Les Epesses, France

Website: Puy Du Fou

11. Natur-Resort Tripsdrill, Germany

The Natur-Resort Tripsdrill, situated right in front of the Tripsdrill Wildlife Park, offers guests a truly unique experience with beautifully designed accommodations. Choose between staying high up in the treetops or in a cozy wagon surrounded by serene countryside, complete with chattering storks and grazing sheep.

Guests staying overnight enjoy complimentary admission to the wildlife park every day during their stay, with special conditions for entry to the theme park.

Each accommodation is thoughtfully equipped for comfort, with options including tree houses for 2-4 and 5-6 persons, featuring amenities such as double beds, bunk beds, sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, minibars, coffee machines, free Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and scenic verandas. Alternatively, guests can opt for shepherd’s wagons accommodating up to 5 guests, complete with terraces offering picturesque views.

The rustic tavern “Wildsau-Schenke” serves up an extensive breakfast and snacks to fuel guests for their adventures in the theme park or wildlife park. Additionally, delicious take-away food is available from the “Schäferimbiss” for a cozy evening dining experience in your accommodation.

Location: Natur-Resort Tripsdrill, Wildparadies 1, 74249 Cleebronn, Germany

Website: Tripsdrill Resort


12. Europa Park, Germany

In Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, you’ll find Europa-Park, a massive theme park spanning 95 hectares with tons of rides and attractions. There are six hotels, but three stand out for their top-notch vibes.

  1. Hotel Krønasår: It’s like entering a Scandinavian harbor town, and you even get access to the Rulantica water world. With 277 comfy rooms, including themed suites, it’s got something for everyone.
  1. Hotel Bell Rock: Picture New England in the 1700s—that’s the atmosphere here. There are great dining options and plenty of activities, like a pool deck and fitness club.
  1. Hotel Colosseo: It’s all about Italian charm here, with Roman-themed decor and tasty Italian cuisine. Relax in the spa or take a dip in the outdoor pool while the kids have a blast at the water playground.

Location: Europa-Park Resort, Europa-Park-Straße 2, 77977 Rust, Germany

Website: Europa Park

13. Charles Lindbergh, Phantasialand, Germany 

The Charles Lindbergh Hotel, located in the heart of Rookburgh within Phantasialand, Germany, is an aviation-themed haven inspired by the legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Each aeronaut’s cabin is authentically styled and features two single beds, with family cabins available for up to four guests. Themed accessories and private bathrooms ensure comfort and adventure.

Please note that the aeronaut cabins are not suitable for children under 8 years old. 

As a member of the Explorer’s Society, guests enjoy exclusive access to the hotel’s amenities, including the Uhrwerk restaurant and Bar 1919. You’ll also enjoy a three-course evening meal and buffet breakfast, along with private boarding access to F.L.Y., the world’s first flying launch coaster!

Location: Berggeiststraße 31-41, 50321 Brühl, Germany

Website: Phantasialand

Villages Nature Paris

14. Les Villages Nature, Paris

At Les Villages Nature, Paris, you’ll find a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Disneyland. This eco-friendly resort offers self-catering cottages and apartments overlooking a serene lake, lush gardens, and a sandy beach.

Themed gardens representing earth, fire, wind, and water add to the natural beauty.

Certified as a Green Key property since 2020, the resort features 820 sleek and contemporary apartments and cottages with wooden accents. Enjoy dining options at several lakefront restaurants, offering pasta, pizza, burgers, and French cuisine.

Guests can take advantage of the Aqualagoon with water slides and a wave pool, while aqua gym classes and spa access are available at an extra cost. Free indoor and outdoor playgrounds, an educational farm, and gardens provide entertainment for all ages.

Plus, enjoy indoor activities like bowling, escape rooms, and arcade games, or outdoor adventures like bread-making workshops, pony rides, and tree-top climbing for an additional fee.

Location: Route de Villeneuve, 77700 Bailly-Romainvilliers, France.

Website: Les Villages Nature

15. La Balade des Gnomes, Belgium

La Balade des Gnomes, located near Durbuy, Belgium, is an extraordinary hotel designed by architect Dominique Noel. Adjacent to the La Marmite des Trolls restaurant, this unique hotel features 10 creatively themed rooms inspired by fairy tales, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Lewis Carroll.

Each room is like stepping into a Tim Burton movie, with imaginative decor and intricate details that transport guests into fantastical worlds. Highlights include a mock forest with swimming fish, a floating boat with a sand beach, and a gypsy caravan.

The standout suite is the Trojan Horse, a standalone, two-story building with a motorized drawbridge entrance and a movable horse’s head room. Complete with a jacuzzi tub, it feels like a mythical, medieval mobile home.

Location: Rowe dè Rèmoleû 20, 6941 Durbuy, Belgium

Website: La Balade Des Gnomes

16. Liseberg Grand Curiosa, Sweden 

Liseberg Grand Curiosa is an eccentric family hotel adjacent to Sweden’s Liseberg amusement park. The nine-story, star-shaped building houses 457 rooms, each intricately designed to spark imagination.

Themed around fantasy and adventure, with nods to fairy tales, mystery, and exploration woven throughout its decor and amenities, the hotel features playful touches like a lobby slide and a vintage pony carousel in the restaurant. 

Guests can enjoy culinary delights at three restaurants, including the Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro with stunning park views. The hotel also offers a well-equipped gym for active guests.

With its enchanting atmosphere and views, and an array of amenities, Liseberg Grand Curiosa promises a one-of-a-kind stay filled with fantasy and adventure.

Location: Herman Lindholms torg 1, 412 63 Göteborg, Sweden

Website: Liseberg Grand Curiosa

Location Overview 

In Europe, diverse landscapes, rich history, and cultural treasures are waiting to be explored. That’s why themed hotels in popular destinations offer not just a place to stay, but a gateway to adventure during a family vacation!

From the bustling streets of Paris, the picturesque countryside of Belgium, to landscapes reminiscent of paintings in Germany, each location boasts its own distinct charm. You can explore historic landmarks, enjoy thrilling theme parks, or simply take in the beauty of the countryside, all within reach.

Convenient proximity to airports and transportation hubs makes getting to your destination easy. For families on the move, stress-free travel is everything, which is why I’ve helpfully included places to explore near all the hotels.

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