by Joanna Nesbit
Located in the heart of the city, this hotel offers 234 rooms and suites with old-world charm, as well as a variety of family amenities, including an indoor pool in a tropical garden setting, sauna, hot tub and fitness center. Especially for families, there’s childcare for a fee, playpen and crib rentals, a kids’ playroom and self-service laundry. The onsite restaurant, Beffroi Steak House, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a small convenience shop carries snacks, beverages, sandwiches and prepared items from the restaurant. Room options include Two Double Beds, Signature Room with queen or king and sofa bed and Bedroom Suites with a queen or king bed and sofa bed. The Family Suite includes two queen beds and sofa bed, plus a small kitchenette with microwave and mini-fridge. Other rooms also include microwaves and mini-fridges, as well as free Wi-Fi. Indoor parking is available for a fee, and the hotel also offers ski and bike storage.
Our Editor Loves
- Location convenient to Old City
- Indoor pool in a tropic garden setting
- Suites for families of 5 or more
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Stayed 8 nights over Christmas, and although of course it was extremely busy and they seemed short staffed, I feel the staff that were on handled it well, and were always polite and helpful.
Our room,overlooking the ice skating rink, a 2 queen bed suit we found very small for 4 people but we were told it was their largest room. It was definitely a push for 4 by New Zealand standards.
However, the hotel provided entertainment for the kids daily, some of which we enjoyed just as much,a lovely pool area and the language barrier was not an issue.
The location was perfect, a short mostly flat walk into old town and down to the old port area.
We would definitely stay again.
We stayed here for 2 nights in March. We had a family suite with a balcony overlooking the tropical pool area. This hotel is a great way to escape winter, if going South for March Break isn't in the cards.
It's well located (in comparison to the other family-friendly Hotel Jaros in the area), being at edge of where downtown and the Old City meet. Rooms were spacious and clean, with a microwave and mini fridge (but no mini bar). The pool was a lot of fun, although maybe a touch cold with a strong chemical smell. Maybe bring your own shampoo/conditioner. The ones in the room are in a wall dispenser and we were not successful in getting the conditioner part of the dispenser to pump/work.
We used the bar on-site for a midday drink and the service was good. There was also an outdoor skating rink right across the street - had we known we would have brought skates.
Overall, it was a fun place and you really do feel like you are in the tropics if you have an inside balcony room. We would absolutely go back.