Family-friendly hotel Zwolle

In this blog Family-friendly Hotel Zwolle we are going to show you the different options you have as parents with kids to stay overnight in the city of Zwolle. We’ve stayed in Zwolle several times during a city break, and you definitely have some great options to stay here. About the city of Zwolle we already wrote the blog Zwolle with kids, where we listed all the children’s activities in the city. In this blog we list all family hotels in Zwolle and give some positive and negative points of each family-friendly hotel in Zwolle in this list, so that for you the choice will be easier.

1. The Pelsertoren

We ourselves stayed at the first hotel in this list of family-friendly hotels in Zwolle. A bit of a mix between a hotel and a B&B, the Pelsertoren is beautifully located in a medieval tower in the center of the city of Zwolle. You walk straight from your room into the center of Zwolle.

You can park your car in the parking garage opposite the tower, and you get a discount on this parking garage from the hotel. The Pelsertoren has family rooms suitable for families of four. We had a nice family suite with a double bed and a separate bed for our daughter. This suite was about 50m2 in size. On that note, the room is really beautiful with the old walls of the tower visible.

A nice place of this family hotel in Zwolle is the roof terrace of the tower, where you can have a drink with the family when the sun is shining. For breakfast, the hotel made arrangements with a restaurant in the city center and this is where we had breakfast in the morning. You can get to this restaurant with a walk of a few minutes. We found De Pelsertoren a unique place to stay and that right in the center of the city of Zwolle.

For more information about the Pelsertoren, take a look here.

The Pelsertoren review

The Pelsertoren receives an 8.8 overall rating from more than 750 reviews. Families with kids even give an average score of 9.7, which is, of course, extremely high. More than 115 families with kids rated the hotel.

Positives the Pelsertoren: especially the beautiful building and the ideal location are mentioned as positives by families with kids. In addition, the hospitable reception of the host is regularly mentioned as a positive point of this family-friendly hotel in Zwolle. The rooftop terrace and breakfast are also frequently mentioned as positives.

Negatives the Pelsertoren: a number of families with kids report that the rooms are somewhat noisy.

For more information about the Pelsertoren, take a look here.

Family-friendly hotel Zwolle
Family-friendly hotel Zwolle

2. Mercure Hotel Zwolle

The second hotel in our list of family-friendly hotels in Zwolle is the Mercure Hotel Zwolle and this hotel is located slightly outside the city center. By car you can be in downtown Zwolle in about ten minutes from the hotel (walking is too far and then you are walking for about 45 minutes).

The hotel has triple rooms suitable for families of four. This room which is 23 m2 in size has a double bed and a sofa bed. The room also has a bathroom with a bathtub, which we ourselves as a family always find a huge plus in a room.

There is also a restaurant (Hanse restaurant) at the hotel where you can go for a snack and a drink. There is a terrace at the hotel, so you can have your breakfast outside in nice weather. You can park your car (paid) at the hotel. It is also possible to rent bicycles at the hotel to explore Zwolle with the family.

For more information about the Mercure Hotel Zwolle, take a look here.

Mercure Hotel Zwolle review

The hotel receives a 7.6 overall rating from more than 1,500 guest reviews.

Positive points Mercure Hotel Zwolle: The surroundings and location of the hotel are mentioned by most families with kids as positive points. Most families with kids also find the hotel’s breakfast a must of this family hotel in Zwolle. The friendly staff is also frequently mentioned as a positive.

Negative points Mercure Hotel Zwolle: a number of families with kids indicated that the size of the room and the beds in the room were less.

For more information about the Mercure Hotel Zwolle, take a look here.

3. Hotel Oldenburg

The third hotel in this list of family-friendly hotels in Zwolle is Hotel Oldenburg, and this hotel is again located right in the center of Zwolle. You walk from the hotel right into the center of Zwolle. Again, it is possible to rent bikes at the hotel and explore Zwolle that way.

They have several quadruple rooms here for families of four. For example, they differentiate between a deluxe room and a superior room. This superior room is a lot larger (80m2 and is twice the size of the deluxe room) and these rooms are not that much different in terms of price.

You cannot eat at this hotel, but breakfast is arranged by restaurant Apart which is about a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

For more information about Hotel Oldenburg, take a look here.

Hotel Oldenburg review

This children’s hotel in Zwolle receives an 8.2 as an overall rating from over 570 reviews. Families with kids give the hotel a 9.4 overall score. More than 175 families with kids have rated the hotel.

Positive points Hotel Oldenburg: the following review by a parent actually nicely states all the positive points of Hotel Oldenburg: “This family hotel in Zwolle has very friendly staff who always wanted to help you with any questions. We had a comfortable, spacious and clean room with all the trimmings. The hotel is in an ideal location to explore Zwolle, 50 meters away you can park underground and you are in the middle of the nice restaurants.”

Negative points Hotel Oldenburg: some families report that the rooms are noisy and that you notice you are staying in the middle of the city. A number of families also indicate that the hotel does not have an elevator and you have to climb two flights of stairs with your suitcases to get to your room.

For more information about Hotel Oldenburg, take a look here.

4. Hostel&Bar the Base

The fourth accommodation in our list of family-friendly hotels in Zwolle is not a hotel, but a hostel. We always like sleeping in a hostel with our daughter. This is partly due to the relaxed atmosphere that often exists in a hostel, which also means that with kids you have to pay just a little less attention to whether they are talking too loudly or being too busy, for example.

This hostel is still quite new, so it is still difficult to judge from the reviews whether it is a good accommodation for families. Personally, we always like it when at least a hundred families with kids have reviewed the hostel or hotel. At the hostel, they have several quadruple rooms, including one with a double bed and a bunk bed.

This hostel is also in the middle of Zwolle’s city center, and you walk right from the hostel into Zwolle’s shopping street. It is possible to order an a la carte breakfast at the hostel, but due to its location, you obviously have plenty of choice in the center of Zwolle as well to get something to eat and drink.

For more information about Hostel&Bar De Basis, take a look here.

Hostel & Bar The basic review

As we mentioned earlier, due to its recent opening, there are actually too few reviews to properly rate this hostel. Therefore, it is difficult to list all the positives and negatives of this hostel.

5. Van der Valk hotel Zwolle

We stayed at the last hotel in this list of family-friendly hotels in Zwolle ourselves. We actually always like the van der Valk hotels. Nice rooms, good facilities and always a super good breakfast too! Like most van der Valk hotels, this hotel is on the edge of the highway and not in the center of the city of Zwolle.

We visited the hotel at Christmas time and then everything was in Christmas atmosphere. The hotel has several facilities you can use. Thus, you can use the wellness for free during your stay at the hotel. The wellness includes Finnish saunas, infrared saunas and a Turkish steam bath. We just did not take advantage of this, so we cannot judge this part of the hotel.

We had booked a triple room at the hotel and it was a very nice room that was quite spacious and had a nice bathroom with a large bathtub. Our daughter loves to bathe, so she made good use of this when we stayed at the hotel. As we are used to from van der Valk, the breakfast buffet is very extensive and very tasty!

For more information about the van der Valk Hotel Zwolle, take a look here.

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle review

This children’s hotel in Zwolle receives an 8.5 as an overall rating from over 750 reviews. Families with kids rate the hotel an 8.1 overall. More than 100 families with kids have reviewed the hotel.

Positive points van der Valk Hotel Zwolle: the nice room, good service, friendly staff and extensive breakfast are mentioned as plus points of the hotel.

Negative points van der Valk Hotel Zwolle: a number of families with kids indicate that the distance to the center is a minus point, but of course you know that in advance when you book this hotel.

For more information about the van der Valk Hotel in Zwolle, take a look here.

Family-friendly hotel Zwolle
Family-friendly hotel Zwolle

Hotel Zwolle with swimming pool

You don’t have hotels in Zwolle with pools that also offer family rooms for families with kids. If you would still like a hotel with a swimming pool near Zwolle then the Fletcher Hotel Restaurant Epe-Zwolle is a great option. This hotel is a twenty-minute drive from downtown Zwolle, and here they do have a large indoor pool where the kids can have fun. For more information about the Fletcher Hotel Restaurant Epe Zwolle, take a look here. 

Kinderhotel Zwolle

As you can see, you have several hotels suitable for families with kids. These are, however, the main children’s hotels in Zwolle that you can book. You still have some private individuals who also rent out rooms in Zwolle for families with kids, but then you’ve kind of had it. If you want an overview of all accommodations in Zwolle for families with kids, take a look here.

Family Hotel Zwolle

We have discussed several family hotels in Zwolle in this blog and we briefly list all of them below. Press the blue link for more information on that hotel.

Family Hotel Zwolle:

  1. The Pelsertoren
  2. Mercure Hotel Zwolle
  3. Hotel Oldenburg
  4. Hostel&Bar the Base
  5. Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle

Family hotel Zwolle with swimming pool:
1. Fletcher Hotel Restaurant Epe Zwolle For an overview of all family-friendly accommodations in Zwolle, take a look here.

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