Martinhal Resorts - Family Traveller (USA)

Why Stay

Although the Martinhal Resorts may only be found in Portugal, they are truly a favorite for families, winning numerous awards for all they offer. Started by a mother who liked to travel but found hotels lacking in offerings for families, the Martinhal Resorts provide not only all-inclusive getaways on the sunny beaches of Portugal, but within the confines of its bustling cities, especially Lisbon. Where else in a European city hotel will you enter your hotel room to snacks, a kids' supervised kids' club, a nursery for infants, child-friendly dining, and rooms filled with all the amenities one needs to travel with young children? It's very difficult to find this style of accommodation in Europe, but Martinhal pulls it off perfectly.

Martinhal offers four properties in Portugal: Martinhal Chiado in the heart of old town Lisbon, Martinhal Cascais on Lisbon's coast, and Martinhal Sagres and Quinta, both located in the Algarve region, perfect for weeklong getaways.

What Kids Can Do

Kids' programs are available for children ages 6 months to 8 years. Supervised programs and play are offered daily, serving lunch and extending into evening nights during high travel seasons. Infants have a quiet and separate area from kids, and babysitting service is available in-room and after hours.

For parents, you can pre-book necessary items, including bottle sterilizers and warmers, cribs, high chairs safety gates and baby baths. Diapers, baby food, shampoos and other items are available, as well.

Best for Families

In Lisbon, find 37 family suites complete with kitchenettes. In the beach properties, large villas are also available. Families will find access to stovetops, sinks, refrigerators, and dishwashers, as well as washing machines.


Dining in the city is only available at M Bar, a breakfast spot for families before they explore the streets of Lisbon and its many restaurants. At the all-inclusive properties, more restaurant options are available for all-day dining. Restaurants include play areas for kids to enjoy in a friendly environment.