As The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may well discover, the first trip away as parents of a young baby can be a daunting experience. An endless packing list and the worry of whether you’ll actually be able to relax with your baby when you finally arrive can make you wonder if it’s worth travelling at all.
For families of any age, a stay at a Luxury Family Hotel, a group of eight of the most beautiful, family friendly country house hotels around the country, comes as a welcome relief. With their home from home atmosphere, and ethos that guests shouldn’t have to compromise on style or comfort just because they’re travelling with children, everything has been thought of to make a family break as easy as possible for everyone.
The Japanese owned, five star Hotel Okura Amsterdam ( www.okura.nl ) has opened its brand new Nagomi Spa. Combining European styling with Japanese influences ‘Nagomi’, meaning ‘calm down’ in Japanese, offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city enabling guests to sample a series of Japanese inspired treatments using exclusive Sothy products from France.