The Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London

Just over the road from Hyde Park and within very easy walking distance from Marble Arch Underground station, and Marble Arch itself, is the Amba Hotel Marble Arch. We were to stay here for two nights because of the amazing generosity of the hotel, who donate rooms for the charity Room to Rewards, who reward hidden heros with hotel stays. The stay was my prize for Autism Kids On Tour winning the BAPs Awards in the category “Best practical support for families”.

Pension Prague City, Prague, Czech Republic

Pension Prague City was our home for the last six days. When choosing accomodation for our trip to Prague I went for price. I ruled out hostels because of the length of time we were away and the kids and decided to book basic, cheap accomodation with the right amount of beds and a private bathroom. Pension Prague City ticked all my boxes so we booked.

The Rest and Fun Center, Prague Airport

Our flight was delayed by two hours and as most my readers will know, airports can be pretty stressful places if you are delayed with autistic children! We decided to try out the Rest and Fun Center for a couple of hours and I am so glad we did!

Canons Court Mews, Wotton-Under-Edge, UK

The cottage was larger than I had expected and lovely and light from the many windows. There was a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, fridge, oven, kettle and toaster. Washing up liquid and tea towel were provided. There was a tray of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits on the side.

Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel, Birmingham

Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel is in a beautiful restored 17th century building. It still has many original features including exposed wooden floors, stone carvings and log fires. You can really feel the history when you stay in the building and can imagine royalty staying there.

Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis, near Helsinki airport, Finland

I have never been brave enough to stay in a hostel with the kids before but we were faced with an eight hour layover overnight in Helsinki last night. The prospect of missing an entire nights sleep and spending the night in an airport with tired, overstimulated children wasn’t very appealing

Our visit to The Disneyland Hotel, Paris

We were actually taken aback as we entered the huge lobby! The large, spotless reception area, with its giant chandelier, sweeping staircase, subtle disney themes and sofas, larger than my living room, was like stepping straight into a fairy tale castle!