5 holidays designed for tantrum free teens Monday 23 March 2015 PDF Print All of these properties offer activities suitable for teens, but without forgetting parents and younger siblings For some families planning a summer break to suit all ages can cause some added stress. When does the whole family agree on where to go and what to do? Teens can often be the hardest to please, and that's why UniversityRooms.com have listed the best places to go this summer with your teenagers so that you can all return back from your holiday happy and relaxed. All of these properties offer activities suitable for teens, but without forgetting parents and younger siblings . Teenagers can have a dip in the pool, get to know other teenagers from different countries, work out at the gym, read books, find out who is the champion of the pool table and most importantly - eat a lot! In addition to the activities mentioned for teenagers, parents can either join their children or explore these amazing cities including Madrid, Istanbul, Barcelona, Alicante and Malta. UniversityRooms.com allows people to stay in university accommodation out of term time, with some residences offering year round accommodation. Prices start at a fraction of the cost of a hotel, from as little as £22 with rooms across the UK and the rest of the world. This leaves your budget free to entice your teenagers to come on holiday with an activity packed break. Madrid, Spain from £29 per night Located in the World Heritage city of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Residencia Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros offers summer accommodation for everyone over 13 years of age. While there, you can use the games pitches, gym, swimming pool, library and pool/snooker table, so there is always something to do for youngsters. The residence is very well linked with the city centre, therefore it provides an excellent base for anyone visiting the region. To feed your hunger for history, you can attend a guided walking tour through Alcalá de Henares which includes visiting historical buildings and the University of Alcalá, which in itself is a must to see. Book via: http://ow.ly/JStz6 Istanbul, Turkey from £55 per night Republika Academic Aparts Ortakoy in Istanbul welcomes everyone over the age of 12 to their recently built rooms with modern furnishings. Teenagers can spend their days in the swimming pool, working out at the gym, having fun at the games pitches or playing pool. The residence is located in central Istanbul so parents will not feel that they are missing out on the fun! One of the main places in the area to visit is Ortaköy Mosque, which has a blend of baroque and neoclassical influences. Book via: http://ow.ly/JStFR Barcelona, Spain from £29 per night Residencia Àgora BCN in Barcelona has a young atmosphere with various facilities. Children are welcome to this residence too, so it makes a perfect holiday for the whole family, from babies to adults. Time can be spent at the gym, playing table football or pool or just by topping up the tan on the outdoor terrace. Breakfast is included. The residence is located in the upper area of Barcelona, next to Mundet campus of the University of Barcelona and the Labyrinth Park, where several movies and TV series have been filmed. Parque del Laberinto de Horta, which is the oldest historic garden city of Barcelona, is located next to the residence and makes a great day out for those keen on walking. Book via: http://ow.ly/JStKB Alicante, Spain from £33 per night Residencia Villa Universitaria in Alicante offers bright and modern accommodation with sports facilities and swimming pool which in addition to the games pitches, gym and table football will keep teenagers happy. Children are welcome too, so the whole family can enjoy some quality time together. The residence is well linked by buses and the new tram line to the city centre and beaches. La Playa de San Juan, a Blue Flag beach located in central Alicante, is great for topping up the tan and a swim in the sea. Book via: http://ow.ly/JStOL Malta from £10pp per night NSTS Campus Residence & Hostel in Malta is ideal for teenagers who want to spend some time with fellow teenagers. Children are also welcome to enjoy this residence. The whole family can be kept happy paddling around in the swimming pool and you'll also enjoy the full board which is available at this residence. If you have teens who are exploring overseas work experience opportunities, a stay at this residence in Malta would be an ideal way to investigate placements and options as part of a holiday. The residence is located near town Sliema, which is great for shopping, restaurants and you can find a few diving schools there as well. Book via: http://ow.ly/JStWE ENDS. Notes to Editors: About UniversityRooms.com: UniversityRooms.com was set up in 2007 by Charlie Ramsay, an Oxford Alumnus himself. Whilst reading Geography at St. Edmund Hall, he wanted to keep his room to revise in the Easter holidays, a time when most students clear out. Whilst putting in his request he noticed most of the rooms were empty and could be creating a much-needed revenue stream for the colleges. UniversityRooms.com was born four years after Charlie graduated. The first two colleges to join, Keble in Oxford and St Catharine’s in Cambridge received their first bookings in 2007; the rest, as they say, is history. UniversityRooms.com now has availability in over 400 university colleges and student residences in 75 cities around the world. Whilst most rooms are only available in the holiday periods when they would otherwise be empty, a small number of guest rooms are also available for both short and long term rental during the academic year. UniversityRooms.com is part of the SpeedyBooker Network, a collection of sites which process over 50,000 bookings per year on behalf of bed and breakfasts, hotels, hostels, university residences and holiday rentals in 17 countries. http://www.universityrooms.com For further information, please contact Katariina Haikara at Seriously PR – Katariina@seriouslypr.co.uk or 01941 822646 or Catherine Warrilow – Catherine@seriouslypr.co.uk - 01491 822645. 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