I'm from the US, and here there are a number of options for staying in a hotel which offer more than one adjoining room. Residence Inns are a great example where I can get a bedroom and a sitting room/kitchen or even 2 bedrooms with a central sitting room/kitchen.
This is great for my wife and me as we travel with our two kids and we can have separate bed rooms.
Now I'm booking a stay in southern England, near Portsmouth; and I can't find anything close to this. Most hotels are showing a "cap" of 2 people in the rooms, some don't even allow children.
Is anyone aware of anything like a multi-room suite, or an extended stay sort of hotel in England?
Just as an example: When I do search for Marriotts (who owns Residence Inn) near Portsmouth and I put in the number of guests (4: myself, my wife, 2 kids) and 1 room, it comes back saying nothing like that exists:
If I enter 2 people, then they room is available, so clearly it's a problem that rooms don't accommodate more than 2 people... perhaps I need to call and confirm kids count as "people".
(Note: the reason I don't want two separate rooms is because my kids are 2 and 3 years old, they need to be in the same unit as myself and my wife)