The word “holiday” brings a smile to even the most serious face. Once you decide on a holiday destination, the first question that arises is, “Where should I stay?” Well, if you don’t have relatives living in that area, the common reply is a hotel. But is hotel a right or rather only choice? Read further to explore the options that you have and can bag this holiday season to make it even better.
Are hotels the right choice?
If you are looking for peace and tranquility, then large resorts are the best options but they are very expensive. If you are looking for a reasonably-priced hotel, the location or food is usually the problem. Samantha, a homemaker, says, “The food in the expensive hotel that we stayed in was horrible. My children were sick for weeks after our last trip. It was also too far away from the heart of the city.” Another frequent traveler, Matthew, says, “Most hotels rent out their lawns for late-night parties with loud music. This is a real nuisance for the people who stay there.” After listening to the reviews and understanding the various cons, my mind knocked me down with the same question again but the answer was different. Hotels no more looked the best choice and a money saver. But if not a hotel then what option do I have? We come back to the question of comfort, convenience and affordability. Travelers look for the “home-away-from-home” and this new home can be a holiday apartment.
A unique alternative to hotels
Holiday apartments offer an affordable and unique alternative to hotels. These are “homes” of people who let them out to interested parties. They do not have the impersonal stamp of a hotel room. A typical holiday apartment is made up of a living area, a kitchen and one or two-bedrooms depending on its size. They are available in many locations – from centrally located ones to those in the outskirts. Depending on your budget and your holiday agenda, you can rent them for the length of your stay.
Complete freedom and privacy
Holiday apartments are self-contained units which come fully furnished, just like your home. You can enjoy a peaceful and comfortable stay with no timetables to follow. Make your own agenda! Eat when you want to, go out as and when you desire. If you are going in a group, these are ideal places for late-night chats with warmth and laughter. Most hosts go an extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You can ask them about the local attractions or explore the place on your own.
The food factor
Most apartments come with fully furnished kitchens. You can cook your own food, if needed. You can enquire in advance with the host about the provisions available nearby making your task easier. This is important if you are travelling with kids or elderly persons with food restrictions. Even people holidaying alone can take advantage of this feature to avoid tummy upsets. On the other hand, some places offer delicious home-cooked food too. They are also willing to customize their food options for you. Check on all these aspects before and have a perfect stay.
Value for money
Last but not the least, holiday apartments are modestly priced compared to hotels. For the budget-conscious traveler, this becomes the most important parameter. The entire family can stay in a cozy apartment instead of booking two separate rooms as would be needed in a hotel.
This guest post is written by Veronica King. She is a travel enthusiast and has travelled all over the globe in search of peace and tranquility. She thinks that Barcelona vacation rentals are the best place to spend your summer vacations to beat the heat.