When it comes to planning a holiday, there are so many possible accommodation options you can go for. There are the conventional choices like hotels, those that are a little different like caravans, and options that are very unusual, like lighthouses. But it’s not just the type of accommodation that matters; the location, facilities and service are important too. The accommodation you choose plays a pivotal role in the enjoyment of your holiday. Therefore you want to make the right decision. Here are some pointers on how you can do just that.
What is your budget?
A good place to start is with your budget. Once you’ve subtracted any travel and other essential costs from your overall budget, you will know how much you can afford to spend on accommodation. From this figure, you then need to work out how much you are prepared to spend on your accommodation. If you are travelling on a shoestring, you may wish to consider low-cost options, like camping, hostels and budget hotels.
When are you travelling?
During peak times, like the Easter or summer holidays, hotels in popular areas get booked up very quickly. If you want to avoid escalated room rates and busy surroundings, you may wish to look for accommodation options in remoter, less touristy areas.
What do you want from your holiday?
The kind of holiday you want will help you to narrow down your choices. Do you want something relaxed and remote? Luxurious and leisurely? Wild and woolly? If you are unsure, look through some holiday brochures or have a browse through the pages of this blog and others, for some inspiration.
Who are you travelling with?
Your travel companions will also play an important role in your decision on holiday accommodation. For example, if you are travelling with young children, you may wish to look for hotels, resorts or campsites that offer plenty of activities for little ones. On the other hand, if you are travelling with older family or friends, you will need to consider their access and comfort.
Are you a risk-taker?
When it comes to booking your accommodation, even if you are a risk-taker at heart, it’s always best to do your research first. Use reputable holiday accommodation websites like Housetrip and read reviews from previous guests. Recommendations from family and friends are also worth getting.
How important is service to you?
Of course, everyone expects a satisfactory level of service and no matter where you go or how much you pay, this should be delivered. However, if you want to receive treatment that goes over and above, you will be looking at paying top prices at plush hotels. On the other hand, you may prefer to look after yourself on holiday. In that case, self-catered accommodation may be the best option for you.
Thanks for reading this post on choosing your holiday accommodation. We hope it helps you to plan a fantastic holiday. Have a great time!