There are a variety of holiday accommodation options when traveling, from hotels and apartments to B&Bs and campsites. The preferred type of holiday accommodation often relates to the city or rural location, creature comforts, and available budget. Here are five of the different types of travel accommodation:
Hotels come in many different sizes and shapes, from the luxurious and grand to the simple and small. Also, the price range of hotel accommodation can vary significantly.
These lodgings offer a diverse range of services and facilities and this usually varies with the price range and location. Hotels can offer attentive staff, beautiful furnishings, luxury rooms, and superb cuisine. If a private hotel doesn’t have an on-site restaurant, they usually provide 24 hour room service. Whether traveling alone or with the family, the hotels are perfect to offer accommodation for all needs.
Bed & Breakfast
A bed & breakfast (B&Bs) establishment is able to give guests a hotel-style room with quite basic features and amenities. B&Bs are significantly cheaper and often give an atmosphere that is quite homelike. This informal type of accommodation makes it possible for guests to meet and interact with others at the same residence.
Hostels are self-catering establishments and common in any highly travelled destination. They offer a low-cost and fun type of accommodation. This is a simple type of residence to stay and comes at the more cost-effective price. Hostels are great for those traveling in large groups to those on their own.
Youth hostels are extremely travel-friendly and low-cost for the short-term stay. They are mostly found in the large and popular cities that attract the tourists, but can also be found in rural areas. Hostels can offer shared or private rooms for the groups, couples, or individuals. Certain hostels offer extra services like refreshments and hot meals.
A vacation rental is perfect for those travelers that want to enjoy most of the home comforts while away in a holiday environment. This type of self-catering lodging is perfect for those planning to visit an area for longer stays with friends or family members. Any dedicated vacation rental is likely to include televisions, books, children’s toys and games, and outside spaces.
Most of the self-catering properties will come complete with the essential household supplies, such as crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils, pans, pots, etc. Extra charges may apply to the amount of electricity or gas used during the stay.
Self-catering properties can range from those situated in major cities to those in the countryside. A countryside based property can offer a variety of activities to enjoy, such as fishing, horse riding, hill walking, etc.
For extra comfort and convenience, a serviced apartment can offer most of the appealing qualities that relate to the self-catering accommodation, but also include a cleaning or maid service.
Camping offers complete flexibility to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Camp destinations are wide-ranging and can offer a complete selection of adventure-based and exotic locations. All supplies for the camping adventure are carried (or driven) to the camp site.
This type of travel accommodation is perfect for the whole family and can be enjoyed on a relatively low-budget. Modern tents can include electric lighting, kitchen facilities, individual sleeping quarters, and comfortable beds for a highly relaxing break away from city life.
All in all, any reliable rental property or site will offer a safe and comfortable place to stay while traveling away from home for one or two nights to several weeks or more. There are many different choices with travel lodgings, so it makes sense to choose the most practical option that gives the desired home comforts and falls within an acceptable budget.