Choosing the right holiday accommodation isn’t always easy. With hotels frequently using misleading images and carefully obscuring the true cost of accommodation, it can be difficult to find a room that looks and feels as good as it looks online.
Luckily, there are a wide variety of alternative holiday accommodation options for travellers. From private homes to charming holiday lodges, read on to discover five alternative accommodation choices for your next holiday.
Private Home Rentals
With the Internet making it easy for homeowners to source customers, a growing number of holiday homeowners are leasing their properties to short-term visitors online.
Search for ‘holiday homes for rent’ in your destination and you’ll be able to find a selection of local cottages, flats, and charming country homes. This is an excellent option for large families that need several bedrooms and plenty of living space.
Serviced apartments are an excellent accommodation option for people travelling to major cities. They’re less expensive than a hotel room, have great amenities, and are more equipped for long-term visitors and business travellers.
Although serviced apartments are easy to find in major cities, they’re rarely found in rural destinations and small resort towns. If you’re travelling to London, look online for serviced apartments and you might stumble upon an excellent deal.
Bed and Breakfasts
Enjoy the refreshing fun of staying in a hotel without the expensive bills. Staying in a bed and breakfast puts you right in the heart of your destination, even in small rural towns and holiday resorts that offer little in the way of accommodation.
Bed and breakfasts vary in quality, with some offering little more than basic lodging and a light breakfast. Others might offer luxurious rooms, Jacuzzis, and other fittings to make your stay more enjoyable.
Surround yourself with beautiful nature in a holiday lodge. Holiday lodges can be found in all of the UK’s top tourist destinations, offering a combination of natural surroundings and excellent holiday park amenities.
While most short-term travellers will want to rent a holiday lodge, travellers that love a particular destination often buy a lodge to return to. There are a variety of Lake District lodges for sale, as well as great holiday lodges in other destinations.
Avoid the long queues and expensive fees of a ‘big’ hotel chain by staying in a local boutique hotel. Boutique hotels tend to be luxurious and comfortable, but lack the gigantic scale and generic feel of a typical hotel chain.
If you’re a connoisseur of design and lifestyle, you’ll love the wide range of classic and cutting-edge boutique hotels available in many of the UK’s top destinations.