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What’s the best accommodation for holidays?

Whether you’re opting for a UK staycation or going abroad, booking a holiday is both exciting and stressful at the same time. Picking the right accommodation is up there with the biggest and most important decisions you will make when it comes to planning your holiday. So how can you be sure that you are choosing the best accommodation for your holidays

How to pick the right accommodation for a holiday

1.   Research your destination

An important step in finding the best holiday accommodation is researching the destination that you are visiting. This will give you a good idea of the types of accommodation that will be available and amenities and transport links that are around, so you can pinpoint the best areas.

2.   Setting desired criteria

As with anything, you might have a list of non-negotiables that you want when it comes to the best holiday accommodation for you. Do you need to be near a bus stop? Or within 1 hour of the airport? Or maybe you are desperate for a swimming pool? Picking the most important requirements will help to focus your search and whittle down potential options.

3.   Travel group

The size of your holiday party is going to have a big impact on the types of accommodation that you are able to stay in. If you have a big family with lots of young children the accommodation such as hotels might not be appropriate due to the occupancy limits per room. Instead you might have to look at other types such as serviced apartments or full property rentals.

4.   Plan in advance

Holiday accommodation in peak times can sometimes get booked up a year in advance, to make sure you have the best chances of securing your dream holiday accommodation it is advisable to look plenty of time in advance. If you find it difficult being that organised or your holidays usually have to be booked with short notice, then it would be worth looking to avoid holidays during peak periods. Not only do prices skyrocket during the schools summer vacations but as there is a lot of demand around this time of year meaning the best accommodation will get snapped up very far in advance limiting your choices.

What types of accommodation are good for holidays?

  • Hotels

Hotels are a great accommodation option for holidays, they are usually placed in some of the best locations near the most popular attractions within cities. Hotel staff are also usually knowledgeable of the local area for exploring tips.

  • Holiday resorts/parks

Having full dining and entertainment facilities on site of a holiday park or resort provides the ultimate ease whilst you are away. It relieves a lot of the pressure and stress of having to organise these things yourself and is a key reason that they are a good accommodation option for holidays.

  • Serviced apartments

Serviced apartments can provide a home from home environment, with a lot more space than your standard hotel, there are serviced apartments to cater for all sizes and types of groups. With a fully furnished and self contained place to stay you can focus on other aspects of your holiday such as the best sites to visit!

  •  Caravans

Whether you are planning on using a mobile or static caravan, they are both very popular choices of holiday accommodation. They allow you to have all the home from home comforts in a more compact environment. With fully functioning kitchens it provides you with the option to be fully self sufficient whilst on holiday meaning you can choose some more remote locations if that is what you fancy.

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