Wondering if you should choose a hotel or holiday apartment for your next vacation?
Here are some questions to help you decide:
Is it a cost factor at all?
Of course, there are cheap hotels and high-end holiday apartments. But when you evaluate hotels and apartments of the same general class, you will always save money by staying in a vacation rental. The main factor? Food and drink! Even if you eat every meal outside and only have drinks and snacks in the rental apartment, you will save significantly because renting is like your home. Breakfast at your new vacation home and packing a picnic sandwich will save you extra. Think of all the $ 2 water bottles you bought on vacation and all the hotel breakfasts your kids didn't eat ($ 14 each)! Save even more by cooking a few meals at your holiday home. Some nights you get tired and don't really want to go to a restaurant, but at your hotel your only alternative is cheap room service!
Do you like to stretch out?
Dollar for dollar, you will get much more space in your vacation apartment. Our Kauai Resort Condo has 1200 square feet for the price of a 300 square meter room in a hotel with similar amenities. In the apartment you can move around, sleep in the bedroom while others play music in the living room or just feel that you are not crowded in the rest area. If it is raining or if you get sick and you all stay inside, you will love more rooms than just a room!
Do you want quality time with your family or friends?
In the holiday apartment you feel like returning home between activities or when you return overnight. Grab a drink or snack from the fridge, play poker with friends or puzzles with your kids. You will enjoy your free time, whether it's a family vacation or friends traveling together.
Do you like to get lots of free items?
Most holiday home rentals leave a lot of extra goodies for guests. In our Kauai condo, for example, we provide guide books, Hawaiian history, language, and even cook books, Hawaiian music CDs, and DVDs of every movie made on Kauai. We also offer boogie boards, diving equipment and many other accessories. The vacation rental we were staying in at one time gave us the idea of taking one bookshelf so you could leave the book you finished and pick it up for a plane at home. At the hotel you simply get shampoo or mint on your pillow! Another vacation rental we used to used to provide riddles and board games for guests. We thought it was nice, but unnecessary, until a huge storm forced our party, eight family members between the ages of two and 88, to stay inside for almost two days! The games were very helpful to us, and the extra vacation rental room (see second point above) kept us from going crazy! Now we also offer board games!
Try accommodation for your next vacation! Have a luxury vacation for less! It's the best vacation deal!