What to consider when choosing holiday accommodation (Part 2)
August 5, 2019
What to consider when choosing holiday accommodation (Part Two)
When you have settled on a holiday destination and answered these four questions you will be ready to consider the type of holiday accommodation that will deliver on your requirements:
Why are you going on holiday?
Are you taking a holiday with children?
How long will you be staying?
Do you want to cater for yourselves or eat out?
Here are five options to consider when choosing holiday accommodation – all of which come in a variety of locations, sizes and environments to deliver the holiday – or honeymoon – of your dreams:
The Self-catering accommodation category generally encompasses self-contained cottages, chalets or units that each offer their own fully equipped, private kitchen (or open plan kitchen area) in the event that guests want to prepare their own meals.
A bed and breakfast (B&B) is typically a small guest establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast, but does not offer other meals. A B&B is usually annexed, or part of, a private home where guests are accommodated in bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Breakfast is served to guests in their room or in a communal dining room.
A guesthouse is traditionally a privately owned homestead that rents out its rooms for exclusive use as guest accommodation. Often owner-managed, these are smaller than hotels – although some guesthouses can be quite large mansions. Due their size, guesthouses can be more flexible than a hotel in catering for their guests specific needs. Meals are served in a communal dining room.
A boutique hotel is often privately owned and is usually a luxurious, exclusive and sometimes quirky small hotel, able to provide personalised accommodation, services and facilities. En suite guest rooms and suites are likely to be fitted with modern facilities such as Wi-Fi Internet, cable or satellite television, minibars, and air conditioning. Guest services are often attended to by 24-hour hotel staff and many boutique hotels have on-site dining facilities, with the majority offering bars and lounges that are open to the general public. Today, many boutique hotels will offer their own spa.
A hotel is a larger, commercial establishment that provides short-term accommodation to travellers and holiday-makers, as well as dining facilities and other guest services to the general public. Hotels often offer restaurants, meeting rooms and shops that are open to non-resident guests.
We hope we’ve helped with choosing holiday accommodation. Enjoy your trip!
At Hout Bay Manor We believe the best holidays are close to the beach with loads of day-tripping potential.When it comes to Luxury Accommodation in Cape Town, whether you are looking for complete relaxation, to sightsee and experience the new city or environment you are visiting, to connect with nature, or are you after an exciting new adventure we believe that Hout Bay is the perfect holiday home base for you and your family. Hout Bay Manor is a 5 minute drive to Hout Bay beach and the quaint working harbour, and is a 30 minute drive from most of Cape Town’s iconic tourist attractions.