Are you thinking of taking a holiday? After all, summer is around the corner, and break will do you and the family the world of good. Perhaps the most difficult decision is where to stay, plus the accommodation that would be best for you and yours. A hotel is all very well but can be a bit restrictive – not to mention expensive – but does have its benefits. Renting a villa, on the other hand, also offers pros and cons, so let’s have a look at the benefits and downfall of each.
The Pros and Cons of Hotels
A traditional hotel makes a great choice of accommodation for your average family holiday, especially one in a well-developed and popular resort. However, for families of four or more the need for more than one room can be a budget-breaker, so it is worth considering other options. What you do get with a hotel is service; you will likely have the use of a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, and will also have other facilities to hand that come with the building – perhaps a gym or pool, and a bar.
The other main benefit of a traditional hotel is that it will most likely be conveniently located, perhaps close to the centre of town or even next to the beach, so you can get to where you want to be with no trouble at all. If you’re staying in a location like Mauritius, you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re close the beach with the stunning beaches on offer. Also, you may get airport transfers to the hotel, so that’s even more convenient.
A hotel is a great choice, then, but would a villa rental be a better choice? We reckon there are reasons why it may be in some cases. If you think a hotel is for you, check out some of the best ones here.
Pros and Cons of Villa Rental
The major benefit of a villa rental is that you can come and go as you please, without the worry of disturbing other guests. Indeed, you and your family may be the only people in the villa for the duration of your stay, so it is a real home from home. You will find it to be the ideal choice if you have a large family or are travelling with a group of friends, as well as being cost-effective too.
The chances are, however, it will be self-catering, so you don’t get the benefit of a hotel restaurant. If that’s no problem then a villa may be the choice for you, and you can check out all sorts of options in destinations across the world by browsing online.