Whether you’re going on a weekend break or a fully fledged holiday, there is a variety of types of accommodation you could choose. Depending on your needs and desires, these types could be ideal for you. Read on to find out more!
Self-catering accommodation could be a hotel room, a chalet or a flat with the amenities required for you to cook a simple meal. You then purchase the ingredients for your meals, or buy food outside of your accommodation which allows you to decide when and what you want to eat on a daily basis. This is ideal in terms of saving money, but be aware of the pitfall; many people who choose self-catering accommodation end up eating out a lot and this can eat a big hole into the money you saved. The best way to counteract this issue is by planning very carefully. For example, bring cereal for the mornings, then make sandwiches which you can take along during the day. This allows you to spend any left-over budget on a nice meal out somewhere during the evening.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation means the first meal of the day is included in the price. This is often a lush breakfast buffet and allows you to fill up on breakfast quite a bit. It can be an excellent way of making your money work for you; if you treat breakfast as the most important meal of the day and eat your fill, you could cut down on the amount of food you need to buy during the course of the day. The risk here is sleeping through breakfast; many people find they want a lie-in during their holiday and there is generally a time-limit on when you can take advantage of this meal. This could well nullify the amount of money you spent on the ‘and breakfast’ portion of your accommodation, which may render it moot.
Full-board accommodation means all meals are included. This option can be very expensive, but means you needn’t worry about sourcing food. Downsides include a potentially limited menu and the fact that you may be less inclined to eat out. While that saves money, it will also inhibit your sense of discovery and ability to enjoy discovering your surroundings.
By carefully considering the up- and downsides of each type of accommodation you can find the right type for you and enjoy your holiday as much as possible.