It’s holiday, or ‘vacation’ season, in the northern hemisphere, so if you’re up there, you’re likely considering your next trip away. One of the main things to think about is where to stay, ensuring you pick the right accommodation for you and your family. Here are some handy tips for choosing the right holiday accommodation.
Make sure the location is perfect
When you have children, the best location is going to be one where everything is a few minutes away from where you’re staying.
Whether you’re holidaying by the coast or near a city, look at what you’re wanting to do whilst your there and pick a place to stay depending on what they have available nearby.
You will possibly also want it within a reasonable distance of the airport or dock, depending on how you arrived, so you’re not spending the majority of two days travelling to and from home.
What type of holiday accommodation is available?
Hotels aren’t the only type of accommodation out there. In fact, there are now plenty more options available than there ever was before.
From chalets to hostels, Airbnb to villas, it’s all about finding the type of accommodation that will suit your needs and requirements.
Hotels are all about being waited on and having everything provided, while a villa will likely be a home away from home. It’s really up to you in what you’d prefer to have.
Think about the type of board you need
The board type is important because it dictates whether you’ll be eating at your accommodation, or whether you’ll be dining out.
Some accommodation may offer all types of board, but there will be places that are room only or bed and breakfast.
For some families, that might be fine, but for the majority, kids can be fussy and so all-inclusive, full-board or half-board options could suit you better.
If your kids are slightly older, then the half-board might be the perfect balance, but for younger children, an all-inclusive or full-board option is often popular.
Read the reviews
When researching a place to say, look at what the previous guests have to say. You won’t be short of reviews for most hotels, and if the place doesn’t have any reviews, then that should flag up warning signs.
Check valid review sites, rather than what the accommodation shows on their site. At the end of the day, they have control over their webpage, so could freely delete whatever they choose to.
With objective review sites, people tend to ask questions that aren’t referred to on the accommodation’s website. This can be handy for getting even more information about the place in order for you to make a decision on whether it’s a good fit or not.
Take your time when it comes to picking out the right accommodation for your family.
It’s important it has everything you need to make your holiday as enjoyable and relaxing as it can be. Use these tips when planning your next holiday and always ensure the accommodation is suited for you and your household.