Let us guess: loads of tabs open, flicking between Trip Advisor, Google Maps and a dozen booking sites? Going around in circles?
If this sounds like you, then take a deep breath and relax. We know just how important accommodation is to the success of a holiday and we’re here to help narrow down the options.
In order to choose the right accommodation option and make the most of your trip, you need to consider a number of things. Like…
- Who you’re going with
- How long your trip will be
- What your budget is
Do you like to explore the hidden gems of a city or do you prefer to stick to the tried and tested tourist spots? Are you going to use your accommodation as somewhere to simply crash, or will you take a break to refuel during the day and therefore need somewhere to chill?
Self-catering or Bed and Breakfast?
We take you through the advantages of both self-catered and bed and breakfast accommodation, to help you find the best fit for you.
Is self-catering for me?
Definitely-not-a morning person
If you really don’t want to set your alarm on holiday, then it makes sense to choose a self-catered option. You can start your day at an hour that suits you and take your sweet time about setting out on your fun-filled day.
Do you love exploring the local markets and rooting out some local delicacies to try? If you’re staying in self-catered accommodation, you have the space and facilities to take all your deliciously fresh and carefully gathered produce home to cook up a feast.
Home Comforts Away From Home
Do you really value your personal space and see a holiday as a chance to relax in a more personal environment? If you choose a self-catered base for your holiday, you can make it homely, with all your usual comforts. You also don’t have to go out every night, with cosy nights in a nice alternative to nights out exploring the city.
Are you planning a break with a large group of family or friends? If you opt for self-catering accommodation this allows you to split the cost of essentials as well as any additional food, drink and activities. It also helps if anyone is on a healthy eating streak or has really specific food requirement; you can choose exactly what you eat and how it’s prepared.
Or perhaps you’re going away with small children and the idea of trying to keep them happy in a restaurant each evening could become a nightmare. In this scenario, your own kitchen would be ideal. Having the option to cook when and what you want, also means you don’t have to eat out every night and can save some pennies.
At Stay Central, our self-catered apartments are perfect for a week or more with the potential to stay even over 8 weeks. Our apartments have access to one of our bed and breakfast 24hour receptions and you can also have mail delivered to our accommodation, making it really just like home.
Our self-catered apartment kitchens at Stay Central are well-equipped with microwaves, fridge-freezers and all the utensils you need. They also have a washing machine each, ensuring you can keep your laundry under control, especially if you’re staying for longer than a week.