Everyone has their own idea of what makes a great getaway, and for some, it’s all about the hotel. Whatever type of hotel you choose – whether it’s a budget-friendly spot in the middle of town or an extravagant, five-star resort on the coast, it’s always worth selecting the right level of board basis to suit your plans as well as your budget.
If you’re hoping to keep the costs down on holiday and you’re quite happy to spend much of your time in or near the hotel, all inclusive holidays could be right up your street. You’ll find stacks of these with all the major tour operators, such as Thomas Cook. With all inclusive all of your meals, snacks and drinks are included in the cost of the booking, so without the need to pay for meals out, drinks or ice cream for the kids, it’s a great way to save money when you’re in the resort. Some all inclusive holidays also offer free use of facilities such as spa amenities or sports activities, while others might offer discounted use of the local golf course.
This is why it’s so important to check the hotel details against what you intend to do when you get there. For someone who’s not into sports or who prefers to spend all day on the beach before dining out of an evening, all inclusive holidays wouldn’t be a good fit. For those who like to get out and about, perhaps enjoying day trips and trying out the local cuisine, a self-catering apartment would be ideal. Shop in the local market for fresh ingredients before whipping up a storm in your kitchen with a glass or two of the local tipple.
There are so many different hotel experiences out there, and that’s what makes holidays such an exciting prospect. What’s your favourite style of getaway?