These days, those traveling abroad have an assortment of accommodation options to choose from. Whether you’re trying to save money and decide to stay in a hostel or want to treat yourself to a stay in a luxury hotel, the accommodation that you choose plays a huge part in how much you enjoy your trip. After all, when you’re on holiday, you still need to be able to come home to somewhere that is both safe and comfortable after a long day of exploring your destination (or sunbathing!). But, when it comes to luxury accommodation, choosing between a villa or a hotel can be tricky. We’ve put together a simple guide to help you decide which of the two is best for you!
#1. Home from Home
Depending on your destination, there are many ways in which luxury villa rentals can actually be a better choice than a luxury hotel. For example, in certain areas and resort destinations, villas are more mainstream than hotels and some rentals have been established for decades. If this is the case, it’s almost always the better option to go for over a hotel as villa guests are treated as honorary residents for a true ‘home-from-home’ experience that you simply can’t find at even the most luxury of hotels.
Another great reason to choose a villa such as the stunning Paros Villas in Greece is the added degree of privacy. When you rent a villa, you have the whole home to yourself for the duration of your stay, and there are no neighbours on the other side of the wall. The great thing about this is that many villas will have their own private pool area where you can relax undisturbed by other guests and in general, a villa will be a much quieter option than a hotel, making for a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway. Follow the link to have a look at the options Blue Villas provide as they offer plenty of options to suit every budget.
For pet owners, choosing accommodation that will allow them to bring their furry friend along for the trip is often the most important priority. If you are hoping to bring your dog along on vacation, for example, you might find it difficult to source a hotel that won’t mind you having your pet in the room. On the other hand, many villas will be pet-friendly, and the fact that they are private homes will also make for a more enjoyable stay for you and your pet!
When it comes to location, one possible downside of villas is that they are usually located in quieter, out-of-town areas. However, if you’re going to be renting a car or want to stay somewhere that’s a little off the beaten path, villa rental could be perfect for you. Those who want to stay somewhere that is close to the main tourist attractions, dining and nightlife, however, will find that there are a few villas available in the area to choose from as well.
Another great reason to consider staying in a villa instead of a hotel is that it could work out massively cheaper. This is especially true if you are planning to travel with a large group of people, since many villas are built to accommodate larger groups and families, unlike hotel rooms where you’ll need to pay per room and could end up with a much larger bill. In general, villas are far better value for money when travelling in a large group or as a big family, allowing you to enjoy privacy for everybody in addition to a range of facilities such as a homely kitchen, on-site swimming pool and more.
#6. Stay in Control:
Package holidays are becoming more and more outdated, with an increasing number of travellers choosing to take charge of their own itinerary and save money by booking their flight and accommodation separately. Booking a luxury villa gives you a little more freedom and flexibility when it comes to factors such as the time that you arrive, or the airline that you choose to travel with. Don’t forget that the added privacy and your own space included with a villa means that there’s no need to worry about the fight for sunbeds in the morning! Plus, there’s no need to get up early during your holiday to fit in with restrictive hotel breakfast times. You can get up and eat breakfast at any time that you choose!
#7. Additional Extras:
Last but not least, villas are available with pretty much any feature that you want. You can find villas with private cinema rooms, your own spa and sauna, a games room and much more.
Do you prefer a luxury hotel or a luxury villa to stay in when you travel? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.