A holiday home from home: why serviced accommodation beats a hotel

For some, nothing hits the spot like an adventure holiday in North Wales or the Lakes. Others prefer a city break for a dose of culture and retail therapy. Not to say you can’t do both! Whatever your preference, there’s nothing like getting away with the family for some proper quality time. Booking accommodation can be a real headache, though. Finding the right hotel is always a hassle. Not to mention paying for it. And staying in a hotel is not always the luxurious experience portrayed on the adverts.

Hotel heartache

Budget hotel rooms tend to be generic and soulless. As well as being small and uncomfortable. And why does the TV never seem to get more than two channels? There’s certainly a lack of space for a comfy family night in. And cooking options are limited to pot noodles and supermarket sandwiches. Which eventually means eating out, with all the cost and hassle that entails.

That’s why so many families opt for serviced apartments instead. Like the short-term lets available from Guestz. These are typically twice as big as hotel rooms. They have separate living rooms for you and the kids. And crucially, fully-equipped kitchens give you the freedom to eat however you like. Cook your own Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Or order a takeaway – safe in the knowledge there will be enough forks to go round! It’s all up to you.

Spread out in your own space

Whether you want a studio apartment or a multi-bedroom home, the options are almost unlimited. A studio is great for special time together for one parent and child, for example. If you’re planning a jaunt with the extended family, though, a house with many rooms will keep everyone happy.

Another advantage of serviced accommodation is that you often get a housekeeping service. Not the sometime intrusive knock of ‘room service’. But cleaning on schedule means you don’t have to do the housework! At the same time, you can enjoy the privacy of your own space.

A cosy base for your adventures

Most of us are more comfortable in a place of our own. And it’s a real joy to have somewhere that feels like home to return to after a day out. Whether that’s walking in the mountains and swimming in gorgeous lakes. Or hitting the shops. A family bike ride followed by dinner in a country pub. Or a day of visiting museums polished off with an Indian or Chinese takeaway. Come ‘home’ to your own space, your own things and life at your own pace.

Finally, short-term lets are typically far cheaper than hotels. And there are no hidden add-on charges for broadband, for example. Guestz have apartments and houses available throughout England and Wales. Check out the options, and start planning your next family holiday.