A Guide On How To Choose Holiday Accomodation

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I love having my grandma living with us, but it does add some complications when we go on holidays. She uses a walker, which can limit the amount of places that we can stay. She loves seeing the ocean, so we try and head to the beach with her every summer. She also tells us stories of the beach holidays she had as a little girl, and it's great to hear about how much fun she had on holidays with her grandparents. This blog is all about going on holidays with grandparents and navigating finding accommodation for people with limited mobility.


A Guide On How To Choose Holiday Accomodation

21 February 2020
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Are you planning to go on vacation? Finding holiday accommodation can be a challenging task. In the excerpt below, you will learn the various considerations you should make when choosing holiday accommodations


Your accommodation should be conveniently located. Ideally, it should be close to the areas you intend to visit. Check to ensure that the accommodation is easy to access. When visiting new cities, you could opt to stay away from densely populated areas that might have traffic jams. Inquire about the area's security and parking facilities. 

Evaluate Your Needs

Below are a few factors to consider:

  1. When travelling with your family, you may opt for holiday apartments where each member has a bedroom. You will also enjoy the convenience of cooking your meals at the apartment.
  2. People travelling on a budget may choose to stay in hostels or motels.
  3. Holiday rentals are an ideal choice for people that want to integrate with the local community. Your host will advise you on the best places to visit and any activities you should avoid.
  4. Hotels are the perfect choice for short stays. They are hassle-free, since guests receive room service. Additionally, they are secure and have adequate parking spaces. 

Examine The Terms and Conditions

An essential consideration is the booking policy. For instance, take a situation where you need to cancel the trip and no longer need the accommodation service. Will you receive a partial or full refund? Avoid companies that do not refund any money at all. Inquire about guest conduct. For instance, you may be prohibited from drinking if a religious organisation owns the accommodation. If you opt for a rental, the host may restrict you from coming in late or bringing guests inside his or her home. Besides, he or she may prohibit loud noises in the facility.

Early Bookings

Early bookings will ensure you get conveniently located rooms. For example, if you would want to stay at a lodge, you likely want a room facing natural features such as lakes or mountains. Booking early also allows you to take advantage of low season discounts. Most holiday accommodations will increase their pricing during the summer and holiday season when most people travel. 

Availability of Extra Services

Most holiday accommodations give extra services to improve the comfort of their guests. For example, a hotel may provide free Wi-Fi and cable television. On the other hand, a host at a rental may offer to take you around town.

When choosing holiday accommodation, examine the location, your needs, the terms and conditions, the booking policy and extra services.