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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Private Villa or Luxury Hotel: Top Tips to Help You Decide

These days, going on vacation means that you have a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from. Whether you want a budget-friendly place to stay or want to enjoy your trip in the utmost luxury, the accommodation you choose will make or break your trip, whether you are traveling with family, friends, or even solo. After all, most people on vacation will still want to have somewhere to call ‘home’ for the time being that is safe and comfortable after a long day of exploring, adventuring, or relaxing in the sun. When it comes to luxury accommodation options, deciding between a five-star hotel and your own private villa can be a tricky choice to make.

Tip #1. Home from Home Experience:

Depending on the length of your stay, who you are traveling with, and the destination that you are visiting, a luxury villa rental can be the best choice even when compared with a top-end hotel. For example, certain resort destinations and popular vacation areas have more villas than hotels, with guests treated as honorary residents of the area and provided with a truly comfortable ‘home from home’ experience that even the most luxurious of hotels cannot replicate.

Tip #2. Consider the Level of Privacy You Need:

If you’re struggling to decide between choosing a villa or a luxury hotel, it’s a good idea to ask yourself just how much privacy you would like during your stay. Would you mind sharing a pool and sun lounging area with other guests, or would you prefer a private pool all to yourself? In the villas with a pool facilities for guests, there’s no need to worry about getting up early enough to reserve sun loungers, or simply feeling awkward trying to relax in the sun with so many strangers around. If you’re traveling with family, you can avoid the stress of having to constantly keep an eye on your children in a crowded resort, and simply enjoy the peace, quiet and tranquilly in your own private space.

Tip #3. Think About Taking Pets:

If you own a pet, chances are you’d much prefer if they were able to come on vacation with you, rather than paying for pet-sitting services or sending your beloved furry friend to a location that they’re unfamiliar with whilst you’re away. If your perfect vacation would involve long walks on the beach with your dog every morning, it makes sense to choose a villa over a luxury hotel. Most luxury hotels will not allow pets, and even those which do for an extra charge don’t always provide the most suitable of facilities. On the other hand, staying in a villa means that your pet will be able to make themselves at home with enough space to roam around in and no need to worry about their effect on other guests.

If you want a luxurious experience when you travel, a luxury hotel or private villa are ideal options. Which do you prefer? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.


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