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Why Choose Self Catering Accommodation?

by Charlotte Garcia

On some occasions, the idea of booking into a luxury hotel where your every whim will be catered for is irresistible. However, if you only choose hotels when you are away from home, either for business or pleasure, then you could be missing out somewhat. Self-catering accommodation has a number of benefits that you might not have considered before. When you are next planning a trip away, consider why a self-catering short-term let might be the best option.

Great Family Accommodation

If you are travelling with a family, then self-catering makes a lot of sense. Particularly if you have younger children, family accommodation that is geared up for their needs means for a more restful time away. Unlike a hotel, where you might need to troop down to the restaurant each breakfast and dinner, with a self-catering apartment or villa you can take a much more relaxed approach to meal times. This means being able to feed your kids at a time that suits you and to access the kitchen facilities to make up any special food that your family might want when they are away, such as a child-friendly dish, for example. In addition, you can make yourselves truly at home in the living quarters before going to bed. Kids rarely feel comfortable playing with toys in the lobby of a hotel, after all!

Your Own Pace

When you self-cater, there is no need to keep to the timings and structures of a hotel. You can do exactly as you wish without feeling like you are missing out on the services a hotel might offer. Many people don't like the idea of self-catering because they think they will spend all their spare time cooking, but nothing could be further from the truth. Unlike staying in a hotel, where you may have already paid for your meals in advance, with self-catering accommodation you can eat out or order food to be delivered to you as you wish. What's more, you won't have to pay room service rates for doing so.

Great Value

Bed and breakfasts, as well as mid-priced hotels, are offering greater value for money in Australian cities these days. Having said that self-catering accommodation has always been the best at delivering cost benefits and remains so. Whatever your budget, from low-cost to luxury, self-catering provides the best bang for the buck that you can find short of staying with friends. Given there are so many self-catering units available to hire all over the country, why would you choose anything else?