Going on a vacation is not something that most of us can afford, and even if you are on a budget, you can enjoy your vacation. Where you stay will depend on your budget and what you want to do during your stay. In this blog, we will go over some of the most common lists of accommodations that people usually opt for when they are on vacation.
Accommodation is an important criterion for a stay abroad. There are many different types of accommodation, but the choice should be based on budget and the number of people staying there. Here are some of the options you can choose from.
The hotel is the most common and classic vacation accommodation. It is accessible to everyone and is categorized according to budget. The comfort, price, and facilities of a hotel also depend on the number of stars. Ideally, you want a nice, comfortable room for an extended stay. It is also possible to book through specialized centers to find promotional rates. A hotel offers a half-board or full-board formula. It has a wellness center, a fitness center, swimming pools, and offers room service.
Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
Bed and breakfast are the ideal type of accommodation for a stay with a local. It is attached to the owner’s main residence. Some can accommodate a family of 4 to 5 people. They offer additional equipment, high chairs, or cots for babies. Some also offer tennis courts, Jacuzzi or swimming pool.
In a bed and breakfast, you have the option of breakfast or dinner. Sometimes breakfast is included in the price. The dishes are usually made of regional products. Picnic baskets can also be prepared for the day at the request of the tenant if the owners offer this service. It is important to inquire in advance about this possibility, as well as availability, in order to make a reservation.
If a hotel offers up to 5 stars, sleeping under the stars while camping allows you to have several. Nature lovers will appreciate sleeping in the heart of nature, close to the forest, the lake, or the beach. For this accommodation option, campgrounds offer caravan or tent site rentals. You can also choose between chalets, mobile homes, cottages, and bungalows suitable for families. Ideally, you should choose a campsite that offers entertainment, water activities, playgrounds, and fast food.
Furnished houses or apartments, vacation rentals, or gites are an opportunity to go anywhere in the States, France, Brazil, or most countries in the world while enjoying certain privacy.
Vacation rentals are usually booked on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. However, there is now more flexibility on some accommodations, which can accept weekends, short weeks, or even daily rentals. It is necessary to inquire about the rental conditions with the owners on a case-by-case basis.
Furnished vacation rentals must have a kitchen, a bathroom or shower room, a toilet, as well as a living room, and one or more bedrooms. Some also have a nice garden area and outdoor facilities such as a swimming pool, which can be a big plus for families with children.
Other types of vacation accommodation are also available:
- The youth hostel offers low-cost accommodation in shared dormitories or rooms. These services are available to members of the national association. They are classified by category according to comfort or catering.
- The stopover gite allows mobile tourists, such as pilgrims or hikers, to benefit from a stopping place and to enjoy a night in permanent accommodation.
- Vacation homes allow you to rent an apartment in tourist resorts. They offer sports or leisure facilities, which allows combining tourism and fun.
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