Alternative Accommodation Options

‘Do you find that when you go on holiday, you always do the same kind of thing?…’

You hit the tourist hotspots, you eat in popular restaurants, you spend time laying by the pool or on the beach, and you stay in the same kind of accommodation. This often grows with you as you get older. When you’re young, you’ll stay anywhere if it means you can see the world cheaply and have fun. Your room is just a place to sleep after all. Then, as you get a little older, especially if you settle down and have kids, you may find that your accommodation of choice also changes. Suddenly, all your holidays are spent in large resorts or popular hotels.

This is great if that’s what you like, but, have you ever noticed that all of these branded hotels are essentially the same? The rooms are designed with the same themes in mind, the facilities on offer are very similar, and even the meals and drinks are made from the same recipes.  Well, if you are ready for something a little different, why not try one of these alternatives?


Alternative Accommodation Options

Camping is fantastically good fun. Many people are put off by the idea of sleeping on the floor, being a little too close to nature, or not having the quality of facilities they are used to. But, nowadays camping doesn’t have to be about roughing it. There are so many more options. If you want a little luxury, try glamping in a specially built camping pod. You might even get a hot tub. Other options include staying at a large resorts campsite or hiring a campervan or motorhome.

Hire an Apartment

If you want to go the other way and make your holiday accommodation homelier, why not hire a home? Check out this Apartment to rent in Marbella for Summer 2018 for the perfect example of the luxury that could be available to you. This can be a fantastic option if you want a luxury romantic break, or if you are travelling with family or friends.  Renting an apartment can mean you’re close to local amenities and tourist hotspots but surrounded by home comforts and style.

A Boat


Staying on a boat can be a brilliant alternative to a traditional hotel holiday. It gives you a fantastic chance to see more of your destination, and somewhere quirky to stay. If you want to stay in the UK, a wonderful option could be hiring a barge for a canal holiday. Start in one location, and spend your time cruising up the canals, visiting thriving towns and little villages along your way, before finishing up in a different place. You could then rent a room somewhere to carry on your holiday for a few days.

House Swap

If you like the idea of renting an apartment and you’re on a budget, how about a house swap? If you live somewhere with plenty to do, in the middle of the countryside or a large city, people might want to come and stay in your house for a few days, while you take theirs.


Suz xx


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Hi, I'm Suz. I love travelling (obvs..), dogs, shoes and wine, although not necessarily in that order. I''m a full-time introvert and part-time traveller and live with my husband in Snowdonia, North Wales.

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