Careful Planning Makes for an Enjoyable Holiday – 5 Things to Bear in Mind When Choosing Accommodation
Planning a holiday can be an exciting and overwhelming task. The key to a successful holiday is careful planning. You need an itinerary even if it is one that is open-ended and general. When it comes to accommodation, you will be spoilt for choice because in Australia, there is a huge range of options, from boutique hotels to rustic country pubs to quirky little caravans. You will probably be able to find something that tickles your fancy. Whatever that may be, the first thing you should do is create a list of what you need so that you can choose the right accommodation and maximise your budget.
If you are bringing the little ones, you may want to consider a hotel with babysitting facilities. That way, you can still spend an hour or two with your partner without having to worry about a soiled nappy or a bored child. Child-friendly amenities such as a kid’s pool and playground are added bonuses to keep the children occupied and happy, even if it is for a mere 10 minutes. You may also want to look out for hotels that are close to parks and attractions.
2. Fur Balls
Are you bringing your furry little friend along? Pets make great travel companions. Unfortunately not every hotel owner thinks so. This should not stop you from travelling with your pet because there are in fact a number of pet-friendly holiday houses available. These places usually come with a big fenced area for your pet to run around in and they are often close to pet-friendly and off-leash parks and beaches.
3. Space and Privacy
If space and privacy are what you are after, the two types of accommodation you should be looking at are resorts and serviced apartments. The good news is that there is no lack of holiday apartments in Sydney so unless your needs are out of this world, you will be able to find suitable accommodation in no time. Most serviced apartments are located within or close to the city. They offer privacy and space and they come with useful facilities such as kitchens. Resorts on the other hand are usually located away from the city, offering high-quality accommodation close to nature.
4. Length of Stay
Generally speaking, if you are staying in Australia for more than a week, a serviced apartment is the best option for you. There are many long and short stay apartments in Sydney and it may be a good idea to do some research to see if any of these apartments match or cover the things you want. Do look at customer reviews because they provide an idea of the state of these apartments. If you want to be fully immersed in the local culture and you have time to spare, you may want to consider staying at a Bed and Breakfast or on a farm, as these are fun and inexpensive.
5. Know Your Goal
Where you stay largely depends on what you intend to do while on holiday. If you hope to be one with nature, then a farm stay or resort is the way to go. If you are from the country and would like to be part of the hustle and bustle of city living then a hotel right smack in the middle of town is just what you need. So before you make a decision, be sure to list out the things you want to see and do when you get to Australia. This will make your search for accommodation so much easier!