You’ve chosen the destination, but now it’s time for you to decide on your accommodation. Choosing a memorable hotel or villa can be a time consuming process with so many different options available to you. How do you choose between a hotel or a villa? In this blog we share our secrets to navigate this travel dilemma.
Type of Traveler: A luxury hotel is a retreat away from home and yet also functions as a home base in a distant destination. Hotels are perfect for the solo traveler that is looking to explore the area they are visiting and who doesn’t plan on spending all their time in the room. We also recommend hotels to couples looking for a romantic getaway or ‘stay-cation’ to keep that spark alive. Lastly, our team recommends hotels to smaller, active families that don’t mind sharing a room or reserving connecting rooms.
Location: Hotels as they are usually centrally located in cities making them perfect for travelers who like to explore and enjoy the convenience of accessibility. Simply walk out the front door to find anything from a chic cafe, fine dining or a hip cocktail bar.
Amenities: Let’s face it...the reason we love staying in hotels is because of the access we have to their numerous amenities...valet parking, concierge, laundry, housekeeping, swimming pool, shuttle services, free WiFi, and maybe even a complimentary hot breakfast. You get the point.
Reward Memberships: Points add up and if you are one who is a frequent customer at a hotel chain it is often worthwhile to plan your stays there for the added bonus of collecting points.
Type of Traveler: Villas work great for a variety of travelers and situations that a hotel may not be able to accommodate. Large families are always a good fit in Villas no matter the occasion and the same goes for a large group of friends or colleagues who want to have their own space and privacy away from a busy hotel. Special occasions such as wellness or corporate retreats are also ideal in villas as the privacy allows for focus on the purpose of the retreat. Villas are also great private escapes for anyone who wants to disconnect or have a longer stay away from home.
Location: Villas can be found in a variety of destinations and often offer more privacy and uniques in location than many hotels. Some of our favorite villas treat clients to the best views real estate has to offer, but you have to know where to find them.
Amenities: The villas that we book for our client’s will always have the option of providing the same amenities a hotel can. While you may have to pay extra for the services, the bonus is that you get to enjoy them exclusively in the comfort of your vacation home.
At the end of the day, hotels and villas are both great accommodation options, but it does comes down to a few deciding factors to help you choose between the two. It’s key to know the number of people traveling, the destination, and the occasion. Contact us and we would love to help you decide which option will be best for your next getaway.