Have you noticed that most hotel rooms are single-serve experiences? Single sachet of coffee with a single serving of sugar and cream, one real quick hit of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. It’s just a small complaint when you are staying by yourself but when your entire family is with you, and when the sugar that little Johnny was kind enough to fertilize the carpet with was the last bit of sugar there was inside the room; it can get frustrating. The most vexing part of all this is if you even dare approach a larger room (with better perks) the prices increase exponentially. Standard price hotel rooms can get awfully claustrophobic, very quickly if you are travelling with young children or if you have to prepare a simple meal for yourself (provided you are even granted the facilities to do so).
Children need space to move around, their boundless energy does not take a break just because you are on holiday, however to try and provide that kind of space in a hotel is an extremely expensive affair.
Children need space to move around, their boundless energy does not take a break just because you are on holiday, however to try and provide that kind of space in a hotel is an extremely expensive affair. Hotels function on the premise of putting as many people in the premises as possible, thus rooms will always be a single-serve experience. Apartments on the other hand function very differently; Apartments are designed to be ‘lived in’, and more often than not, for a duration longer than one night in the manner you wish to live in. Cook your own meals? Sure! Have more than one cup of coffee a day? Not a problem!
What about money, you ask? Surely there is a price tag for this extra space and freedom right? Well, you would think that it would cost you much more but in fact, it may end up costing you less. Apartments that are designed for lodging in peaceful areas as opposed to apartments with views will be considerably more cost effective, even more so than a hotel room. So consider staying in an apartment than a hotel room if you are travelling with your family, little children or simply require a place to ‘live’ in the way you want, the next time you travel abroad.