Choosing Your Holiday Accommodation

Summer is just about here, and while the organised among us will have had our summer holiday booked long ago, those less so, and those waiting to snap up a last minute bargain, need to get their skates on!

If you’re planning a break, one of the biggest decisions is what type of accommodation to choose. Each family is different, and will have different needs, and as such there is a wide range of different accommodation types to choose from for family holidays, including:

Room Only

This is your typical hotel room, with a bed and a bathroom but no kitchen or dining facilities. Room only accommodation is perfect for families who plan to eat out during their stay. If you’ve opted for a staycation, you might be lucky enough to find that your host has considered the importance of a good cuppa, and supplied you with tea and coffee making facilities in your room. If you’re jetting off abroad, however, don’t hold your breath!

Before you book, check the details – will there be a hairdryer, an iron and toiletries provided, or do you need to pack your own travel versions?

Deluxe Rooms with Lounge

Some hotels offer apartment style rooms with a separate lounge area, but without the kitchen. In posh hotels (lucky you!) it’s a suite. If you’re heading somewhere a little more low key (and family friendly!), Butlins holiday parks for example, have deluxe rooms with a lounge. Similar to apartments, without the kitchen area, the lounge, usually with TV, provides a valuable place to relax. This is especially ideal for those with young children who need a space to unwind while the little ones are tucked up.


Apartments are a home away from home, with an option to suit every budget and preference – from basic to luxurious. Comprising of bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, dining area and kitchen facilities, they’re great for those planning on doing some self-catering while away to save precious holiday spends!

Think carefully about your family’s requirements when booking your summer getaway to ensure that your accommodation provides all the facilities that you need (and that you’re not paying for ones that you don’t!). Happy holiday shopping!