The main advantage of self-catering accommodation is the fact that it is cheaper. All-inclusive packages include all meals and a limited amount of drinks, which means that the price you pay, is typically higher than it would be if you chose a self-catering option.
Many people are put off self-catering packages because they do not want the hassle of having to prepare meals for themselves plus going out to buy all necessary ingredients. Generally, people want everything to be taken care of. However, self-catering accommodation doesn’t have to mean extra hassle. It can often be more convenient to cater for yourself rather than to rely upon the hotel for your meals.
If you choose a self-catering vacation, business trip or weekend get-away then you also have more accommodation options available to you. You could stay in an apartment, a cottage or a villa. The advantage of choosing self-catering accommodation, is that you get more freedom, more choice, more space and more beds for the price of an all inclusive holiday.
It is basically like having a home away from home. You get privacy and you can come and go as you please. You have the choice of eating when you want and what you want. When you stay in a hotel you have to eat meals by a certain time, which can make you feel rushed. Self-catering is generally quieter and a lot more relaxing than staying in a hotel.
You also get plenty of little extras in self-catering accommodation. There are apartments and villas, which have TV, dishwashers, microwaves, fridges and all modern convenience appliances that you could possibly need. It is more spacious and there are more personal touches to be found which help you to feel at home. There is often also the option of including your apartment being serviced during your stay.
A self-catering vacation or weekend break really can help you to make the most of your time away. They save you money, you can choose to stay in an apartment, in a villa or house and you can tailor your holiday or weekend break to suit your needs.