Hotels are always nice to stay in for a get away. You get a big room with a big bed and if you’re lucky even a gym and pool to pass the time by in. But sometimes I think maybe the rooms are a bit over priced for what you are getting?
Usually when you go away it is to see and explore a new part of the world, be it in your own home country or in a foreign land. So how much time do you actually spend in this lavish room you have paid for? Are you going to have time to access all their amenities like their pool and spa? (a spa which is usually quite expensive).
The last few times I have had to book somewhere to stay I have ended up booking a room in a guest house. The first was in Rome and the second was in Killarney . Both of these guest houses provided myself and my boyfriend with a room that included a single bed as well as a double bed. Both were spacious, clean with a lovely en suite. In Colosseo Relais we were brought our choice of breakfast every morning to our room at our chosen time, and in Killarney they kindly got up at half 5 in the morning to make us porridge before we embarked on our Charity Cycle and cooked a full Irish breakfast the morning after. Both places were run by lovely, friendly staff making our stay much more personal than if we were to have chosen a hotel. I have a wedding coming up at the end of July and once again I have chosen to book a B&B in the countryside of Cork and I have no doubts that our stay will be just as pleasant as my previous experiences.
The odd lavish hotel getaway is always great, but if you want a really personal and welcoming stay you can never go wrong with a nice B&B. Comment on whether you prefer a B&B, Hotel or another form of short term accommodation 😃