Your choice of accommodation

@maximax8 (29036)
United Kingdom
March 2, 2011 8:41am CST
Have you ever stayed in a self catering apartment? If so what did you like about staying there? Is camping in a tent your style of accommodation? What do you think about five star hotels? Which are the sorts of accommodation that you like to stay in? Can you think of an unusual sort of accommodation that would be enjoyable to stay in?
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@marguicha (106475)
• Chile
2 Mar 11
Hi Maxine, I have changed my intterests as accomodations go with age. I used to love dining out ( there are so many nice and clean restaurants everywhere where you can eat the food of the country). But when my husband got sick, I had to check every thing he ate for sugar free and not so much grese or oil so it was better to cook myself. After my back surgery, a good bed was also important. So now the places I like best are aparthotels. This timeshare thing is wonderful because it has 5 star accomodations but you can get a kitchen almost anywhere. That way I eat better and a lot cheaper. I do like to go once or twice in my stay to a restaurant to eat the food of the place. But they don´t have to be expensive. As for unusual accomodations, I much enyoyed my trip to Kunayala aboard a sailboat. Lucky for me, I don´t get seasick.
@maximax8 (29036)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 11
Hi Marguicha. I remember reading about your sailing to the San Blas Islands on the yacht. That is the sort of accommodation that I haven't yet been on. I hope that you will have a wonderful time where you are going to be staying in Aruba. I can see what you mean about your tastes of accommodation have changed over time. think that these days an apart hotel is ideal for you and it is a bonus it contains a kitchen for self catering. Yes, when eating out it can be challenging to to be sure of all of the ingredients.
@marguicha (106475)
• Chile
3 Mar 11
Hi Maxine, I imagine that your own choice of accomodations has changed as Leo gets older. But where there´s a will there´s a way and what you are giving your children as experiences are more than they will ever learn at school. This vacations will be fairly unexpensive as we are using the lodgings at full capacity. The kitchen facilities are an added bonus.
@Porcospino (19892)
• Denmark
2 Mar 11
I have tried many different kinds of accomodation: Apartments, B&B, hotels, hostels, caravans, tents etc. In the apartments I was able to cook my own food and one of the hostels also had a kitchen that we could cook our own meals. We had breakfast there, but we bought lunch and dinner in town. I love to visit the local restaurants and eat food that I can't find in my own country. I usually prefer small locally owned hotels instead of the big chain hotels that you can find in so many different cities. In Bratislava I stayed in a botel (a boat that has been turned into a hotel) and that was a different experience. The view from the restaurant was amazing.
@maximax8 (29036)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 11
Your mentioning of where you stayed in Bratislava reminded me of the ship youth hostel that I stayed in Stockholm. I know what you mean about liking small locally owned hotels rather than the international chain hotels. I am pleased to hear that you have tried lots of different sorts of accommodation.
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
So far I haven't stayed in a catering/serviced apartment although I've been renting my whole life. I've only tried hotel accommodations and the best I've tried so far is the 3/4-star hotel we stayed in Thailand during me and my husband's honeymoon. I really really love the hotel and its amenities and features. Even my husband himself who has tried other hotels and aparthotels said that it was the best hotel he has ever checked in. I really like hotels, especially if it's a 5-star one, although I think I've only tried 3 and 4-star hotels so far. But I do like to stay in hotels and enjoy the comfort of being pampered and not having to worry about cleaning up and stuff, especially if the bathroom is nice and has a tub Also, I like it when there's a buffet breakfast. One time I stayed at a hotel in Manila where they have a breakfast buffet with lots and lots of choices --- from rice meals to breads and cheese, fruits, yogurt, juices, coffee, etc! Every time I think about that hotel, it was always the breakfast that comes into my mind, LOL!
@GreenMoo (11842)
5 Mar 11
Given an unlimited budget, 5 star would be very nice thank you. But reality probably means that self catering would suit having kids a little better. I don't need luxurious accommodation to enjoy myself so I'm happy with camping too if there's enough space and the weather is OK. A caravan might be a happy medium actually, but never on a caravan park!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I've stayed at a bed and breakfast. I've been in a tent, a camper on the back of a pick-up truck, a motel and a hotel. I'd like to try a yurt. I'd also like to try a tipi, but not in winter. An underground home that is off the grid would be interesting,too.
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I think I'd like to do home-stays if I can ever travel again. That way I can see what it's really like to live in that country with the local people.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 11
It depend on where I go, when I go for a place that is more I would like to be more closer to the natural environment, I will like to stay in a tent. When I go to another country, I will prefer Homestay where I can rent a room from a local family, from there I can learn the local lifestyle and their culture, of course there will also chances to taste the original local foods.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
3 Mar 11
I prefer the natural environment of camping usually more than a hotel. Self catered apartments are OK for just a quick weekend away, but for longer stays, I like to camp. 5 Star Hotels do nothing for me really. They are overpriced in my opinion. Probably the most unusual and one of the most enjoyable accommodations I have stayed in is a houseboat. I have done this twice. The freedom to go wherever you want (within a certain area), pulling up at a different location each night and being able to jump in the water and swim from your accommodation is always good.