5 reasons why you should choose holiday rentals over hotel accommodation

5 reasons why you should choose holiday rentals over hotel accommodation 

The Algarve’s Quinta dos Vales with its newly opened wine-resort The Vines is the perfect example

When planning a holiday, the choices are endless. Always on the hunt for new experiences – the unquenchable thirst of the human eye can rarely be sufficiently satisfied by the beauty of this world, and the choices it has to offer.

Wild varieties of amenities, holiday rentals, hotels, and motels at our grasp; make it difficult to decide where to pass the most-awaited and desired period of the year – the holiday.  Holidays, being the synonym of relaxation and rest, can sometimes get stressful – especially  when travelling as a family with kids in the picture.

Travelling with a family group of people can make things a lot harder and tighten up the accommodation choices. So what are the advantages of opting for a self-catering holiday rental versus booking hotel accommodation for the next getaway?

Value for money

Most commonly, people are saving up throughout the whole year for their summer holiday. That’s why it is crucial not to spend all the savings on accommodation, solely. It’s no secret that hotels, especially those with breathtaking views, can be quite costly. And when you are travelling as a family or in a larger group, prices can certainly be a big issue and cause a lot of stress. That being said, going for a self-catering holiday rental means getting good value for your money.

Even the most luxurious holiday rentals in Algarve can turn out to be a more cost-efficient option than staying in a hotel. So, opting for a holiday villa or an apartment means getting to save a great part of the budget while having the opportunity to spend it on something that would be more memorable – great restaurants, sightseeing tours, wine sampling galore along with farm-to-table food, mini-trips in the area, and so much more.

5 reasons why you should choose holiday rentals over hotel accommodation

Be your own chef

Self-catering holiday rentals give people the opportunity to cook their own meals. This is great news for picky eaters, gluten intolerant individuals, vegans and vegetarians, or simply for people who have a refined taste for food. Renting a holiday villa or an apartment gives people the luxury to pick their own meals, cook and eat at their very own timetable.

While it can sometimes be easier when somebody else takes care of cooking your meals, a service that will always be at your disposal in a hotel does not come without a price. In hotels, meals are served at specific and strict timelines. That means that guests have no choice but to eat according to the hotel’s schedule and pick from whatever is on the menu. More often than not, they end up going out to find a restaurant whose food would be tailored to their needs and preferred time

Comfort and flexibility

When it comes to comfort, renting a holiday villa is a synonym for cosiness, spaciousness and relaxation. Imagine having a whole villa, with a vast, always-sunny porch, a beautiful garden for late-night gatherings or festive BBQ lunch with friends and family.

Travelling with kids requires a lot of flexibility. That means that renting a holiday villa or an apartment and being able to eat, drink, rest and play at ease and in peace are some of the many fortes when renting a holiday apartment.

Having the place all to themselves will give every member of the travelling group a chance to pick and do their activities at their own time and place.

Renting a holiday villa also means that guests with children no longer have to tiptoe around the room if the children have just fallen asleep or listen to the neighbours having a party at 3 am while trying to get some rest.

This way, everyone has their own corner to themselves – a luxury that a guest won’t be able to have if they opt for a hotel room.

5 reasons why you should choose holiday rentals over hotel accommodation

A chance of getting acquainted with the local culture

Renting a self–catering holiday villa or an apartment will allow tourists to get acquainted with the local culture and get a better understanding of their way of life.

Staying in a holiday rental means having a chance to stumble upon the next-door neighbours, getting to know them better, getting a first-hand insight when it comes to preferred spots to visit, enjoying a long, calm walk to the local market while shopping for groceries, seeing all the traditional monuments, learning about them, and getting the chance to experience the local spirit in a more personal way. It’s an experience that hotels just can’t offer.

Opting for such a vacation is a chance of experiencing life on a whole different level.  

Working all year long gives people the right to be served precisely what they’ve ordered.

Quinta dos Vales, one of the most well-known and most beautiful holiday rentals in Algarve, has well deserved its reputation. Quinta dos Vales has many accommodation options that provide relaxation, soothe the senses and increase productivity in a serene and inspiring atmosphere. A perfect tranquil haven for anyone looking for comfort, rest, peace and quiet. For the ones looking for a bit more activities, it offers mini-golf, tennis and even has a paddle tennis court and last but not least 2 pools, one of them heated during the colder times.

The winery resort offers many options for organising events, covering the venue, the catering, the drinks and the good time. Also, if planning on getting married in Portugal, Quinta dos Vales offers some amazing options for organising this very special day. These holiday rentals in Portugal will satisfy every guest’s need, regardless of whether they are a beach fan, a wine or golf enthusiast, or simply a countryside admirer.