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Choosing the Best Accommodation For your Holiday.

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With such a wide range of accommodation across the Globe, there’s something to accommodate every client request – urban or rural. If you are running a travel agency any part of the world is it for luxury, holiday, weddings, research and whatever reason the simple thumb rule is to try and ascertain the budget stretch compared to the time flame of the stay. After which you can let your clients pick their options and go from there. All worlds over we’ve got it all: exquisite luxury lodges and resorts, Air-BNB, comfortable backpackers hostels and camping grounds, clean and affordable hotels and more. Or, book your clients a cottage (a holiday house in other words), and they can truly experience what it’s like to holiday in peace. Your clients are spoilt for choice.

Motels

Motel accommodation usually features a selection of studio, one, or two bedroom units. Tea, coffee and sometimes cooking facilities are provided, and most units have a television. Very affordable, motels are ideal for the more budget conscious traveller who appreciates the ease of a hotel stay. Motel accommodation in Kenya, compared to many other countries, is generally of a high standard. Though people relate them to accommodations of those who were on their way and they were late so the booked in for a more comfortable night before the big day ahead. To me Motels are very convenient for people jetting in for seminars,, workshops and other activities  that running during the day and later you got time to roam around and mingle with the locals.  Larger motels can be similar to hotels, often with a swimming pool, spa, sauna, laundry, and restaurant.

Hotels

Hotels in Kenya come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. From budget to luxury, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from around the country. Choosing the right hotel is always a trying task, and with the enormous number of promotions, deals and programs out there, it can be downright overwhelming. It doesn’t help that these days most hotels have Web sites full of tantalizing photos and slick promotional copy that make you believe you’ll be bathed in luxury as soon as you step foot into the lobby. How can you tell if a hotel will live up to its own hype — and, more importantly, if it’s the right hotel for you?

Since every traveler has different needs when searching for a hotel, you’ll need to ask yourself what’s most important to you. Whether you’re looking for a great deal, a great location or a great B&B, we’ve broken down the hotel selection process to make it easier for you to find the best hotel for your trip.

What Matters Most? Before beginning your search, ask yourself what type of accommodations you want and what your budget will permit. Does location trump price, or are you limited to hotels under $100 a night? Do you need a hotel with a spa and fitness center, or would you rather stay at a small property with lots of local charm?

Once you’ve decided on your top priority, then you can make a more targeted search. Following are the most common determining factors in choosing a hotel, as well as tips for finding properties that suit each particular need.

Hostels

I believe that tours can be a great way to travel. Day tours can show you places you can’t get to on your own, and food tours can introduce you to the cuisine of the city you’re visiting. If you’re traveling solo and want to meet other travelers, or you’re new to travel and want someone else to take the reigns, a longer organized tour could be for you. And sometimes tours are a great way to experience something you couldn’t recreate on your own.  For this reasons the young and more social people, at times even students and other social groups prefer to have a hostel as their accommodation during a research field trips or simple holiday. That way they get to share a lot together and also help in the most tasks around.

Hostels and backpackers accommodation in Kenya has a reputation for being clean, comfortable and very good value. Some hostels only offer dormitory rooms (single sex on request), while others provide a choice of dormitory, double, twin and single rooms. In most cases, bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared.

Apartments / Holiday Homes/ Homestays

All these I tie them together as their use is almost the same and are run almost the same way. Apartments are a great option when your clients are staying in a major city or resort town. They can cook their own meals, do their own laundry and enjoy the feeling of having their own space while on holiday. This is very important to those people on holiday for 2 weeks to one month or two, small families also fit well in this option. It’s just like your own home and finding the perfect Kenya is not so hard. They offer a wide range of options within the country, from Apartments and Guest houses within the city, wildlife Houses for rental to Villas and cottages within the white sand beaches of Mombasa.

The plus points on these is one i.e. relaxed as there is less interference from outsiders and you can do most of the work on your own, cleaning laundry, ironing, cooking and even watch tv. While relaxed.

Bed & Breakfasts

Bed & Breakfasts are a wonderfully eclectic mix of all types of hosts and houses, and this is part of the attraction. By opening their homes and their hearts to travellers who need a comfortable bed for a night or two, B&B hosts are like instant friends you meet along the way. Although this also depends on most personality, there are those love their privacy and would not want to be bothered during their holidays.

With friendly hosts who are happy to introduce your clients to friends and other locals. All domestic facilities are shared with the family, including the bathroom/s, and meals are eaten together too – often including dinner. While hosts are naturally genial characters, and let their clients’ stay with them will be enjoyably social.

Luxury Lodges

Most of the luxurious properties and most expensive will be located in the Islands, this retreats and lodges are typically located far from civilisation such as a secluded beachfront lodge or spa style accommodation. These lodges and retreats are perfect for anyone looking for some time away from the hustle-bustle of life to spend some time in peace, a romantic get-away or to have the opportunity to reconnect as a couple. There are a variety of types depending on your interests and these include luxury, meditation and spa.

In a class of their own, luxury lodges are extremely accommodating and cater to the most discerning visitor. Have your every need taken care of, dine on fine gourmet cuisine and enjoy the highest standard of hosting and facilities. These unique properties offer the pleasures of things like spa treatments, private golf, helicopter flights, wilderness adventures and more – almost whatever your heart desires. This option is utterly luxurious and offers an exclusive, unforgettable holiday experience.

Boutiques and Lodges

Choose from a diverse range of accommodation that encompasses historic estates, vineyard cottages or boutique guest houses, typically providing unique facilities, location, service and guest experiences. Wake up to a spectacular alpine vista or a scenic freshwater lake – boutique and lodge accommodation can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

The main goal is to cater for those special holidays to shrines and places of traditional importance to them. Usually guests in this place are seasonal and tend to stay for a shorter period of time.  You can choose from affordable apartment-style accommodation and deluxe holiday resorts in around the area however staying in a surrounding village can help keep costs down – there are many delightful country inns to choose from.

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