How To Book The Perfect Accommodation

Posted on Feb 1 2016 - 11:59pm by Marilyn Vinch

How To Book The Perfect Accommodation

Booking a holiday can be an intimidating task, particularly if you’ve taken responsibility for a group to travel together. Needs and tastes can come into conflict, and while internet searches and social trends have widened the options of places to stay, sometimes the choice can be overwhelming. Be it a country cottage or urban hostel, treehouse or penthouse, each comes with its pros and cons, making them dream stays for some – and a nightmare proposition for others.

Help has arrived in the form of this handy flow chart by Wimdu, which breaks down your options by group and by holiday type to suggest the most appropriate category of accommodation, whatever your needs. Travelling alone? Simple. You know your desired level of comfort, your aesthetic values, and the kind of people you want to be around – or to avoid. Taking a romantic break with your S.O.? Decide whether a mellow retreat will rekindle your sense of adventure, or you want to hit the city lights and dance til dawn.

With friends or family, it can be trickier. Pleasing everybody is no mean achievement, and nobody wants to find themselves cooped up with a band of grumpy or unenthusiastic bunkmates. If it’s mates your travelling with, consider what prompted the trip – did the nightlife at home get too sleepy, or are you all in search of some detox and fresh air? If you’ve got kids with you, their needs can take priority. Planning around a fussy eater or an anarchic two-year-old can make the trip smoother for everyone – and tuning in with their current fads can result in an inspiring trip all round.

There’s no shortage of options for the modern holidaymaker searching for somewhere to stay. Whether you know just what kind of break you want or you’re still trying to balance everybody’s preferences, the first step is to point your finger at the top of the chart – and see where it takes you.



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Marilyn is a freelance writer and a digital nomad currently based in London, England. She enjoys reading (and writing!) about being a digital nomad, expat life, travel and work/life balance.