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Dream Hotel Or Dream Rental?

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by jnorth88, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. jnorth88

    jnorth88 Active Member

    I am planning my trip, and deciding between renting a house or staying at a hotel. I am shooting for great luxury, and will be traveling with my GF and two teenage boys. Personally, I think the rental would be better, but a hotel should offer greater service and make things far easier. Any opinions?

  2. xTinx

    xTinx Member

    You can be a transient for a while. How long will you be staying? Renting a house may not be a practical choice if you're only staying for a short time. On one hand, paying for a hotel room will cripple your budget if you stay there for weeks or a month. A good alternative would be a hostel or a budget hotel, which usually caters to those who travel in groups and can offer you large rooms for a fraction of the usual cost.

  3. amelia88

    amelia88 Active Member

    I definitely think that if I was in the one spot for a significant period of time that I would go with the rental option unless my budget was essentially unlimited. Yes, hotels certainly would have some conveniences that perhaps a rental wouldn't have, but from a simply financial standpoint I do believe that a rental would be a better option.
  4. Arianne

    Arianne Member

    You don't say how long you will be in that one area. If you are staying for more than two weeks, a rental would make sense. Remember that if you rent, and they don't have a cleaning service, you will be cleaning house during your vacation.
  5. jnorth88

    jnorth88 Active Member

    I might stay up to three months, although no more than a month in any one spot. I am thinking of also going to Nepal, but that might be for a few days after the three months and before we return home. The cleaning thing is a problem, especially with two teenagers, but they are fairly good and not prone to messes. I am more concerned with laundry, which is always a chore to manage on long trips. That is a big benefit for hotels, since they have an easy service. At a rental, we would have to do it ourselves, which is ultimately a waste of time when we could be going out and seeing the country.
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  6. GinaMax

    GinaMax Member

    Sometimes the hotels will allow people who are not staying in the hotel to use the service. You might be able to make a few calls and see if you can find a hotel who has an open service, then you could still have your rental, and more privacy, and get the laundry taken care of as well.