5 Different Kinds of Accommodation Explored

Are you after serviced apartments in Brisbane for your business trip? Or, are you looking for luxury apartments in Sydney for a romantic getaway? Perhaps you’re after a caravan park in Melbourne for the annual family holiday? The point is, is that there are a range accommodation styles for a range of people and holiday purposes.

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As such, what shall be explored below are five very different kinds of accommodation and the kinds of people and holidays that they might be perfect for.

1. Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments offer guests privacy, convenience and a large amount of space and are more expensive than your run-of-the-mill hotel.

These apartments often offer travellers the choice of being completely self sufficient, with kitchen and laundry facilities, or providing cleaning, laundry and restaurant services provided by the hotel employees.

This kind of accommodation can be perfect for large groups or families who want to spend more than a couple of days in one place. It is also great for corporate travellers.

2. Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfasts are usually small family-run establishments that are aimed at creating a warm family environment, offering wholesome home-cooked meals. Bed and breakfasts can be anything, from heritage-listed houses to inner city townhouses.

Bed and Breakfast rooms are comfortable and aren’t too pricey. They are great for short trips (i.e. long weekends) or romantic getaways. The owners of Bed and Breakfasts can also prove to be a wealth of knowledge about the local area, which is great if you want to go site seeing.


3. Camping and Caravan Parks


Camping and caravan parks offer designated areas for holiday goers to pitch a tent or park a caravan. Also, for those who don’t own a caravan or a tent, some places provide cabins. Many camping grounds also offer electricity, hot showers, laundry facilities and barbecue areas.

There are many camping and caravan parks located around and in many of Australia’s beautiful national parks and coastal regions. This allows visitors the chance to see and experience Australia’s wild scenery. As such, going to a camping and caravan park is suited to families and people who like to get outdoors.

4. Houseboats

Houseboats are a great form of accommodation for those who want to have a holiday on the water. There are a number of companies that rent out houseboats and they can range from basic to luxury interiors and facilities.

Renting a houseboat is suited to people who love to be on the water and want to explore Australia’s rivers, estuaries and coastline. You don’t have to own a boat license to rent a houseboat, though some places may require you to purchase a permit and receive a rundown of how the boat works.

Because the living quarters on a houseboat are a lot more confined than many apartments, it’s suited to couples and small groups. Houseboats are also suited to short holidays, as you will often be a distance from shopping centres and have to take all your provisions for the trip with you.


5. Farmstead stays

A number of farmsteads around Australia rent out rooms or cottages to holiday goers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Living and sleeping quarters can vary from basic beds in a tin roofed house, to luxury rooms in a large homestead.

Farmstead stays offer families the chance to experience country life, such as shearing sheep, milking cows, mustering cattle and harvesting crops. They also offer a number of hearty home cooked meals from fresh local produce.

This kind of accommodation is great for young families, where kids can get a real experience for country life. It’s also great for those who want to experience the peace and quiet of the country. Farmstead stays are suitable for short and long holidays.

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