How to decide on your perfect home away from home when booking a trip away

Kiran Singh

When booking a trip away, one of the most important decisions to make is exactly where you’ll stay. A room is not just a place for you to get a good night’s sleep. It’s also the place where you relax, get ready to go on big adventures and recover from those same adventures. Here’s how you can make sure you decide on the perfect home away from home when booking a trip away.

How to decide on your perfect home away from home when booking a trip away

Decide what you want to be different from your normal home

When you book a room for a night away, it should be a completely different experience to when you go to bed on a normal night in your home. There are so many ways in which you can make sure where you stay provides a different experience. It can be that you’re near an attraction that you’d never have time to visit before bed on a normal evening. It could be that your room is full of gadgets, like a big-screen television or a spa bath, which you simply would never have in your own home.

If you want a completely different experience, why not try booking a yurt to stay in rather than a room in a traditional building. If you live in a busy town or city and you’re sick of staring at the same walls of your office and home every day, or even the walls of the bus on your daily commute, this could be the perfect way to enjoy a stay surrounded by nature. You might think that it’s a lot more difficult to find a yurt to hire rather than a room in a traditional hotel. Luckily, it’s becoming increasingly easy to find a yurt hire company that will make the whole process simple from booking to checking in. Once you’ve booked a stay in a yurt, you can look forward to a unique glamping experience with all the great things about camping whilst still enjoying a comfy bed and access to all those home comforts that you need.

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Choose exactly where you want to stay

Depending on what else you want to do during your time away, the location of where you’re staying could be just as important as the room that you’re staying in. Just because you choose to stay in a yurt doesn’t mean your whole trip away has to be rural. There are many places where you can stay in rural accommodation yet still be a short drive or even a bus or taxi ride away from a busy city. If you want to experience the culture and the nightlife that a big city has to offer at any moment, make sure you check the public transport routes and how much a taxi would be from a local taxi firm before you choose exactly where you want to stay.

Of course, your whole trip away could be based on visiting one particular building, whether that’s a theatre to see a play, a big arena to see a gig or simply just a museum you’ve always wanted to visit. If this is the case, it may be better to find a website that lets you search for rooms and accommodation within a certain radius of the place you want to visit.

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Make sure it has all the facilities you need

Once you’ve chosen what you want to be different about your room and where you want that room to be, it’s important to make sure that the room has all those little finishing touches that make a good stay a great stay. For some people, this might be something as simple as having somewhere to make a good cup of tea whilst you’re relaxing in your room. Whilst you might presume that every good room you hire would include basic facilities like these, it’s important to check before you book.

No matter what it is, most people will have a home comfort that they’ll want in their room to be able to feel more comfortable in their room. This could be anything from an ironing board to making sure they have freshly ironed clothes in the morning, or even a hairdryer to help them look their best for a big night out.

Checking into a room and suddenly realising you don’t have one of these basic features can cause a lot of stress if you’re getting ready for a night out, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem at the time of booking.

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