Not sure what accommodation is best for you? We are going to touch on some of the main aspects that differentiate a short-term rental experience from that of a hotel. For us, the 4 main factors are privacy, location, better value, and the feeling of a home away from home. As both accommodation models offer different experiences, the ultimate decision depends on what you are looking for. Ask yourself, what do you value the most? What are you expecting to take out of this trip?
Let’s begin with privacy. At an apartment, you will have your personal space. You have control over your social interactions, and you will not be disturbed by anyone unless you require assistance. Also, apartments have private common areas such as a living room, kitchen, and dining room. There are no rules regarding entry times. Have your friends over as long as you want, leave and come back under no time restrictions. Your space, your rules.
Hotels and short-term rentals are conveniently located in the city’s heart, next to the main attractions, and business sectors. The differentiating factor is that rentals are also found in residential neighborhoods. Thus, enabling the opportunity to connect with locals and their way of living. Who knows? You might fall in love with the city!
Trevir Nath, in his Airbnb vs. Hotel analysis, points out that “In major cities, rent, and cost of living is much higher, thus hosts and hotels must factor the rents of a premium location into their prices.” Paying for lower rates at a short-term rental means that there is extra money to spend on other activities that will enhance your overall trip experience. If you’re traveling with friends, family, or solo, and you would love to feel right at home, you will enjoy having a place to call yours for the time being.
Feels like home
Apartments have all the amenities and basic common spaces that most homes would. As Nath accurately describes it, “An average hotel room offers consumers a bed, bathroom, and closet with varying levels of comfort. Alternatively, an average apartment offers the same luxuries plus a kitchen and a larger living space. For families or groups on vacation, hotels can be limiting while an apartment can be more accommodating.”
If you’re traveling with friends, family, or solo, and you would love to feel right at home, you will enjoy having a place to call yours for the time being.
As journalist Carmela Rodriguez states, hotels offer a more ‘hands-off’
experience, access to a variety of services such as bus shuttles, room services, prepared breakfast, and laundry service. Both models offer great experiences, choose the option that will take your trip to the next level according to your needs and expectations! If you value authenticity, immersing in the city life, having flexible itineraries, and feeling at home, NUOVO is the right choice!