Monthly Archives: May 2012
How you rate your holiday apartment can make or break a holiday. It doesn’t matter which part of the world you are visiting, you want to feel at home, be able to relax and experience the best value possible for your pound or dollar or euro. If your holiday apartment is not spotlessly clean, a bit cramped, or just not what you were expecting compared with what it looked like in the brochure or on the website then you are going to be disappointed.
To get the best from your precious time away, a holiday apartment needs to be something that you can feel at home in from the moment you arrive! Ideally it should also have some luxurious touches, no matter what price you are paying. A simple vase of flowers, soft towels, sparkling surfaces and the ability to stay warm or cool should really be standard.
A great apartment should also offer a heated pool, hot tub, superior quality bed linen, broadband, a high quality kitchen, satellite TV and perhaps some complimentary toiletries. If you have the offer of maid service then a friendly helpful maid makes so much difference to the person who normally does the housework at home! Similarly, look out for special touches such as the offer of a “welcome hamper” so that you don’t have to spend your first day finding the local supermarket.
If you have special requirements, most apartment providers should be able to offer you the assistance you need. From a high chair for your toddler to disabled facilities, it is worth asking well in advance. The service you receive here will certainly add to your enjoyment on holiday.
Most holiday apartments also offer special deals during low season. They can offer a great way to experience luxury you might not normally have the chance of affording.
And last, but not least, don’t forget location, location, location. When you go on holiday, especially if you are going abroad, make sure you check out what is available locally to do. If you want a beach holiday, how close is the apartment to the sea? Can you get there by walking or will you need a car? If you want nightlife, then probably best not to book an apartment in a hill village (try these city centre serviced apartments instead). Similarly, silence and starlit night skies are unlikely to be found in a trendy city centre. Don’t forget the different members of you group will need different things. Children will want games and activities, adults may prefer a sun terrace, bars or a historical town to visit. Is there something for everyone at your holiday apartment?
So how can you ensure that you find a great apartment not just a good one? Well great planning helps. Asking the right questions before you book such as the little details about the apartment and service provided so that you can be sure that it does what it says on the tin! We think we’ve got it just right at Casa Pino Solo. For a luxury experience in a wonderful part of Spain, contact us today to ask for more details.