Thinking of staying in a hotel on your next vacation? Think again. Booking a villa instead of a traditional hotel gives you a first-hand authentic look at a city’s culture and lifestyle. Staying at a luxury villa coupled with a Local Host provided by Hosted Villas creates a truly unique and memorable vacation for you and your family.
Not yet sold on the idea of a villa vacation? Here are five reasons that might change your mind.
1. Villas are cost-effective
When you think of the words “luxury villa”, you probably think “expensive”. However, this is rarely the case. Many luxury villas are less expensive than their hotel counterparts, especially when you are booking multiple rooms. As well most villas also come with a plethora of items and activities that would typically cost large sums of money to use were you to stay at a hotel. Kayaks, windsurfers, snorkelling gear and much more are yours to use whenever you and your family please – with no bookings, deposits or waiting required. When you add up all of the benefits, a villa can become an extremely cost-effective choice.
2. Villas provide an authentic cultural experience
Hotels are for tourists; villas are for world travellers. When you stay at a villa, you get a unique, authentic cultural experience. You don’t get a bland hotel room that has been designed and furnished by a multinational corporation or enormous hotel chain; you get a real place to live. Designed as hunting lodges, armories or olive oil mills, you aren’t just going on vacation to experience another world, you are living in one. Because of this you have greater access to a more cultural experience that other tourists do not get. Want to visit a local beach or see an authentic market where locals shop? Your villa staff will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you’re hoping to practice a new language, savour authentic cuisine, or simply have a fully immersive cultural experience, a villa is exactly what you’re looking for.
3. Villas give you maximum personal space
With villas, you often get much more personal space than is provided by the average hotel room. You and your family or traveling companions get an entire villa to yourselves! You will have access to private beaches, balconies, tennis courts, golf courses, courtyards and much more. When you stay in a villa, you stay in a place that is so much more than a single room — you get a space that can become your own private home. No annoying guests, no need to worry constantly about where everyone is, you can sit by the pool and admire the view knowing that everyone is safe and fully enjoying their stay.
4. You have a Local Host at your service
Many hotels offer concierge services, but you have to share those services with hundreds of other travellers. Waiting in line just to be told the same thing that was told to the previous 5 guests; everyone has been to the Louvre, but have they been to Le Tres Pariculier, one of Paris’s hidden gems frequented by the who’s who of film and fashion? With Hosted Villas, your personal Local Host is at your service. This Host can arrange for special meals, provide guidance to help you plan your days, or simply let the rest of the staff know to leave you alone as you relax in your beautiful surroundings.
5. Villas are designed for your comfort and ease
Hotels are designed to be places where you rest your head. Villas, on the other hand, are designed for your comfort and ease. Everything about the villa experience, from the spacious rooms to the extraordinary service, is designed to give you an immersive, authentic, unforgettable vacation. Worried that you won’t have a turn down service at a villa? Guess again! Hosted Villas makes sure your villa is maintained throughout your stay! Leave for the day and come back to a freshly cleaned villa and your private chef finishing up the last touches of your authentic meal. Your vacation starts the second you get off that plane, leaving you more time to spend with your friends and family.
The next time you book a vacation, make it a Hosted Villas vacation. You’ll be glad you did. In fact, you may never want to stay in a hotel again.