Whether it’s just a night away, a long weekend or a two-week treat, staying somewhere rubbish can totally ruin your time away. If your hotel isn’t up to scratch and you’ve paid for it, there isn’t a lot you can do. It’s better to book somewhere you can depend on and with places like Airbnb you can check lots of recent honest reviews. If you’re bored of standard hotel rooms, check out my 3 different ways to stay away and transform your break!
Rent unique places to stay all over the world for (usually) less than your average hotel. Even if they don’t cost less, they’re so different and you could meet some amazing people. We’re searching on Airbnb at the moment for LA, Amsterdam and Manchester! For example, you can rent in LA from £23 a night or rent a ridiculously amazing apartment in the hills for views you’d never get from a hotel. Check out this one with views of Downtown LA. Check it all out on the app or on airbnb.com
2. CitizenM Hotels
CitizenM Hotels are luxury hotesl with a contemporary edge and an eye on value specifically for airport stay-overs. They have hotels in Glasgow, London, Paris, Rotterdam, New York & Amsterdam and look seriously cool. They have, I quote, “XL king size beds, ultra soft high thread count linen, wall to wall window, high pressure rain showers, citizenM custom MoodPad, free Wi-Fi, free (latest) movies, ambient lighting, Vitra design furniture, full length mirror, in-room safe, LED TV and a hairdryer (and not the dodgy kind). If that doesn’t sound like a better way to stay at an airport, then I don’t know what does. Because, let’s face it, having to stay at an airport hotel isn’t usually the best experience so why not start off your business trip or holiday with a little luxury? Check them out on Instagram for a better taste of the rooms!
Image c/o @citizenm on Instagram
3. The Alternatives
When Luke and I travelled to Amsterdam earlier in the year we stayed in the cutest houseboat right on one of the main canals just opposite the Anne Frank museum. This made our Amsterdam experience a million times more exciting and so different. We didn’t have to worry about heading back to our hotel later than the reception closed, other guests or anything else. It had a double bed, an amazing bathroom and a lovely kitchen-ette and living area. Staying in something like a houseboat is a totally different experience to a standard hotel and in my opinion, they’re usually in better condition and are super clean! Check out my top 5 things to do in Amsterdam post too!
Image c/o @emilyjanelathan on Instagram. We totally stole the idea from you!