17 Sep 2019 - 6 min read
Traveloka's broad range of accommodations in both local and overseas destinations, you can have the most convenient and hassle-free experience. From hotels, B&Bs, and resorts, there’s something out there that would definitely suit your travel needs. Not sure what type fits you? Let us take you on a quick hospitality run-through.
The most popular choice for travelers, hotels offer private rooms with full-service amenities and facilities. Most hotels are found within tourist destination areas and vary depending on its star level. One to three-starred ones are budgethotels that offer clean accommodations but may lack in services or amenities. As the property rating increases to four to five stars, they become known as luxuryhotels and provide a wide range of services like a 24-hour concierge, multiple restaurants, and spa services.
Resorts are often located in more rural or isolated areas, which makes them the perfect getaway destination! Enjoy a broad range of facilities from large swimming pools to private beaches, plus the chance to just escape to paradise. This type also has all-inclusive options that make it more fit to your budget if you’re traveling with a group. Most also have complete services and amenities to make your stay as great and relaxing as possible.
The apartment concept is basically enjoying the features of a hotel in a larger space. Some apartments may be fully-serviced or not, but are fully-furnished and equipped with your basic needs. Apartments can also offer a variety of services including breakfast and access to wellness areas like gyms and swimming pools.
The term, taken from the Romans, pertains to the luxurious country estates one would visit every now and then. Villas have complete amenities like that of a hotel but offer a more private and intimate setting that makes you feel right at home.
Lodges are perfect for group travelers because they usually have large accommodations. Often located in outdoorsy settings like parks or mountain grounds, lodges are great if you want to experience a more secluded and quiet holiday with the whole family or have a place to stay close to hiking trails or nature parks. Depending on the location, some may have complete amenities and services or are self-catering.
These are generally low-budget guesthouses perfect for backpackers or travelers who are looking for a short and cheap stay. It offers basic amenities and shared facilities but some also have private rooms. Most are in great locations with easy access to transportation systems and close to tourist destinations.
This concept originated in Japan with the first-ever capsule hotel having been established in Osaka. These offer pod quarters with basic amenities, shared bathrooms, and other facilities. Capsule hotels are one of the cheapest and most unique accommodations there is and is often located conveniently near stations or transportation hubs. It was meant to cater businessmen but is now flocked by tourists looking for a new lodging experience or to simply cut down on stay costs.
When B&Bs come to mind, most people think rural cottages with sweet hosts and a cat roaming around the property. Although that’s not far from what it truly is today, Bed and Breakfasts have evolved into more convenient and great stays for many travelers. Much like a hostel, it has private and shared rooms with limited facilities. It is often family-owned with six to eleven rooms and offers a breakfast meal for every overnight stay.
Motels or "Motorists Hotels" are usually made for long-journey travelers looking for a place to stay the night before heading back to the road in the morning. They provide bare minimum services and facilities and will cost you much less than a hostel.
A homestay is basically renting out a room (sometimes an entire property) from a local resident. Homestays vary per location and can offer more than just a place to sleep, like meals and amenities. Homestays also provide you with a chance to fully experience “how the locals do” as you get to chat with the hosts about local knowledge. Some might even be willing to show you around or cook a traditional meal for you.
This is a traditional Japanese-style Inn that resembles a hostel with its shared rooms, public baths, and dining spaces. But what makes it unique is their impeccable hospitality and that Japanese touch: like the tatami-matted rooms, the yukatas (Japanese garments) offered for guests to wear during their stay, and the traditional meals served. Planning on a getaway with the family? An adventure with the whole barkada? Book your stay with Traveloka today!]]>