There are many different types of accommodation on offer in Barrow-in-Furness and Cumbria, with each providing various facilities and a different experience. In this post, we will explain what Hostels, House Share’s, Guesthouses, Apartments and Hotels are like, and the types of facilities you may get at each.
Hostels/House-shares may provide the cheapest accommodation. They normally offer shared rooms with bunk beds, but some also have private rooms available. Often the amenities are shared and you don’t get towels or toiletries included.
Despite this house-shares are fantastic options. They are normally very friendly and great for meeting new people, they are often in town center locations and tend to provide good links to public transport.
Guesthouses are fantastic and may be family run. The hosts often take pride in the property, has nice local furnishings, and will make you feel like their home is your home. Guesthouses may come with shared facilities like bathrooms and kitchens.
You may get homemade food and even tours of the destination through guesthouses.
Apartments are especially great for longer stays or if you want to have your own space or cook. Many apartments come with great furnishings and facilities allowing you to settle down for as long as you need.
Often you will find apartments are modern and a home from home. With facilities from the basics like not sharing a Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Space to luxuries such as washing machines, Ironing Facilities and the biggie.. Parking!
Hotels can offer the most facilities and come in different star levels, often from 1-5 with five being the highest. Star levels of hotels are often determined by the country and not defined by a worldwide authority, so what may be a five star in one country, may only be a four star in another. Around the hotel, you may get a pool, fitness and spa facilities, bars and multiple restaurants.
Also as you go up in stars the facilities and service will improve, with higher ranked hotels having more staff, butler services, 24-hour concierge and will basically do everything to ensure you have the most amazing stay possible.
Another accommodation option to stay in is a resort. Resorts tend to be self-contained and come with all the facilities you need and can often be great for family holidays. They can sometimes be located in central places such as close to the local towns or maybe in more rural isolated locations, which can be perfect to just get away from everything and for honeymoons.
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