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Why Stay in Self-Catering Apartments for Your Holiday

Have you ever considered staying in a self-catering apartment for your holiday but was a bit confused about what it is all about?

Well let me explain a little bit about them. We have run http://www.dukesapartments.com in Perth, Western Australia for the last six years, so we know a bit about the Apartment Accommodation business.

First of all what exactly are "self-catering holiday apartments"? Generally they are privately owned apartments, managed and operated by the owners. There are large chains that offer "self-catering apartments" but generally these are also "serviced apartments" in hotel style complexes. This article is focussed on the privately owned holiday apartments, which offer quite a few advantages over the apartments from large chains, but be aware there are also some disadvantages.

First lets look at the advantages:

  • When you are planning to travel in a group of more that 4 adults it is almost always cheaper to book a self-catering apartment than hotel rooms. If you are in a group of 6 adults an apartment will be a lot cheaper than taking 3 hotel rooms for the same period.
  • An apartment will have a lot more space than hotel rooms. Generally a 3 bedroom apartment has a lounge, a kitchen, and dining area as well as the bedrooms and bathrooms. This means that when traveling with children they can have their own bedroom, cutting out the squabbling which is so common when they suddenly find themselves sharing a bedroom with the little brother or sister.
  • You can cook for yourself, then saving money on restaurant meals, and healthier than eating cheap takeaway for all meals. You can even prepare packed lunches for picnics on day outings.
  • There will be no interruptions from a room maid and you do not need to worry about coming back to
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