Vacation accommodation options for families

So, it is time to choose the vacation; you have a destination in mind, the next big decision is the type of accommodation to book. With so many opportunities open to you, how to you choose between a 5 star hotel resort and a camp site? It’s hard enough to decide when you are traveling alone or as a couple, throw a family into the equation and the whole process of making that decision suddenly becomes a little more complex.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation (B&B)

This type of accommodation will suit short stay vacations, can be found around the world, and is often the most economical and flexible way to make an overnight stop somewhere. Whether it is an entirely suitable option for a family is another question. When you stay somewhere, do you need more than a bedroom with coffee making facilities? In general, B&Bs offer exactly what they say and very little else, a bed and breakfast! So if you are needing space for the kids to play, kitchen facilities to warm bottles and baby food, and an environment where noise from enthusiastic children is acceptable, then research the B&B option carefully. Read the accommodation details carefully, there are plenty of B&B destinations that will not even entertain the idea of having children in their homes, however, there will also be many run by parents or grandparents who will go out of their way to make your stay the best experience possible. Do bear in mind that you are a guest in someone’s house and you may find this reduces your flexibility and privacy to come and go as you please. We used B&Bs all the time before my son arrived, but I have to admit we have given them a miss in the last three years as I consider them far too restrictive with a toddler.

Farm stays

Farm stays are a fantastic accommodation option for families, and are totally geared towards having kids around. Accommodation will suit families with small cottages and cabins or large family rooms. Often self catering is an option on a farm stay, with the opportunity to sample or buy fresh produce such as eggs and milk straight from the barn. You can expect plenty of opportunities to explore the farm, with numerous activities available; watching the cows milking, pony rides, animal petting area, bottle feeding lambs, nature walks, collecting eggs and tractor rides. Farm stays offer a unique opportunity for the whole family to experience and learn about farming, with comfortable affordable accommodation, in locations that are likely to be quiet. We

Boutique Hotels on the Rise

Traveling has always been one of the most important parts of our lives and keeping this in mind the hotel industry has changed the whole concept of hotels very rapidly in the past few years. Now hotels are no longer a place where one goes because he has no immediate accommodation in that city but these hotels have become more than just a place to stay. These hotels now provide many other integrated services and luxuries like restaurants, swimming pools, gymnasiums, spas and many others.

In the last one decade the rise of boutique hotels has made a huge impression on the hotel industry and is still making it. These boutique hotels are now operating in every major or small city whether it is New York, London, San Francisco and or any part of the world. This concept of boutique hotels basically existed from 1980s. Initially, these boutique hotels were also known as “designer” or “lifestyle” hotels. Morgan hotel of New York was the first to get this label of “boutique hotel”. Now days, everyone is trying to call their hotel a boutique hotel but generally, a boutique hotel is one which is comparatively smaller, and constructed with the purpose of serving their personal customers rather than others. The definition of boutique hotel as per most of the travel and tour agents and websites of this type is, it is a hotel which do not have more than 50 rooms and the aim of this hotel is to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The blast in the numbers of boutique hotels has brought confusion as more and more internal hotel owners are opening their own chain of boutique hotels. Most famous are Starwood and resorts hotels.

After the huge popularity of New York’s Morgan hotel, many boutique hotels have come into existence all across the world especially in the cities that are hotspots in terms of tourism or around them. Let’s take London as an example. Till some time back, it was very hard to find one boutique hotel there but now boutique hotels are seen in every second street and what’s more, bigger hotels are also converting themselves into a boutique hotel. These big boutique hotels are gaining more popularity there as the rents are high and small boutique hotels are not workable often. In last five years or so, many boutique hotels have gained huge popularity in London and some of them are Guest houses in Notting Hill, Baglioni Hotel and the Soho Hotel in Soho.

In our second example, Paris, every type of boutique hotel can promise you a big success. Probably, this is the reason why there is a huge variety and quantity of boutique hotels to choose from. One of the Paris’s oldest boutique hotels is called Montalembert and it is situated on the left bank. The hotels that have been inducted as boutique hotel very recently are Hotel De Sers situated at Avenue Pierre and Hotel Sezz located very near to Eiffel Tower.

The interesting fact about boutique hotels is that the boutique hotels of North America are slightly bigger than the boutique hotels all around the world and this is because of the fact that rents are higher there. But still the boutique hotels are very famous in America.

It is estimated that as the tourism sector will grow the hotel industry especially the boutique hotel industry will also grow and also the fact that the big hoteliers have initiated their expression of interest in boutique hotels, will help this industry flourish for many years to come.

Living Accommodation

Living accommodation

Dalip Singh Wasan, Advocate.

At a very early stage in life of man on this earth, it had been said that man needs three basic requirements and those were enumerated as a house, clothes and food. And in spite of lapse of centuries, these basic demands are still there, though we have brought so many other demands and without the fulfillment of those demands, we have started thinking that we are still poor and unlucky persons.

Here we are talking of living accommodation that is the house. The man on this earth has already left behind his jungle and mountain life and now he has created so many things with which he can construct a living accommodation for himself and for his family. But the tragedy with the man is still there because in spite of all the materials on his command, he is not having a living accommodation which could be called a living accommodation. In all the countries are still found living in accommodations which are not fulfilling their minimum requirements. They are not living a happy life in the houses in which they are living, because the house provided to them are lacking the following provisions:-

(1) Each couple present in the house is not having a separate room where they could keep their privacy and each child is not having his own separate room to which he could call his own room and keep the same as per his or her own desires. Most of the people in most of the countries are living in one-room house or in two-room houses where they are not having any privacy and therefore, they live like animals. Even the states could not provide living accommodations to the people of their countries. Most of the accommodations provided by the state are not fulfilling these minimum demands and those are provided to the employees as per his or her rank and in this way people who are in lower ranks are having accommodations which are not able to call themselves as living accommodation.

(2) This is not good when rich and powerful people are having their colonies separately from those who are poor and weak people. In India people who are called dalits are not allowed to have accommodations in those colonies which are meant for rich and powerful people or for people who are calling themselves as belonging to rich and of higher classes. And we note that the houses owned by the rich, powerful and by people who are from higher classes have good looking houses while houses of poor, dalits and weak people are not good looking houses.

(3) When we talk of other provisions like fans, cooler, air conditioners, bathrooms, toilets, rooms, furniture, kitchen, store, verandah, kitchen garden good open yard are not available in the houses and only some of the people could provide these provisions in the house.

(4) In most of the houses the people are not having a separate kitchen and thus the smoke is available in each article in the house including clothes which are hung in the room.

(5) There is no separate accommodation for old and elderly people in the house. The bed rooms, the drawing rooms which had been constructed by those people when they were young and they were planning the house have been snatched away by the children and now most of the old and elderly people are accommodated in the space near doors or they are given some place on the roof from where even their voice could not be heard by those who are living in the ground floor. Such a treatment is given to the old and the elderly because the youths are not having their own accommodation. The state must come for the help of these old and elderly people in the house so that they may be able to wait for their death easily.

(6) It must be accepted that children are not provided living accommodation as per their demand and as per their requirements. They must have separate rooms where they should be provided with reading and study facilities. There should be proper light, air and even water should be available in the room.

(7) Each living room must have attached bath room and toilet so that they members living in the room could have their own privacy and they may not be standing in line before the bathroom and before the toilet. If we examine the living accommodations in the world, we shall find that very few people are lucky who could get such accommodation in the house.

(8) Each house must have a small garden.

(9) Each house must have place where clothes could be spread for drying in Sun because this is most important and where such open space is not available, the clothes washed shall not be getting proper Sun light and most of the germs shall remain in the clothes.

(10) There should be space for vehicles so that those could be kept safe and should not be standing outside the house having encroachment on municipal land.

People who live in houses which are not provided with all these facilities are often either sad or mad and they do not behave properly. They are not in a position to have ain introspection and that is the reason they are not in a position to correct themselves That is the reason they do not get time and space to study, to write something, to have a look on the TV or listen to radio. Such people do not remain normal people and they are not progressive in nature. They are not fertile brain and we should not expect much from such people. Therefore, time has come when each family and each government must start from the house and they must make it sure that their people are getting proper accommodation and if they do not pay heed towards this problems, a time shall come when they shall be having all backward and brainless people with them. A good and proper accommodation is the first need of a society which wants to go ahead and take the people in the next phase of life. The present system where even the states themselves are not providing the people with reasonable accommodation are committing a grave crime with humanity because only animals could be collected in such like shed. If we take that we are men and women, then we should live in reasonable accommopdations.

These are the minimum requirements which a living accommodation must provide to the owners of the house and if they are not in a position to have such spaces and items in their house, they shall never admit that they are having a good living accommodation. People like in India would never be able to provide such complete accommodation tot heir people and these facilities shall be in luck of those who own money and who own seats of power. The poor people must remain poor and they must look poor and a true and easy identification of a poor person is that he is not having a good living accommodation. The rich and powerful people would never tolerate that poor people should also own or be provided with living accommodation and wiping out all the differences between the rich and the poor. Therefore, the poor shall have to continue with low type of houses so that the rich and powerful people could say that they are rich and more powerful and they may invite the people to their house just to tell them that they could construct such a living accommodation.


Hostels in Dublin

Living in hostels is one of the most enchanting experiences of life. Hostels are made to accommodate people jointly. A hostel is usually considered to be a living place of school, college or university students who are away from their hometowns and families, but in Europe, hostels are low-priced residences for low-budget travellers.

Living in a hostel adds colour in your travel. You get to socialize. When people from different social back grounds and school of thoughts live together, they generate a great atmosphere. This is why hostels are far better than hotels for you if you are young and are travelling alone. Living in hostels can save almost 60 to 80% of your usual overnight expenditure. No doubt hostels are the most excellent lodging for a budget minded tourist

In the charming county of Dublin, hostels are the best option if you are on a tight budget. The youth hostels in Dublin offer their guests more than a cheap overnight shelter. Besides cosy old buildings, originally built for the hostel’s point of view, you may also find many houses in picturesque delightful countryside environments as well as in large cities.

Intelligent people prefer to stay in hostels and get many advantages which are not available in the isolated atmosphere of hotels and make their vacation more exciting and interesting. In hostels, a person rents a bed instead of the whole room, he shares the washroom with his roommates, living room and kitchen with other hostel mates and thus he learns to live together. Living in a hostel creates the beautiful sense of sharing in a person.

There are a large number of hostels in Dublin, located in both city centres and uptown areas. Welcoming, clean and budget accommodation provision is the main objective of all the hostels. If you are new in Ireland and looking for a safe but inexpensive place to stay then you only need to consult our Hostels Guide. Do not get confused because presents you authentic information about economical, affordable and Cheap Hostel Accommodation for students, backpackers and travellers in Dublin and all over Ireland.