Looking for a getaway this summer? The strength of the dollar versus the euro makes Europe a hotspot destination this summer. Choosing a destination is one part of the equation, but your choice in the type of accommodation will play a large role in how you experience the destination.
Visiting Norway, Britain or Spain and staying at luxury hotels or resorts, or serviced apartments in friendly neighborhoods, to campsites or campus accommodations, will give you four very different experiences. Ranging from the sterile, cocooned tourist experience to an enriching one that brings you in touch with the destinations energy, heritage, its people and flavors, the decision of where to stay is more than just a budget consideration. It’s all down to how you want to experience the destination. So what are some interesting destinations and the best accommodations there?
World Escape, Bergen, Norway
The city of Bergen lies on the coastline of Norway and is the convergence point of seven hills and fjords. It traces its origins to 1070 AD and is one of the most scenic cities in Northern Europe. It is famous for its pristine natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. It is a vibrant destination and a good base while exploring the surrounding areas dotted with castles, museums and picture postcard houses. World Escape offers Bergen Escape holiday apartments located in friendly, attractive and convenient neighborhoods, across the city.
Culcreuch Castle Hotel, Fintry, Scotland
The hotel is one of the oldest castle hotels in Scotland. It is located on a 1600 acre Scottish estate. It offers modern facilities with four-poster beds in all rooms. The hotel features a full service restaurant and bar on its premises. Scotland is golf and scotch heaven. For the avid golfer, the famous Gleneagles course is a 30-minute drive away. The Famous Grouse is Scotland’s oldest distillery and is also a short drive away. The countryside around the region is dotted with traditional homes and quaint inns.
Four Seasons Country Club, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Sometimes you just want to indulge yourself and your family. The Four Seasons Country Club at Quinta do Lago is your perfect luxury gateway to an Algarve holiday. The hotel offers one and two bedroom villas located on a 16 acre private estate. Golfers will enjoy teeing off on the famous Quinta do Lago golf course located nearby. The coastline of the region gives access to miles of clean, secluded beaches. The hotel also offers facilities for tennis and cycling.
Europe on a budget
If you want to explore Europe on a tight budget without losing out on the experience, there are many options open to you across all European cities. These range from campsites, campus or paying guest accommodations to budget hotels that are centrally located. This allows you to allocate more of your resources towards exploring and absorbing the local sights and sounds. A quick Google search will open up many options at the destinations you are considering.
The best accommodation in Europe is not about the most expensive accommodation. The best accommodation is one that gives you the richest experience while meeting your budgetary needs.
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