Large group accommodation may not be appealing to people who are used to staying in hotels because most of them are self catering properties. If you are travelling as a group there are unique advantages of staying in large group accommodation rather than staying in normal hotel rooms.
1. They are cost effective
One of the advantages of travelling and staying as a group is that you get to stay in large group properties which most of the time come at a discounted rate. The larger the group the better the deal per person than if you stayed in different hotel rooms. If you share the total cost of the holiday accommodation and compare the price with that of a hotel room, you might be surprised at the amount of money you will be saving and that could even help you engage in other activities.
2. You get closer to your friends
If you all booked a hotel for your group, it would be difficult to get rooms that would be close to each other, you might even get rooms that are scattered all over different floors of the hotel. This means that a lot of time will be spent trying to remember which rooms or corridors your friends may be situated and you may not even get to spend as much time with your friends as you might have hopped. This could be disappointing especially if your friends live in far off places and you rarely see each other. Therefore staying in large group accommodation allows you to spend time together because you share common spaces such as the sitting rooms or theatres.
3. Great for hosting group parties
Unlike hotels, group accommodation mainly acts like a private home and even remain so when you rent them. You can arrange for great parties here away from crowds, it would be like having your very own house party only here you are away from home. You will not be interrupted by annoyed people in the room next door like in a hotel due to the loud music because large group accommodation is generally like a private home.
4. Share the chores
Most group accommodation is self catered which means you have to cook and maintain the house by yourselves. You can share chores such as cleaning and cooking with your friends, in fact you get to sample your friends’ secret recipes and also share your own. Since you will be cooking for yourselves the atmosphere is more relaxed unlike in the hotel rooms where meal times are set and you have to dress appropriately at such times. In a these kind of properties you may sleep in depending on how busy the night was and have breakfast in your pajamas just like at home.
5. Spaces are huge
Unless you are a millionaire and staying in one of the expensive hotels in a private suite, normal hotel rooms are not as spacious as large group accommodations. You get the added advantage of sharing large kitchen spaces, have many bedrooms and enjoy staying in large living rooms which are perfect for a party.