Just yesterday, I came across an interesting article in the local magazine. If you’re already guessing the topic of the article, I am here to help you. Well, it was not about any movie star or cricketer; it was about the way people prefer local guest houses over luxurious hotels. In short, visitor lodges returned into fashion once again. As a matter of fact, both corporate as well as family people choose lodges instead of high-end hotels.
For me, it’s not something surprising as I love staying in a visitor lodge instead of an expensive hotel. I will explain the basic reasons in the remaining part of my article. According to the magazine article, the global financial setback is one of the main reasons for people to show more interest in guest house accommodation. Considering the present situation of the world economy, most people cannot afford a foreign vacation today, and you can expect this trend to continue for a very long time. Even for those who prefer staying at home, holidaying on a budget is a good option. This type of accommodation is very popular, as this is the most cost-effective place to stay in.
Even if you’re not a budget traveler, here are some valid reasons behind the immense popularity of guest houses over expensive five-star hotels.
The phrase “visitor lodge” generally invites images of dirty rooms, worn bed sheet and lack of facilities. If you’re thinking in the same line, chances are that you’re still residing in the past. These days, guest houses are stylish, ornate and most importantly comfortable. The rooms of these lodges are pretty clean, without too much clutter or frills around. This gives you a homely feeling – something you really need when you’re out on vacation.
Previously, guest lodges were small and generally owned by people from middle-class backgrounds. However, today, they’re also popular among business owners and corporate people. What’s more, the owners of these guest houses usually belong to humble backgrounds and know the exact demands of their customers. In short, they take all the necessary steps to make sure that their customers feel easy and comfortable. This personal relationship breeds a family like ambiance – the top priority for any holiday enthusiast.
Most of these lodges have cooking spaces and customers can use this area to their will. Such facilities are not generally available in five-star hotels. Besides saving you a lot of money, you can eat according to your preference, even in a foreign land.