Luxury Villa Vs. Luxury Hotel: Which is Best?

Luxury Villa Vs. Luxury Hotel: Which is Best?


These days, those traveling abroad have an assortment of accommodation options to choose from. Whether you’re trying to save money and decide to stay in a hostel or want to treat yourself to a stay in a luxury hotel, the accommodation that you choose plays a huge part in how much you enjoy your trip. After all, when you’re on vacation, you still need to be able to come home to somewhere that is both safe and comfortable after a long day of exploring your destination (or sunbathing!). But, when it comes to luxury accommodation, choosing between a villa or a hotel can be tricky. We’ve put together a simple guide to help you decide which of the two is best for you!

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Depending on your destination, there are many ways in which luxury villa rentals can actually be a better choice than a luxury hotel. For example, in certain areas and resort destinations, villas are more mainstream than hotels and some rentals have been established for decades. If this is the case, it’s almost always the better option to go for over a hotel as villa guests are treated as honorary residents for a true ‘home-from-home’ experience that you simply can’t find at even the most luxury of hotels.


Another great reason to choose a villa such as the Villa Punto de Vista luxury villa rental in Costa Rica is the added degree of privacy. When you rent a villa, you have the whole home to yourself for the duration of your stay, and there’s no neighbors on the other side of the wall. The great thing about this is that many villas will have their own private pool area where you can relax undisturbed by other guests and in general, a villa will be a much quieter option than a hotel, making for a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway.


For pet owners, choosing accommodation that will allow them to bring their furry friend along for the trip is often the most important priority. If you are hoping to bring your dog along on vacation, for example, you might find it difficult to source a hotel that won’t mind you having your pet in the room. On the other hand, many villas will be pet-friendly, and the fact that they are private homes will also make for a more enjoyable stay for you and your pet!


When it comes to location, one possible downside of villas is that they are usually located in quieter, out-of-town areas. If you’re going to be renting a car or want to stay somewhere that’s a little off the beaten path, a villa rental could be perfect for you. However, those who want to stay somewhere that is close to the main tourist attractions, dining and nightlife in the area will often find that there are more hotels available which fit this location description.

Do you prefer a luxury hotel or a luxury villa to stay in when you travel? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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