Serviced Accommodation means ‘accommodation with meals provided’ i.e. hotels or Bed & Breakfast (guest houses). There are varying types of serviced accommodation as follows:
Hotels – can be of many sorts: Small Hotels, Country House Hotels, Town House Hotels, Metro Hotels (found in city and town centres), Budget Hotels (part of a chain).
Guest Accommodation – often don’t have the full facilities of a hotel, can offer breakfasts, may offer dinner and may be licensed.
Bed and Breakfasts – usually accommodate no more than six people. It’s like staying as a special guest in someone’s home. Guest Houses tend to have more than three rooms and may offer dinner to their guests. Some may be licensed. Farmhouses also offer bed and breakfast and sometimes dinner, always on a farm.
Non-serviced Accommodation do not provide food e.g. self-catering, camp sites, touring parks (for caravans) etc.
Self-catering – cottages and apartments where you can experience home from home comforts.
Touring Parks – welcome touring caravans, trailer tents and motorhomes.
Camp sites/parks – welcome visitors with tents.
Hostel /Backpacker Accommodation – accommodation is often in shared rooms with bunk beds.
Bunkhouse Accommodation – rural accommodation which can be booked by groups or individuals. Services and facilities may be limited but will include a self catering facility.
Camping Barns – is simple rural accommodation, often referred to as “stone tents”. Roomy and dry – usually need to bring your own sleeping bags.
Alternative & Bygone Era Accommodation – not star rated and covers accommodation such as wigwams, tipis, yurts.