Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Why You Should Your Next Holiday Through Apartment Letting Websites Like Wimdu

A traditional package holiday is great for those of us who just want to laze about in the sun sipping cocktails, but what options are there for travellers who want more from their break but do not want to go on an ‘adventure’ holiday packed full of trips and activities? This is where private apartment letting sites like wimdu come into their own.

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If you are interested in visiting a city but want to avoid the areas that are traditionally popular with tourists, these sites are where you should start your search. For example, you can find furnished apartments in Istanbul that are located in the heart of the city, close to transport links and hosted by a resident. When you stay at in a private apartment or rent a room in a local’s home, you are not just paying for somewhere to lay your head at night; you are paying for your host’s local knowledge. Who better to tell you where the best restaurants or art galleries and museums are than someone who has an acute knowledge of the area? Who is better placed than someone with local knowledge to inform you of where the tourist hotspots in the city are and what times you should avoid going there?

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It is a requirement of booking with these private lettings sites that upon returning from your break you produce a review detailing your experience with your host. This means that you can find out about the quality of the accommodation and your host without committing to booking with anyone. You should keep in mind that reviews are entirely subjective and one guest may have a completely different experience to the next. It is recommended that you use caution and common sense before you decide where you will be staying and who you will be staying with.