Most hotels will offer a restaurant to provide your breakfast and supper; alternatively, you can book self-catered accommodation. It might seem like getting to eat at a restaurant each day would be a welcome treat, but it rarely ends up feeling that way. Here are just four ways self-catering accommodation comes out ahead.
- Stay Healthy
Restaurant food tends to be less healthy than the food you cook yourself. Even if there are healthier options, it’s very hard to resist the temptation to eat something tastier. You might have every intention of chowing down on oatmeal, but those good intentions can melt away when you pass the platters of eggs, sausages, and bacon. When you’re cooking for yourself you can buy fresh and make sure you eat healthy.
- Cater to Your Tastes
A restaurant is going to make food that appeals to the majority, not to your specific tastes. Over a day or two, eating such food isn’t going to be such a big deal, but it can become annoying having to pick from the one or two dishes you fancy if you’re staying for more than a few days. Opting for self-catered means that you can keep things nicely varied and eat only what appeals to you.
- Save Money
Some hotel restaurants are all-inclusive, but remember that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The cost of each meal will be taken into account, so you’ll be paying for those meals even if you only have a banana and a piece of toast. If you actually have to pay each time you use the restaurant, you’ll find your costs soaring very quickly. If you want to keep your expenses to a minimum, buying and cooking your own food is the way to go.
- Eat When You Want
Hotel restaurants don’t operate around the clock. Instead, each meal will be served during a set period. If you miss it, you’re not going to be eating. Maybe you decide to have a lie-in; you’ll probably miss breakfast. Maybe you’re going to arrive late after an evening sightseeing tour; you’ll probably have missed dinner. Booking self-catered accommodation means eating whenever you choose.