Aparthotels Andalucia & la Costa del Sol

Aparthotels in Andalucia

By Dee McMath

Aparthotel: Holiday apartment rental with main reception and other facilities on site

Tourists have been visiting Andalucia and especially the Costa del Sol for some 40 years. It is not unusual to meet people who have been coming back annually over a 20 year period. During this time, the nature of tourism has changed and developed in many different ways. Like the teenager, who reaches 21, wants to be free and have the proverbial 'key to the door', similarly many of today's tourists want their independence when on vacation. The aparthotel is an excellent choice of accommodation for those who like more freedom than with a hotel room and yet without feeling totally alone in a far-flung, independently rented apartment. There are many aparthotels in Andalucia and on the Costa del Sol to chose from. 

aparthotels - how do they work

This hybrid of apartment/hotel accommodation offers the best of both worlds. Upon arrival you will collect the keys at the reception desk and leave them there upon your departure, just like with a hotel room. Aparthotel services, such as cleaning, linen change, etc will be carried out as agreed when you make your booking. This may be once a week or every day, depending on the establishment and the charges made. Andalucian aparthotels often have cafeteria and restaurant facilities as well as swimming pool, bars and entertainment due to many of the aparthotels in Andalucia being found along one of the Costas, namely the Costa del Sol. Hotels offer different rates, depending on whether you require half or full board. With the aparthotel, the price will cover the accommodation only and then you have the option to use on site or nearby facilities, paying as you go. Since your apartment will have a fully equipped kitchen, you have the choice of self-catering. This means that you can cook when you choose and not be tied to a hotel meal timetable. An advantage of the aparthotel over some more remote type of rentals is that you can always contact the reception for advice or help regarding car hire, where to eat, what's on, etc.