|Hotels in Australia
Australia offers a booming tourist industry and as a consequence, there is an abundance of accommodations in Australia including hotels, motels, private apartments for rent, villas for rent, resorts, caravan parks, youth hostels, bed and breakfasts, farm stays and so forth.
Australian hotels offer many of the amenities and variations as its American or European counterpart. Larger cities such as Melbourne or Brisbane offer anything from the Four Seasons to the Sheraton or youth hostels where you have the bathroom down the hall and share sleeping quarters with strangers. Away from major cities, hotels in Australia are more likely to be pubs with rooms above or behind the restaurant or bar area or with sleeping areas in a separate, motel Šlike building located at the back. Older hotels, cheaper hotels or hotels in remote areas may not offer private phones in the room so you might want to consider obtaining a cell phone for such eventualities.
A resort hotel is intended to provide an atmosphere that provides everything from accommodations to fun and recreation to food and drink. While convenient, this type of situation tends to draw you away from what the local culture may offer as it puts you in an isolated situation. Whether you are in Australia or in another country, you will not always notice a distinctive difference.
Motels are mainly for motorists traveling through a particular destination or, in other words, are usually intended primarily for rest. Sometimes however, there are a few amenities offered such as a restaurant or a swimming pool. Motels are generally ideal if you plan on staying only a night or two and want to save money yet want a safe place to stay for you and your family.
Apartment of villa rentals are intended for longer stays, usually from a week, a month or even longer. There are plenty of agencies that specialize in villa or apartment rentals or even swaps - you swap your home with the owner of a home in Australia.
Hostels are generally suitable for the budget traveler traveling by backpack. The accommodations are generally the least expensive available, usually there is very little in terms of amenities and often you share your quarters with other travelers. If you are looking for adventure and are traveling by yourself or with a friend or two, this solution can provide for meeting interesting people and adventurous situations. Here is a website that gives you a free list of youth hostels in Australia www.allbackpackers.com.au.
A bed and breakfast, or B&B, can prove to be an interesting alternative to a hotel. They may vary from inexpensive to expensive but they generally provide you to get a real sense of the local culture that you may miss otherwise if you stayed in a hotel, particularly a large, chain hotel. Here is a helpful resource for locating a Bed & Breakfast in Australia www.babs.com.au