Staying in Sitges? Hotels Vs Villas

Where to stay on your holiday in Sitges

Look, we don’t have to convince you about the wonders of Sitges. You wouldn’t be reading this article if you weren’t already pretty much sold on visiting this wonderful place. So we won’t bore you by trying to give you alternatives to the beach, or ways to travel around, or other areas to visit around the region. We’ve covered that extensively in the past. If you’re going to stay here, you might as well stay somewhere nice. But have you searched for hotels in Sitges? Wow. There is quite a range of options, across different parts of the city. And those price ranges can really through you. Are you getting a bargain? Or are you getting what you pay for?

We want to explore the options for accommodation, the different ways in which you can stay in Sitges in villas or hotels, their benefits, and ultimately let you make the decision as to what’s your best option. Of course, we do happen to be biased, but we’ll try and represent the hotel side as fairly as possible. Spoiler Alert: there is a strong chance that this article will end up favouring one option over the other…but we’ll see.

The City of Sitges

Stunning Sitges…much more than a beach or two.

As you uncover the magic of the city, you’ll see that there is so much more to discover than just the beach. This city has a rich history of being a beach location for Barcelona natives, but that’s just one side. Other visitors come to Sitges to discover the Film Festival or the Carnival. It also has a rich underside of artistic appeal that alternative lifestylers love to participate with. There is also a resounding nightlife, one that is pumping during the hot summer months with many gay and lesbian clubs throughout the city.

Also, it helps that this shoreline of Spain happens to be blessed with 300+ days of sunshine every year. There really isn’t a bad time to visit Sitges. You’ll love your trip, whenever it is that you find yourself here. But where are you going to stay?

Sitges Villas vs Sitges Hotels

Although there are a small number of alternatives, the majority of tourists to Sitges choose a hotel for their accommodation needs. But did you know that Sitges villas are increasingly an option for anybody coming here? Let’s look at what the comparison is between the two options and you can decide for yourself which option is best for your plans.

Sitges Accommodation Price

Since this is going to be one of the first things you look at (let’s be real here), we’ll cover off this comparison.

First, let’s have a look at what you’re actually paying for. When you book a hotel, you’re paying the price of the building itself, the dozens of staff members working there, the food that you may not order, the services that you may not use, and the maintenance of rooms that you’ll never see. Hidden in that room rate price are all the features and benefits of a hotel that you may never use.

When you pay the price for a villa, you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for. You get a private place, all to yourself. You don’t have any staff costs, because there are no staff members. You don’t have excessive services, because you’re not using any. You pay for a place. You get a place. That’s all there is.   

But when you purchase a room at a hotel, you probably won’t have a kitchen. You won’t have a private pool. You likely won’t have a lounge room or several bedrooms for other guests. Your hotel room seems pretty paltry in comparison to what you get for your money at a villa.

Multiple Guests

Group travel is amazing…as long as you stay all together

Are you travelling with a group of people? Studies tell us that travelling in large groups is more common than it used to be in the past. But travelling with a group does have its downsides. The most complicated of them being the accommodation. If you do manage to all find rooms in one hotel, can you guarantee that you’ll all be together? On the same floor even? That would be a challenge.

But when you book a private villa, you get homes that accommodate multiple guests under one roof. You can have separate bedrooms, maintain some privacy, but all have your own space. Imagine planning out your day all together over the breakfast table? Or coming to cool off in your private pool when the beach gets a bit crowded in the afternoon? Or enjoying the company of the people you’re travelling with as you sip Spanish wine and reminisce about your day in your own private lounge room?

As if you can get all that with a hotel.

Saving on Food Costs

Besides the price of the actual room and getting what you pay for, you also have to have enough money left over for the rest of the trip. That means that you need to find ways to cut costs while you stay in Sitges. It can get pretty expensive so a great way to save some of your hard-earned money is to spend less on food.

That’s going to get hard in a hotel room. Most hotels don’t have a private kitchen for you to cook food, or even store something in the fridge. It looks like you’re going to be eating out at least twice a day if you want an actual meal to eat.

But when you have your own private villa, you have all the comforts of a house. And that includes a private kitchen for you to use. Cook your own meals, meals that you plan, prepare, and that you know exactly what went in them. You don’t have to never go out again, but it’s refreshing to have some staples in your own refrigerator as well as some cheaper meal nights when you don’t feel like competing for busy tables at restaurants and cafés.

Avoid the Crowds

Everyone knows that there are peak and off-peak seasons in Sitges. During the summer months (June-August), Sitges can be packed with visitors from all over Europe and the world. Finding accommodation in Sitges isn’t necessarily hard, but you will have to book early if you want the hotel room of your choice. With thousands of other visitors looking at the same hotels, competing for the same rooms, your chances of booking anything decent dwindles as time passes.

The best news about private villa bookings in Sitges is that you have your choice. We do see busy times, but it’s nothing compared to the crowds battling for that last hotel room on the edge of town during the peak season. Finding a private villa is still rising in popularity. That means that you have competition over some of the prestigious villas that you can choose from. Even last minute bookings in Sitges provides some exquisite options for staying here. Alternatively, book a villa outside of the city for the best bargain and choice.

Remarkable Rooms

In a city that has a history dating back several hundred years, you’ll find stunning architecture around every street corner. There are cathedrals, castles, old buildings dating back several centuries, representations of different rulers, as well as some of the artistic flair that make this city great.

So after seeing all that majesty, how depressing is it to come back to a bland, boring hotel room. Sure, your hotel might have modern conveniences like lifts, carpeting, and modern decor, but is that truly what you want when you visit a city like this? If you prefer that, you can find hotels like this in every city around the world, and probably not more than a few kilometres from home.

The way we see it, if you’re going to travel to Sitges, why not stay in a remarkable place that actually reflects the history of this city? Private villas are a part of the landscape here. They belong in the city. They don’t feel out of place or out of touch with Sitges. These private homes have been here and truly reflect what it’s like to live in this city. Staying in a private villa ensures that you are experiencing the fullness of the city, even when you return to your place at night. The wonders don’t end when you walk back through your door.

Sitges Hotels vs Villas: Conclusion

Ok, obviously, we have a preference. If you’re going to stay in Sitges, we’d prefer that you love where you stay. Find the perfect villa that saves you money, accommodates your entire group, and provides the perfect backdrop for your journey through history here. With any luck, we’ll see you again real soon.