5 Benefits of Self-Catering Accommodation

Being independent when you are traveling offers loads of advantages, and can make your entire trip that much easier. However, it can be hard if you don’t have a large travel budget or time to spend on cooking your own food.

Luckily, there is an increasingly popular option available for travelers: self-catering accommodation like Sleepy Lagoon Motel. It gives the traveler the best of both worlds by providing them with a comfortable place to stay and all the amenities they need, while also giving them plenty of freedom to cook their own meals whenever they want.

Thinking about holidaying in Tin Can Bay? Here are 5 reasons you should book your stay at a self-catering accommodation like Sleepy Lagoon Motel!

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1. Save Money On Your Holiday

A self-catering holiday is now one of the most popular ways to holiday as it gives you a lot more freedom and control. A self-catering apartment or house provides better value for money than a hotel or resort because there are no additional charges added to the final price. All cleaning, linen items, kitchen utilities, towels, etc are included so you know exactly what you’re paying beforehand.

2. Flexibility Of Location

When you book a self-catering apartment or holiday house it’s yours to come and go as you please, making it more flexible around your schedule. Location is no longer limited to what is on offer in the resort itself.

Some resorts may not have all the amenities you need, which may only be available 5 minutes away, off-site. You can shop at local supermarkets or any shops that are close by.

3. Save Money On Eating Out

One of the biggest expenses when traveling is food and drinks. The resort may be all-inclusive but that doesn’t mean the prices are affordable, especially if you’re planning ahead for your whole trip or ending up eating out every day just because it’s more convenient/cheaper.

With a self-catering apartment or house, you would be able to cook your own meals saving money and time as well as knowing exactly what ingredients are going into your meal…NO PRESERVATIVES!

Self-catering accommodation allows you to save money on your meals by allowing you to cook for yourself and by visiting local butchers, grocers and other places where locals shop, you’ll be able to get ingredients at a much lower price because you are buying bulk! You will also have access to all the kitchen appliances that restaurants use such as fridges, ovens, microwaves and more so that preparation is a breeze!

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4. Freedom to Cook Your Own Food

Travelling is all about having fun and doing what you want, when you want! Self-catering accommodation gives you that freedom because it provides a comfortable apartment or house with the essentials like cooking utensils, crockery and even dishwashing supplies, allowing you to make whatever meals you want whenever you feel hungry.

This allows you to save money on expensive restaurant bills while also getting the chance to try out local recipes at their best!

5. Enjoy Home Comforts

Self-catering accommodation puts travellers in the middle of where they want to be as opposed to them being stuck at one location. When you go on a holiday you want to escape from your everyday life and enjoy the comforts of home in a location that is unique and memorable for all the right reasons.

The most important thing is that self-catering accommodation makes it easier for travelers to stay for longer periods of time, be more flexible with their schedule, save money, have independence, and enjoy being in a new place without having to worry about restrictions or rules.

Choose Sleepy Lagoon Motel’s

Self-Catering Accommodation Options

Sleepy Lagoon Motel is a private, comfortable, and convenient self-catering accommodation option centrally located in Tin Can Bay. Owners Jen and Mike are long-time locals who dedicate themselves to providing their guests with an experience that will surely have them returning to the motel in no time!

Each studio cabin we have available is equipped with a helpful range of amenities, including:

  • a microwave
  • a mini fridge
  • toaster
  • kettle


Guests are welcome to borrow an induction cooktop or cookware, or use the fry pan on request when staying at our motel. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible!

Are you visiting the Tin Can Bay area? Passing through, or touring? Enjoy the comforts of home and book your stay at Sleepy Lagoon Motel.

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