This accommodation category is growing in popularity with families and groups. It is an apartment within a building, usually within a main centre. Kitchen and laundry facilities are generally contained in the apartment. The drawback to self-catering apartments is that, unlike most other accommodation options, they have limited servicing e.g. beds aren’t made or room serviced each day. However the cost savings on dry cleaning and restaurant meals can be substantial, and there is a certain charm to be able to live like a local (for example, cooking what you’ve purchased at a local market).