Hen Party Planning: Hotels v Apartments

What's your ideal type of hen party accommodation? Are you a hotel fan or an independent apartment girl?

Here are the pros and cons of each. Choose wisely, avoid bickering and keep everyone sweet!


The perfect hen party accommodation for girls who like creature comforts. Barcelona has some amazing hotels. Think rooftop swimming pools and super stylish décor. Choose from Barceloneta beach hotels, rooms overlooking Las Ramblas, boutique beds and gorgeous independent hotels in the Barri Gotic.

Planning a hen in Ibiza? There are some brilliant all-inclusive deals and hotels with pools in places like Es Cana. If you want to push the boat out, stay in a hotel in Ibiza Town.

Alternatively, go for an aparthotel and get the freedom of an apartment with the comfort of a hotel.

Hotel pros

You often get breakfast in a hotel, they're stylish, centrally located and good if you want an on-site bar, a little luxury and great facilities.

Hotel cons

They can be expensive and you'll have to keep the noise down or face the wrath of the receptionist! Not great if you want to let off a little steam on your hen party.


Apartments are overtaking hotels as the most popular form of hen party accommodation, particularly in Barcelona. Go self-catering and you will save money, plus you'll be free to come and go as you please. It's like having your own private pad for the weekend. Apartments are ideal if you're planning a party weekend in Ibiza, where you want to be able to sleep in without being woken up by housekeeping hoovering rooms at 8am!

Apartment pros

Apartments are the way to go if you want budget-friendly hen party accommodation. You'll save money on meals as all have kitchens and will be able to party as you get ready to go out for the night.

Apartment cons

Unlike hotels, apartments generally don't have maids to come in and clean up after you. Do you really want to have to clean (or risk losing your cash deposit) on the last day of a hen party in hedonistic Ibiza or Barcelona?

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