How do you chose an allergy friendly accommodation?
When I'm planning a trip I like to choose accommodation that allow me to make my own meals in case I have trouble finding restaurants where I can comfortably eat. My go-to lately has been AirBnB apartments because of the private kitchens. In the past when I've stayed at hostels, I've made sure to read a lot of reviews to learn about the kitchen space to see if I would be comfortable using their communal space to cook. When I have chosen to cook in hostels, I have just made sure to thoroughly clean the space and items before use.
I've had 90% success saying at AirBnb's with food allergies. I've had a few experiences where I stayed in a shared house with a family who cooks a lot of ethnic cuisine. This made me a bit uncomfortable using their kitchen and dishes. In those cases I've often dined out more than stayed in - which kind of defeats the purpose. I recommend looking at renting full places instead of just a room as you'll have a better chance of getting a kitchen designated for guests only.
We like to book hotel-based apartments with full kitchens, such as Disney Villas, Mainstays, and Residence Inn, and request an additional cleaning protocol be done by the hotel. They seem to be consistent and reliable. We then clean all the dishes and utensils once again before using them - with our own dish soap.
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