Saturday, 26 July 2014

Guest Post: Top things to consider when choosing your hotel

You might spend months looking forward to your holidays. After all, breaks away from home provide the perfect opportunity to get away from the stresses and strains of daily life and to relax and recharge. However, if you don’t choose the right hotel, your dream vacation could quickly turn into a nightmare.
Here are some top tips that should help you select the ideal accommodation for your next trip.

When you’re on vacation you’ll want to be able to relax completely, so it’s important that your hotel offers the right facilities. Perhaps you’re keen to dine in the hotel, or take a dip in the pool. You might also want to pamper yourself in a spa. Before you book your accommodation, make sure it ticks all of your boxes.
There’s internet access to consider too. While you’re away from home, you may need to keep in touch with your friends and family by email, VoIP calls and social media, and you might also wish to check in with the office, research the local area and more. To do this, it helps to have fast, reliable and secure WiFi. Thanks to providers such as Airangel, many hotels now offer such web access.
In addition, it’s worth checking to see if your hotel offers things like climate control settings, a TV, ironing facilities, a hairdryer, a mini bar and a safe.

In an ideal world, money would be no object when you’re planning your holidays. However, the chances are you’ll have a budget to stick to. This means it’s worth scouring the web for great deals. The less you spend on your accommodation, the more cash you’ll be able to splash on activities and entertainment when you’re away from home.
By spending some time researching your options, you should be able to find impressive deals on great hotels. It helps if you’re prepared to travel out of peak season.

Unless you’re planning to spend all of your time in your hotel, you’ll need to put some careful thought towards your holiday destination. You might decide it’s worth selecting slightly more basic accommodation if this means you get to travel to more exciting locations.
Think about convenience too. For example, find out how close hotels are to local amenities and attractions, and work out how easy it is to reach the accommodation in the first place. Some hotels provide airport shuttle busses.

Standard of service
The way in which hotel staff members deal with you can make or break your holiday experiences, so it’s really important that you opt for a hotel that can deliver prompt, polite and effective customer service. The best way to find out about this is to take a look at customer reviews. These should give you an honest and reliable insight into the service standards offered by different hotels.

You’re spending your hard-earned money on your trips away from home, so you’ll no doubt expect your hotels to be clean. The last thing you want is to have to put up with stained sheets and slimy showers.
By perusing customer reviews and photos online, you should be able to get a good impression of the overall standard of cleanliness offered by different hotels.
As long as you consider these points when you’re perusing the selection of hotels on offer, you should be able to book the perfect break.

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