Choosing the place to stay is the first thing you do when you are planning your holiday or business trip. The place of residence will be your home away from home for the duration of the stay and thus it is recommended you put a lot of thought into choosing one.
When you ignore this aspect of any travel, you are surely going to regret it later. A wrong choice of accommodation can ruin a perfectly planned trip. Here are a few tips for choosing your hotel:
Check Inclusions With The Price
Normally hotels have a breakfast included with the price, or other amenities like free pick up and drop facilities. Remember to check the inclusive services with the price you are paying for your accommodation. Ensure that you are using them in the best possible manner. Because the hotel actually makes you pay for these services (included in the fee) in spite of terming them as complementary.
Check for Toiletries
The last thing that you would want to do while on a trip is to scout for a shop that sells small bars of soap and other essential toiletries. Most hotels provide soap and hand washing. Some also provide towels, but it is hygienic to carry your own towel and avoid using the one provided by the hotel.
Check-In and Check-Out Times
Instances are aplenty where a resident of a hotel or apartment before they overstayed past the checkout time or arrived before the stipulated check-in time. Plan your travel accordingly and book your flight tickets after checking the timings for check-in and checkout. Normally hotels charge the rent for a complete day in case you fail to adhere to these times. In case of an emergency contact the hotel earlier and request them to arrange for alternatives. In most cases, they will comply.
Proximity to Intended Destinations
In case you are traveling for business or official purposes try to book accommodation near the place of work. People often choose hotels far away from the place of business just because they get lower prices. What they forget is that the inconvenience and price of commute often nullify the gains from booking a cheaper hotel.
A lot of families prefer to travel with their pets during holidays. You don’t want to end up booking a hotel that doesn’t allow its residents to have their pets with them. It is advised that you call the hotel and enquire about this issue before you go ahead and book it. You don’t want to go through all the hassle of cancellation and scouting for a new hotel after arriving at the destination.
Always call the hotel and ask for directions from the airport/station. You won’t be keen to get lost searching for the hotel with all the luggage and travel fatigue with you. If possible ask them to send over a pick-up car at the airport/station.
The right choice of hotels can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your trip. Whatever the purpose, leisure, or business, a good hotel will deliver guarantee higher productivity and better results.