Faced with many hotels on offer, it is not always easy to find the right accommodation for your vacation. Whether you are a sportsman, a partygoer, a young couple on honeymoon, a family with children,
Faced with many hotels on offer, it is not always easy to find the right accommodation for your vacation. Whether you are a sportsman, a partygoer, a young couple on honeymoon, a family with children, or a fitness enthusiast… Everyone has the criteria to select the hotel that best suits his or her needs and desires for a successful vacation without any unpleasant surprises upon arrival!
Notably, a bad experience happens very quickly and can spoil your stay! So, how can you be sure not to be disappointed on arrival? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our tips to help you find your dream accommodation, the one that fully meets your needs.
Why take the time to choose your hotel before booking a trip?
Indeed, mediocre accommodation, which does not correspond to your expectations, can spoil your stay. There can be many reasons for this: a noisy neighborhood, a closed reception, a bed with questionable hygiene, alternating temperatures (hot/cold) due to the inability to properly adjust the heating or air conditioning, unpleasant staff, etc.
Therefore, the first thing to optimize is your research to avoid unpleasant surprises. What is your search protocol? Do you just search for “cheap hotel (name of the city)” on the Internet? Maybe you go through a travel guidebook/blog? Don’t neglect this step, and don’t book the first one that comes along because the price is attractive! Take the time to find out about the accommodation in question so that it doesn’t disappoint you.
1. Choose a privileged location
On vacation, location is everything, especially if it’s a short stay and you have no personal transportation. It is up to you to determine the location according to your interests! However, if your budget allows it, don’t rent a hotel outside the city just because it’s cheaper. There is nothing more annoying than wasting time in a cab to get to the city center. In the end, it may even cost you more than you think. Therefore, to make the most of your stay, be strategic and play the proximity card!
2. Start your research in advance to get the best prices
Of course, the price per night must be interesting and justified. In order to get the best price, and if you can, it is essential to book the room(s) well in advance, especially if you have a specific destination and date! At the same time, online booking sites regularly offer specials and/or interesting deals. Don’t hesitate to check them regularly, so you don’t miss out.
3. Think about the proximity of public transportation
In order to save yourself a lot of fatigue, it is a good idea to check if public transportation is nearby. We advise you to take a look at the city’s transportation map. In this way, you can first look at the best-served neighborhoods and then look for reviews of the neighborhood you have identified.
Depending on your expectations, you will easily know if the area is noisy or rather quiet, and also ask about the security of the area, a point sometimes forgotten, but well worth considering if you are staying with family or friends, and especially if you plan to return to your room late at night!
4. Identify the facilities and services offered by the hotel
Depending on your requirements, the services offered vary greatly from one hotel to another. It is therefore essential to find out about them beforehand so as not to be disappointed! The hotel should have basic facilities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, breakfast, on-site restaurant or lounge bar for a pleasant stay. For more comfort and pleasure, a hotel that offers a transfer to the train station or airport is appreciated.
Also, check if the hotel offers different packages (simple or all-inclusive), especially if you don’t want to worry about anything during your stay! Finally, ask about the hotel’s catering arrangements. Some hotels have a policy of not having children in restaurants after a certain time. Check this out as well if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises.
5. Consult other travelers’ reviews
Sometimes to be taken with a pinch of salt, customer reviews are nevertheless interesting to consult to get a precise idea of the hotel and ensure that the services offered are up to your expectations. But where to find them? Well, on the various reservation websites, you can easily obtain the opinions of customers who have already stayed in the selected establishment and sometimes have additional photos of the hotel in question.
However, be careful. You will always find a handful of negative reviews but judge for yourself if they are relevant. You need to compare what is comparable. That is, a leisure traveler does not necessarily have the same expectations and needs as a business traveler.
Also, if you see negative comments, limit yourself to recent reviews. Indeed, a hotel may have been completely renovated since that return; it may also have changed ownership or corrected some problems. On the other hand, a service may have deteriorated over time. Therefore, consider looking at the most recent reviews.
Looking for a hotel in Melbourne?
BRUNSWICK TOWER HOTEL is the perfect 3-star hotel to stay at for those who are visiting Brunswick or Melbourne! Their accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes, from cozy rooms to fully self-contained one-bedroom apartment. Committed to being the best and ensuring your satisfaction, their friendly staff is highly attentive to your needs.
Their elegant and self-contained hotel rooms offer a discreet escape from the hectic routine while allowing access to a wide range of facilities. They also guarantee exceptional, all-encompassing comfort and outstanding experience! So, what are you waiting for? Give them a call or visit their website to get more information or book a room!