Are you planning a trip away with friends or family this summer? When you are picking accommodation for your next trip, there are a huge amount of vital considerations to make. A hotel can quite honestly make or break your holiday, so it’s important to pick the right one. Take hotels Llandudno for example, they have been voted as the best romantic hotel in the UK, that’s definitely got to be a consideration.
Choosing the right hotel can be a daunting task, but we’ve put together some tips that will help you choose the best hotel for your trip!
Choose a Hotel According to the Type of Destination
The destination of your trip plays a huge role in deciding where you’re going to stay. If you are planning a trip to a small beachside village or the open countryside in north wales, there might be less choice of good hotels, but there might be more options for home rentals. If you are taking a trip to a large city, your options for accommodation might seem never-ending!
Spend on Hotels According to Your Budget
Your holiday budget plays a vital part in influencing where you want to stay during the trip. You need to consider the total money that you are actually willing to spend during your trip; how much on accommodation, food, activities etc. Whatever the budget, you’ll be able to find accommodation that will make you feel comfortable, safe and content.
Money Saving Tip
In the modern world we live in, booking a hotel through an online booking service has never been easier. The market is saturated with online services that will provide you with a hotel booking at a discounted rate – if you’re smart you can use these sites to your advantage and book a more expensive hotel for a much cheaper rate. Additionally, you can use the web as a research tool and look at hotel reviews and pictures to make your decision.
Ambience and Local Flavour
If you’d rather stay somewhere with a bit more local flavour and soul, you’d be better off looking for independent hotels and B&B’s. Staying in an independent hotel can give you the local experience you want, whilst still enjoying a level of expected luxury.
There are four amenities that a hotel should offer before you arrive; these are known as the holy grail. They are; air conditioning, parking, breakfast and Wi-Fi; you should always check with the hotel if there are any costs associated with these amenities. Just because there isn’t a price next to it on the website doesn’t mean it’s free!
Services like TripAdvisor are going to become your best friend. Reading the most recent reviews can give you a much better sense of how the hotel is being managed – reading old reviews can mislead people into thinking that the hotel is performing better than it actually is. It’s always better to do your research. Reading the ‘poor’ and ‘terrible’ reviews on TripAdvisor is actually a good idea too; read through the reviews from the past year to see if there are any recurring issues.