Traveling to an unfamiliar country or city can be intimidating and scary. You would be booking the hotel after reading reviews and looking at the photographs of the property. However, upon reaching, you may find that the photos had been manipulated to enhance the look of the property, you had been overcharged, the location was not mentioned correctly, or the hotel lacks basic amenities and cordial staff.
Such situations would definitely piss you off and affect your overall experience at the destination. So, consider the following tips to make the most out of your short term accommodation.
Do not believe what a specific website has to say about the hotel. Cross-check from recent Google reviews and multiple hotel-booking websites to make sure you are not spending on an unsatisfactory hotel. Then, check the hotel’s location on Google Maps to make sure it is reachable and not situated in a dark, narrow lane. You can also call the hotel to ask for the amenities they would be providing for the room category you are considering booking.
Let Your Hotel Know About Special Occasions Beforehand
Whether it is your birthday, anniversary, or your spouse’s birthday, telling your hotel in advance about it can be beneficial. The staff may give special treatment or upgrade your room category before checking in. However, such things may not be possible after you arrive at the hotel. If you have special demands like room decoration or a fancy cake, tell the staff in advance.
Nobody likes rude and snobbish customers. If you treat the hotel staff politely, they may walk the extra mile to make your stay at the hotel extremely comfortable and provide you with a variety of free things. On the other hand, the front desk staff can make your stay inconvenient by offering you a room with noisy AC, improper curtains, squeaky beds, etc.
Be polite and loving, specifically toward the front desk staff. Your good deeds can help you get a late checkout, fetch an upgraded room, or help you with numerous other things. Even a $20 tip can do wonders. If you are going to stay for more than a night, tip the room service staff. They will make sure your room always remains squeaky clean and you get impressive room service.
Check Prices And Room Categories
Browse different hotel-booking portals to find the right deal. Many websites offer cheaper rooms but may not include any free meals. If you are travelling, free meals like breakfast and dinner in the hotel you are staying in can save a lot of money and time. The buffet in the hotels usually has a variety of dishes and cuisines. Also, consider the room category you are booking if you desire specific features and amenities.
Where you stay during travelling is an important deciding factor in determining the quality of your travel. To make your stay at the hotel is pleasant and heavenly, treat the staff nicely, pay attention to the hotel you are choosing, and enquire about the amenities and services you would be getting.