By Tariemi Oreoritse
28 August 2022 |
With the ember months fast approaching, vacation season is not so far off. Every traveller knows the importance of hotels or service apartments; in fact, most countries require that you provide them with this information before you catch your flight. Hotels can make or break your holiday, especially since they’ll be your home for the…
With the ember months fast approaching, vacation season is not so far off. Every traveller knows the importance of hotels or service apartments; in fact, most countries require that you provide them with this information before you catch your flight.
Hotels can make or break your holiday, especially since they’ll be your home for the period you’re away and the one place you would keep all your valuables until you’re ready to leave.
This is why every traveller must take specific care to find the right hotels or apartments for their trips. Now, before you start panicking, we’ve done all of the work, trimming down helpful tips to ease the search process, all you have to do is follow this guide, and you’ll be well armed.
- Choose the right booking sites
As sad as it sounds, there are a ton of scam booking sites and agents when making hotel reservations. This is why it’s important to consider the safest sites, like booking.com or trip advisor, when making reservations.
These sites also place you at an advantage, giving you several options to pick from with pictures, removing the language barrier and providing other important details like amenities.
With some of these sites, you’re not required to make a deposit while others do; one thing’s for sure, it makes things a lot easier.
Another benefit of using these sites is you can read reviews by other travellers who have stayed in said hotels.
- Be sure to get your dates straight
You’d be surprised how many travellers book the wrong dates when travelling. Since you already know where you’re going, you need to know when you’re going, considering time zones.
- Book the right location
Some hotels are rightly placed in the centre of town, others not too far and some require a long drive before you get anywhere.
When choosing a hotel, it helps to work with an itinerary of plans to figure out the different locations you’ll be at and if you require any form of transportation getting there from your hotel.
Booking days before you travel means you spend more; instead, book your hotel in advance. By booking ahead, you could also take advantage of discounts (if available) and enjoy fairer prices. Our advice is to consider booking one or two months before your trip and if last minute, two weeks seems appropriate.
You’d need to know the standard check-in and check-out times for any hotel you book. Some hotels make arrangements for early check-in and late check-out at an added fee, and it’s great to consider this when choosing hotels, especially if your flight arrives later or leaves later.