In order to get the best combination of price, amenities, and quality for a hotel, it is important to do homework before booking. Think how frustrating it will be getting stuck in a poorly located hotel room or a room with no internet, or a broken TV. These factors may easily ruin someone’s trip, and the worst part is you are paying for it every day instead of which you would have enjoyed a comfortable room with all the necessary amenities and luxury. Below are some basic tips for both online hotel booking and standard hotel booking.
Check the location
First of all, check the site of the hotel. Ideal location or central location doesn’t mean that the hotel should be located on extremely busy road so that you cannot even walk anywhere. The best way to avoid such situations is to closely look the site. Most booking websites provide map and images of the hotel. Thoroughly check both before booking one.
Check their cancellation policies
If you are booking a hotel through a commercial website, do read and research their cancellation charges. Several sites still charge some fees (sometimes the entire booking cost) for cancellations. You need to make sure that if you are booking a room, the cancellation should not involve any charges and the entire cost should be refunded to you. If you are not getting any clear idea about their cancellation charges from their websites, contact their customer support team.
Make an advance call
After sorting a few options, make sure to call them asking about your needs and concerns. For example, have they an inbuilt restaurant or what modes of conveyance are easily available around the hotel to hop to other places of the city.
If you are hopping on your own car, check the availability of parking at hotel. Also, make sure that if it comes with a price tag? If yes, what is the cost per day?
Cost of breakfast
While going through the website of the hotel, search the price of the breakfast. Sometimes the price is way too expensive which may create a problem if you are concerned about budget.
Moreover, you may always make polite requests from hotel management for specific rooms or any basic amenities. Rather than regretting later, it is better to ensure everything.