While zeroing down on a hotel of your choice, you have to struggle hard to choose the hotel of your choice as you’ll be faced with a wide array of choices. Choosing the one that meets your needs and requirements out of the available options can prove to be a daunting task. A little bit of initial research will definitely ease your task and can really make the difference. Here we present a quick checklist that can you can seek for while booking a suitable hotel online.
Location: Location or setting is the foremost factor. Location should be feasible and easily accessible to nearby picnic spots and other tourist attractions if you are planning a family outing. If your trip is for business purpose, then proximity to nearby town becomes crucial. Close proximity to various shopping sites and other amenities can also be a point setter in your preference list.
Facilities: Secondly the facilities available at hotel where you are planning to stay should have basic facilities like kids’ area & swimming pool if your trip is a family trip.While if your trip is intended for business purpose, a Wifi connection along with other business level services may prioritise your list. If you are an ardent pet lover, a pet friendly accommodation should also be on your mind.
Price Factor: While booking a hotel and not considering the monetary value might not do justice with this post. Before making a final call, consider various other value added services including laundry,extended hour room service etc that can make your stay more comfortable. Search for hotel that offer attractive price with luxurious accommodation in your budget. You can also perform an online comparison among various available options.
Reviews: Don’t miss out to check the reviews. Look out for reviews shared by various people who have stayed there to know whether their experience is good or bad. Online travel forums, hotel review sites and social media sites can help you in finding the one that you yearn for. There is probability of finding a negative review too as it differs from person to person. Make a wise decision.
Accessibility: Easy accessibility by air, road or train along with parking facility is what one should look for. Availability of hotel shuttle service to nearby airport, railway station and other tourist attractions can be a plus point. If not, easy accessibility to public transport should be there to make things more manageable. Size of accommodation along with other facilities and some sort of loyalty benefits are some other factors that you should consider.
Make a decision based on aforementioned choices. Vikram Vintage Inn, located in Malital, Nainital offers luxurious accommodation within your budget to make your stay happy and memorable one. Give us a call or visit our website to seal your deal today!
Before booking there are a few things you need to check. You can do this through their website or by personally calling the hotel DIRECTLY, don’t call their 1-800 number you will only get a call center employee who has never been there before.
What to check:
Look to see if their rate is lower on the hotel’s own website if you are looking to book through online travel agencies websites. It most cases, unless there is an exclusive *OTA offer, the hotel’s own website has the cheapest rates. If it is not, call the hotel and ask if they can price match. They most likely will avoid paying a high commission to an *OTA website.
Check what the hotel’s amenities and facilities include. Do you need a gym, pool, parking, on-site dining and/or free breakfast? Most guests assume breakfast is included, but this is uncommon in Europe. A room with breakfast included is called an American rate and a rate without breakfast is called a European rate. Check to see what rate your hotel offers and what it includes. You can find this information and other amenities and services through their website or by calling directly.
Check the address/location of where the hotel is. It is a common practice to elaborate on the distance the hotel is to the city’s center or attractions. For example, a hotel may say “near the city center! A short bus ride away!” when they are actually on the outskirts of the city. Again, very common for hotels to elaborate on their location. Just copy their address on their website, paste it into google maps and see how far it actually is from designations.
I also recommend calling the hotel directly to see if there are any unadvertised promotions or offers. If there are, you may save some money or get extra services for free.