Whether you have already booked flights and/or car rental, defining the needs is necessary to adapt the hotels to your planned trip. What is important to you? Just put your head or do you think the design of the hotel and the atmosphere you feel are meaningful to you? Are you interested in meals or activities for children? Perhaps you are looking for a quiet and intimate hotel that is not bustling with children.
Do not look at the pitcher …
Five-star hotels offer plenty of treats. If you are interested, it is important that you check the “margins” of each hotel and what each means. A particular bargain price, which is much lower than other five-star hotels in the same area, is worth examining. Even if the hotel is really prestigious and meets your needs, the bargain may be covered by other costs. For example, hotel proximity to a main road, a train station, an industrial zone, or a nightlife center can be a problem if you are looking for peace and quiet. Alternatively, it might be that some parts of the hotel are or will be under construction upon your stay? Do not guess, but rather make sure you check all this on time.
Distant or nearby hotels?
It is important that you choose a hotel that is suitable for the nature of your trip. Love to rest and be pampered? Choose a hotel that offers you plenty of internal attractions. Love to go out and come back, to feel independent and to get anywhere quickly? Choose a hotel close to the entertainment centers you prefer (in this case you will also save your travel expenses). Going on a business trip or visiting a convention? In such case, it would be better to lodge as near as possible to the main business venue. Although might be more expensive to stay at the hotel holding the convention, there should be other hotels, close enough.
Check all details in advance
It is tempting, and rightly so, to choose a hotel according to the image that shows it on the site. It is important to remember that the pictures do not necessarily reflect the overall reality. A professional image can present the room from a particularly flattering angle. Try to collect as many photos as possible to get a wider view of the hotel. Moreover, do not forget to find out about the accessories and amenities that are included in each room. This is because nothing is self-evident (in some European countries, for example, not every room has an air-conditioning system). Also check for a variety of TV channels, audio system, kitchenette, refrigerator, kettle, hairdryer, towels, bath or shower, etc. All in favor that you really choose what suits you. Try to get reviews of the hotel by acquaintances or on the various price comparison websites.