The best holiday is one which is planned in advance which means avoiding rude shocks. One such shocks could be from the hotel you stay in. it is therefore important to choose a hotel that not only fits your budget but also your taste and sense of fun.
Factors to consider when choosing a hotel
Location: This has a lot to do with why you’re traveling. If it’s for business, for instance, you’re going to want to be located in a convenient area, whereas if you’re planning to sightsee, a hotel that’s centrally located is probably your best bet. And if you just need to relax or get away from it all, you might want to look for something a little more remote or located in a scenic area.
Parking: If you’re arriving by car at your hotel, you’re going to need a place to park. Things to consider here are if the hotel offers parking, how much it charges for that parking, and how secure the parking lot is.
Extra fees: When choosing a hotel, you need to decide what amenities you’re going to need and find out whether they’re included in the rate. For instance, if you need access to Internet, then you may want to look for a hotel that offers complementary Wi-Fi.
Most people want to go on vacations but the problem is that most hotels are designed to cater for a certain type of clientele. This is why motels are getting good business throughout the year while hotels remain empty. If only they stopped targeting fat wallets and also provided services for the common man to enjoy. There are some aspects that customers look out for before they decide that a particular hotel will do suit them. For starters, the rooms should be fairly priced and the staff should be warm.
High-definition televisions: Speaking of televisions, they’ve better be hi-def. When I see a standard-def TV in a hotel room now, I react the same way as I did when I was a kid and we pulled into a motel with black-and-white TVs. Not only is the picture so inferior to high-def, standard TVs take up too much space in a rooms where space is already at a premium. TVs have become markers for the overall quality of a hotel. If it hasn’t upgraded its televisions, I wonder what else it hasn’t fixed or improved recently.
Free toiletries: Blame the FAA for this one. A decade ago, I would have said to ditch those little bottles of shampoo, to save a few bucks on the room. But now, personal-sized shampoo, conditioner and – ideally – toothpaste and mouthwash are essential for a traveler who flies with only a carry-on. (That’s me.)
A powerful hair dryer: This is the one “essential extra” that I don’t need, but my wife demands it. And not some skimpy, underpowered hair dryer that shorts out as soon as you turn it on, either. Again, this is a great element to check to see if a hotel is paying attention to its details.
The entire world now exists on the internet and so should hotel websites. Many hotels have put up sites but majority of them are not getting any good business from the sites. This could be due to the site not having a user friendly interface or having poor or no visuals at all. Before people see your hotel physically, they will look it up online and you need to wet their appetite virtually if you want them to respond to your call for action.
1. Clear Instructions: Navigation, Contact Info, and Calls-to-Action
Visitors are impatient. You, me and the people who visit your website in hopes of quickly finding answers to their questions have a tendency to get impatient when your website makes it hard to find information.
And when we can’t find something on one website, what do we do next?
We leave, only to bounce back to the search engines, click on a competitor’s website, look around, and then repeat this process until we land on a website that helps us find the information we need.
Do you every get a feeling of instant gratification from just clicking the play button on an online video?
It allows us, as viewers, to sit back, relax, and let a video visually and verbally help us learn more about the destination.
Not all people who are searching the web for a hotel or resort are going to complete the learning process by reading. In fact, many people prefer to let visual content inform them about a property, destination, and what makes the venue so special.