As a tourist, you definitely want the best yet cheap services, including air tickets, food and of course hotel rooms. Some people try to scrimp and save during a tour, so their first way is to save on the cost of hotel rooms. Thus, many will opt for cheap budget hotels or backpacker lodges, not even bothering to check out the prices of rooms in luxury hotels. In the perception of many, it costs a bomb to spend a few nights in luxury hotels.
Before making a decision, you should at least make some effort to do some research on different hotels regarding their room rates, the services they offer, the facilities provided, and so on. This can help you choose the type of accommodation that suits you best.
First, it is misleading that luxury hotels cost a bomb. When there are promotions or off-peak seasons, the offered room rates may be very affordable. Thus, please check and compare room rates between different hotels and different seasons when you are planning.
Second, luxury hotels provide concierge service while budget hotels usually don’t. When there is a concierge service, your needs will be better-taken care of. If you need anything, just give the front desk a call, and they will gladly assist you. Many guests are willing to pay for this convenience.
For the price you pay, you will enjoy better facilities in a luxury hotel. Many luxury hotel rooms are equipped with entertainment facilities and conveniences. These may include television sets in each room with DVDs available for you, Internet access in each room, free laundry service and not to forget other facilities such as bathtubs, Jacuzzi, and so on. For budget hotels, the furnishing and the facilities usually are the simplest possible. Entertainment facilities may only be confined to one common area or lobby, where all the guests share the TV and Wi-Fi service. So relatively, you will not have such a convenient and enjoyable stay.
In addition, luxury hotels are usually located in popular city areas. Some of them are near to shopping malls and cafes. Thus, if you are traveling the free and easy way, it is convenient for you if you want to spend some of your free time window shopping of sipping coffee at a veranda. Luxury hotels have their own coffee house or bars, so it is also convenient for you to have a drink anytime you want. If you stay in a budget hotel, you may have to leave the hotel if you are craving for some alcohol.
When all these are revised, you are ready to call and make a reservation for a room in your hotel. It is advisable to book your hotel rooms as early as possible so that a place for you can be guaranteed. It grants you peace of mind too. It is always dangerous to walk in and expect that there will be spare rooms. What if there aren’t any rooms available? You’ll then have to go through the hassle to start another search for suitable accommodation.
So, before your trip, do proper planning and research to find the hotel that suits you most. A good stay will definitely make your trip more enjoyable.