6 Questions You Should Always Ask About Hotels Before Booking

21/08/19

Finding the perfect hotel can be a little tricky. You want to ensure you have all the right amenities that you and your party need. We’ve put together a guide on which questions you should ask when finding the ideal hotel for you.

Will I be using the catering facilities?

If you’re staying in a hotel, you might have plans to eat around the local city. In this case, the catering at your chosen venue will be irrelevant. However, if you think you’ll stop and have a meal at the hotel here and there, check the catering situation. If you or a member of your party has special dietary requirements, ring ahead and check these can be catered for.

How much will it set me back?

A high price tag doesn’t necessarily mean high quality. Look around at different options and see the comparison in prices. It might be worth paying a little extra for special features but don’t end up paying more for less. Consider asking friends and family for recommendations on great places that don’t break the bank.

Are the rooms good quality?

Obviously, if you’re paying to spend the night in a hotel, you want the rooms to be of a high standard. Some hotels will offer extra room features like special pillows if you ask. Have a look at the online galleries to get a good idea of the room you’ll be staying in. If you’re a fan of a large bed or a bigger room to spread out in, make sure that your room will offer this, as well as any amenities you would prefer, such as a shower or bath and hot drinks facilities and free Wi-Fi.

What are the reviews like?

The best way to gauge the quality of a hotel is to check the reviews. A venue may appear well on their site, but it could be a totally different story inside. From here you can see the standard of the food, the staff and become aware of any potential issues. This goes both ways. You could end up going to a highly-recommended hotel because of the reviews, that you might have previously overlooked.

Where can I park?

The last thing you want to do after arriving at a hotel is to walk miles looking for parking. Make sure your hotel has ample free parking so you can get checked in easily. You should also check how many spaces you can use per room and how they cater for disabled parking spaces.

Is it close to travel links and amenities?

If you are bringing a car with you on your travels, having things to do close by isn’t such a big issue. If you and your party are on foot, it’s important to see what’s nearby. A train station is vital if you want to see sites that aren’t local. If you want to go to pubs and shops in the evening, it’s always good to have some in walking distance.

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