When going away for a business trip, personal get away, or vacation, we always need to make sure we have a place to stay on our destination. As we all know, enjoying your trip can get pretty exhausting. For that reason alone, you really need a place that you can relax and have all your needs attended to.
That’s what a hotel is for. There are a lot of different types of hotels ranging from small, homely ones to large and grandiose 5-star hotels. It is definitely true that not all hotels are created equal – and that is a good thing.
Hear me out. A hotel’s class (3 or 5-star class) is not the only thing you should look for when choosing a hotel. While it can give you an idea of the level of service they can provide, that’s not the only thing you have to think about.
Here are the top factors that can affect your choice of hotels.
- Location – Personally, location should be the first thing you need to consider. It makes everything easier. When going on a vacation, choose a hotel that is not only close to but is also accessible to the tourist spots. It also helps if you can find a hotel that has restaurants and shops within walking distance.
- Class – Class only comes second to me when considering hotel. It’s all about knowing what you will get for your money. Sometimes, a 2-star hotel just won’t cut it so splurging a little for a night at a 5-star hotel can sometimes be worth it. The higher the class rating, the better the accommodation and amenities. So if budget is not an issue, go for a higher class rating.
- Heritage – There are two kinds of people in this world – the one that appreciates technology over beauty and the one who believes the other way around. As for me, I don’t mind if my hotel does not have key cards as long as it looks beautiful. Heritage can bring about a certain level of ambiance that modern hotels can’t emulate.