Hi folks! Harry here! At Hotels4U HQ we’ve been getting super-excited about making holiday plans for the summer, and what I love more than anything is hearing about where everyone is going! From relaxing retreats by the beach to jam-packed city breaks, outdoor hiking adventures to long weekends away with friends, there are so many different and fun-filled experiences out there. Of course, the way to turn a great holiday into a perfect holiday is with the right hotel, so I’ve been thinking about my top tips to help make sure you pick the perfect accommodation, whatever your holiday plans…
Your hotel’s exact location within your destination of choice has a big impact on the type of holiday you have. I went to Barcelona a few years ago and I stayed right in the heart of town. I loved being so close to all the action. Being near all the top galleries, museums, and attractions, not to mention the bars and restaurants was so handy! However, Barcelona hotels
in the centre of the city aren’t for everyone, and if you’re looking for a retreat that’s a little less manic and intense, you might be better off choosing somewhere in a quieter neighbourhood of the city. The same applies wherever you’re going; you should always make sure you do some research into the surroundings of your hotel and its location. This will help you pick the hotel that’s right for you and your holiday!
It’s also important to look at the facilities that a hotel has to offer. If you’re travelling with the family, it’s a good idea to check out hotels’ childcare facilities, such as a nursery or crèche, kids’ activities club, or babysitting service. You’ve got to keep the little travellers just as entertained as the big ones, after all! Many hotels these days have amazing facilities such as gyms or fitness suites, games rooms, and even spas – I’ve certainly enjoyed a relaxing mud-bath or two at hotel spas on my travels! Matching the facilities that your hotel offers to the type of holiday experience that you’re after is another great way to make sure that you’re getting the best accommodation to suit your holiday needs.
From five-star luxury to cheap and cheerful youth hostels, there are hotels out there to suit every kind of holiday budget. If you’re looking to bring down the cost of your hotel a tad, being flexible on things like location or timings can help you to get a good deal. When seeking out cheap hotels
in popular destinations, for example, you can often bring the cost down by picking somewhere that’s a little further away from the beach, or from the centre of town. Alternatively, travelling out of season can also help you to bag a bargain – and you can avoid the crowds while you’re at it. Also look out for discounts, many of our hotels offer discounts for booking early or you may find a late deal too.
So there you have it! Some simple but effective tips for picking the right hotel for you. When you’ve been around the globe as many times as I have, you learn that it’s the small details in a hotel that can make all the difference to your holiday… So be smart with your accommodation choices and you’ll be sure to love the hotel you pick and enjoy your holiday all the more for it! Happy travels!
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