Just how many hotels are there in the world? Estimates have it at around 190,000, with almost 18 million rooms.Which is a pretty big number. So there’s a lot of choice.
With that many hotels, you certainly don’t need to settle for the bear minimum of requirements.
Much of the time, choosing the right hotel is very much like choosing what clothes to wear. Many aspects go into making the right decision for the right occasion. Look at it this way:
For a lot of people, this is going to be a crucial factor, especially with the economy still reeling from the recent recession. Often, using comparison websites like Trivago can save you some money.
The main thing here is not to spend above what you can afford to pay. It’s nice to be able to stay in a luxury 5* hotel but it may not always be a possibility.
If money is not the main concern, then comfort may be. Obviously, all hotels strive to be as comfortable as possible, but it takes a lot to ensure you’re completely happy. The hotel should be your home away from home. If it doesn’t appear to have the things that make you feel comfortable, then maybe you need to look at other hotels.
Another biggie. Where your hotel is located in the place you are visiting can prove a make or break deal. If it’s too far away from the sights and sounds, then you might be missing out on the atmosphere. If it’s smack in the centre of town, you may feel it’s just a tad too busy for your liking.
Again, you may feel it might be just a little too far from your favourite beach/restaurant/museum. Set up in your head the maximum distance you are willing to travel, either by walking or taxi. That way, you only select the hotels inside that sphere.
The right amenities are essential if you are taking the family. There has to be the right balance of activities for every single member of your group. Choosing a luxury hotel that caters for couples retreats and no outdoor pool is not going to prove much use if you have two hyperactive 6 year old children in tow.
Finding the right balance of qualities in your hotel can prove difficult, but with a lot of research (and sometimes a little luck), you’ll get the best experience.
Article written on behalf of Hotel Sis Pins, who provide quality hotels in Mallorca.