20 November 2018

How To Choose The Perfect Accommodation Wherever You Are In The World

Some tips to get the best from your Hotels

I'm talking too much about the accommodations in these months and since travelling is something that we all love to do, choosing the right hotels is as much important as the destination. No matter what the perfect version of travel is to you, it will often be something that you want to spend a few days, weeks, or even months each year doing. Maybe you’re someone that religiously visits family each year? Or maybe you have set holidays that you go on each summer? Or maybe you are the one who is waiting for the last minute hotel deals? Or you are the one who likes to travel with all necessary in your suitcase? Or maybe you love to staycation or backpack or go on adventurous breaks? Or you are the one who loves luxury hotel? Or you guys are looking for a party hostelsNo matter what travel looks like to you, it’s something that can be quite personal and freeing for us all. And this is why you have to really look to get things right when it comes to making your travel plans. However this isn’t always something that we love to do. Because it can be really easy to actually go on the holiday. But planning it? Not so much!

Marina Bay Sands

The planning side of things can often feel like such a chore for us all. It can feel like something that requires too much thought and time and organisation. Yet we still need to make sure that we do it so that we can actually go on the holiday or trip or world travel experience in question. Without the planning, do you think you’ll end up in the right place? Perhaps not! And it can be especially tricky when it comes to accommodation. Because you most certainly always will want to get that right. So to help you, let’s take a look at some of the factors that come into play when it comes to choosing the perfect accommodation.

Know Yourself
So first of all, the best thing that you can do, to begin with, is to know yourself I mean know yourself well. It’s important for you to be able to understand what you like about accommodation and what you don’t like. Because this is going to help you to really cut out options and narrow down your choices to places that are right for you.

Hotel Sri Lanka

Know Your Needs
But then also, you need to make sure that you’re aware of what you actually NEED as well as like. Because sometimes, you may like certain things, but you need others. This can really come into play when you need things for your family or for your accessibility. So make sure that you have a very obvious list of needs that you can stick to.

Know Your Budget
However, it is also important for you to be thinking about the cost here too. Because your budget will come into it somewhere. If you only have a set amount to spend, then you need to write this down in your travel budget to help you to stick to it. Even if you have a pretty healthy budget, you still need to work out how much you’d like to spend.

Use Comparison Sites
Next, you might want to think about finding cheaper hotel options by going to comparison sites. If you’re not too sure what options you have or where you want to stay? But if you go to a comparison site, you can be presented with the different hotels in the area, with different star ratings and price points. To then find something that meets your requirements.

Hotel Madagascar

Identify Brands You Love
Another way to do this is to know the hotel or accommodation brands that you love. Maybe you’ve started with a certain brand a few times and you love their style and service? Or maybe you often stay with one collection of hotels? Either way, when you know that a brand works for you, then you can go back to them time and time again.

Consider Different Options
But then also, you might want to think about the different options that are available to you. Because you really don’t have to just stay in a hotel. You could pick an apartment or find a cozy condo for rent or even book a B&B. Just make sure that you know that there are different varieties of accommodation around the world. So don’t just limit yourself to a hotel.


Choose The Right Location
Next, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re thinking about the location you want to be in too. Sure, you know that you want to go to this country or that city - but whereabouts do you want to stay there? What do you want to be close to? Keep these thoughts in mind.

Pick The Perfect Amenities
And you will want to make sure that you have all of the amenities that you need too. So as you’re making your accommodation selection, be sure to look at the list and see what kind of facilities are available. This point can also help you to come to a decision, because you may find that it weeds certainly places out!

Consider Multiple Places
Or maybe you’d love the idea of travelling around a little? More often than not, most people think that they need to book a hotel, just the one hotel, and stay there. Sure, that’s definitely easy, but t’s also quite limiting. Maybe you want to travel around Europe and see different locations? Or maybe you just want to see two sides of one city? Then considering multiple places and accommodation could work for you. This can also be good if you’re torn between two hotels or kinds of accommodation.

Add Little Extras
But then also, even when you’ve finished your process and you’ve chosen a hotel (or a few hotels) that you want to stay at, you’re not quite done. Because there are always little extras that can be offered to you. And at different times in your life, you might actually want to add them to your booking. Maybe you want some champagne for a special occasion? Or you want a bigger room to fit your family? Or maybe you want to take advantage of the spa for a pamper session? Then go ahead and add them on!

Join the conversation!

  1. I love this! I never use price as my prime decision making point when I book accommodations. That comes later. The thing I look at first is how well the hotel or resort compliments my needs and the needs of my family.

  2. These are all great things to think about when booking a hotel. I know what I like, but it is sometimes hard to find in my budget LOL!

  3. Thanks for the advice here. I've been trying to get the hubs to try an AirBNB but he likes to stick to his standard hotel options.

  4. Ahhh this is awesome advice on choosing the best accommodation! I'll have to remember this for our family vacation next year!

  5. I do love using a comparison site, it takes the chore out of sorting accommodation!

  6. I plan to travel a lot in my future. So far I've only travelled to Ohio but it was really fun! Using the comparison site I think is one of the most important aspects of finding the best accommodation. everybody is looking to save money lol

  7. We often book hotels too when we travel so these tips will surely come in handy when we book our next holiday

  8. Amazing insights! I often book a room without even thinking about a lot of the stuff you mentioned and that is not okay! Thank you so so much.


  9. These are all excellent tips! I don't usually book hotels anymore, favoring Airbnbs instead, but I do tend to consider all of these things whenever I book my stays. Budget and location are the most important for me!

  10. Such great tips - I always see ads for comparison sites, yet never think to use them. Thanks for the reminder!

  11. I so needed to read this! I usually take for granted that the accommodations will be excellent, but sometimes I'm disappointed.

  12. These are great tips for finding hotel accommodations while traveling. Me personally my needs are more important then the budget LOL but I need to start taking the budget into account more

  13. Picking the right accommodation is a key to good vacation at some point. It is where you can save and save a lot but if you fail it might ruin the vacation. I am very calm person and don't require good service nor I ask for much from the hotel/condo/apt but I do need a fine bed otherwise I won't be human to enjoy the new place.

  14. Great advice for choosing the right place to stay. We always use Trip Advisor when comparing travel destinations.

  15. This is so important for any trip. The right hotel can make all the difference.

  16. you bring up many good points. theres so many factors when choosing a place to stay

  17. Wow, such a detailed post that would be so helpful to a find the perfect hotel whenever we had travel.

  18. I always find it hit and miss finding a good hotel, normally go by blogger recommendations now

  19. Great little list. With having 3 little ones being child friendly is a main priority for me.

  20. Oooo so many helpful tips!!! Location is always key for me!!! I need to be in a good and convenient spot!


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