Category Archives: Hotels

Winter holidays travel insurance

It may seem strange to think about winter in the height of summer, but if you have booked to go on a winter holiday this year then you should start to think about your holiday insurance if you have not done so already. When travelling abroad it imperative that you have the correct level of travel insurance to cover you and anyone else in your family that is travelling with you. If you are choosing to go on a winter holiday then you may need to carefully consider what activities you may be doing and check prior to leaving, if you are covered for those in your holiday insurance as... Read more

A guide to booking a holiday abroad

If you are considering booking a holiday abroad then you will want to ensure that you book the right accommodation and get the best price you possibly can do.  There are many costs that add up to make the overall total cost of the holiday higher than you first though. Below are a few ways in which you can try and save money on these: Flights – flights can often be as much as, if not more than, the cost of the accommodation. Be sure to check the prices for a few different airlines and also the cost to fly from different airports as some airports can offer better deals... Read more

Cheap and cheerful or luxury hotels?

When booking a hotel you need to think about what is important to you. If you just want somewhere to get your head down and have a good night’s sleep then you will probably be looking for somewhere that is cheap but comfortable. If you are looking for a hotel where you will be able to spend time there during the day and possibly eat and drink then you need to pay a bit more attention to reviews and look at what facilities they have to offer. Ideally you want to find a hotel that has a pool, spa and maybe fitness gym or possibly a golf course/ tennis court... Read more

Hotel Safety – How to prepare yourself, and what to watch out for

The recent deaths of John and Susan Cooper, a couple holidaying with Thomas Cook, highlight more than ever the risks in going abroad, and how much we take our British health and safety systems for granted; this hotel had passed its most recent inspection in July with a 96% rating. Whilst the cause of death is yet to be established, it would appear that it is as a result of some issue at the hotel, with other guests having reported symptoms consistent with Legionnaire’s disease and advising of raw or undercooked food. The couple’s daughter, holidaying with them, is adamant that the cause was within the room, however, and that... Read more

What to look out for when booking an all inclusive hotel

If you are looking to go on holiday and thinking of booking an all inclusive hotel, then there are a few things you should be looking out for to try and insure you chose the best place. All inclusive is great for people who don’t want to have to take a lot of spending money with then and be able to eat and drink as and when they please. It is also perfect for people who have children as they will often want drinks and snacks throughout the day which can very quickly add up. As you will have already paid for the food and drink in the price for... Read more

Staying in a hotel for business or leisure

Hotel stays can be through business or leisure and as a business booking you may not get the chance to research and choose your hotel so you may find that your put in a more corporate cheaper style hotel that is fairly basic. As a leisure customer you would generally take the time to compare hotels looking at prices and pictures as well as customer reviews and feedback. Whichever type of customer you are you can expect certain basic things for any hotel stay and if those things aren’t there then you could be within your rights to lodge a complaint. Basic hygiene and cleanliness is a must this means... Read more