Category Archives: Hotels

Getting a hotel discount

If you are looking to book a hotel for a holiday or for business travel then you may be able to get a good deal by doing some research before you book. If you can be flexible on the dates then certain hotels will offer substantial discounts for mid-week stays for example or going out of peak times i.e. school holidays. Once you have found a hotel that you want to stay at, have a look at a number of compassion sites to see which one is offering not only the best price but also the best deals. Some may include breakfast of free cancellations. When you have got the... Read more

Hotel tricks to get the best price

If you are looking to book a hotel for a holiday, business trip or overnight stay then there are ways that you can ensure that you get the best possible price for your stay. Hotels can be part of a chain such as Travel Lodge or Premier Inn or they may be independent. If the hotel is a chain hotel then they may have quite strict guidelines on pricing and you may find that they cannot offer you a great discount on the stay. If you book through an independent hotel then they may be able to offer you a greater discount but you will often need to pay in... Read more

Hotel review websites

When booking a hotel it is vital that you check for reviews. The hotel may have reviews on their own website but these are often biased as they only chose to show the positive ones. If you want a true picture of what a hotel is like then you need to read a number of reviews to allow you to make your own mind up. Star ratings on review sites are a great way to give you a glimpse of what a hotel is like but you should have a look on the number of reviews they are based on. If a hotel only has 2 reviews and one gave... Read more

Hotel accommodation for a wedding

Many couples now chose to get married in a hotel, or have their reception in a hotel. Very often the newlyweds and their guests stay over in the hotel to allow them to be able to relax and have a drink and also to have breakfast together the next day. When booking a hotel, many people now use sites such as Hotels.com for Booking.com to find the best deal. These sites often offer lowest rate guaranteed and no cancellation fees which attracts people to book with them. If you are booking as a guest at a hotel where you are attending a wedding, then always call the hotel prior to... Read more

What to do if you are not happy with your accommodation

When booking a hotel it can be hard to really know what the accommodation will be like until you get there. Some places are very good at taking photos to show the best side of the hotel and unfortunately the reality can be somewhat different. The best way to find out the truth about a hotel is to read reviews and not just the ones on their own website. Be sure to browse the internet for reviews and comments left on other sites such as trip advisor and Google maps. Always try and read a few different ones and look to see if the hotel has responded to any negative... Read more

Pros and cons of chain hotels

When you’re looking to book a hotel either for a night or an extended trip you will be faced with the decision of whether to book an independent hotel or whether to go for a chain of hotels such as Ramada, Ibis, Hilton or Marriot. There are pros and cons with both but if you’re looking at a chain hotel then you’ll need to consider the following before making your choice:- Pros – With chain hotels they are often all set out to a very similar standard, so if you visit a Ramada hotel in Leeds it’s likely to be similar to one in Bristol, this means that you know... Read more