Every once in a while, you owe yourself a treat, an escape from the routine of your life or just a bit of a timeout. Whether you’re running solo or have a partner or family, you always deserve time off. You deserve a holiday. But it can be really daunting trying to find the kind of accommodation that’s just right for you with all the factors that play to your wants and needs.
This is why we’ve put together a list of all the steps you need to follow to make getting that dream accommodation a breeze for you, helping you really enjoy the whole experience right from the very beginning!
1. Booking websites
Booking websites really are a blessing. Regardless of whether you want to book a discreet motel somewhere or fancy yourself a popular log cabin holidays, booking websites are so diverse and versatile you’re bound to find the kind of accommodation that’s just right for you.
What’s great about these sites is that you have the option to narrow down your searches. Location, pricing, how many stars they have been awarded, as well as what kind of package you’d like, whether it’s a full board to just a room reservation. They provide you with a multitude of options, and the best thing to do is to open each accommodation that you find interesting in a different tab so that you can compare.
What’s most comforting about these sites is that many of them give you the option to cancel the booking within a decent amount of time, so you don’t have to feel like you’re stuck if you have circumstances or change your mind.
2. Book the ticket and hotel room together
It’s a good idea to find deals that offer to sell both the accommodation and the flight ticket as well. This is great because you won’t have to worry about missing the mark with either, and most times you’ll find that they end up being cheaper than buying the two separately.
3. Call the hotel directly
In many cases, it’s hard to find an accommodation package that suits all your needs for the vacation. Sometimes websites or agents simply do not provide. You will actually find that calling the hotel directly will provide with offers and information that is simply not available anywhere else. Be sure to call the hotel directly, not their hotlines, and make sure that they direct you to a manager, not their call center representatives. Be friendly, but make it a point to mention that perhaps you’re on a budget and that you’ve heard of better deals on other hotels, this may get you a great offer.
4. Special Occasions
If you’re traveling to celebrate a special occasion, then that definitely calls for special accommodation and arrangements to be made! You’d be surprised how much changes by just mentioning that you are celebrating a special occasion. Especially if you’re celebrating an anniversary or are newly wed, there are plenty of discounts and special itineraries made up just for these kinds of things.
Not only do you have to make sure you’re well informed about the city or country that you’re planning to visit, but you also need to know more about where your accommodation is going to be located. This affects both the pricing and also the convenience of how your day will go in regards to what it is you want to get done during your time away. So make sure you do your research when it comes to that. Ask friends, look up reviews, call up the people running the accommodation, and look at maps and recommendations; all will definitely add up to making the right kinds of decisions when it comes to location.
It also doesn’t hurt to mention that if you’re planning to stay in a hotel, keep in mind that if you go for a room that is located in the corner, you’re likely to get them for a cheaper price than the other rooms.
It’s Easier than you think!
Being able to achieve booking your dream accommodation doesn’t have to be a stressful and difficult process as it usually is. The industry is aware that different people have different wants and needs…and dreams! And this is why they are continuously working on finding ways to make the booking process more fruitful for you using as many mediums as possible.
With all these tips at the back of your mind, you’re much better equipped now to make the perfect booking with the best accommodation to suit your needs for your next holiday. So not only will you possibly be saving money, but you’ll also be setting up the perfect holiday, stress-free!