01 February 2017 by Anna Staford
When looking for a budget hotel, you could be tempted by the amazing price and overlook important details. Don’t fall in that trap. Here are 8 things you should check before booking and avoid turning your hard earned holiday into a nightmare.
Always consider taking out a reliable travel insurance policy so your pre-paid holiday and hotel costs are protected from the day of purchase. This could avoid possible financial nightmares should anything go wrong.
Marketing companies will aim at maximising hotel bookings and one of the less scrupulous tricks they may try is implying that a hotel is close to the centre of a famous city. You may book thinking that the location is great, only to find out too late that it is actually miles away from the centre. Avoid that by checking the exact location on Google Maps to ensure that it suits you.
The hotel is great, it is in the right place and the images on the website look awesome. So is that all? No – check what other customers think and learn from their experience. Read reviews and look out for any recurring themes that may give you a heads-up to avoid it altogether. Check the hotel’s website reviews and also any on websites like Trip Advisor and similar. You will find lots of practical information ranging from what the rooms really look like, to the quality of the food and customer service.