Let me begin this article with a travel confession.
Whenever I travel, I am always more interested in what is outside my hotel room, than paying attention to what’s on the inside.
Frankly, I had never experienced that hotel rooms by themselves can help elevate your vacation experience remarkably. That was until a smart executive asked me to pay around fifteen dollars more for a room that was located on the higher floor and provided a view of the city’s skyline.
To be honest, I still feel that paying those additional fifteen dollars was the best travel decision I had ever taken. When the sun was about to set and the sky was all golden, I experienced what he was trying to get me to witness.
The rosy hues of the sky lit up the glass skyscrapers and everything turned to jewellery. That was an experience I will never forget. More importantly, it made me realize that picking the best hotel rooms is an intrinsic part of the travel experience.
In this travel article, I am going to provide some helpful tips and suggestions on how you can take your travel experience to the next level by picking the best hotel rooms. If you are someone planning your next vacation and are at the booking stage, this article will be able to point you in the right direction.
1. Spend most time on conducting your room research
Don’t make the mistake on spending time on the hotel chain per se. You are not going to live in the lobby, or the spa, or, even the restaurants. You are going to spend the major portion of your time in a hotel room.
This means that investing in doing due diligence. Most boutique hotels provide exceptional room images, as well as 360-degree views to help you decide. Make sure that you check them out and then proceed to take a final decision.
Make sure that if you are traveling with your family and would love to have some extra space where the children can move around, then its best that you opt for loft hotels in Singapore. They are spacious, quirky, fun and bring a sense of adventure to your hotel stay.
2. The views from the hotel room are important considerations
There are reasons why open and road-facing rooms in hotels are priced higher than the ones that open out on alleyways and by lanes. If you are not careful, you might end up with room views that open out to a dreadful scenery.
You do not want to force your kids to watch sewage coming out of a factory. This is why where the windows and balconies face need to play a role in your room selection. This will make you spend more time simply sipping a cup of coffee on the balcony and watching the skyline.
Another thing that you should pay attention to is the floor on which the room is located. The higher you go, the better are the views. Additionally, you will also experience lesser road noise, honking and pollution the more you climb higher.
3. Do not hesitate to contact the hotel directly for the booking-
With travel sites and aggregators being our preferred option for booking room, there is always the price factor that we look at. Let me try to dispel a few myths around this practice. You see, in today’s times, there is hardly any difference in prices between booking directly and using a travel portal.
More importantly, every hotel only allows a few of its rooms (often the worst ones) to be placed and made available on travel sites. The best rooms are still at the discretion and control of the hotel. This is why you need to reach out to them directly and strike a deal.
With travel sites taking commissions, when you book directly, the hotel does not need to pay the company. This means that the entire sum you pay stays with them. Call up, introduce yourself, say what you are looking for, and whether they will be able to give you the bets deal.
The Bottom Line
The travel industry is undergoing a drastic change, especially when its looking to emerge from the onslaught of the pandemic. Booking the best hotel room should not be very tough. All you need to do is stick to the basics, do your homework and try to work with the hotel directly. I am sure that if you follow the points that have been raised in the article, you will be able to enjoy the experience that a great hotel room brings.