Finding a hotel that gives you everything you need can be hard. Hours of scrolling through the internet from website to website, looking for a place that caters to all your needs is not only time consuming, but can leave you feeling bitterly disappointed.
‘If only this hotel could have the pool of that hotel, the view of the hotel I looked at last week and have the rooms I want on the dates I want, everything would be fine.’
We’ve all been there, and unless you are a returning visitor, you’re always (to some degree) taking a chance with any hotel you choose. Whether you have spent tireless hours over the internet researching for something just right, or have booked a quick last minute stay, you never quite know until you get there.
So, to keep disappointment-on-arrival to a minimum, we’ve put together a few tips to help you tell whether the place you’re considering staying will be as special as you hope.
1. Get stalking.
In the age of social media, you have the chance to look beyond the professional, squeaky clean photos that the hotel website offers and find some behind the scenes footage. Search Instagram using the hotel-in-question’s hashtag, and find some photos taken from previous hotel stayers to find out what it really looks like!
2. It’s not who you know, it’s what you know.
With so many people taking the time to write about their best experiences (and their worst) online, these reviews are vital in gaining more insight into the day-to-day. Read up on reviews and get as close to a personal recommendation as you can.
3. Location, location, location.
Have you got a certain place in mind? Having a place you want to explore will help greatly in channeling your search and with this your decision making. But, if you’re open to where you go, then think about what you want to do when you’re there and let this guide you. For instance, if you’re planning on spending your break exploring through walking, then pick an area known for its picturesque country walks.
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4. What do you want to do?
Before deciding on a hotel, consider why you’re going away. If it’s to relax, then make sure you filter your search to those with spas. If you’re a foodie, then find a hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant. Let the things you want to do on your break help you refine your search.
5. Look no further.
We’ve done all of the above for you already! Having hand-picked the top 49 hotels in Britain, use our website to help you find the best place for you, and put an end to your arrival anxieties today.
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