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So you’re going to the Hills District of Sydney. You’ve chosen this location and now you need to pick a hotel. 10 years back, you ‘d have probably visited your local travel representative and trusted the in person advice you were provided by the so-called ‘experts’. The 21st Century way to choose and book your hotel is of course on the Internet, by using travel sites.
But how do you sift through the amazing options available? And more importantly, do you really trust the photos and descriptions of the hotels that they have granted themselves with the motivation of getting reservations?
Traveler reviews can be helpful, but you need to exercise caution. They are frequently prejudiced, often out of date, and may not serve your interests at all. How do you understand that the features that are necessary to the reviewer are necessary to you? Then there’s the problem of the reviewer’s motivation. The more reviews you read, the more you see how they tend to cluster at the extremes of opinion. On one end, you have upset reviewers with axes to grind; at the other, you have happy visitors who lavish praise beyond belief.
You’ll not be surprised to learn that hotels often post their own radiant reviews or that rival’s line up for the chance to lambaste the competition with bad reviews. It makes sense to consider what is really essential to you when choosing a hotel. You should then pick an online hotel directory that gives up-to-date, independent, neutral info that really matters.
Here are some of the key facts you should remember:
1. Location: if it matters that your hotel is, for example, near to the amusement park, or convenient for the airport, then location is vital. Any good directory should offer a location map of the hotel and its environs. There should be distance charts to the airport offered in addition to some form of an interactive map.
2. Style: it is important to pick a hotel that makes you feel comfy – contemporary or standard furnishings, local decor or international, official or relaxed. The ideal hotel directory should let you understand of the choices offered.
3. Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars: local color is fantastic but the hotel’s own restaurants and bars can play a vital part in your stay. You should be aware of choice, style and whether or not they are wise or casual. A great hotel report should tell you this, and especially about breakfast facilities.
4. Bedroom Facilities: you should constantly carefully consider the type of facilities you need from your bedroom and find a hotel that has those you consider essential. The hotel directory should elaborate on matters such as bed size, Internet Access (its cost, whether there is WIFI or wired broadband connection), Complimentary facilities, views from the room and luxury offerings like a Pillow menu or Bath menu, choice of smoking cigarettes or non-smoking spaces, and so on
. These things really do matter and any good hotel directory should give you this sort of advice on bed rooms – not just the variety of spaces which is the typical choice!
5. Children’s’ Facilities: more important to the family traveler than business traveler. You should find out just how child-friendly the hotel is from the directory and make your decision from there. Something worth looking for is whether the hotel offers a baby sitter service. For business traveler wishing to escape children, this is of course really pertinent too – perhaps a hotel that is not child-friendly would be something better suited!
6. Leisure Facilities: the site should offer a detailed analysis of leisure services within the hotel – spa, pool, gym, sauna – in addition to details of any other facilities close by such as golf courses.
7. Special Needs: the hotel directory site should recommend the visitor of each hotel’s special needs services and accessibility policy. Whilst once again this does not apply to every visitor, it is definitely essential to some.
Lastly and most importantly, the quality hotel directory inspection team should have gone to the hotel in question regularly, met the personnel, slept in a bedroom and tasted the food. They should experience the hotel as only a hotel guest can and it is only then that they are really in a strong position to blog about the hotel.
with the above info, there is no reason why you shouldn’t find the best hotel in the Hills District of Sydney. All the best!