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So you’re going to the Hills District of Sydney. You’ve chosen this location and now you have to pick a hotel. 10 years ago, you ‘d have most likely visited your local travel agent and trusted the in person recommendations you were provided by the so-called ‘experts’. The 21st Century way to pick and book your hotel is obviously on the Internet, by using travel sites.
But how do you sort through the amazing options available? And more significantly, do you truly rely on the photos and descriptions of the hotels that they have granted themselves with the inspiration of getting bookings?
Traveler reviews can be valuable, but you need to exercise care. They are typically biased, sometimes out of date, and might not serve your interests at all. How do you understand that the functions that are very important to the customer are very important to you? Then there’s the problem of the customer’s inspiration. 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 customers with axes to grind; at the other, you have happy guests who lavish appreciation beyond belief.
You’ll not be amazed to find out that hotels sometimes post their own radiant reviews or that competitor’s line up for the chance to lambaste the competitors with bad reviews. It makes sense to consider what is truly important to you when picking a hotel. You should then pick an online hotel directory that gives up-to-date, independent, objective info that really matters.
Here are a few of the key realities you should keep in mind:
1. Location: if it matters that your hotel is, for instance, close to the theme park, or convenient for the airport, then location is critical. Any good directory should offer a location map of the hotel and its surroundings. There should be distance charts to the airport provided as well as some form of an interactive map.
2. Style: it is very important to pick a hotel that makes you feel comfortable – contemporary or standard furnishings, local decoration or international, official or relaxed. The perfect hotel directory should let you understand of the alternatives available.
3. Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars: local color is excellent 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 clever or casual. An excellent hotel report should tell you this, and especially about breakfast facilities.
4. Bedroom Facilities: you should always thoroughly consider the type of facilities you need from your bedroom and find a hotel that has those you consider important. The hotel directory should elaborate on matters such as bed size, Internet Access (its cost, whether there is WIFI or wired broadband connection), Complimentary amenities, views from the room and luxury offerings like a Pillow menu or Bath menu, choice of smoking or non-smoking spaces, and so on
. These things truly do matter and any good hotel directory should give you this sort of recommendations on bed rooms – not just the variety of spaces which is the typical choice!
5. Children’s’ Facilities: more crucial to the family tourist than business tourist. You should find out just how child-friendly the hotel is from the directory and make your decision from there. One thing worth searching for is whether the hotel offers a babysitter service. For business tourist wishing to escape children, this is obviously very relevant too – possibly a hotel that is not child-friendly would be something better suited!
6. Leisure Facilities: the site should offer a comprehensive analysis of leisure services within the hotel – spa, pool, health club, sauna – as well as details of any other facilities nearby such as golf courses.
7. Special Needs: the hotel directory site should advise the visitor of each hotel’s special needs services and accessibility policy. Whilst again this does not apply to every visitor, it is absolutely essential to some.
Finally and most importantly, the quality hotel directory evaluation team should have checked out the hotel in question on a regular basis, met the staff, slept in a bedroom and tasted the food. They should experience the hotel as only a hotel visitor can and it is only then that they are truly in a strong position to discuss the hotel.
with the above details, there is no reason why you should not find the very best hotel in the Hills District of Sydney. Good luck!