As a tourist, you definitely want the very best yet cheap services, including air tickets, food and of course hotel rooms. Some people try to scrimp and save during a tour, so their first strategy is to save on the cost of hotel rooms. Thus, many will opt for cheap budget hotels or backpacker lodges, not even bothering to look into the prices of rooms in luxury hotels. Within the perception of many, it is a bomb to invest a few nights in luxury hotels.
Prior to making a decision, you should at least make some effort to complete some research on different hotels regarding room rates, the help they offer, the facilities provided and so forth. This can help you choose the type of accommodation that suits you best.
First, it's misleading that luxury hotels cost a bomb. When there are promotions or off peak seasons, the offered room rates could be very affordable. Thus, please check and compare room rates between different hotels and different seasons when you are planning.
Second, luxury hotels provide concierge service while budget hotels usually don't. When there is a concierge service, your requirements will be better looked after. If you need anything, just provide the front desk a call, and they will gladly help you. Many guests are willing to pay for this convenience.
For that price you pay, you'll enjoy better facilities in a luxury hotel. Many luxury hotel rooms are equipped with entertainment facilities and conveniences. These could include television sets in each room with DVDs for you, Internet access in every room, free laundry service and not to forget other facilities such as bath tubs, Jacuzzi and so forth. For budget hotels, the furnishing and also the facilities tend to be the simplest possible. Entertainment facilities may be confined to one common are or lobby, where all of the guests share the TV and Wi-Fi service. So relatively, you will not have this type of convenient and enjoyable stay.
Additionally, luxury hotels are often located in popular city areas. Some of them are near to shopping malls and cafes. Thus, if you are travelling the free and easy way, it's convenient for you personally if you want to spend some of your free time window shopping of sipping coffee in a veranda. Luxury hotels have their own coffee house or bars, so it's also convenient that you should have a drink when you want. If you stay in a budget hotel, you may have to leave your accommodation if you are craving for some alcohol.
When all these are revised, you are prepared to call and make a reservation for a room inside your hotel. You should book your hotel rooms as early as possible, to ensure that a place for you can be guaranteed. It grants you a piece of mind too. It is usually dangerous to walk in and expect there will be spare rooms. Let's say there aren't any rooms available? You may then have to go with the hassle to start another explore suitable accommodation.