When you are paying to stay in a hotel, it is only natural that you want the best service and experience possible. Even more so, when you are shelling out for a luxury room or suite.
There is nothing worse than paying out a large sum of money to stay in an exquisite hotel, only to find the experience itself is mediocre. If you pay high prices, then you expect high quality.
Before booking a hotel, it is a good idea to do some research into it and find out what the experience is like. But what is the best way to go about it?
For your guide to getting the best from your luxury hotel, keep reading below.
Ask the right questions
It isn’t about asking a million different questions; it is about asking a few of the right ones. You want to ask the type of questions that will allow you to get a better idea of what you can expect from your stay.
What is the best room in the hotel? What is the hotel’s speciality dish? What is the most luxurious item in the hotel? Asking these kind of questions should give you a better understanding of how the hotel operates and the way in which guests are treated.
The hotel you choose needs to be able to meet your specific requirements. So it is important to get your expectations straight before making enquiries.
Are you looking to mix business and pleasure? Do you just want a fantastic holiday? Are you after a romantic weekend away? Whatever it is that you want and need, the hotel you choose should be able to meet your requirements.
If there are certain on-site facilities you expect from your hotel, make sure to check whether these are offered, before booking. The services you would expect from a luxury hotel are as follows; restaurant, indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and free internet access.
Is the location right?
Ask yourself whether the hotel’s location is right for you. For instance, if you are booking a hotel for a business trip, you would not want to stay in a loud, city centre location.
Choosing a hotel in the wrong location can make or break your trip, so make sure to look into it beforehand.
Do your research
Don’t just use the hotel’s website for answering your questions, do some research and read up on the hotel. Use online review sites, like Tripadvisor to find out a little more about your hotel.
Look out for information on the hotel rooms themselves. Things like the cleanliness of the rooms, the amenities in the rooms, the type of bed linen and hotel duvets used, etc. are important to take into consideration.
Don’t just take the hotel price at face value. Compare the price of your hotel with three other luxury establishments from the same area.
If you notice that another hotel is cheaper per night, try to find out why. Does your hotel have better views than the other hotel or more services? Or is it simply more expensive?
When booking your luxury hotel, don’t rush into it. Think it through and do as much research as possible.