12 Things To Look For In Quality Travel Accommodation

Thursday, February 4, 2021


Are you on the hunt for quality travel accommodation for your next trip, or are you planning on winging it? Sometimes, winging it can be fine if you’re staying in the right area and you don’t mind what sort of place you stay in. However, if you want to make sure you have absolutely everything you need and that you’re comfortable on your trip, you’re going to need to look for quality travel accommodation.

Let’s take a look at 12 things to look for in your quality travel accommodation:

1. Incredible Customer Service

First of all, you’re going to want to make sure that incredible customer service comes as standard. Not every hotel and apartment will come with somebody to help you with problems. You hope that nothing will go wrong, but sometimes, things can happen no matter how hard you try. You could lose a key, or have some other query that you need urgent help with. So, how do you make sure you’re going to get incredible customer service? Call up or send an email beforehand and see what sort of response you get. Are they more than happy to help? Do they provide satisfactory answers and solutions? If not, you should consider picking somewhere else to stay.

2. Mostly 5 Star Reviews

Always look at reviews before deciding where to stay. You have to remember that people from all backgrounds will have stayed where you’re thinking of staying, so you shouldn’t take a few bad reviews to heart. Of course, if there are a lot of sub-par reviews, you should rethink. However, mostly 5 star reviews are a good sign that you’ve found somewhere great to stay. You don’t need to stay in a 5 star, expensive hotel to have a wonderful experience, but the majority of guests should be happy with the service provided.

3. Flexible Check in/Check Out Times

There’s nothing more annoying than having to check in late after arriving early, and having to check out early when you need to hang around before it’s time to go back to the airport. See if the check in and check out times are flexible. If they are not, see if you can drop off your bags before officially checking in so you don’t have that burden and can explore freely.

4. Nearby Amenities

Figure out what kind of nearby or onsite amenities you’ll need and then do your research. Will you be washing your clothes? Will you need cooking facilities to make your own meals? What sort of shops will you want? Do you want to be able to explore even further with transport links? Make sure you know what you’re getting so there are no nasty surprises.

5. Entertainment

If you want the best in entertainment, it’s usually best to select accommodation that is centrally based so you can easily get to where you want to be. Certain types of accommodation will offer their own entertainment, but if you’re going to want to explore further, you’ll need to be near plenty of things to do. If not near, then willing to pay the transport price to get there.


6. Opportunities To Socialize

If you want to speak to people in the area, you need to make sure there are going to be opportunities to socialize. Do you want to meet like minded people? Then perhaps you could choose an EC. If you’d rather speak to locals who can help you out by giving you tips on where to go and what to see, then make sure you take that into account, too.

7. Opportunities To Exercise

If you want to keep your fitness up, look for opportunities to exercise. You may want to ensure there are fitness facilities, either on site or nearby. In some cases, you can find outdoor gyms. Alternatively, a long stretch of beach or hiking areas may be just what you need.

8. Budget Friendly Options

Ultimately, where you stay is going to depend on the budget that you have figured out. Does the place provide options to suit your budget? Making sure you’re not going to be overspending is crucial.

9. Assistance

If you’re going to need assistance to get around, such as lifts and ramps, make sure you are going to have access to them beforehand. Unfortunately, some places still don’t put an emphasis on inclusivity, and this can be extremely frustrating for people who need it. This is also something to consider for those who may be travelling with pets. Does the accommodation allow pets, and are there any amenities for them nearby, such as pet friendly beaches and areas to play?

10. The Option To Purchase Food and Drink

Maybe you’d like a complimentary hotel breakfast to set you up for the day, or the option to purchase food there if you’d rather not cook or hunt for somewhere else to eat. Cooking and finding somewhere decent to eat can take a lot of time up when all you want to do is get out there and explore, so staying somewhere with this option can be best if you’ll always be on the go.

11. A Decent Internet Connection

Will you be working during your stay, or hoping to stay in touch with loved ones? Then a decent internet connection is vital. Don’t just assume that this comes as standard, and ensure you enquire about it beforehand. You may need to pay extra. You may even need to head to a local internet cafe, so check those out, too.

12. Discounts and Rewards

Finally, does this place offer discounts and rewards for loyal customers? If you think you’ll be coming back to this place, rewards and discounts could help you to save money in the future and perhaps even enjoy more perks for being loyal.

Once you’ve explored the above 12 things, you should have a good idea of where you want to stay. Make sure you know exactly what you want to get out of your stay and you’ll be able to narrow down your options quickly!

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