Reasons Why You Should Never Settle When Picking a Hotel
If you are smart, you will be among the few people rushing to go on holiday before the next lockdown. With new variations of Covid hitting the world, it is predicted that we are bound to experience yet another lockdown in the near future, which means now is the perfect time to get away before you are forced to stay indoors for another year.
If you are one of the people rushing to book a holiday, you may be willing to cut a few corners. Right now there are some limits on which countries you are allowed to visit, so you may not be able to go to your first choice. You may not also be able to go when you ideally want to, as the clock is ticking for when you will be able to holiday at all.
Though you are expected to make some compromises, somewhere that you shouldn’t compromise is when it comes to picking your hotel. You have no idea when the next time you travel will be and the last thing that you want is to be left with memories of a disappointing hotel ruining your big break.
Even if you do not plan on spending a lot of time in your hotel room, your hotel is still a huge part of your holiday experience. Here are just some reasons why you should never settle when it comes to picking a hotel room.
You Don’t Have To
One of the biggest reasons why you shouldn’t compromise on your hotel is because you simply don’t have to. There are so many fantastic hotels on the market that it is much easier to find a good hotel than it is to find one that isn’t the best.
There are a number of things that you can do to ensure that you are not being left with terrible hotel options. For example, if you know that a certain resort or hotel branch has a good reputation, you could check to see if they have a location where you plan on visiting.
When I was traveling last year, I was extremely worried about going to a hotel that I would not like. Instead of leaving it up to chance, I took the time to think about when I went to Jamaica and stayed at a Sandal Resort. I had a great time at the resort and realized that I wanted the same experience on my next trip. Luckily for me, there were a few Sandal Resorts where I was staying, so I did a comparison of all the sandal resorts in the area and found one that was available on the date I planned on going.
If you are facing the same issue, you should look back to a hotel that you recall enjoying on a previous holiday. This way, you will know that you will enjoy the hotel that you visit.
Bad Hotels Could Ruin Your Trip
Another reason why you should never settle when it comes to picking a hotel room is that picking a poor hotel room can completely ruin your holiday.
First of all, walking into a bad hotel can completely dampen your mood. Poor hotels often aren’t very accommodating to their guests and this is something that you will notice as soon as you arrive at the hotel. It is likely that staff won’t be very attentive and you will have to make a lot of the first moves to your room on your own.
If you have been traveling for quite a long time, then being welcomed with poor service may leave you in a sour mood. This sour mood that you may experience will only get worse if you go to your room and notice that it is not the quality that you imagined.
The last thing that you want is to have a poor mood when you are on holiday. Unfortunately, bad moods can often be difficult to shake and if you plan on spending your time in that hotel for the duration of your holiday, then your feelings about the hotel are only going to continue to arise and leave you feeling awful.
A correlation that is often shared between bad hotels is bad beds. If you go to a cheap and awful hotel, it is likely that they haven’t upgraded their beds in a while or they have purchased a cheap mattress.
The main purpose of your hotel is to ensure that you are well-rested enough to be able to enjoy the rest of your trip. If you are unable to achieve a good night of rest, then it is likely that the rest of your plans may be disrupted. You may choose to sleep in for much longer in order to feel well-rested, which means that you could miss out on some of the things that you are excited to see.
Nobody likes sleeping in a bad bed and when you are on holiday, you are often on your feet quite a lot, so you need to get rest when you can. If you are unable to get rest, then you may choose to not go to some of the activities that you have planned.
This could really compromise your holiday and you may prevent yourself from having experiences that you are excited to try and have looked forward to.