Nowadays, wonderful hotels spread all over the world. But, with so much choice, how can we book the ideal hotel for ourselves? First, we recommend you make your reservation through Booking.com - it's the easiest way to save on your hotel reservation (see our "Reserve" tab where you can plan your own trip through our partners)! And now that you are already on the website of Booking.com, do not forget to ask these 9 questions to book your dream hotel:
WHAT IS THE RATE OF OTHER GUESTS?
The photos that hotels put online are always fantastic, but nothing is worth more than knowing the opinion of those who already stayed in the room they want to book! On Booking.com is super easy: all hotels are rated by guests on a scale of 0 to 10 in various aspects (location, cleanliness, comfort, etc.) and still through reviews. All reviews are subjective, of course, but this is a great way to see if that is the right hotel for you.
WHERE IS THE HOTEL LOCATED?
The hotel you want to book up to can be very reasonably priced, but if you stay away from the places you want to visit you might end up not making up for the discount. It is best to always check where your hotel is to make sure they are exactly where they want to be. If you book through Booking.com like us, you already know the perfect functionality for this: all searches can be viewed on a map so we can compare prices and location of different hotels at the same time!
DOES THE HOTEL OFFER TRANSPORTATION FROM / TO THE AIRPORT?
If you choose to discover your new destination by public transport, it may be worth checking if your hotel offers the airport shuttle service. If not, it will also be important to know if you are relatively close to the transport links that link the airport to the city. On Booking.com you can put up to put this filter and only search for hotels that offer the transport from / to the airport!
THE HOTEL HAS PARKING?
If, on the other hand, you choose to rent a car on your trip, do not forget to confirm that your hotel has free parking! At Booking.com it's very simple - just put the filter "parking" in your search and thus only get results from hotels that can offer you this service.
WHAT IS THE COST OF MEALS IN THE HOTEL?
Nowadays, most hotels offer breakfast with the reservation of a room. However, it may be worth confirming the prices of the remaining meals in the hotel restaurant - so always have a good plan B!
IS THERE FREE WI-FI IN THE HOTEL?
Let's not pretend we do not live in the Internet age, okay? Nowadays it is more common for hotels to offer free Wi-Fi, but it is always worth confirming. And if you book through Booking.com you will easily have access to this information on the hotel page of your choice.
IS THERE A POINT PROGRAM THROUGH WHICH CAN YOU BOOK?
Sometimes large hotel chains can have membership programs that can give you points or even good discounts when booking rooms and different hotel services. If you make your reservations through Booking.com like us, then join the Genius program that gives you another 10% discount and a host of extra benefits!
WHAT IS THE RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY?
Life is made up of unforeseen events so it is always worth confirming the possibility of canceling your hotel - and what the cost this will have for you. Not all hotels are flexible in this regard, and sometimes they will have to pay something extra to be able to cancel the hotel without having to pay the entire reservation, so it is worthwhile to also see if the free cancellation option is important for you. If it is, we recommend booking through Booking.com - there you can find several options for hotels with free cancellation sometimes up to 48 hours before the reservation!
AND YOU, HAVE YOU ANY SPECIAL NEED?
Do not forget: always ask for everything you need at the hotel. If you are traveling with a small baby, with a person with reduced mobility, or if you simply want to have a fresh fruit basket when you arrive in your room - speak to the hotel! It is surprising at times what hotels can offer us if we simply ask the right question.