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So you’re going to the Hills District of Sydney. You’ve picked this location and now you need to choose a hotel. Ten years ago, you ‘d have probably visited your local travel representative and trusted the face-to-face advice you were given by the so-called ‘experts’. The 21st Century way to choose and book your hotel is of course on the Internet, by using travel websites.
But how do you sort through the incredible options on offer? And more significantly, do you truly rely on the photographs and descriptions of the hotels that they have awarded themselves with the inspiration of getting bookings?
Traveler reviews can be useful, but you need to exercise caution. They are often prejudiced, sometimes out of date, and might not serve your interests at all. How do you know that the features that are necessary to the customer are necessary to you? Then there’s the issue of the customer’s inspiration. The more reviews you read, the more you see how they tend to cluster at the extremes of opinion. On one end, you have upset reviewers with axes to grind; at the other, you have happy guests who lavish praise beyond belief.
You’ll not be shocked to learn that hotels sometimes publish their own glowing reviews or that rival’s line up for the chance to lambaste the competitors with bad reviews. It makes sense to consider what is truly essential to you when selecting a hotel. You should then choose an online hotel directory site that provides up-to-date, independent, neutral info that truly matters.
Here are a few of the key realities you should remember:
1. Location: if it matters that your hotel is, for example, near to the amusement park, or convenient for the airport, then location is critical. Any good directory site should offer a location map of the hotel and its surroundings. There should be distance charts to the airport provided in addition to some kind of an interactive map.
2. Style: it is important to choose a hotel that makes you feel comfortable – modern or standard furnishings, local decoration or international, official or relaxed. The perfect hotel directory site should let you know of the alternatives available.
3. Restaurants, Coffee Shops, and Bars: local color is great but the hotel’s own restaurants and bars can play an important part in your stay. You should be aware of choice, style and whether they are wise or informal. A great hotel report should tell you this, and particularly about breakfast facilities.
4. Bedroom Facilities: you should constantly thoroughly consider the type of facilities you need from your bedroom and find a hotel that has those you consider essential. The hotel directory site should elaborate on matters such as bed size, Internet Access (its cost, whether there is WIFI or wired broadband connection), Complimentary features, views from the room and high-end offerings like a Pillow menu or Bath menu, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms, and so on
. These things truly do matter and any good hotel directory site should provide you this sort of advice on bed rooms – not just the variety of rooms which is the typical alternative!
5. Children’s’ Facilities: more important to the household traveler than the business traveler. You should discover just how child-friendly the hotel is from the directory site and make your decision from there. Something worth looking for is whether the hotel offers a babysitter service. For the business traveler wanting to leave children, this is of course very relevant too – possibly a hotel that is not child-friendly would be something better suited!
6. Leisure Facilities: the site should offer a detailed analysis of leisure services within the hotel – spa, pool, gym, sauna – in addition to details of any other facilities close by such as golf courses.
7. Special Needs: the hotel directory site should recommend the visitor of each hotel’s special needs services and accessibility policy. Whilst again this does not apply to every visitor, it is definitely crucial to some.
Lastly and most importantly, the quality hotel directory site inspection team should have checked out the hotel in question regularly, met the personnel, slept in a bedroom and tasted the food. They should experience the hotel as only a hotel visitor can and it is only then that they are truly in a strong position to discuss the hotel.
with the above information, there is no reason why you shouldn’t find the very best hotel in the Hills District of Sydney. Good luck!