We all need a break from time to time. And just like we have options in how to take a break, we also have options in where to take a break.
Some people might decide to go out to a fancy restaurant, some might decide to book a cruise or a stay at a fabulous hotel. Whatever the choice, it is important to ask the right questions before making your decision.
So today we are going to take a look at 05 questions to ask before you book a hotel room for a vacation or a staycation.
What types of rooms do you offer? This question is important because if you’re travelling solo you might want to book a room with a standard-sized bed. If the travelling part is bigger, a room with a queen, king or twin-sized bed might be a better option.
What are the prices of the rooms? If you and your travelling party are strapped for funds, it would be smart to ask for the prices of the rooms available. Asking for the prices would help you decide which rooms would be a good option for your budget. Bonus tip: Always ask if there are discounts or promotions happening at the time of your booking, this could be a great way to save some cash.
What is the cancellation policy? This is a very important question to ask. Some hotels could give you the option of getting 100% money back for cancelling a booking at a certain time, or they could give you only 50% of your money back. If you’re really unlucky you could get nothing back. The sooner you know the cancellation policy the better your booking process.
What amenities do you offer? It’s important to make a list of amenities you desire in a hotel before you begin your search. Scrolling the internet in search of a fitting hotel could be extremely overwhelming and you want to be able to make the best possible choice. This question helps with the elimination of poor choices. If a swimming pool in a hotel is important to you, make sure to ask if it’s available.
Does the hotel have free Wifi? In the age of the internet, Wifi access is a god of some sort. So it is safe to say that no hotel should exist without it. Make sure to ask if the hotel comes with Wifi access and if the access is free or paid for. If the hotel doesn’t have Wifi, feel free to bring your modem or book another hotel.
So there you go, 5 questions every customer should ask before he or she makes a hotel booking. This is not an exhaustive list, and there are many more questions one could ask.
Before you book a hotel, make it a point to write down all the questions you would like to ask the reception before giving them your business. You are the paying customer, so use that power.