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So you’re going to the Hills District of Sydney. You’ve selected this destination and now you have to select a hotel. Ten years ago, you ‘d have most likely visited your local travel agent and trusted the face-to-face suggestions you were offered by the so-called ‘experts’. The 21st Century way to select and book your hotel is obviously on the Internet, by utilizing travel sites.
But how do you sort through the amazing choices on offer? And more importantly, do you actually trust the photographs and descriptions of the hotels that they have granted themselves with the motivation of getting bookings?
Traveler reviews can be valuable, but you need to exercise caution. They are often biased, sometimes out of date, and may not serve your interests at all. How do you know that the features that are necessary to the reviewer are necessary to you? Then there’s the problem of the reviewer’s motivation. The more reviews you read, the more you discover how they tend to cluster at the extremes of viewpoint. On one end, you have upset reviewers with axes to grind; at the other, you have delighted guests who lavish praise beyond belief.
You’ll not be surprised to find out that hotels sometimes publish their own glowing reviews or that competitor’s line up for the chance to lambaste the competition with bad reviews. It makes sense to consider what is actually important to you when picking a hotel. You should then select an online hotel directory that provides updated, independent, objective info that really matters.
Here are some of the key realities you should keep in mind:
1. Location: if it matters that your hotel is, for example, near the amusement park, or convenient for the airport, then location is paramount. Any good directory should offer a location map of the hotel and its environs. There should be distance charts to the airport provided in addition to some form of an interactive map.
2. Style: it is essential to select a hotel that makes you feel comfortable – modern or standard furnishings, local design or international, official or relaxed. The perfect hotel directory should let you know of the choices available.
3. Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars: local color is terrific but the hotel’s own restaurants and bars can play a vital part in your stay. You should be aware of choice, style and whether they are smart or casual. An excellent hotel report should tell you this, and especially about breakfast facilities.
4. Bedroom Facilities: you should always carefully consider the type of facilities you need from your bedroom and find a hotel that has those you consider important. The hotel directory should elaborate on matters such as bed size, Internet Access (its cost, whether there is WIFI or wired broadband connection), Complimentary facilities, views from the room and luxury offerings like a Pillow menu or Bath menu, choice of smoking cigarettes or non-smoking spaces, and so on
. These things actually do matter and any good hotel directory should give you this sort of suggestions on bed rooms – not just the variety of spaces which is the usual alternative!
5. Children’s’ Facilities: more important to the family tourist than business tourist. You should discover just how child-friendly the hotel is from the directory and make your decision from there. Something worth looking for is whether the hotel offers a baby sitter service. For business tourist wishing to leave children, this is obviously extremely relevant too – possibly a hotel that is not child-friendly would be something better suited!
6. Leisure Facilities: the site should offer an in-depth analysis of leisure services within the hotel – spa, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna – in addition to details of any other facilities nearby 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 absolutely important to some.
Finally and most notably, the quality hotel directory 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 actually in a strong position to discuss the hotel.
with the above details, there is no reason why you shouldn’t find the best hotel in the Hills District of Sydney. Good luck!