The flights are booked and you’re one step closer to your holiday. Next up is accommodation and choosing the most suitable place may take a while. When it comes to accommodation, you have plenty of options. Should it be a bed & breakfast, Airbnb, a hotel or maybe even a hostel? Although there are plenty of options, recent surveys suggest that most travellers prefer to stay in a hotel, and here are the reasons why.
The great thing about hotels is that they are always available, you can easily book a 5-star hotel in Saigon or a 3-star hotel in Bangkok. If you aren’t the type of person who likes to plan every day of your adventure, you will never be left without accommodation when you need a place to stay. You can take comfort in knowing that no matter where you end up in the world, you will always find a hotel room nearby.
The type of amenities you encounter usually depends on the type of hotel you stay in. If you go for luxury accommodation, you will have access to a range of first-class facilities. Most 5-star hotels usually have fully equipped gymnasiums, rooftop bars and restaurants, swimming pools, and spa services. Although hotels vary in terms of amenities, you’ll generally have access to all of the services listed below.
- Room service
- Free internet
- Laundry service
- Clean towels and bed sheets
When you are picking a hotel, location is everything, and you will find that most hotels are generally located in the centre of the city where it is easy to access transport and visit all the must-see sights. You’ll have no problem finding a hotel that is in a location that is perfect for you. If you opt for a seaside holiday, all of the top hotels are usually located 10 metres from the beach.
With the pandemic causing problems in the hospitality industry around the world, hotels are taking steps to ensure their accommodation is safe for all travellers. Aside from dealing with the virus, hotels have always had a reputation for implementing strict safety measures. They have always made it their business to provide guests with safe surroundings. A good hotel will always have on-site security, guest only access points, surveillance systems, and safety boxes.
No matter what hotel you book, you will always find a bar or restaurant to socialise with others. Luxury hotels usually have stunning rooftop bars which provide the perfect setting to mix with fellow travellers. More and more hotels are focusing on the social aspect of their accommodation making them great for finding new friends.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to stay in a hotel. If you can afford it, your best choice is always going to be a 5-star hotel with all the trimmings. Selecting a hotel over any other type of accommodation gives you access to a range of useful amenities. If you go for luxury, you’ll have stunning views, professional service, and designer facilities.