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Factors to Consider While Choosing a Hotel – Ensure you have a Trouble Free Vacation!

Finding good accommodation is the key to a great vacation and getting it wrong can drain the fun out of a much-needed break. Here is a comprehensive guide to what you should think of beforehand.

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The location of the hotel

If you are on vacation, ensure that all the tourist destinations you want to visit are not too far from the hotel. Ideally, you would want your hotel to be at the centre of the city as this allows easy access to all corners. In the event that you are visiting on business, you would want your hotel to be close to the city's business centres and other industrial sectors. Other important establishments you should look for in the surroundings include a hospital, a shopping mall or two and eateries. Most luxury hotel destinations tend to have these around close by.

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Hotel Amenities

Even if the price of a suite is the same across the hotels, the amenities on offer can and will usually differ. For an instance, a business-oriented hotel will place a greater emphasis on connectivity and will offer conference rooms and a quiet atmosphere. On the other hand, a tourist hotel will offer facilities like professional guides and similar amenities. It is important you check up beforehand to make sure there is no unexpected surprise. Wi-Fi is a mandatory feature at almost all hotels nowadays but some hotels offer free breakfast, a swimming pool, spas and other similar amenities that allow you to experience a relaxing vacation. You can make use of hotel comparison sites to help you with this.

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Check online testimonials

Thanks to the internet, it is easy to get a review of the hotel from a previous visitor. If you are visiting a hotel from entities such as Anantara Hotels Resorts and Spas, a simple search on a search engine will show you hundreds of reviews from previous visitors. This will help you get a clearer picture of what is in store and if the experience – these include the hotel room, cuisine etc – is up to your expectations or not. The reviews are not controlled by the hotel and are completely honest opinions of others.

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Accessibility

Although further down the list, this should be of equal importance to any visitor. Take the time to check up on the transport options present from the hotel. Some hotels do offer shuttle services to major tourist destinations in and around the hotel so you might want to check if this particular hotel offers the same service. Easy access to public transportation options should be a mandatory factor too. This can be a simple bus stop or a metro station. The easy availability of taxis would be an added bonus. If it's a hassle to get to and from the hotel, it will more than likely ruin the trip and make travelling a tedious and annoying experience. Make use of online map apps like Google Maps when plotting your journey around the area.