No one wants to show up to a beautiful travel destination and discover that the room they booked for the week isn’t exactly what they were expecting. It’s easy these days to just go online, look at some pictures of the properties and then reserve your room online. But even with the ease of making a reservation online, those pictures of the hotel room, bed and breakfast, or villa rental might be years old and not representative of the room or villas condition today.
We have noticed this very thing has been mentioned to us by clients who now use our services, but tried to do everything themselves in the past. They have told us that it’s just not worth it in the long run to try to figure out everything and then know for sure that the room, hotel, or villa they booked was going to turn out correctly. If you are travelling to Trinidad and Tobago, contact us via email and we can help you make your arrangements. We are knowledgeable about most of the properties on Trinidad and Tobago and if we are not, we are simply one phone call away from finding out for you with certainty.
Hotel Tips And Booking A Room
If you do choose to go the online route, then here are some tips to help you book your room or villa:
- Do some searching on review sites that actually qualify and verify the reviews. Sites like TripAdvisor and Virtual Tourist are good starting points. Look for review on Yelp and Google + as well, but take them with a grain of salt. Get into some forums that you can find and ask some questions.
- Check the hotel’s website and see when it was last updated. Also check out www.room77.com and see what it says about value for your money, size of room or villa, condition of the room (tile or carpet), the noise levels, etc.
- Use Google Earth or Bing Maps to get a better view of the surrounding areas and what they look like. Is the area primarily a destination area with lots of places to eat, bars, dance or is it in an industrial area or far away from much of the nightlife. These are things you will want to take into consideration.
- Also consider safety as well, make sure each room or villa has deadbolts on the doors and a peep hole to view out. Do you know what number you would call in an emergency? Check the exit areas and fire escapes before you book as well.
I hope these tips on booking a hotel room, bed and breakfast or villa help you. Please do contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help you.