When it comes to choosing a good hotel for your trip, it’s always good to find one that completely suits your needs. So how can you get the most out of your stay in a hotel?
Think about your trip as a whole
Our first tip would be to decide on what you are planning to do on your trip. If you want to be able to do work or surf the net while you are in your hotel, make sure you look around for hotels that may have Wi-Fi capabilities. Similarly, if you are planning to take your car, make sure there are parking facilities available.
You will also want to think about how far you want to be from the activities you may have planned. It’s no good having your base out in the middle of nowhere if everything that you want to do is in one area that is quite far away.
Your budget is very important, but the cheapest isn’t always the most cost effective. For example, a cheaper accommodation option may be tempting, but will you end up spending more in the long run funding all the extras that you require, such as breakfast or parking?
Look on the accommodation’s website
Our second tip would to visit the accommodation’s website directly. Generally speaking, this is where you will find the best price, and they are going to be able to give you the precise lowdown on what they have on offer. You will also be able to see any offers that are currently on, rather than looking on alternative websites which may report out of date deals.
A lot of accommodation sites now give other guests the opportunity to leave feedback for prospective guests to read. This could be in the form of their own testimonial page, or a link to the official trip advisor page. This will give you a good overview of what you can expect from this property and its staff and see if it will suit your needs.
Chat with the staff
Having a chat with people that know the area well will greatly increase your outlook on the trip. Even if it’s simply asking for recommendations on where to go for dinner that evening, the staff will be eager to help out with anything you require.
Don’t make your conversations too vague; the staff aren’t mind readers, so make sure that if you are asking for recommendations, you are pretty specific with what you are looking for. A general “where should I go for dinner tonight?” will most likely end with you being none the wiser with an extensive list of places that you might not like.
A simple “I quite fancy an Italian meal tonight, do you have any restaurant recommendations?” will get you a quick and simple answer that suits what you want. After all, catering to your needs is what the staff are there for!
It also makes your stay that little bit more special if you can interact with the staff that will be taking care of you. A smile can always brighten someone’s day, so why not make the effort to get those staff enjoying themselves too?
Sensitive to noise? Ask for a higher floor!
If you are a light sleeper and you know you will be woken up by other guests wandering around above your room, ask for a room on a higher floor when you book.
This may feel like you are being picky, but hotels know how important being able to have a good night’s sleep is to their guests and should be happy to accommodate any needs you may have – including your preference of floor!
We hope that you found our tips for making the most out of your hotel stay helpful. As leading providers of one of the best hotels in Chichester, we know how important it is to find a hotel that caters to your trip’s every need. We are able to provide the highest quality care to each of our guests and our staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have; from room requirements to what there is to do in the area!
If you would like more information on what we have on offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 01243 784 995 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help you!