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Essential Guide to Choosing the Location of Your Hotel
- February 11, 2019
- Posted by: Leon Okane
- Category: Blog
When you make reservations for hotel, taking location as an important factor, very often people are keen to find out the proximity or specific vicinity to basic amenities, and this can have a great impact on the price that they end up paying. The fact is that a hotel located at the beach area, for instance, Riu hotels, will have a different price rate compared to the one situated at the far end of the beach. In the same vein, those located right in the center of the city will charge exorbitantly compared to those at the suburb areas or outskirts.
Although this seems strange when you consider the fact that you won’t be spending much time in the hotel looking at the environment or enjoying the expensive view. Actually, you will spend more time outside and will be eager to participate in the fun.
If your hotel is situated at a far distance from the beach then, unless you like to take a long walk each day, there is a high chance that you will eventually end up using some type of transport – either taxis or buses. This could imply that reduced price of the hotel compared to one situated close to the beach will be compensated by the price you have to invest on transport, and this could result in little or no net gain.
Nevertheless, a hotel which is very close to the beach area will require no transport system to get to the beach, since you can take a walk to get there. This enables you to save a huge amount of cash compared to the beachfront hotels. You have to strike a balance between a place that is far away and somewhere closes by which will give you the optimum location to help you strike a balance between expense and convenience.
The hotel itself may provide a description which is not full information when judging its location. It may claim to have beach views, even a hotel situated six miles from the top of a hill could claim to have the same offer. You can make a phone call to a hotel to ask specifically the distance of the hotel from the beach or other tourist attractions. A more precise way of performing this task, however, would be to use something similar to Google Earth or other online mapping resources, which enable you to know the precise location of the hotel. It will also help you to identify the exact distance of the hotel from certain other locations, and even show you a map to know the route to those locations.
This might all seem unimportant, but if you can save around $15 a night on your hotel trip, then this implies that you will get the equivalent of free drinks each evening when taking your dinner. If given that incentive, irrespective of the price rate, then I recommend that you book that particular hotel!