Five things to check in your hotel accommodation

Whilst going to an exotic destination can be one of the thrilling moments of the year, most of us often suffer a little trepidation when opening the door to our holiday accommodation for the first time.

This is because most of us will have suffered a hotel nightmare at some point in our lives. And that’s why it’s always a good idea to check ahead with your accommodation providers to see how they have the following issues covered.

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Internet facilities

It’s a fact that no modern holiday is complete without the most basic of internet facilities. Whether it be hunting down the nearest bijou restaurant via the Foodspotting app, or even updating your knowledge of the native tongue with the language learning courses at Duolingo, you’re going to need a good Wi-Fi connection otherwise you’ll face a formidable phone bill on your return home.

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Sleeping arrangements

There’s nothing worse than returning from a tough day’s sightseeing to face a deeply uncomfortable bed. Whilst many hotels may claim to have good quality beds that you’d expect to find amongst Bedstar’s range, the reality is that many hotel beds are over-used and nowhere near as comfortable and supportive as you’d find at the bed retailer. But for those places where you fear being eaten alive by bugs, then taking a portable bed protector sheet could be a good idea!

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Local amenities

Many of us will have made the mistake of booking a cheap hotel only to find that it’s located way past the airport on the outskirts of town. So be sure to check ahead and see what local amenities are in the area, as whilst most of us would be happy to use public transport, few of us would want to have to use the CityMapper app in order to find our way to the nearest convenience store.

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Child-friendly facilities

If you’ve got little ones with you, it’s incredibly important to check ahead to see what child-friendly arrangements have been provided. Whether it’s beds, kid-friendly food, or even children’s entertainment, it’s a good idea to see what’s lying in wait for you before you arrive. Many hotels such as The Dorchester in London offer child-friendly activities that can satisfy even the most hard-to-please child!

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Room with a view

And finally, if you’ve got your heart set on a room with a view of your holiday locale, then be sure to check ahead to see what’s available. Certain hotels such as The Daffodil in the Lake District offer different room rates dependent on what view you’d prefer, so if you’re looking to spend an evening with a bottle of wine admiring the scenery, be aware that you might have to pay a little extra.

 

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