Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Travel Thoughts: Hotel Preferences



A lot have been curious about my style in traveling. Since I have a lot of time to kill (meh, to be honest, I am procrastinating), I am going to share some thoughts about my hotel preferences.

Hotel accommodation is one of the most fundamental items in traveling. In this day and age, there are numerous phone apps that allow travelers to book rooms according to their preferences. These are the four items I consider before booking a place to stay whenever I travel.

1) Price. I don't consider myself as a legit backpacker nor a luxury traveler (wishful thinking lol). I am somewhere in between. I don't usually book rooms that are very cheap. Call me paranoid, but I have trust issues with rooms selling at a very low price. It is either haunted or uncomfortable. I am the type of traveler who doesn't want to compromise comfort, especially when I am resting. I am willing to shell a bit more. I want a clean, decent, and a comfortable room. That's why, before I book a room, I make sure that I've read enough reviews about the room before finalizing my booking.

2) Proximity. Traveling abroad can be quite challenging because one, you are exploring an unfamiliar territory, and two, they do not speak your language. There are some parts of the world where English isn't widely spoken. That's why, whenever I look for a place to stay abroad, I always make sure that I'm close to a public transport terminal, or an MRT station. Spell convenience.



3) Facilities. I have three basic requirements before booking a room. First, the toilet must have a bidet. Yes, because bidet is life. LOL. Second, the room must have a decent wifi connection. It doesn't need to be really fast. I just need a reliable connection. Besides, I'm not binge watching my favorite tv series, or uploading my video blogs. Last but not the least, there should be a hot and cold shower. The spa, swimming pool, and the fitness center are the least of my concern, but I wouldn't mind visiting these if time permits.

4) Ambiance. I want to have a peaceful sleep. Some hotels are located beside a busy freeway, and I don't think I could sleep eight hours straight on that condition. I value my sleep, and I don't want to ruin it just because of the surrounding noise. It would be better if the room is sound proof.

How about you? What are your travel preferences? Don't hesitate to share your thoughts on the comment box below!

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