So you’ve got time off work and you’ve booked your flights. Now all that’s left is finding the right accommodation. But don’t just book any accommodation. Finding a fantastic place for you and your group is key to having a great time on your trip. So here’s a check-list of things you should find out before booking a hotel!
Don’t waste precious time commuting to and from where you want to be. When you’re on a city break, find accommodation that will keep you close to the action so you can spend less time in transit and more time relaxing and having a good time.
For example, if you’re looking for Melbourne accommodation, look for something in the Melbourne CBD. Or if you don’t fancy being right in the middle of the city but still want to be close enough to the fun stuff, try the inner suburbs.
Alternatively, if you’re a family looking for accommodation close to relatives or a relaxing time a little outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, look at various other Melbourne suburbs.
The point is, don’t compromise on location when it comes to accommodation. Whether it’s being near the stadium for a footy game or close to the hospital in the burbs so you can visit your Aunt Sue, book accommodation that’s close to where you’ll be spending most of your time.
Parking in most cities can be expensive, difficult and pretty much impossible. Save yourself the hassle by making sure your accommodation is close to public transport. This will also make getting to and from the airport a great deal easier (and cheaper).
One thing that separates your home from your holiday accommodation is those extra little luxuries. When looking at accommodation options, make sure you check out what amenities they have on offer.
And remember, it isn’t just hotels that offer these kinds of things, many of our apartments come with BBQ facilities, on-site restaurants and bars, room service, WiFi, laundry services and gyms.
Check-in and Check-Out Times
There’s nothing worse than arriving off a late-night flight and not being able to access your accommodation. Find out what the check-in times are before booking your accommodation and make sure that you are able to access the apartment or room after hours if necessary.
The same goes for check-out times. If you have a late afternoon flight, you shouldn’t have to drag your suitcase around all day because of the early check-out time. Find out if the check-out times are flexible before you book, or alternatively ask for a safe place to leave your luggage until it’s time to depart for the airport.
And Finally… The Price
Whether you’re looking for Brisbane accommodation or a place to stay in Melbourne, high quality, convenient and safe accommodation shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Do your research and take advantage of any discounts or rewards programs to make sure you get the best possible price.