Accommodation usually makes up a large proportion in travel budgets. And while there are so many ways to save money during vacations, booking hotel room in advance always tops the to-do-list of savvy travelers all around the world. Nevertheless, those who are not professional travelers may have some concerns about advance booking. Here’s how to tackle the 3 most common ones.
‘Check’ the room through users’ reviews
Booking in advance means that you do not have the chance to research your room in person. In some circumstances, the booked room is not to your expectation. But choosing the wrong place to stay is very often not the case when you make thorough research about the hotel.
If you are usually skeptical about what hotels say about themselves, the best way is to refer to user reviews. You can resort to several famous advisory sites for travelers like Expedia.com, Agoda.com or TripAdvisor.com. Among those sites, TripAdvisor.com is currently assessed to offer the most accurate and objective reviews about destinations and hotels.
According to TripAdvisor.com, EHG, a boutique hotel chain with 6 hotels in Hanoi and one 5-star hotel in Hoi An, has been receiving numerous positive feedbacks. For over ten years of operation, EHG has successfully gained excellent feedback for its services from 98% of its customers and has been considered the best hotel in Hoi An.
Make sure you get the best deal
We know that late lodging arrangement can result in dire consequences for your credit card balance because hotel rates can soar in the days near the particular date. However, it is not necessarily true that advanced bookers always get the best deals.
The reason for the above paradox is that hotel rates depend on a host of factors including location, seasonality, convention crowds and weather. Savvy travelers have been sharing a tip to tackle that booking problem: Start checking prices at least 60 days in advance and monitor the trend. If prices seem to go up, book right away!
At EHG, we develop the room rate policy that aims to help our customers get the best deals without having to do too much legwork. The Best Rate Guarantee policy is described by Ms. Linh Vu, Reservation Supervisor of EHG, that: “All Elegance Hotels offer the lowest Internet rate guarantee, so customers booking via our websites can feel secure in the knowledge they are getting the best rate available in the market”.
Make cancellation at lowest fee
In some cases, your holiday cannot go as planned and some unexpected events occur hindering you from enjoying the vacation. In that case, you have to cancel your room booking. But the question most customers have is: ‘How much money can I get back?’
Most hotels will charge you a fee if you cancel your room booking before you’re supposed to check in. Each hotel has its own policy that specifies when a fee is charged and how much you will pay.
At EHG, cancellation is made pretty easy and economical, according to Ms. Linh Vu: “If you make the cancellation or amendment 72 hours (in Hanoi) or 120 hours (in Hoi An) prior to your arrival date, NO fee will be charged”.
As the old saying goes ‘The early bird catches the worm’. Early bookers who want to ‘catch the worm’ please feel free to refer to our websites www.elegancehospitality.com or call us directly at (84 4) 362 22222 to be supported 24/7 and get a head start to enjoy your exciting journey in Vietnam.