There is absolutely no dearth of information on how to make a hotel reservation today. In spite of this, why is it that we do sometimes get into a fix trying to make a reservation in a hotel. If there is one thing that we tend to do is, waiting till the last moment to make a reservation. There will be people who tell you that if they were aware of the fact that they had to reach a particular place, they would have made the reservation early enough. This is not always possible and that is why we end up reaching the doors of a hotel, only to find that a room is not available, because prior reservation was not done.
There are a few points that need to be kept in mind if you want a proper and confirmed reservation to be made every time you need to travel and stay in a hotel. Some of them are:
o Try to plan your trip as much in advance as possible.
o Give yourself a few options when it comes to dates, this way you might be able to find more than one option when you are looking for suitable accommodation.
o If you are too busy to check things for yourself, you could get one of your staff to it. This would be possible if you were in a position of authority. If on the other hand, this was not possible, it would be good for you to take some time off and check for yourself, the details about the hotel that you intend to reserve a room in.
o If you are not familiar with the place that you are going to, you need to find out where exactly the hotel is located. In fact, it would be better if you knew how far the hotel is from the airport or station.
o It would help if you got to know what other special facilities, the hotel has on offer. For instance, if the hotel has a gym, or a pool table, you know that after you have finished your day’s work, you can unwind and really relax. This could be a good way to relax, even while you work.
Whatever be the parameters that we try to set, we always to tend to think or rather take a hotel for granted. This is probably the chief reason why we are not able to plan our reservations as they should be planned.
If you are not a business person, and you wanted to stay in a hotel, while on holiday, then you need to look at making reservations from a totally different angle. Here the emphasis would be on comfort and extras – a hotel where you could do more than just stay. For instance, if you were traveling to Thailand, on a holiday, you would want to do much more than just sit in your room. Planning and making necessary reservations become even more important when you are on holiday.