5 Mistakes To Avoid When Looking For Travel Accommodations

It is easy to make mistakes when you want to book a hotel, particularly if you don’t travel a lot. In some cases, these mistakes can cost you a decent sum of money or you might end up having a completely unpleasant experience. Here are just a few common mistakes you should avoid when you are looking for accommodations in a new city.

Not checking all the policies before booking

In most cases, people book a hotel in a rush and they forget to check the deposit or cancellation policies. This can be a big mistake as you might accidentally engage in a non-refundable booking contract or your credit card might be charged immediately after you book a hotel room. Make sure that you carefully read the policies before booking and you won’t encounter unpleasant surprises in the future.

Not checking the hotel’s website for full descriptions of rooms

When you use a particular online booking website, you might be provided with descriptions of the hotel rooms as well as several representative images. However, if you really want to enjoy a comfortable stay, make sure that you do your own research. For example, you can visit the hotel’s website and look for more information about their rooms or services. Also, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to speak with a representative of the hotel and ask him directly about the conditions of the rooms in question.

Booking a room of an inappropriate size

Keep in mind that rooms offered by hotels, motels and serviced apartments are very different in the entire world and they have different features and services. For example, some hotel rooms in Europe are known for accommodating just one or two persons without a child. Other rooms can accommodate a single person only. Therefore, don’t make assumptions on the room’s size and the features it offers. Make sure that you speak with the hotel staff and find out more information about the size of entry level hotel rooms, to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Not booking hotel rooms well ahead your arrival date

Most people book a hotel room now and they stay in it in the next 2 days. It is nothing wrong with this, but you can save a decent amount of money if you book hotel rooms earlier on. For example, if you are going on vacation in a certain exotic destination this year, you might want to start booking hotel rooms by now. Not only that you will pay a smaller price, but you also have the assurance that there will be free rooms for you when you need them.

Not looking for reviews of past clients

It is a good idea to take others’ opinions into account if you plan to stay in a certain hotel or serviced apartment, just to get an idea of the features and services offered. Also, past clients might provide useful information, hints, tips or pieces of advice you can use when you arrive at the accommodation facility.


If you are visiting Karratha in the near future, make sure that you contact us today for the best long-term accommodations in town. We are sure that you will be pleased with our quality accommodation facilities that come at a reasonable price!

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