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Hotel

Hotel Booking

Hotel is an establishment of accommodations which is to provide travellers or tourists a place of temporary residence. The place usually consists of reasonably comfortable bed room with bath room. Commonly provided features are telephone, WiFi or broadband access, mini-bar and etc.

Additional facilities such as cafe, restaurant, shopping arcade, swimming pool, spas, sauna bath, fitness centers, and childcare centre. Conference room or social function services are amongst the commonly available amenities provided at business oriented hotels.

Hotel Types and Rating:

The more common hotel classification systems include Star rating, letter grading, from A to F, Diamond or simply a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory footnote to accommodation such as hostels and motels. Classification System using the terms such as Deluxe/ Luxury, First Class/ Superior, Tourist Class/ Standard, and Budget Class/ Economy are more widely accepted as hotel types, rather than hotel standards.

Here is an example of 5-star system defined by some of the hotel industry associations.

Star

Standard

Facilities

 1 x Star

 = Tourist

Bath room, daily room cleaning, table & chair, publicly available phone for guests.

 2 x Star  = Standard  (In addition to the single star)
Breakfast, bath towels, sanitary kit.
 3 x Star  = Comfort  (In addition to the 2 stars)
Reception accessible by phone 24 hours, bilingual staff, in-room telephone & internet access, luggage & suitcase cabinets, laundry and ironing services.
 4 x Star 

 = First Class 

 (In addition to the 3 stars)
Lobby with seats and beverage service, Bath robe and slippers on demand - Cosmetic products (e.g. shower cap)
 5 x Star

 = Luxury 

 (In addition to the 4 stars)
Reception opened 24 hours, multilingual staff, Doorman-service or valet parking, Concierge, page boy, Spacious reception hall, Personalized greeting for each guest with fresh flowers or a present in the room, Safe in the room.

There are even hotels claim to be 6-star or 7-star standards, but which is mainly advertising purpose.

Walk-in versus Reservation - Walk-in is refering to Contract establish only as at when arriving, whereas
Reservation is an arrangement that perform in advance (few days to few months) to secure the desired hotel rooms or suites prior to arriving.

Majority of travellers make reservation for the desired hotel rooms or suites in advance so that
1. The desired rooms or suites are secured.
2. Enjoy discounted rate of charges usually at 40% discount against the published rates.

Methods of Reservation:

1. Through Tours / Travel Agents
2. Direct to the hotel
3. Online travel agents

Online Hotel Reservations

Due to evolution of information technology, online hotel booking are gaining popularity nowadays.

Benefits you should not ignore by using online hotel booking such as:

  • Better Rates - Irresistable discount rates ranging from 40% up to 75% against the published rates, depending on sessions and type of room. 
  • Better Choices - Hundreds of thousands of hotel pictures, room pictures and information on rates, of various countries worldwide available. Even reviews of the travelers are allowed to be published with many of the online travel agents. 
  • Ease of use - Travelers can book rooms from home or anywhere as long internet access is available, financial information and privacy are securely protected. 
  • Online booking site such as: Online Hotel Booking site is one of the well established online hotel booking sites with Low rates,  choices of 100,000+ hotels worldwide and millions of hotel reviews available.  

 

Hotel Booking

 






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