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How to pick a hotel

There are so many choices on the market nowadays and so many different ways of booking your room.

I personally use all these booking companies myself. My go-to is Book com but it depends on where I am going, I will use the others 3 as well.

Booking com is my go-to site when it comes to booking accommodation; it gives me more flexibility with a change of dates and cancellation in case of emergency. I had missed my connecting train from the airport to the hotel in Lyon, France once; it was very late at night, so I decided to stay near the airport and travel next day, the dates were changed at no extra cost and hassle-free.

Hotels Combined

Hotels Combined gives excellent comparisons. Best way to hunt for a grand bargain. The price for the same room by different sites are displayed for you to pick and book. I use this site for last minute booking only.

Hotel Com

Hotels com is known for its last-minute deals. Please do check the cancellation policy, in many cases, because it is last minute there is a higher penalty for canceling. I book with hotels com when I am 100% sure I am going to be there.

Accord Hotels

I have joined there loyalty program, every time I stay with them I get points that accumulate to free nights, etc. Their loyalty program is easy and free to join. Accor also offers rooms for every budget, cheap and cheerful to ultimate luxury.

The key thing for me is to make sure the hotel is in a safe area, has 24 hours reception and close to cafes etc if there is no restaurant on site. If you are wanting cheaper accommodation, which means there will not be a 24-hour reception after you book make sure you email your arrival time and all your contact details to the hotel. Please do check all the cancellation policy when you picking a hotel as each hotel is different, read all the fine prints and make sure you have your booking confirmation with you.

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