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How to find a good Hotel ?

Hello, I am the author of this blog about Bangkok. I am travelling quite a lot. Here is how I search for an hotel, when I need one :

To find an hotel, anywhere, I highly recommend to use Booking.com
I’m using Booking because :

  1. It has a very good user interface, letting me decide which hotel
    is the best for me (I will explain).
  2. It has authentic reviews of travellers (only guests who booked
    and stayed in the hotel, are allowed to write a review).
  3. It is a serious company with the best prices and you can also
    cancel a reservation (or change the dates) in most cases.

Here is the best way to use Booking.com
in order to find an hotel :

The Map :

beach party thai islandAfter you fill the dates and your destination, you
will see a Map of the area (look for the Map icon, scroll down the page
if needed). On the Map you will see points representing the Hotels and
if you zoom, you will see the price of each hotel and the score it
received in the comments. Click on the mark to arrive to the hotel page.
The Map feature is good, in order to get fast information about the
available
options.

The Filters :

beach party thai islandAfter you fill the dates and your destination, On
the left side, you will see Filters that serve to filter the results
according to some criterias. The most useful filter is the price range.

Another filter is the area you want.

Sort by (Important !!) :

beach party thai islandWhen you get a list of the proposed hotels (after
filling the dates and destination) you can sort the result in the order
you want (with the bar on the top). Use the sort by “Review Score” and
it
will order the hotels by how the guests scored them. Read also the
content of some comments in order to feel the place. Give a priority to
the ones
who received many (good) comments (hundreds), it is more reliable than
an hotel
commented by just two persons.
Technical Note : Do the “sort by” as a last step (to make sure it was
taken into account).

Note :

beach party thai islandAt the top, you can choose the language and the
currency.

 

Here you can search Hotels with Booking.com :


star If you need a simple and flexible Travel Insurance (Health), fill the dates and you will see the price.

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