How to choose a cheap boutique hotel
Often the best cheap boutique hotels provide better service and more unique accommodation than any of the large chain hotels. With a lot of thanks to the Internet, cheap hotels bookings are easy. The cheap hotels are often tucked away as hidden gems and you will find them in all parts of the world. For those who are willing to take a bit of a risk and do some research, a cheap boutique hotel can be well worth hunting for.
The best place to start is one of the web sites dedicated to travel. There are a number of web sites that are dedicated on reviewing and offering small, cheap boutique hotels. Most of these web sites are interactive allowing the visitor to customize his or her search. The searches can be broken down by price, the dates of your stay or the style of accommodation. These sites are free to use but take what you find with a grain of salt. These sites are great for the collection of names but they operate on a commission basis so don’t take everything they say at face value. Once you have zeroed in on a few, then do a unique search, you will usually find comments that have been made by people who have actually stayed in the place, these comments are usually honest as they are based on experience.
Many of the review sites are updated quite often, before you go ahead with cheap hotels bookings, it is important that you know the way the hotel is now, not ten years ago. Any hotel manager that does his job thoroughly will be aware of these review sites, check to see that the manger responds to any criticism or praise.
Many small boutique hotels have their own web sites which can be very helpful. Rarely are these sites 100% objective in their statements but you can see images of the accommodation and get a listing of the services that are provided. The web site may also show specials that are available only to those who book through the hotel web site rather than the agencies site.
Travel magazines are also a great place to find cheap boutique hotels, usually the magazine contains personal reviews and experiences.