“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
-Augustine of Hippo
Are you planning a trip to the ‘Garden City’ anytime soon? If so, you should definitely go through this article. When planning a trip, there’s much you need to know to avoid unforeseen situations and this is what this article is all about. While there are hundreds of websites that provide one with a long list of tourist destinations, restaurants, pubs and shopping destinations in Bangalore, this article deals exclusively with the topic of choosing the right hotel. So what constitutes the perfect stay in Bangalore? Read on to find out. Having spent more than 3 years in Bangalore, I am sharing some tips which would help you be on time to meet your friends and family or for business.
Bangalore is a big city. When going through options for hotels in Bangalore, an important factor to bear in mind is its location. So how does one go about this? Rather simple, choose your stay based on where you plan on spending a majority of your time. If you are travelling to the city for a vacation, choose hotels that are close to shopping malls, restaurants and places of tourist interest. If business brings you here, get a hotel that is close to corporate parks and IT hubs. How does this help? Well, you wouldn’t want to spend your time travelling across the city to get from one place to another. Pay heed to this tip and choose your stay wisely.
Look Before You Book
There’s plenty of options to choose from when it comes to finding hotel accommodation in Bangalore. However, never make the mistake of choosing a stay solely based on the price factor. As for me, before zeroing in on my choice of stay, I make it a point to read the reviews put up guests on the hotel website. This helps avoid unnecessary problems that could crop up when one chooses a hotel just keeping the price factor in mind. It’s obvious, the tip here is to ‘look before you book.’
Accessibility is key when booking a hotel in Bangalore. Yes, the city is big and there’s plenty of options when it comes to commuting. However, it is advisable to choose a stay that is close to facilities such as a hospital or a bus or metro station. Imagine staying at a hotel in a desolate locality! Not only is it a dangerous proposition, but when faced with an emergency, where does one go? Therefore, look for accessibility when you browse through hotel options in Bangalore.
Too Good To Be True?
Most travelers look for good deals and cheap hotels, but the question to ask here is “how cheap is too cheap?” Many make the mistake of falling for hotels that put on a facade that seemingly offers the best rooms and services, at rather unimaginable prices! While there are genuine cases too, most guests end up with a rather poor stay experience. The best way to avoid such disappointments is to not fall for such ‘too good to be true’ offers.
The Perfect Package
Booking a hotel today is not just about finding a good place to spend some time. There’s more this as travelers today want a complete package when finalizing a booking. This includes in-room amenities like the provision of a television, wardrobes to keep clothes, facilities for laundry and timely room service. While most hotels provide basic rooms, it’s best to do a bit of research and choose one that is worth spending money on. And yes, a big ‘NO’ to common bathrooms! If you plan on travelling in your vehicle, you may want to put up at a hotel that offers ample on-site parking space. If not on-site, be sure to check if the hotel has space to park your vehicle just outside the building. It makes no sense to park your car a kilometre away from the hotel or on some random road and risk theft. Treebo provides its guests with complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and toiletries and on-site parking (across certain properties) as well.
For travellers like myself, the quote mentioned at the beginning of this article is so true. If you don’t see, you don’t learn and as a consequence, you stagnate. But for those who grab every travel opportunity and make the most of it, there’s much to explore and the world is indeed your oyster! With this foolproof tips at hand, go ahead, plan your trip to Bangalore and score big when it comes to booking your hotel.