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9 Ways to Find the Best All-Inclusive Hotels

June 18, 2019
Kalima Resort

When you’re planning to go on vacation, you will need to find a decent place to stay ahead of time. Hotels are usually the first option that comes to mind when we’re looking for an accommodation option, but it’s important that you find the right hotel for you.

 

That said, here are ten tips you should keep in mind in order to find a good hotel:

 

1. Do Your Research

The first thing you should do before booking a room is to find out as much as you can about your preferred destination. This will help you to know how much you can expect to pay and what services are included in the fee. Online reviews are the best source of information when it comes to finding the right hotel, so make sure you use them to your advantage.

 

2. Remember That ‘All-inclusive’ isn’t Always True

While a hotel may claim to be all-inclusive, that doesn’t mean you won’t have to pay extra for certain amenities and services. Some may charge you for meals such as the breakfast buffet or have a separate restaurant that’s not included in the fee you already paid up front. You have to make sure that you understand the pricing thoroughly so that you know which one is the best option for you. This brings us to the next point…

 

3. Ask Plenty of Questions

When you’re planning to book a hotel, you need to make sure that you ask all the important questions ahead of time. Find out about the price and ask what amenities and services the hotel has to offer so that you can plan your trip and budget accordingly.

 

4. Look for a Hotel with a Service Card System

Real all-inclusive hotels will give you a wristband or card that you can scan at certain places in the hotel so you can use all its available resources for free. In these types of hotels, you can simply walk around with your card and take advantage of everything that the hotel offers. If you’re after convenience, look for a hotel with a system like this.

 

5. Check the Opening Hours for the Amenities

People operate on different schedules, as some may prefer to have breakfast early in the morning while others will only eat after 10:00 AM. You need to make sure that the hotel offers certain services when you need them so that you can have the best experience possible.

 

6. Learn More About Local Traditions & Culture

You need to take note of the local traditions and cultures so that you understand how to treat the staff. This will ensure that you won’t have any awkward experiences with them while you’re there.

 

7. Don’t Touch Anything in the Minibar if You Don’t Want to Pay for It

If you don’t really need it, you shouldn’t eat, drink, or touch anything in the minibar. Some hotels use a sensor system to detect if the items have been moved. If they determine that the contents of the minibar have been consumed, your card will be charged immediately.

 

8. Expect to Get What You Pay For

This is a principle you always have to keep in mind when booking a hotel. While you can find an excellent hotel at an affordable price, you have to keep in mind that cheaper hotels usually don’t have any additional amenities or services to offer.

 

9. Ask the Hotel Staff to Arrange your Arrival & Departure

To make sure that you get all the welcome packages you need, you should talk to the hotel staff way ahead of time. This will ensure that they will prepare for your arrival and do everything they can to make your stay more convenient and pleasant for you.

 

If you’re planning to come to Phuket, Kalima Resort is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.