You can feel the excitement in your bones and can’t wait to get away for your long-deserved break. And whilst you’re busy planning your holiday to a place like Cape Town, it’s easy to get carried away. You may be thinking of the sights to see (Table Mountain National Park and Camps Bay Beach are a must) and the activities that await you. But in the midst of all this planning, it is also important to consider the kind of hotel room that you can get, rather than just the hotel you will be staying in.
Whilst there may be plenty of hotels in Cape Town, South Africa to choose from, it is also in your best interest to choose the best hotel room and the best area in the hotel to assure you of a good night’s rest. Knowing the difference between a room with a good location and a room that is far-from-perfect can very well affect your downtime significantly.
When looking for a hotel
Now your search for the best hotel room begins. When looking for a good hotel, check out special booking and travel sites that are locally-based. These travel sites often feature most of the good hotels in the area, along with relevant information (such as location and facilities) and dining and entertainment options. But a site like this may also give you special offers and discounts that may not be available anywhere else.
If you see a hotel that you might be interested in, check for reviews of the hotel by other travelers on blogs. This could go a long way to helping you decide if the hotel is right for you, especially when it comes to your need for R&R.
When making your reservation
When you have finally found a hotel that you like and which fits your needs and budget, making a reservation is easy. But while doing this, you can make certain requests that will ensure a more restful night for you.
One of these is to ask for a room which is located in the middle of the hallway. The mid-point of the hall is the floor’s quietest area because it is not near exits (and those practical but annoying) vending machines. Another thing you can request is a room that does not face a recreational area, such as the pool area. We all know that a hotel’s pool area is a hive of activity, and if you want to get a good night’s rest, get a room that is facing away from or not near the pool.
It is also worth considering the room’s proximity to the hotel’s banquet and conference rooms. If you do not want to be bothered by party noises and microphone echoes, then ask for a room that is on a higher floor, as banquet and conference rooms are often on the lower levels.
Working with the hotel
It always helps when you make your expectations clear from the beginning when you are looking for the best hotels in Cape Town South Africa. This way, the hotel can work with you in helping you get what you need. Tell them exactly what you want and expect, whether it’s a hotel room with a good view, some peace and quiet, special bed coverings, a non-smoking floor, or anything else you can think of. And with this, your holiday to fabulous Cape Town is guaranteed to meet – and even exceed – all your expectations.