Nobody wants their trip to be just “meh”; honestly, one of the major aspects of a trip is the accommodation.
You’re going to spend at least eight hours a day just sleeping in that accommodation, and then there are other things to think about, such as bathing, relaxing, and eating breakfast. For many people, the accommodation is what sets the tone for the trip.
You can’t really have a luxury trip if you’re staying in a roadside motel, right?
So, whether you’re about to start your first trip and you’re trying to get your properties straight about what you want for accommodation, or even if you’re considering making a buy-to-let investment so you can have an Airbnb (or something similar) so you can make money from customers, you need to keep in mind that it’s going to be more than just a bed that makes a good accommodation.
So, here’s exactly what travellers are looking for when they’re trying to find the right accommodation for their travels.
Location is everything
Whether it’s a nice apartment on the outskirts of the city center, a short-term vacation rental that’s near a national park, or wherever or whatever the accommodation is, the location matters.
Sure, some accommodations are better if they’re in the middle of nowhere because some customers are after that. At the same time, others are after something else, such as being in a good location just to stay for one night.
It’s up to you what you’re wanting or what you want to create if you’re wanting to create your own accommodation.
But whatever location it is, you need to market that location as a good thing because you want to capture the attention of customers who want that. The same goes for those looking for accommodation, do you want to be in the middle of the busy city or would you prefer somewhere more calm and quiet while you travel?
Cleanliness is vital
Nobody wants to sleep in filth. It’s basically non-negotiable for any traveler.
Make sure to look at reviews before booking any hotel or bed and breakfast because the last thing you want is to be in an unsanitary environment. They expect a clean and well-maintained accommodation that meets high hygiene standards. A tidy and sanitary space not only ensures comfort but also contributes to a positive and worry-free stay.
Plus, chances are, there are some rules and regulations for any accommodation if they don’t meet up to cleanliness standards.
Authenticity can’t be forgotten
Every accommodation is going to have its own vibes, and some will try to make the accommodation authentic to the vibe.
If you’ve always dreamt of staying in a French chateau, then you know for a fact you’re not going to get such a dreamy experience if you opt for staying at a business hotel. So, when it comes to authenticity, you need to check the location, the decor, the area, and even the reviews.
A lot of travellers aim to immerse themselves in the local culture. They look for accommodations that provide a sense of authenticity, such as homestays, bed and breakfasts run by locals, or accommodations with a strong connection to the destination’s heritage.
It all adds to this experience and makes the accommodation a big focus of the trip.