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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Tricks Choosing Lodging

Location Is Everything

When you plan where you are staying, it usually involves being as close to certain attractions as possible. Or perhaps you just want a quiet weekend away from the noise of daily life. Either way, take a look at the location of your hotel. Determine how far away it is from places you would like to visit, and see if it offers other features that would be of interest to you. Lakes, tennis courts, or even a hiking trail might make or break your hotel stay.

How Much Parking Is Available?

Some hotels and motels simply let you park your car whenever and not charge a fee. Others might offer parking, but impose a fee on top of that. You might be looking for additional services, such as valet parking. You also might want to be aware of how secure the parking lot is, and what type of area you are in. This can help you determine if it is safe to leave luggage and other items in your car for a while, or if they are safer in your room.

Complimentary Breakfast Can Be a Bonus

Part of the joy of getting away on vacation is having someone else do the cooking. Your lodging might offer complimentary breakfast in the form of pastries and toast, along with assorted juices and fruit. Other places might even offer hot food, such as bacon, eggs, and pancakes. Make sure you double check before you leave, since saving money on food can give you more to enjoy on your outing.

Onsite Facilities Are Important

Some families and individuals simply won’t go to a hotel if there is no pool. Others might need a coffee maker in their room. Having a microwave and refrigerator in your room can be a major benefit as well, giving you the chance to cook your own meals and store food. If you plan on eating in-room or enjoy snacking, this is important to have.

Value of Booking Luxury Bali Villa

If you are like 70% of the tourists who go to Bali, your next thought will likely be ‘which hotel should I stay at’. You have made your first mistake, which could make your holiday more expensive than it should be.

Yes, Bali has hundreds, if not thousands, of hotels, so many, in fact, that the Indonesian Government is attempting to implement a ban on any more hotel developments. The problem is, there are now so many hotels, mostly around the capital Denpasar, that the industry is suffering – too many rooms even though Bali’s visitor numbers continue to grow each year. If the number of southern Bali hotels continues to grow at its current rate, it will inevitably put many players out of business.

Denpasar and southern Bali to a lesser extent, now has so many hotels, too often they are jammed ‘shoulder to shoulder’ against each other, mostly in the busy, loud and traffic clogged central city areas. Denpasar has become so crowded that when it once took 30 minutes to get from Ngurah Rai airport to a city hotel, it can now take up to 2 hours. The Bali government has built new expressways which will hopefully ease this congestion.

There is an alternative form of accommodation available in Bali, which is routinely taken up by about 16.5% of visitors. This alternative is the luxury Bali villa and there are an estimated 10,000 of them scattered across this beautiful island. Luxury villa accommodation in Bali is not the first thought of travellers, perhaps because the hoteliers are so good at marketing and spending big dollars on promoting their businesses.

You may be thinking that the nightly rental rate for a luxury villa in Bali is beyond your vacation budget, but you may be wrong because you probably don’t have all the facts. The open secret is that, if you make a group booking to stay in a private Bali villa, with its wonderful privacy, peace and space, you could likely save hundreds of dollars you would otherwise spend on the hotel holiday model.

You see, the key to saving your hard-earned holiday dollars is to make a group booking at a deluxe Bali villa. This is the open secret of Bali villas. Most of these impressive houses, which are generally built by private owners, can sleep up to eight people or more. This means you can share the cost of the nightly rental charge amongst your group.

Let’s look at an example. A private Bali villa, that I know quite well, located on the absolute beachfront, about 8 kilometres east of Singaraja, on the north coast, currently charges US$340.00 per night. Wow, I can hear you saying, that’s expensive. But, if you pulled together a group of friends or family to share the cost, each person would only be paying US$42.50 per head, per night, certainly a budget rate in anyone’s language.

And remember, what you pay for a hotel room is just that, one hotel room, unless you splash out and rent a suite, but that’s a very expensive alternative. However they dress it up, hotels usually base their business model on booking rooms with a double bed, en suite bathroom, a chair and, if you are lucky, a table. Oh, and they will definitely have a bar fridge, with every item scrupulously catalogued and charged to you, at high convenience rates, which will balloon your hotel expense.

When you chose a luxury Bali villa for your paradise holiday, you get heaps of space. Usually four, or more, bedrooms with their own en-suite, ample living space, including two living areas, plus even private patios for each room in some case. Oh, and then there’s the private swimming pools that are almost standard for private Bali villas. Most have the swimming pool just a few steps away from their main living area. If you’ve even booked a hotel room right next to the pool, you’ll know how much extra they will usually charge you for this. And, it can be a mixed blessing, because at hotels, everyone can use the pool, which can mean unwanted company, noise, crowds, screaming, splashing – you get the picture.

Of course, if you book a deluxe Bali villa you have your own private swimming pool, accessible only to people who have rented the villa, unless they want to invite special guests to join them. And, if you are into friendly, personalized service, you can’t beat what Bali villas have to offer. The Balinese people are among the friendliest, warm, sincere and lovely group of people you are ever likely to meet. Just check the guest testimonials on the many villa sites and you will see many glowing references to the top quality service that Bali villa helpers offer to their guests. Often, guests comment on the friendly relationships they develop with their luxury Bali villa helpers, way beyond any service experience that hotels can offer.

Of course, hotels have their staff too, usually busy with dealing with many guests at a time, but most sophisticated Bali villas have their own villa manager, who is fluent in English and bahasa Indonesia, plus likely in other languages too. The villa manager is employed to make sure that whatever issue arises for you on your holiday, they will promptly deal with it. If you commit to a luxury holiday in a private villa in Bali, you can expect to become on first name terms with your villa manager and with the other helpers in the villa. It’s now unusual for some villas to have up to four or five helpers, so you can expect to receive a standard of service that is way beyond what many hotels can offer.

Having local Bali people employed as villa helpers ensures that guests receive all the very latest and knowledgeable information about local attractions and must see locations. Often, the local Balinese helpers and the villa manager will know of great places to visit that are not even listed in the popular tourist manuals. After all, they live there and know their own backyard.

Many Bali villas are built by their owners to be a home-away-from-home, so they put their heart and soul into the design to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. The decor and atmosphere of many villas is therefore diverse and varied, reflecting the local Balinese culture and that of the owners of the villa. Unfortunately, many hotels, particularly the multi-national ones, are built with profit in mind and can look the same, whatever country they occupy.

If you are an eco-tourist, then the obvious choice for you is to stay in a well appointed Bali villa because many of them are built in particularly beautiful and environmentally appealing locations. To build any villa requires the permission of the local village and they generally welcome the employment opportunities that well-appointed Bali villas offer.

Luxurious Resort in Susunia

Susunia just to take the pleasure of bathing in these hot water springs. The place is also elevated in terms of archaeology as many fossil sites and the so claimed oldest rock inscriptions have been discovered here before. All over, Susunia has many treasures hidden in its heart to be revealed by the visitors. Crafts made of Dhokra in the villages within the proximity of these hills can be a significant thing to shop.

With lots of attractions in it, the place has become one of the favorite tourist spots among many people. One of the major reasons behind this is that Susunia is quite cheaper than any other tourist spots and can be visited anytime you want. With the development of the roads and the transportation system, taking a trip to Susunia becomes a lot easier than before.

A luxurious and comfortable resort has elevated this place from a mere picnic spot to a tourist spot. People from all the ways of life can come here to nourish the beauty of this place from the comfort of the resort. It can be proved quite beneficiary to the visitors. Some of the advantages are given below-

Susunia hills are famous for decades as the popular picnic spot, but there was once a time, when people visit Susunia and came back before the sun sets. Susunia is usually a bald hill with a dense forest where many small animals and rodents and insects live. That is why, these hills can be precarious after sunset and camping there during the night is not a very good idea. The resort in Susunia has provided that security to the travelers. The resorts have many rooms, both AC and non-AC where you can find a soothing shelter in the night without the fear regarding the protection.

Boutique Hotel

The Future Of Affordable Boutique Lodging

Boutiques can be modern or history, family-oriented, eclectic, or heavily themed. People’s sense of luxury is changing constantly. As technology evolves, guests often become savvier. Thus, hotel owners must make an effort to satisfy such types of customers.

How Owners Can Improve Their Hotels

Ask questions – You need to create trends instead of following them. This is indeed a great way to innovate your property. Consider thinking of the experiences you would like to enjoy but appear to be out of reach. Figure out if you can deliver any of your client’s wildest dreams and if there is a certain service you would love to offer.

Check out other industries – A great source as you envision the future is the business page. Allow high-tech innovations as well as trends influence your decisions. The right technology can actually help in transforming guest experiences. It would be a great idea for you to deliver sophisticated technology masked within the ambiance of your chosen them. Most of all, you must surprise your guests with a new form of luxury.

Consider your target guests – Determine who are travelling in your city along with their needs and desires. Be aware of the different generational conflicts and influences in your society.

Take some risks – Coming up with a unique property will mean digging into something that people have not seen before. Wow them with a customized room. Always be reminded that the future of boutique hotels start with an innovative, fresh idea that is new to the marketplace. Don’t hesitate to take risks.