So remember when we talked about reviews being your number 1 resource for hotels and getting a general idea on what you are getting into? Well this is where you come in and give back to all of the other potential vacationers who are looking for a place to stay!
Now I am not asking that you take the time to create a whole website like I have done, but taking the time to give an honest review of the place you have stayed really goes a long way.
Honesty is Always Best
I can’t tell you how often I have seen reviews on various websites (cough, yelp, cough) where people have left a negative review in horrible but articulate detail, and then that turns out to be the only review that person has ever left. I don’t know what it is, but people tend to have a need to leave bad reviews for bad experiences but leave the good experiences unnoticed.
If you have stayed at a hotel and they really made a great impression on you, then help that business out by leaving an honest and helpful review for others! On the other hand, if you have stayed at a hotel and the experience was abysmal then you have every right to leave a negative review but I really want to encourage everyone to be honest with this. Don’t leave attacks when they aren’t warranted and don’t only leave reviews for your negative experiences!
I am sure that there are many of you out there who can relate to my spring break story that I mentioned with my last one, but for those of you who haven’t been burned yet then this one is for you!
Reviews Are Your Friends!
After our vacation was over and I entered back into the real world I decided to go back to the website that I found that awful hotel on and re- look at everything once again having seen and experienced the hotel myself. The first thing that I immediately noticed on their web page was that there were no reviews or testimonials from guests that have stayed there. Now that I had stayed at that hotel this was no longer a mystery. Who would want a bunch of people coming on their page to just trash them and let everyone else know what a nightmare it is? Yeah, no one.
Any reputable hotel that is worth staying at will almost always have reviews or testimonials right on their page from happy guests. If you have a product or service that you are trying to sell to others, wouldn’t you want other people who have tried your product to let others know how their experience went?
Well, anyone who is proud of the products they are offering would certainly want others to be talking about them and this same idea applies to hotels across the country! Trip advisor can be one of your best friends when choosing a hotel and is usually loaded with real life experiences from people who have actually stayed there. If you can’t find any reviews from happy customers, it is most likely time to move on to your next option.