Turkey recently ended its losing tourism trend with an 18 percent rise in tourist arrivals in April this year. This year is a great time to join more than 2 million visitors of the country in rediscovering wonders and beholding its amazing culture.
Start a Turkey journey by finding the best holiday hotel. It may sound peculiar but here are a few things you should remember when booking accommodation in the land that bridges the East and the West.
Bed and Breakfast – Never expect a full English or American breakfast that goes with packages of “bed and breakfast”. Almost all hotels come with a Turkish morning meal of cheese, eggs, tomatoes, and cucumber. It is recommended to book an accommodation then run to the nearest restaurant for meals.
Bathroom Arrangements – Basic accommodation in the country offer a wet room that includes a shower hose installed on the wall. A three-star hotel offers a cubicle book while a five-star hotel will give an actual bath.
Plan the budget – Turkey is not a cheap destination although there are places and destinations which can be explored at low prices. Hotels can be quite an expense so try to check some inns and other types of accommodations when travelling on a tight budget. Here is what you can expect traveling through Turkey.
Check the location – Finding the right hotel depends on a tourist’s lifestyle. Someone fond of nightlife can choose a hotel within the city while a person who wants sightseeing and cultural immersion can find an accommodation beyond the pricey locations in the country.
Ratings and Reviews – A lot of travel websites provides ratings and reviews of hotels and other types of accommodations in Turkey. Take time to read some feedbacks posted just recently. Don’t get hooked on reviews that were written on the hotel’s website as employees usually do these. Find real comments on general message boards and free blog forums.
Services – Aside from the price, check out other services offered. WiFi is a necessity, but not all accommodations in the country offer free access. Internet services are not inclusive, then find out how much would it cost to buy a local sim card bundled with data services. Also, ask for car rental assistance that might help save a few bucks compared to taxi rentals.
Finding a place to stay in Turkey is easy if visitors take the time to research online and book a hotel depending on their lifestyle, needs and purpose in travelling.