For such a massive country in terms of land size, Australia has an incredibly small population of roughly 23 million people. However, it’s a seriously eclectic place, made up of different peoples and cultures scattered across mostly large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. There are many different places to stay in Australia, so much so it can be overwhelming choosing where you are going to book. However, working out which type of hotel you want to stay in can help make your choice a little easier. Obviously if you are a business traveller and are visiting Sydney, you may have heard that the hotels in the Central Business District are the best to stay in. Not only are they situated in the city centre, but they are normally 5-star and include many onsite features as well and are located close to public transportation, shopping centres and restaurants, cafes and other eateries.
Boutique hotels may be more up your street if you are looking for something a little different and unique compared to the more popular and widespread hotel chains. Although not often cheap, boutique hotel owners normally pride themselves at providing a much higher standard of service than you would likely get from a larger hotel.
One popular destination for many travellers with a smaller budget is the 3 star hotels in the Darling Harbour area. These hotels are slap bang in the middle of the entertainment district of Sydney and are close enough to the harbour that you are privy to some picturesque and stunningly beautiful views of the bay and the city. As this part of the city is bustling with tourists, there is no shortage of things to do with shopping centres, galleries, gardens, playgrounds and many different eateries within close proximity to your hotel.
The actual fact is that it doesn’t really matter where you choose to stay while visiting Sydney or Australia, you will still be looking to find a good deal to make your budget (whatever that may be) go as far as it possibly can. Below are some tips to help you do just that.
Don’t settle on the first hotel you come across that takes your fancy. Check other hotels in the area, comparing and contrasting them to make sure you find the very best deal for what you need from your hotel stay and room.
One of the best ways to find great deals is to search online using sites such as Sleep And Go, where you can find hotel rooms that will not only meet your personal preferences but also your budget too. While you are looking online for hotel rooms, take a look also at reviews by people who have stayed in those hotels. By doing this you will have a better idea of whether or not you are going to receive the service you expect.
If you are looking at the deals online and they all seem to be out of your price range, try contacting some hotels directly. In the past, hotel managers have been known to offer reduced rates or special offers to customers phoning, that were less expensive than the advertised rates. Another tip while you are on the phone to hotel managers it to ask about last minute deals. Empty rooms don’t make the hotel money, so often they will reduce the price of rooms by ridiculous amounts just to ensure they are filled.