With the pandemic upon us, all of us are taking the leap of faith to fly safely. More and more residents go through hotels and resorts in weekend homes and private villas to escape the crowd.
Did you know more than 50% of Indians want homestays instead of hotels? Homestays are viewed as contactless, safer, and more isolated, incredibly beneficial to travelers. But if you are Booking Private Villa or a homestay too soon, make sure to stop making these mistakes. Let’s Get Started.
Misinterpretation of The Location
Family villas and homestays are mostly far from the city center. It is also crucial that you validate the location of your holiday house. Understand how similar the estate is to the sights you want to visit. Often, make sure to call and see if you have any clear expectations.
You don’t want to drive another 25km simply because your rented home is far from the main attractions. It might also help ask the host about the landmarks, such as a convenience store or pub, so you don’t have a hard time chasing it down.
Taking a Decision Based on Pictures Only
Like they say, never judge a book by its title. Most of us choose to take photos based on a message. It might always be okay if you’re booking a hotel or a spa, so if it’s a villa, you’ll have to take the extra time to learn all the homestay has to say.
Sometimes the images that catch your eye do not trick you into thinking that it is stunning. We don’t ask you to quit trusting the pictures, but to do some homework yourself. Here are five spectacular villages that are just a few hours away from Kasol.
Not Checking Reviews
Reviews may be the most informative way to consider what your stay would look like. Read the reviews closely to see if the property is right for you. Understand by other visitors whether they obey the rules of COVID-19 and the safety procedures correctly. Reviews have the most relevant, up-to-date reviews to guarantee that your experience meets your needs.
Not Studying the Amenities Provided.
It’s still the smart thing to research the facilities before you visit. Due to the global pandemic, some hosts have reduced the facilities they sell in a private villa, such as extra linen, condiments, and coffee. Having all the information will help you prepare ahead. When you arrive, you don’t have to live with the headache of the purchase of facilities.
Not Checking Cancellation Policies
Besides, We would like to emphasize the importance of reading and knowing cancellation policies before booking a villa. We’re living in extraordinary times, so it’s always better to brace for the worst, even though we’re determined to ride. Many private villas have introduced flexible cancellation policies to allow visitors more excellent options in case they need to adjust their plans.”
Not using a Key Booking Platform
Though several websites sell bookings, always make sure you choose a common portal. There have been a lot of scams and theft cases in private villas. Therefore, search for existing travel sites that are home-tested and secure websites. Often, note that money transfer demands are warning flags, and credit card purchases are a better choice.
We hoped you would bookmark these points before you booked a stay in a private villa.
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This is all for today. We will see you again with other travel destinations and travel tips to save your research time and make your travel experience more exciting.
Till then, be safe, stay healthy, don’t stop, And Keep Traveling.