The Emerald Cove – A Five Star Hotel on Klong Prao Beach Koh Chang A few weeks ago my wife and I drove down to Koh Chang, a popular island destination located in the gulf of Thailand’s Trat province. We were excited because we had booked the 5 star rated Emerald Cove Hotel for 4 nights. […]
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I’ve traveled around a lot in Asia. So I have stayed in a lot of different hotels. Part of my trip planning process is of course finding a place to sleep and rest after a full day of sightseeing and exploring. And today besides a good bed I also want a hotel room with free Wi-Fi so I can write my hotel reviews on the spot. But, there are also other criteria I look for when deciding which hotel to choose.
What I Look for in a Hotel:
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Includes breakfast
- Near a train station or other form of mass transportation
- In a safe neighborhood
- In walking distance to sights and attractions
At my age I don’t really want to stay at a hostel. So I usually pick mid-range hotels, 2 to 3 star, with rates between $50USD to $100USD. Though sometimes I will splurge up to $150USD and that is only if I know it’s a 4 or 5 star hotel with a price that is usually double. Because these days we can easily find room discounts off the internet.
I’m not too picky when it comes to room size. For example in Japan hotel rooms are infamously small yet surprisingly expensive. But it is what it is. It’s about the same in Hong Kong too.
In Thailand, hotel rates are very affordable even when it’s for a room at a 4 star hotel and the size of the room is very decent. It is still possible to get a room at a Bangkok 4 star hotel for $75USD to $100USD.
Whatever your budget is, Asia is gaining popularity as a premier tourist destination. And with the internet these days it’s never been easier finding the right hotel at the right price for you holiday.