9. Take a closer look at the room.
It’s rather difficult for tall people to find a suitable hotel room in Asia. Ask the hotel about the height of the ceiling before booking. If it’s too difficult for you to go upstairs, ask about the elevator and its size (in case you travel with a baby or a child.) Try to get a hotel room below the 8th floor. Fire truck ladders typically extend just 7 stories.
There are currently 15 types of electrical outlet plugs and not all hotels provide visitors with adapters. In old hotels, there are usually 2 plugs that are already used by a TV and refrigerator. That’s why you’re recommended to discuss this issue with hotel receptionists.
Tips: If there are no plugs, you can charge your phone by connecting it to a TV via USB.
8. Don’t pay extra money for views.
Remember that rooms with additional windows cost more and sometimes owners hide chimneys, closets, and even walls behind such windows. If you pay for views outside your window, you should clarify the details because, for example, you want to enjoy the beach view but you may only have a sea view.
Tips: If your plans change and you need to cancel your hotel reservation against the hotel’s cancellation policy, don’t call and cancel. Instead, call the hotel and move your reservation to the next week. Even if it’s against the cancellation policy, some hotels will allow you to alter a reservation without causing an issue. Then call and cancel your “new” reservation.