10 simple hacks for finding good hotels, whatever your budget

In some cases, user generated review sites are useful, but they’re rarely written by experts and may be unreliable. Take both gushing five-star reviews and angry one-star rants with a pinch of salt – the middling verdicts probably offer a truer picture of the hotel’s pros and cons. Check dates, too: a lack of recent positive reviews might suggest standards have slipped. Also be wary if hotel owners leave defensive or dismissive responses, no matter how justified they may seem. Nobody wants to stay at a modern day Fawlty Towers – the owners should be focusing on remedying concerns rather than…

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