Every traveler has experienced it before; the complete and frustrating lack of reviews or customer testimonials which completely leaves us in the dark. Though most hotels will have a website on which you can find information about their prices, their units, and the amenities available, but you’ll never get the same kind of behind the scenes view that a customer review will give you.
This is why you should leave hotel reviews (or at least one of the reasons why); so that other people like you will not have to choose a hotel in a vacuum of customer feedback… Read on to hear some other good reasons to take the time to review after your stay.
Great staff members deserve credit
When the staff at a hotel go out of their way to make your stay special mentioning them in a hotel review is one of the best ways to make sure they get the recognition they deserve! Outstanding individuals might receive a bonus, reward, or even have a chance at a promotion if they are mentioned frequently in reviews. Just think of it as a way of giving back to people who went out their way to help you!
Help other choose a hotel
Honest feedback is something that the travelers of the world need if they are to plan with confidence, and when you leave a review you help to ensure that people just like you have what they need to make an informed decision. Don’t be shy – let everyone know what you thought of your stay; a personal point of view is invaluable. Sometimes, even something that you might complain about in a hotel review (like, too quiet, too many kids etc) might be attractive for another person.
Keeping Google honest
When you post your hotel reviews, you are ensuring that search engines work with genuine reviews and the experiences of real people rather than the marketing campaigns of big hotels and businesses. When you review small hotels and businesses you make sure they get their share of exposure and notice.
Keep criticism constructive
While you should be completely honest in hotel reviews, you do need to be mindful of the way in which you word criticism; complaints should be taken up with the hotel management first and foremost. Any reputable hotel will seek to solve issues and problems for you; if they cannot or do not that is something you may wish to raise, in an objective manner, during your review. That way you can rest easy knowing you gave the hotel its chance, but have also given any future travelers an idea of what they’re getting into.
So, after your next hotel stay why not leave a hotel review about your experiences? You’ll be doing the next guest a real favor!