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Laura Marano

"Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation."
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Diane von Furstenberg

"When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance."
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George Bernard Shaw

"The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life."
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Bill Bryson

"I still enjoy traveling a lot. I mean, it amazes me that I still get excited in hotel rooms just to see what kind of shampoo they've left me."

Tips for Improving Your Hotel’s Service

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People have always asked me what makes my hotel so stellar, despite it being a relatively mid ranged budget hotel. My answer is that I give extra special attention to the service at my hotel. So, how do you improve the service of your hotel anyway?

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Checking Into Pet Friendly Hotels

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We are all about hotels here and of course we want to talk about varying accommodations to suit every kind of traveller. Today, we will be talking about animal lovers who enjoy travelling with their pets, whether it is around the world or just to another city.

More and more people are choosing to bring their pets with them while travelling or while on holiday. So it is no wonder that there are now more and more hotels that are willing to allow people to bring in their pets, particularly, dogs.

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Dogs are by far one of the most common pets so it is no wonder that hotels will usually cater to dog owners in particular. If you need some tips for checking into a pet friendly hotel, here they are:

Check online for pet friendly hotels
One of the things you need to do is to check online for pet friendly hotels at your destination. While a quick keyword search will often get you good results, you can also try certain websites that specialise in finding you dog friendly hotels by listing. It really helps if you want to check for specifics too, as many of these places will include pictures of the room and such.

Always call the hotel directly for their policies about pets
However, always make sure that you call the hotel directly to inquire about their policies, even if you can book online. Hotels have the right to change their policies without prior notice so it is quite possible that they may suddenly not accept pets at all.

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When booking, make sure that you ask for any extra fees and requirements, and if your stay will include a deep clean to get rid of any pet hair and the like.

Make sure your pets meet the hotel’s requirements
Usually, hotels have specific requirements for those who want to take their pets in. First off, your pet has to be house trained and not soil the carpets or other surfaces of the room. Next, your pet has to be proven to be free of fleas and ticks, which could cause a nasty outbreak of parasites throughout the hotel. Most hotels will require that you provide proof of a clean bill of health as well.

Your dog should also be non-aggressive and quiet, as dogs who bark incessantly are a bother to all hotel guests.

Meanwhile, here’s a cool video some celebrity dogs checking into hotels:

Bring your own dog food
You should always bring your dog food as most hotels do not have a reliable stock of dog food available. If they did have dog food available, it is often of the low quality variety that could make your dog sick. I always choose high quality, grain free dog food to give to my dogs, so I always bring my own.

My suggestion is that you purchase dog food sold at wholesale, so that you can get a bulky order for a much lower price than the usual. This way, you will be able to feed your dog a healthy diet, even while you are inside a hotel.

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