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Taylor-made Travel FAQs


Accommodation

Which hotel categories do we offer?

We have several hotels categories. The once "official" star rating is now misleading as hotels attribute themselves the stars they want. Instead we prefer to classify hotels as Tourist, Superior Tourist, First Class and Deluxe and further define them by guest ratings as published by Tripadvisor. In all our programs you'll find hotels listed this way to help you decide which ones are the best for your budget and the satisfaction you may expect. A Tourist class hotel may have a satisfaction rating of 5 and a Deluxe hotel may have a rating of 3. These reflect what guest fell is the relationship between expectation and reality. We never use hotels without private bathroom unless there is only one hotel in the destination and the client insists in staying there.

Can I request specific hotel with my request?

Absolutely. We encourage you to mention your preferred hotels and the FIT application has a special section for you to mentions your hotels. In case one of your hotels id not available will do our best to suggest another that is as similar as possible to your request.

Why is my hotel "on request"?

Sometimes hotels are full because have blockages for groups or allotments that may not materialize. In these cases the hotels places the booking on hold until the blocked space is either reconfirmed or released. At that point the request may be confirmed or denied. Generally, hotels only place bookings on hold if the chances of confirmation are high. If the confirmation doesn't materialize we'll provide you with an acceptable alternative unless all hotels are full. This may happen in cities hosting fairs (Fashion Show in Milan), religious dates (Holy Week in Seville), etc.

What types of rooms are available?

Normally hotels offer double, twin and triple rooms although some luxury hotels do not make triple rooms available.

What is a difference between a double and a twin?

Double rooms provide a double, queen or king size bed. Twin rooms provide 2 twin size, full size or queen size beds. We should note that in Europe queen-size and king size beds are not very current.

Is there a big difference between a double and a single room?

It depends on the country. In North America doubles and singles are roughly the same size. In Europe, however, single rooms tend to be very small, especially in older hotels. If you are not sharing a room you may consider a double room for single use.

What is the difference between a regular room and a suite?

A standard room normally includes a bedroom, a bathroom and a closet. A suite offers an additional sitting room (Junior Suite) or a second room plus a sitting room (Full Suite). In most cases both Junior and Full Suites offer a second bathroom.

Can I count on A/C rooms when I travel abroad?

Yes. Hotels around the world have A/C rooms. In Europe and other continents the A/C maybe centrally controlled and may not be on when you're out of the room because of environmental concerns. However, you may expect to be comfortable in your room especially in area of extreme temperatures.

Can I count on A/C rooms when I travel abroad?

Yes. Hotels around the world have A/C rooms. In Europe and other continents the A/C maybe centrally controlled and may not be on when you're out of the room because of environmental concerns. However, you may expect to be comfortable in your room especially in area of extreme temperatures.

Should I use a Bed & Breakfast?

If you're travel in a country area and you'd like to have a more peaceful environment without all the bells and whistles of a big hotel A B&B is definitively for you. Some of these properties are historic houses and they are all charming. The rooms may be smaller than in hotels but they have the feel of home and breakfast is around the table like in a family.

So, B&Bs are quaint what but about bathrooms?

The majority of B&Bs have private bathrooms in each room. However, some only have common bathrooms for 2 or 3 bathrooms. We will always recommend B&Bs with private bathrooms.

Should I use a Bed & Breakfast?

If you're travel in a country area and you'd like to have a more peaceful environment without all the bells and whistles of a big hotel A B&B is definitively for you. Some of these properties are historic houses and they are all charming. The rooms may be smaller than in hotels but they have the feel of home and breakfast is around the table like in a family.

Are apartment hotels advisable?

They might. If you are a large family traveling together or you plan to stay for a longer period an apartment is like a home away from home and will less disruptive than staying at a hotel. Aparthotels equip their apartments with kitchenette, microwave oven, refrigerator and stove so you can store food and cook at home. A supermarket and other utility stores are located in the premises to make it easy for the guests.

Aren't villas a better solution than apartments?

Renting a villa for vacation is similar to renting a house to live in. It gives you more space and independence than an apartment and could be more luxurious. In general they offer better facilities and they are more expensive.