Always double check the location of the resort . Some resorts will claim to be an amazing location…but leave out the fact that they are right next to the bus stand or a village. And keep in mind that most Dandeli resorts aren’t going to write a negative description about their location, so I recommend looking at it on Google Maps to see where it is. I’ve also found that some resorts in dandeli exaggerate how close they are to a place.
I think this is one of the very best things you can do when booking for a your stay in dandeli.You can’t always trust the star ratings – but what you can usually trust are user reviews. Afterward, I almost always read reviews if it was a bad experience, and I almost always find other people complaining about the same things. It’s important to keep in mind that you often get complainers leaving reviews more often than happy customers, but if a resort/homestay has a bunch of reviews, it’s safe to say they can be trusted. Something else I like to see is when management responds to comments – both positive and negative. It means they are trying to give customer service and be involved!
If you are staying in a hotel that’s a part of a chain like OYO or Dandeli.org, you can often trust a pretty standard experience at most locations. While there may be a bad apple every now and then, in my experience, you can know what you are getting.
While many standard resorts in dandeli offer free parking, it’s not always a given. In my experience, all Dandeli resorts or Dandeli homestays offer free parking facilities.
Always look for a hotel with a free breakfast – especially since we have kids. Not having to pay for breakfast can result in some big savings on your vacation budget! Plus, it’s nice not to have to worry about what you are doing for breakfast as you are going to stay in jungle or besides river where no other options are available. All the Dandeli resorts and Dandeli Homestays associated with Dadneli.org offer a great food service, which is awesome.
What does the hotel have to offer? If you are promising your kids there is a pool…make sure there is actually a pool (and that it’s actually open). Always go to the website before booking to make sure they have all the amenities you need.But not all homestays in dandeli have swimming pool as there's natural river in dandeli.
We always like being in a room that, at a minimum, AC, Microwave, WiFi. Some hotels don’t put these in my default, but you can often request one to be brought to your room. It makes it easier to have snacks and reheat leftovers. Other in room amenities to look for are free WiFi (yes, not all Dandeli Homestay and Dandeli resort offer it free!), entertainment selections, room service, etc.
Are you flying in and not planning to get a rental car? Many hotels have complimentary Pick Up and Drop from Main City… If you are near a popular tourist attraction, you can also see if your resort has shuttles available as well.
Often, the best way to book a hotel is directly or Search for common booking portal who can offer you special discounts and services – specifically by phone. Many hotels often a best rate guarantee, and they can even offer you exclusive deals just for calling in.
When you book, don’t be afraid to tell them if it’s for a special occasion like if you are planning your birthday, anniversary at Dandeli Resort. For instance, when someone books hotels for honeymoon, you get special treatment. We’ve been able to upgrade rooms, bed sizes, etc., simply by asking. It doesn’t hurt!
We often get to Dandeli Resorts before the designated check in time – and 9 times out of 10 when I call, they say we can check in early! Even if you aren’t able to, many hotels are willing to hold your luggage at the front desk until your room is ready.