Tuesday, 19 June 2007
I'm going on holidays in October, so I've spent the past week looking up accommodation on the internet......AND IT'S DOING MY HEAD IN!!!
Who would've ever thought there were 3,243,124 websites dedicated to "helping" you find accommodation in New York City?? Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you get my drift.
Sometimes, choice isn't the best thing in the world, especially for an indecisive Piscean like me, who also flips out at hotel (guest) reviews that mention words like "mice", "dirty" and "shared bathroom" when describing budget hotels.
Yes - budget hotels.
For those who know me, I'm not a huge fan.....wait a minute....who am I kidding here.....I'm not a fan at all of this type of lodging (give me the Four Seasons any day), but at $400 a night for a 2 - 3 star hotel in New York, I don't have much choice. (Four Seasons would be more like $800 a night at a minimum for those wondering).
And you know what, I still haven't booked anything!
So I called a travel agent to see if I could handball the hard work to her, and she couldn't find me a hotel for less than $500 a night :o(
ENTER LONELY PLANET GUIDE TO NYC.....which lists websites that can organise hosted/unhosted accommodation in studios, apartments etc, for less than/same as the cost of a 1 - 2 star hotel. So there's a separate kitchen, bathroom, bedroom ie room to move.....and no mice!
If you're visiting NYC, check out City Sonnet or Manhattan Lodgings
Now to make a decision between the 10 or so properties I've been sent.
Oh dear - now I have another headache :o(