How to book hotel room like a hotelier

A lot of people has been asked me how I am booking hotel rooms as a hotelier… Honestly I hate Airbnb due to the inflexibility of hosts, no treatment and of course the knowledge of the hosts are much more weak than a 4-5 starts hotel concierge.

What you have to know first usually we go for our hotel chain’s employee rate, because it is much more cheaper (ex. in Asia), it is a with breakfast rate, we do have other benefit and of course colleagues are colleagues…


Here is my tips and tricks about hotel booking:

  • Consider Hotel room photos like beauty bloggers’ photos on Intagram: light, makeup, Photoshop and best cameras
  • always check the photos at room type also,not just at the top of the page
  • check out the description of the room!!!
  • if you not an early check-out, always book with breakfast – breakfast is much cheaper in package likewise at the front desk we charge 20% more if you book it upon check-in, while in breakfast room we charge 50% more
  • so if you forget your breakfast to book with the room but you loved to have it book it at front desk instead of he restaurant (usually it is a bit cheaper)
  • scroll down for details: what card accepted or usually no more than 1 extra bed can bed fitted in a standard room, but most of OTA like Expedia or Booking can not handle of it
  • comment your preferences: king size/twin beds or child with you, but not all the wishes are upon availability but we tend to fulfill it if we see it in advanced
  • if you are having an anniversary or celebration with it too, you might get some amenities in room
  • read Tripadvisor but do not think it is a Bible most of the satisfied guests do not share their thoughts! Always think whether the writer own opinion is the same as yours…
  • always think about your trip style and try to fit the hotel to it- if you will not spend your time at the hotel room, you do not need a big view
  • make a use of loyalty programmes (hotel or airline)
  • Read terms and conditions: advanced purchase might be a great deal, but only book these rates if you are 100% that you will go (for example: you already have a flight ticket)

I hope my list help you and have a nice travel:)


PS.: do not forget to have a travel insurance 🙂


Valentine’s day

Hi everyone!

Me and my husband do not really celebrate Valentine’s day as 14th February is his birthday… so he hates that all the cakes are heart-shaped and red hearts everywhere. Valentine day celebration comes from US, still not the most common in Europe… so we only get flowers or bonbons.

So even it is his day, we often have a slightly hint of Valentine:

No men on the Earth would say no to a nice black lace lingerie. This year I am looking for a Triangle bra and some nice panties:

perfume: a perfume has to be sexy, mysterious and classy for the night. I love Lancome: Tresor Midnight Rose or Carolina Herrera 212 Rose- I think I will choose that this year.

Red lipstick: my hubby does not fan of makeup, but he really likes the red lips with nothing else (honestly: seems like nothing else) I will go for my classic MAC: Ruby Woo

RosĂ©: we do like wines, drinking a glass of quality wine is just our way to finish up a nice day. Dry, fruity (berries) rosĂ© always a nice choice for Valentine’s here my choices from Hungary (if you visit our country you should taste our wines as well).

If you are in Budapest on the 14th February, here is my top Concierge recommendations for Restaurants with special menu:

  • Legenda Dinner Cruise: two and a half hour candle lit dinner with your loved on the World Heritage Site of Danube Banks.
  • Zona Bistro by the Chain Bridge with a spectacular view, amazing food (even selected by her side and his side) and my favourite Kristinus wines.
  • Callas CafĂ© and Restaurant: if you wish to have something more classical in the city centre by the Opera