hotels

Sanitise Or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.


Ask For An 'Out Of Order' Rate To Save On Hotel Costs

The next time you are looking an inexpensive hotel room at the last minute, try asking for an “out of order” rate for a great deal.


The Best And Worst Months To Stay At Hotels Around The World

Staying at a hotel can be one of the most expensive aspects of travelling, especially if you go at the wrong time. Hotel search site Trivago researched the price changes for 46 cities around the world to offer us these travel advice calendars — so you’ll know when you’ll get the best hotel rates.


Make Sure You Don't Get The Worst Room With These Hotel Manager Tips

Some people get upgraded to fancy suites in the hotel; others get sentenced to rooms near the elevator. If you want to avoid the worst rooms, heed these reservation tips from a hotel front desk supervisor.


Factor In Travelling Costs When Choosing A Cheaper Hotel

Although your first instinct may be to pick a hotel based on price, a more expensive hotel might save you money in the long run. The trick is to balance the location and your need to pay for transportation.


IT Survivor: Grand Mercure Apartments Hotel Vlog [Video]

Alright you’ve already seen the bath at the Grand Mercure Apartments on Magnetic Island where I stayed for my preview of the IT Survivor challenge. Now it’s time to check out the overall accommodation.


Pour Coffee Pods Into A Plunger During Mocha Emergencies

There are times when you need a quick coffee fix with no coffee machine available. Instead of resorting to instant coffee, here’s a quick Nespresso hack that will give you the flavour and texture you crave.


If My Hotel Room Doesn't Get Cleaned, What Should Happen Next?

So this is entirely #firstworldproblems, but I’m curious to see what readers think: I came back to my hotel room in Houston today and found an apologetic note, explaining that the room had not been serviced because of a staff shortage.


Lifehacker Hotel Vlog: Crown Towers Melbourne

Crown Towers is the hotel above the casino in Melbourne. What gives with the exuberance of pillows, and why might the hotel designers be annoyed with Apple? Find out in this video review.


Jedi-Approved Productivity Tricks For The Business Traveller

Whether you’re a serial procrastinator or a black belt in OCD, everyone with a job requiring travel feels the pressure to reach Jedi status while on the go. Whether we’re tasked with meeting and impressing a VIP or aiming to land a new client, we need all the “force” we can get.