Tripadvisor provides a great service for travellors and customers of eateries. I love it that you see so many diverse comments about the different hotels and eating out places - it just shows how much the service can change from day to day in the individual places, but gives you the information about what to look out for in terms of possible shortcomings. I like it that Tripadvisor 'rewards' me with badges and access to different services, and that my reviews are helping other people. It is especially noteworthy to see managers of the accommodation taking note and caring what reviewers have written - this can only be a boost to the whole platform of customer relations and also must be helping places with identified 'shortcomings' to raise their games. Public feedback can potentially kill a business - so they must be worried about what people write about them; well, if they're not, then they don't deserve my custom! This has all come about through the development of Tripadvisor - long may it prevail!
TripAdvisor is the first place to visit to get a great overall view of all sorts of places, resorts, hotels, things to see, activities to join in with. Its as good as listening to the advice of friends and family. As with all things generated by human beings it is open to a whole range of opinions. So yes - read the reviews and especially look for the latest ones as places and people do change over time. Then use your own common sense and you can read between the lines. Look for reviews from similar people like yourselves e.g. couples or adults with children to see how appropriate their review is to your own situation and you shouldn't go far wrong. For instance with a restaurant review, look for references to use by locals…….if they are using the place for meeting and eating, then they are probably the best recommendation you could get. Likewise returnees to a hotel or apartment complex will be confident of what is on offer. Good researching to you all !
being relatively new to computing I stumbled across trip advisor and found it of benefit to be able to read the comments of holidaymakers. whilst we were pretty much set in our ways regarding hotel and destination we now find that we will be considering other options, it will therefore be invaluable to have first hand experience of up and downsides of various resorts. I most certainly regard the trip advisor site as one to visit before booking
I love TripAdvisor because we get the majority of our guests through their site. When I first started as a B&B a fellow guest house owner said "Don't bother paying hundreds of pounds to get star ratings from an organisation. Just wait until someone puts a comment on TripAdvisor and your business will take off". ....and that is exactly what happened. After 10 months with just 2 bedrooms, thanks to our lovely guest's reviews, we were in the Top 25 B&B's and Inns in Europe and this year after 22 months (having added a third bedroom a month before) we were voted #9 in the Top 10 B&B's in The World. We keep our standards high with a focus on our guests at all times. They respond with lovely reviews describing their experience of our B&B. Thank you TripAdvisor.
I regularly use Trip Advisor now for places to eat, stay overnight, and for days out. Often the reviews are mixed but I understand that no single place is going to please everyone. I would only avoid somewhere if the percentage of bad reviews was exceedingly high.
I strongly believe that as a result of the Trip Advisor Community's extensive reviews, that there has been a general improvement in this country in terms of the service provided in hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions. I haven't travelled abroad for several years, so do not know whether the same can be said, but suspect that it could be the case. Well Done Trip Advisor. Now how about setting up a sister company so that we can rate builders, plumbers, electricians etc? Lots of horror stories at first, no doubt, followed by a steady improvement!
I have always found researching with the aid of trip adviser a must. The reviews are a vital and informative insight for my choices. I always recommend my friends and family to do the same. I also do not pull my punches if a trip does not come up to scratch. My motto is you get what you pay for, but it does not hurt to gain a little knowledge first.
trip advisor is without doubt the best site to find information and reviews from real customers that share their experiences be them good or bad, with honest reviews and pictures you get the chance to make up your own mind about places you may be considering visiting or staying. I do lots of camping and rely on the information trip advisor provides to make the right choice of campsite. I have camped at some great sites thanks to Trip Advisor. 5 stars (no) I give them 6.
Have found Trip Adviser useful for finding all sorts of places, hotels, attractions, restaurants, etc with generally impartial reviews. It's the other little details that are useful too that don't often appear anywhere on regular websites, such as tips on where to park, ask for so and so in a particular restaurant. Will continue to use for advice and continue to leave feedback for others too, great idea.
I would recommend using trip advisor, as it is a good place to check out holidays, eating places, companies etc. I have over the years changed bookings etc after having read reviews on trip advisor. I have also written reviews giving my opinion and experience of places etc. Trip advisor also send you information about how many people have checked out your review.
We found the site to be a mine of information, especially with our choices of hotels and B & B's that we've used. The forum posters on the New York forum prior to our recent trip were unbelievable and highly recommended!
It should be your first stop before you book anything. Read as many reviews as you can, one bad one should not put you off. It's the general picture that so many reviews gives that make it so accurate. There's also a very useful "tips" section. This helps if it's your first time somewhere.
well I always use trip adviser because you get the truth about any destination and accommodation. You must read a number of reviews to get a balanced report on any resort or hotel that you intend going to then of course its your decision, but I've always found that in the main we get it right, Haven't had a major disaster since using trip adviser.