I would always go to TripAdvisor first to get an informed view from people who have actual first-hand experiences. Sometimes you get varying opinions, but if you take the time to read a good selection, you can usually tell if they are just having an off-day or if you need to avoid. I've used it for looking up hotels, restaurants and bars and if i have a negative experience it is good to just let people know what they might be letting themselves in for. On the flip-side of that, constructive criticism keeps companies on their toes, after all, they are in the hospitality business.
I write a review for every place I visit and I read reviews before I visit places. This way I can get an idea of everywhere from a fast food diner to a posh restaurant or a campsite to a 5 star hotel. Everyone has different tastes and each opinion gives an idea of what each place offers. This is great so a visit can be planned with the knowledge that you will get what you want instead of booking something and being disappointed. I wish I had discovered Trip Advisor years ago and I would recommend everyone to use it to read and write reviews.
Trip advisor are spot on. I've been using them for at least 8 years now. Nearly always impeccable advice from others and we end up with somewhere worth going to, or some hotel worth staying in, or some restaurant worth eating in. Thanks Trip advisor
The saying 'you will never please all of the people...all of the time' is very true! Two couples reviewing and experiencing the same room and facilities have two completely different views on how good they are.
Having experience reviews as a business I can pretty much tell almost the moment someone steps into my premises how they they are going to be as guests! The attitude is prevalent from the start ...and mostly from the dominant partner who believes its part of their duty to find something wrong or complain!
Luckily there are more honest guests then those who feel the need to complain in a review and so these reviews are normally the exception rather than the rule and should be treated as such by the reviewing public!
I think that TripAdvisor is a valuable tool to get an indication of what places/premises are truly like. Because it is based on true reviews and untrue reviews care has to be taken. Even so it isn't too hard to sort out where the anomalies are. I will continue to review and hope the other genuine reviewers do as well.
this is our 5th time to the sunrise diamond hotel Egypt lovely hotel . the staff are very friendly and helpful ;- the chef in the Italian restaurant Sayed he is out standing , Mohamed Abdelhamid and Samer always on the go but with a smile on there face ,then the quiet pool there was abdlla and schalky who made sure everything was ok. Tamar and Ahmed in the reception bar knew what you wanted to drink .then Waleed always around if you needed anything or any help
I really thought that I needed to buy various travel guide books or read many Magazine/Newspaper reviews or checkout many internet websites for me to find a truthful travel guide that is written by none professional travel journalists/writers. I find the answer with The TripAdvisor, because individual travellers write their own personal experiences both positive and negative. Don’t book your holidays, flights, hotels/hostels including restaurants without consulting The TripAdvisor websites, because there is something there for everyone
As the title states; TripAdvisor is the first point of call when planning a holiday, excursion, or even just a bite to eat in unfamiliar territory. Real advice and opinions from the average joe allow you to make conscious decisions on places to visit, not relying on formally written text in tour guides, brochures, or companies websites. TripAdvisor is the key to a successful and enjoyable experience.
I always check reviews on TripAdvisor before booking any holiday accomodation. I have found the reviews honest and helpful but obviously where there are mixed comments you have to use your own judgement. I also use TripAdvisor to check restaurants and attractions in holiday destinations, it's very useful in helping not to make expensive mistakes, if everyone says a restaurant is poor then avoid it. The only down point I would make is that if unfavourable remarks are made about a hotel or holiday let etc then the owner/manager can reply and not always truthfully. I would always advise not to automatically believe their reply above the clients complaints.
Any time I am planning on a trip, holiday, sightseeing, or even a meal, one of the first places I check out is TripAdvisor. This gives varied reviews on what is on offer, good and bad. It allows you to make a more balanced decision, given that all views are individual, and hopefully, not malicious. I tend to discount the best and worst reviews, so far I have had good results based on TripAdvisor information.
Whether you are looking for a great restaurant or somewhere to take the family on holiday, a visit to trip advisor is invaluable. Ok, so may be you might eventually plump for a destination through an alternative means but, the plethora of information and detail contained within the site is like plugging into one huge encyclopeadic brain. I would encourage anyone looking for a spark of inspiration to spend a little while perusing the site. Even if you don't come to a decision by the end of your visit, you are bound to have plenty of fun in the process and be wiser for it.