I find it useful to look at this site just to get a feel for the place and background information. Whilst remembering that not everyone's tastes & expectations are the same, it is still good to get an overall view. Especially good when the owner of the site responds to comments.
When I travel, I like to check a lot of sites for background info. TripAdvisor is great and often has a lot of information on places that other sites have scant copy. But I find I have to read between the lines on a lot of reviews and basically disregard the star information, and instead just go on the content of the review. People are really subjective in their opinions and maybe more so with lodging and food than anything else (ok maybe movies and music are more).
Any time I go on holiday I go to trip advisor to check up reviews on the hotel and also the destination. So many people go into Tripadvisor and leave reviews that you really do get a good feel for the hotel and the area and can make very informed choices. I have never been to a bad hotel based on the reviews on Tripadvisor.
THere is simply no better site available for planning a trip. I just got back yesterday from a trip to Ukraine, Romania and Hungary, and because of Tripadvisor I had no unpleasent surprises! WOnderful. a must site!
You work hard, you want to play well. You're working, then you want some compensations. Travel for pleasure or business and best check it out. Time matters, why be somewhere mediocre, when you can research here.
My last holiday would have been ruined without this, telling me insider hotel tips.
This must be the worst website on the net.They can never find the things you are looking for.If,for example,you were looking for Blackpool Tower the website would come back and ask you which town that was in and other equally innane questions.
When looking for a holiday I for my destination, think yep thats my kind of holiday then go to Trip Advisor to read the reviews. If I like what I read I book the holiday if I don't I start again. I do take some of the really bad reviews with a pinch of salt, as there are some born moaners/whingers out in the real world
We use TripAdisor for much of our travel planning. The customer reviews are hugely helpful in desiding on where to stay, what to do, where to visit, etc. We have found attractions on TripAdvisor in areas that we were considering visiting and new places that we would have not even thought to consider. TripAdvisor is a great resource for anyone wanting to research a planned trip or find somewhere new to visit.
I never book a hotel without first checking it out on TA. Have just recently also used it to check out restaurants in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote before a holiday and it was defintely worth doing - with so much choice there, it was great to be able to go to the best.
Je me sers souvent de ce site pour avoir l'opinion des gens sur un resto ou sur un hôtel. Le seul point négatif est que tout le monde n'est pas sensible aux mêmes critères et il y a beaucoup de clients un peu "blazés". Je suis allée dans plusieurs lieux vraiment très bien mais certains commentaires auraient pu me freiner sans raisons réelles !
This site is very helpful if you plan a trip to a foreign country. They also have a very good mobile site (but unfortunately not a single app for blackberry), which makes their service available on the road. The reviews can be trusted as they can be reported if they look fake/paid
Not a very good site for travel reviews. There's obviously some scheme going on behind the scene, as I've been to some hotels that are at the top of their lists, and my experience with them was not as good as the site claims.