It's easy to take for granted the amount of travel resources available on the web today, however back in 1999 when Markus Schott of Germany was planning a Caribbean holiday, he ended up on a Canadian website while trying to find information about his hotel on the Dominican Republic.
As a result of his experience, Schott had the idea to create an internet-based resource for hotel reviews and holidays, specifically for German speaking travelers.
In 2003, Holidaycheck.com was born, and it has gone on to become the web's largest source of hotel and holiday information for German speakers. By popular demand, the site's resources have since expanded to 9 other languages, including English.
Featuring over 1.7 million user-generated hotel reviews, HolidayCheck offers travelers access to a massive number of unbiased hotel reviews to aid them in choosing where to stay on holiday.
Add to that a travel search engine powered by Expedia that allows you to find and book preferred hotels and/or flights, and you have a wealth of information at your fingertips.
Trips to Mexico are a perennial favorite when it comes time to plan warm-weather vacations, and HolidayCheck has you covered. As with other countries, there is a regional map that gives you an overhead view of the popular destinations.
Underneath the map is a list of the most popular hotels, as rated by their customers. Sun icons are used for the rating system, which goes from 1 sun (worst) to 6 suns (best). Click on a hotel name to see further details, including the specific customer comments.
To go a step further, a star rating system is associated with each customer leaving a review to give their feedback a form of context. The greater the number of stars, the greater the amount of travel experience attributed to that person.
Several factors account for the overall hotel rating, including:
- Gastronomy (food)
- Sport & Recreation
Plus, you can filter reviews by who left them: couples, families, singles & friends, or everyone.
Supplemetnal location-specific information such as suggested things to do, and user-submitted pictures and videos are also provided.
In the USA, the Bellagio Hotel is listed as the most popular, followed by The Venetian Resort & Casino. To Americans and foreigners alike, it should be no surprise that Las Vegas has become one of the most popular holiday destinations the United States has to offer.
The next time you're planning a holiday, remember to check out the hotel reviews on HolidayCheck.com.