5 travel experts share their tips on booking accommodation

Are you planning an upcoming holiday in Brisbane? If you are, then no doubt you’re looking to get a great deal when booking accommodation in Brisbane. I’m sure you’ve done a lot of research on the subject already. But, there are certain tips on booking accommodation that you’re still probably not aware of.

Today, I will share with you some lesser-known tips on booking accommodation. These tips come to straight from travel experts from all over the world. So, do yourself a favour and continue reading this post through to the end. Hopefully, when you’re done, you’ll know how to find a good deal on your accommodation in Brisbane.

1. Call directly to make a booking

Call directly

In my experience, I’ve noticed that many people choose to use third-party websites such as booking.com to book accommodation in Brisbane. Sure, this may be convenient but let me tell you that you won’t get the best deal this way. This holds true even if third-parties offer you a discount on your booking.

Hotel industry expert, Jacob Tomsky reveals that you should always book directly and not through third-parties. Calling the hotel directly allows you to talk to a real person and not rely on automated processes. This way, you can make a direct reservation and you can even ask upfront for a discount. Most accommodation providers, including myself here at Bridgewater Terraces, will be glad to talk to you and they might even give you a better deal.

2. Check user reviews before making a booking

There are accommodation providers in Brisbane that boast about being the best. They advertise amazing photos of their accommodation, which show a property in its best light, but this might not be the reality of staying there.

The CEO of goSeek.com, Clem Bason advises you to check user reviews instead of what the brand states. User reviews from actual guests will give you a much better idea of what to expect from your accommodation in Brisbane. Make use of websites such as TripAdvisor to check up reviews before you finalise your accommodation.

You can check out what our guests have to say about us here at Bridgewater Terraces on our TripAdvisor listing here.

3. Check the location and the amenities

Many people simply take an accommodation provider’s word for the location and amenities offered. While most state the truth, there’s always going to be the odd few who will glorify the amenities or the location to make their property more appealing than it really is.

To avoid this mistake, president of Travel Tripper, Gautam Lulla states that you should always cross check the location and amenities. While you can do this by checking reviews on TripAdvisor, you can also check the exact location on Google Maps. This way, you can avoid unpleasant surprises when you land in Brisbane.

4. Book your accommodation off-season

travel off season

Brisbane sees plenty of tourists throughout each and every year, which means that the demand for accommodation in Brisbane is generally high all year round. However, Brisbane does have an off-season during the winter months of June, July and August.

Cheryl Rosner, CEO of Stayful recommends that you book your accommodation during off-season. This is known as the rule of opposites – making a booking opposite to when most people would. This will allow you to score some fantastic deals on your Brisbane holiday accommodation.

5. Stay at holiday apartments

Serviced Apartment in Brisbane

Instead of choosing to stay in a hotel, Jeanette Pavini from coupons.com recommends that you consider staying in holiday apartments. Holiday apartments offer more space than hotels and usually include facilities on par. Moreover, you can also choose to cook your own meals and do your own laundry in holiday apartments.

At Bridgewater Terraces, we manage a range of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom holiday apartments in Brisbane, which offer tremendous value for money. We’re your best choice when it comes to finding affordable, yet quality accommodation in Brisbane.


When it comes to finding accommodation in Brisbane, you should always look for the best deal before you make a booking. Travel experts from around the world recommend that you call directly to make a booking, check user reviews before making a booking, checking the location and the amenities, booking accommodation off-season and staying at holiday apartments. These simple tips will certainly allow you to save on accommodation costs.

And, for affordable accommodation in Brisbane, consider our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces. Call us at 07 3435 5216 to make a booking today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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