Picture this. You check in, toss your bags into the hotel room, and sail out into the streets, eager to explore the new city you just arrived in. After an hour of walking, and laden with shopping bags, you realise it is time to head back. Only, you can’t remember where exactly the hotel was. (“Madam, there are four Holiday Inns here. Which one do you need to go to,” asks the cab driver). Don’t laugh, but on one occasion we couldn’t quite remember the hotel’s name either!
Many wrong turns and anxious moments later, we now know what to do. Here’s our tip. At check in, ask for the hotel’s business card. Take two, in fact. Pop one into your purse or wallet, and the other beside the phone in your room. If you get lost, you have the address and phone number handy.