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Hotels with Jacuzzi, Kitchen or Kitchenette

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I occued to us at raveable.com that most travel web sites seems to copy the list of amenities from one another. It also seems that this information is largely outdated and inaccurate in most cases. So we decided to do something about that and provide a bit more useful information that travelers are seeking in their quest to find the perfect hotel:
Hotel Guests Knows Better
Most web sites focus on price. That seems to be the industry focus and nothing else gets any attention include hotel features\amenities. For that reason we decided to use hotel reviews to find not only that presenece of a certain feature or amenity in a hotel but also the comment made by the guest about it.
Enough said, check it out: Hotels with Jacuzzi & Hotels with Kitchen or Kitchenette
As you browse to each hotel page on raveable.com, you will find much more about features and amenities that is totally driven by you, the fellow traveler.
Feedback welcome!

It occued to us at raveable.com that most travel web sites seems to copy the list of amenities from one another. It also seems that this information is largely outdated and inaccurate in most cases. So we decided to do something about that and provide a bit more useful information that travelers are seeking in their quest to find the perfect hotel:

Hotel Guests Know Better

Most web sites focus on price. That seems to be the industry focus and nothing else gets any attention including hotel features\amenities. For that reason we decided to use hotel reviews to find not only that presenece of a certain feature or amenity in a hotel but also the comment made by the guest about its condition or quality.

Enough said, check it out: Hotels with Jacuzzi & Hotels with Kitchen or Kitchenette

As you browse to each hotel page on raveable.com, you will find much more about features and amenities that is totally driven by you, our fellow traveler.

Your feedback welcome.

Written by Rafik

July 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Posted in feature

Obsession: Top 10 most reviewed hotels in US

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las_vegas_blvdI absolutely love the fact that travelers are sharing their experiences with fellow travelers through reviews. Reviews are growing rapidly reflecting on the good nature of people and their desire to help others, even strangers, to avoid a costly mistakes and ensure a more enjoyable vacations. With over 50,000 hotels in the United States, there are 10 hotels that receives more reviews than any other:

  1. Luxor Las Vegas4610 hotel reviews
    Ranked #114 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  2. Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino4394 hotel reviews
    Ranked #20 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  3. Bellagio Las Vegas4329 hotel reviews
    Ranked #11 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  4. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino3925 hotel reviews
    Ranked #42 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  5. Hilton New York3711 hotel reviews
    Ranked 150 out of 297 best hotels in New York City
  6. Flamingo Hotel & Casino3132 hotel reviews
    Ranked #94 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  7. Excalibur Hotel & Casino3024 hotel reviews
    Ranked #94 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  8. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino2743 hotel reviews
    Ranked #72 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  9. Treasure Island2737 hotel reviews
    Ranked #28 out of 147 best hotels in Las Vegas
  10. Hayatt Regency Orange County2711 hotel reviews
    Ranked 7 out of 10 best hotels in Garden Grove

So the Luxor is the winner with 4610 reviews! That’s a lot of reviews.

Few interesting things to note here:

  • The hotels that made the list are fairly large with a lot of rooms. An interesting calculation here is what is the average reviews per room but I will leave that for a later post.
  • 8 out of the 10 hotels are in Las Vegas. Generally speaking, we found that hotel guests tend to write reviews for leisure trips more than any other.
  • More reviews does not mean better ranking.

Having all these reviews is a great thing… definitely better than not having any data to base you decision on. But it is getting to be a problem of its own and that’s why we built Raveable.com: To help you make sense of that!

Photo courtesy PhotoXpress.com

Written by Rafik

July 13, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Site Update – love to get your feedback

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We’ve been hard at work in a site-wide refresh to reflect on the feedback we got since our launch early May 2009. We are not done yet and I would love to get your input on the site and any thoughts on how to improve. Also you are welcome to blog about us if you think your readers will find the site useful.

The new update drives the user experience closer to our goal of saving travelers time and making the process of researching hotel quick and easy. We believe, from personal experience, that the process of finding a hotel for the next trip is frustrating and time consuming. Hotel reviews are a great source of information but they are scattered in many sites beside there are thousands of them. Travelers feel obligated to skim through hundreds of lengthy reviews with inconsistent recommendations from one review to another before they make up their mind. Raveable indexes all reviews from top tier hotel reviews sites and analyzes them for what’s good and what’s bad. To give you an example, here is our new scorecard for Bellagio Las Vegas based on 4329 reviews from 6 sources. You can also check the Best Hotel in Las Vegas collection to see the hotel ranking across the city (updated monthly).

The analysis on the scorecard is supported by hundreds of review excerpts that you can browse and check for yourself.

scorecard

You be the judge. I welcome your feedback and thoughts…

Written by Rafik

July 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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