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The wisdom of the crowd

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A few days ago, I had a really interesting conversation on twitter. Of course, I don’t know most people on twitter, nor I claim to be a savvy twitter user, nonetheless it is exciting to see how the collective opinions of hotel guests was the closest to the real experience you and me could have. Not just that, the power of good advice creates relations which exactly what happened, here is how the conversation goes:

LuxuryTravelMom: Good news, ugraded to suite at W Times Square…bad news…it’s dirty…eeewww
raveable: @LuxuryTravelMom I just looked up W Times Square on www.raveable.com – it says dirty rooms too (ranked 186 of 297) #NYC
LuxuryTravelMom: @raveable OMG, your site is right on, nobody has deep cleaned this room in a while, not sure they even know how.
raveable: @LuxuryTravelMom thanks! You will be surprised how many times we see “dirty rooms” shows up – it must be very hard to clean rooms :)
LuxuryTravelMom: @raveable I have to say, I’ve been spoiled by hotels that get it right, the W could use a new standard of cleanliness….
LuxuryTravelMom: Two great websites to check BEFORE you book your hotel @raveable ..#TravelTuesday

Well, first I am flattered with the compliment from LuxuryTravelMom. Second, our technology at raveable discovered that rooms are dirty matching the experience of a savvy traveler, finally there is no other site that bluntly say what you would say when you step into a dirty room. When I checked other hotel reviews sites that uses single-person opinion, I found no mention that rooms could possibly be dirty. This is understood since a single person might have a better experience. The point is though, one opinion will lose to two opinions. A collective thousands of opinions will beat a single opinion any day and time.

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August 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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Lovers Lane: Romantic Hotels with Jacuzzi, Fireplace, and Balcony

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Trying to find a hotel for a romantic gateway with a loved one is somewhat difficult. There is no shortage of websites that targets couples on honeymoon or anniversary. A quick search on Google will yield few millions links. The problem is none of those sites have any useful information other than the location and price. That’s enough information if you are on road trip and would like to spend the night but for a romantic vacation or honeymoon that’s really not enough, hence the frustration. Here is another poof from New York Times article that shows that the worst part about a trip is the effort to sort through pages of hotel and flight results! Do I need to say more!?couples

As you know, at raveable hotel reviews, we are trying to address these pain points and as you saw on my last post we already started listing hotels with jacuzzi or jetted tubs. Today, I have more good news for romantic travelers seeking romantic hotels, we have uncovered more nuggets of information to help you out. Here is what we have for you:

It is our hope that our efforts will help couples everywhere have memorable romantic time. Give it a try and let us know.

Photo credit: mrhayata

Written by Rafik

August 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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