Re – TripAdvisor Reviews
There will always be people that are hard to please, even in a 5 Star Fabulous Hotel… hence WHY you’ll find horrible reviews on ALL properties.
My best advice… throw out the BEST and the WORST and you’ll find that the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
As well… when using TripAdvisor, pay more attention to the stats … stats are static, in that everyone judges things in the same way… set Questions… against a definitive yard-stick.
Numbers therefore are more reliable than words… I always consult the Stats / Numbers first, and then read the written reviews.
So look for how many stars a property has (the rating that is given to a Hotel by the Hotel Industry for the amenities that the Hotel has on offer)… then the HOOTS (circles…1 for LOW 5 for High) that TripAdvisor Travellers have given the hotel for their SATISFACTION as a Customer
And lastly, when the latest Reviews were written… dates. And if there are any trends for the property (who are staying there… or if things are going up or down in the ratings etc). To discover this you’ll need to dig a wee bit deeper by looking at the Hotel’s own Page on TA
PORTRAIT SUITES is currently the # 1 Hotel listed forRomeon TripAdvisor (out of 1260 Hotels)… It is a 5 Star Property with 5 HOOTS for Customer Satisfaction. There are 209 Reviews, and the latest one was filed on March 1, 2013 (that person gave it 5 HOOTS and called it “Fabulous”).
You will also notice, that out of the 209 Reviews, that 192 Traveller gave it an Excellent, 11 gave it a Very Good, 4 gave it Average, and 1 each gave it Poor or Terrible. As well 114 Reviewers said it was a good choice for Couples.
This Hotel was also a 2013 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Winner in two Categories… Small Hotels & Luxury.
The only downside to this Hotel therefore might be whether it is a good fit for you or not. Such as it’s Location (there is a map on the webpage you can click on for more info)… OR the cost of the Hotel, OR whether it is available when you are wishing to book.
As I said, this is just an example of how to read and compare Reviews… and not my personal recommendation of any one property.
This knowledge, should help you out tho when it comes down to trying to decide which one is best for you.