At Travel Republic we value our customers’ opinions which is why we ask them to rate their hotel experience after returning from holiday. We are very proud to say that we have now collected over 500,000 hotel reviews which have given us a pretty good idea as to what a hotel is really like. One thing that has become clear to us from our customer reviews is that a hotel doesn’t have to be 5* luxury to get great reviews and that getting a 5* service can be very affordable. This is why we have decided to feature just a few hotels which have received high customer ratings and don’t break the bank.
T and G Apartments, Marmaris, Turkey
These cheap and cheerful apartments have given many a fantastic holiday and the 8.1 rating from 62 reviews shows just how popular this small complex is. Located on the coast of Marmaris in a peaceful area of the resort the T and G Apartments are just a short 250m stroll away from the beach and all the action that Marmaris has to offer. Described as ‘one of the best self catering hotels I have ever been in’ and a ‘home from home’ the apartments provide a clean and comfortable base for your holiday. The hotel has been recommended for all ages and group sizes and with prices in May starting from just £23 per person for 7 days on self catering, this hotel really is a hidden gem.
Customer Top Tip: Restaurant at the apartments is excellent. Great trip to go on is day long boat trip to mud baths at Dalyan which includes swimming in the sea from the boat, lunch on board, swimming from turtle beach, mud baths, a great value for money day out.
Rainbow Apartments Stalis, Stalis, Crete
These friendly and relaxing apartments offer customers a tranquil environment which has gained it a respectable 8.8 score from 125 reviews. A great base to explore the beach, bars and restaurants as it’s just a few minutes walk from everything in this beautiful area of Crete. The rooms are described as ‘a good size and very well cleaned/maintained’ and the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home with regular entertainment and free pasta nights; of course you are welcome to go and explore by yourself if you don’t want to get involved. These family friendly apartments start from £44 per person for 7 days in May, a fantastic price for a top service.
Customer Top Tip: The pirate boat going to Sissi Island was brilliant. Nemos restaurant was great.
Jardins Vale de Parra Hotel, Albufeira, Portugal
Situated in a very popular area of the Algarve this 3* hotel has received a very impressive score of 9.0 from 141 reviews. These peaceful apartments are set in a tranquil and pretty location and are within walking distance to local restaurants and bars. With the service described as ‘impeccable’ and rooms as ‘extremely well equipped’ customers have given these self catering apartments a big thumbs up. The hotel has been recommended for families and those looking for a relaxing getaway. One top tip that many of our customers has suggested was to hire a car to explore the landscape and get to the beaches which are a 5 min drive away (20 min walk). A stay at the Jardins Vale de Parra Hotel will set you back around £57 per person for 7 days in May, a real bargain considering its glowing reviews.
Customer Top Tip: The area is quieter than Albufeira, but the hotel has a good bar and there are some good bars and restaurants within walking distance. Sao Domingos and Girassol resaurants can be recommended.
Terrazamar Suites Apartments, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria
These basic and comfortable apartments have proved a hit with a massive rating of 8.6 from 350 reviews. Set in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria the apartments are located within easy distance to the local bars, restaurants and is a 15min walk from the beach. Many customers have returned to the Terrazmar Suites Apartments year after year due to the ‘very pleasant staff’, good facilities and ‘extra large patios’. The apartments are self catering but guests can choose a bed and breakfast option and there is food available at the bar (pizza comes strongly recommended!). With compliments such as ‘all you could want for a great holiday’ these apartments provide a relaxing and comfortable setting for those wanting to explore Puerto Rico. Prices in May start from as low as £102 per person for 1 week, self catering which for an apartment which is regarded so highly by so many is pretty reasonable.
Customer Top Tip: Take a boat trip to Puerto Mogan … such a beautiful town only €6 one way €10 Return or taxi €14 each way . Floating trampoline and climbing wall in the sea at Playa Amadores €5 for 40 mins…we were out on it for an hour and a half!! More suitable for older kids but super fun.
Be Live Playa La Arena Hotel, Playa La Arena, Tenerife
This 4* hotel is a firm favourite with our customers and has an amazing score of 8.5 from 346 reviews (for a guide to ratings please see the bottom of this post). This impressive hotel is set right on the beach front and has superb outdoor pools, children’s slide and spa facilities. Previous guests have complemented the Be Live Playa La Arena’s cleanliness with one guest saying ‘the rooms and the cleanliness were first class’ and the food as ‘amazing, enough selection for all and all fresh’. The hotel was also described as close to the beach, local restaurants and entertainment and suitable for all ages and families. Prices at this hotel are also very reasonable and you can stay bed and breakfast in May for 7 nights from £187 per person or all inclusive from just £250 per person.
Customer Top Tip: Do the flipper Uno boat trip. A 3 hour trip including food, drink and whale watching. A great bunch of guys on board and a beautiful boat. All in all a really jolly trip.
Have you stayed at a low cost hotel but received top quality service? We’d love to hear!
Hotel Ratings Key:
6- Above Average
4- Below Average
*Please note prices were correct at time of posting