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I've found reviews at Trip Advisor and, especially, Booking.com to be reliable. You can get mobile apps for both. The idea of sticking to one chain is also reasonable, but it might be difficult in some of the less populated areas. Off topic, on that route I recommend making a detour to as many National Parks of the Southwest as possible.


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How 'good' do you need it to be? A room at any of the major hotel chains will be a clean, comfortable sleeping spot. Smaller mom & pop places can be nice as well, I usually check their outside appearance first... clean parking lot, hanging plants, a bit of outside furniture. Most small motels will let you see the room before paying.


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Houseboats and other liveaboard vessels are not uncommon on AirBnB, and they're as varied if not more so than every other type of accommodation. For all the questions listed, ask the owner, but here's a rough outline: Most liveaboards have basic cooking facilities. If you are self catering, expect everything to be smaller and more rudimentary than on dry ...


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The answer to all three of your questions is "It depends". The only way you will get an answer is by asking the owner directly. If it's beoing offered on AirBNB, then my assumption is that it is being offered much the same as any holiday rental. In that sense, the answer to 1. can be inferred from if it is advertised as "whole property" or "private room". 2 ...


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I think much of this is due to the work involved. Whenever someone leaves the cottage, it has to be cleaned and prepared for the next guests. Then you have to arrange to meet the next guests, and pass on keys etc as required. Especially in rural areas, or on islands, many people will have several other jobs, eg working on the ferries, or on their croft. Or ...


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As so often, the answer is a combination of local tradition and economic reality. Most UK people who travel to the cottages are going for the whole week, the places which rent them out are geared to that and do not want to rent them out for shorter periods as that will result in the cottages standing empty, unpaid, for times that are too short for others to ...


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There is no state level law that to regulate the foreigners to stay in special hotels. According to §39 Foreigners Entry and Exit Management Law of PRC, the hotels must register the foreign guests according to "regulations which are applied" and report the registration to local police authority. The "regulations which are applied" could be made by any ...


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If you want to go the homestay route (which I think would be by far the best in your situation), I have had luck on this site (but maybe that was just luck, I have used it only once). There is a small fee to be able to send e-mails to potential hosts (probably to cover the website costs), but you only need to do it for the first e-mail, after that they ...


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Why do they want item 3? Almost certaily so they can charge your card either now or in the future, and probably whether you show up or not. You should check what the cancellation terms etc are for this stay. You should also read this question, and note some of the risks involved in just emailing out your credit card details. As for ensuring the offer of ...



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