wifi connection in hotel room is a must

Indonesia
April 19, 2012 9:53am CST
I always ensure to book hotel with wifi connection in every room, no matter how luxury the hotel is, without wifi connection seems something wrong..I have stayed nights in four stars hotel with really great facilities but they only provided old fashion internet cable as complimentary services,means we must have laptop to connect..In the tablet and smartphone era, this type of cable connection is no longer acceptable.. So I will consider to book hotel with fast wifi connection on the room, not only at hotel lobby... How about yourself? Is the wifi connection means a lot for you? Or any other things you usually consider when choosing the hotel..especially when you travel overseas..
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@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
it really is better to have internet connection in the room in a hotel. like when we were out of the country, we didn't buy a sim anymore to be able to contact relatives and friends. if we didn't have the connection it would really be hard. when we were in Hong Kong, i still had to pay for the connection $12/24 hours.
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Well, that was quiet expensive for internet connection only..we can imagine on how we should expense more for this internet activities. It would be better to using it for other expense such as buying goods for our family or friends.. You are right, even sometimes unavoidable to buy new sim card in order to contact with our family or friends rather using our own sim card which has expensive cost due to roaming things..
@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
20 Apr 12
yeah i know, but we had to keep in touch with relatives there. when traveling, we really have to be ready for anything and need to bring a lot of cash heheheh just in case. by the way you have a cute avatar
@doggydimon (1371)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
I agree with you a 100%. As much as possible, I choose hotels with free wifi connection in the room. I can never be detached to it due to my work. Also when choosing a hotel, I always choose those who offers buffet breakfast. It is essential for me to eat a heavy meal before exploring a city for the whole day.
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Well, you have good two points here..free wifi internet connection in the room really crucial for me too when consider to visit hotel.. Buffet breakfast is somewhat essential to prepare for our heavy activities during tour since we will never know when we can do lunch sometimes the traveling schedule is longer than our expectation and we must have late lunch..so breakfast could be crucial since we are not sure to find breakfast in the morning on foreign country when we travel oversea..appreciate your response..
@marie2052 (3691)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Yes when I book a hotel I try to make sure I have wifi connection too. I guess we have really come to depend on our laptops and other devices, but I like that extra bit of security if I am traveling to getting in touch with my family specially if I am traveling alone. Going overseas I am not sure how things would change with your wifi. So I am not sure I would take it but then most places I know overseas has internet cafes so I would probably just use one of them if I needed to write an email. But I would not travel alone to overseas. I would probably get lost all by myself and have to live in the country LOL.
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Well, you have good points..seems we will have to choose those free wifi as one of our consideration when choosing a hotel..you are right, there will be lots of internet cafe anywhere in the world..so if no free wifi available we still can visit those cyber cafe or just forget about this internet connection things while we are on vacation.. Visiting overseas country will be good challenge and experience for us, especially when you visit country with totally different language and most of people unable to speak english.. Appreciate your response..
@maximax8 (31141)
• United Kingdom
19 Apr 12
I have just come back home from traveling to Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.I took my net book, its battery and is charger. I went out in Buenos Aires to buy a adapter plug from Argentinian to British. My net book only worked once and then it wanted a second password which was not mine nor the owner's. I went to a VIP guest lounge at the bus station. They let my plug my net book into the Internet connection directly. Amazingly it worked. I was able to use it again one time in my friend's house in Chile. The hotel in Cordoba had three of the own computers. I used one there but my daughter messed around with the water drinking fountain. Oh no I had thought and felt. I was checking in at the hotel in Rio and my daughter nearly broke an expensive looking ornament. Due to her behavior I wasn't able to use the Internet cafe or hotel's Internet. So just imagine carrying around a net book or laptop which won't work for some reason.
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Well, I can imagine on how busy you are in taking care your daughter during vacation..I also experience same things and busy dealing with their acts throught out the day..they usually really exciting when come to new places and tend to touch and playing with many things around.. That was the points if we got free wifi in the room, we can focus with our tourism holiday activities through out the day and using our free time at night effectively when our children has already sleeping or early in the morning when they still not wake up...I think ten to thirty minutes update is already enough for us..appreciate tour response..
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
19 Apr 12
I can't help saying but it sounds very spoiled in my ears that you consider wifi as a must. Who cares about wifi if you can have a holiday? You go out to have new experiences not to sit behind your laptop and lock out the outside world again. I don't care about weeks without internet if I am abroad or staying at a hotel. I only log in in cases of need/for an update and wifi is everywhere even outside on the road for that. Even in the poorest countries like Africa you find cybercafes so ...
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Well, you got good points, if we are on holiday then we supposed to forget about busy with connecting to our friends..especially for short term holiday,but sometimes people like me is really obsessed with social networking and the best time to do that activity is when already reach hotel at night after tour around our tourist destination. You are right, we may find free wifi or cybercafe anywhere outside but sometimes we better to enjoy our daylight and forget about those connecting issue..appreciate your response
@cieldz (709)
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Hello omchesunche :) I agree with you about free wifi in the hotel room.. When I went to vacation to another country, I stayed in 2 hotels in 2 cities.. The first hotel was great, they are providing free wifi and I can contact my friends in my country and told her about the activities.. But when I moved to the second hotel, they didn’t provided free wifi.. We must pay some money to get the wifi.. :( And I cannot contact my friend when I stayed at that hotel..
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Well, yes I agree with you...those free wifi maybe seems so simple but now it becomes one of consideration by travelers before they book into the hotel..I will definetely check this free wifi facility prior booking. Maybe the hotel management should learn and has open mind about what happened in latest consumer trend..we are live in the social networking era which really need internet connection everywhere we go..
@asliah (11138)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
hi, if i will stay in a hotel,i will always consider that they should have an internet connection i mean wifi,because i need it to communicate while i am in other place,so that is the number one important,i will ask that first before i check in inside.
@garson (884)
• United States
30 Apr 12
If you travel within US, many hotels are equipped with Wi-Fi. With many people having laptop, iPad, smartphones, and other mobile devices, many travelers would love to have easy access to online connection. They can check their e-mail inbox, do research on places, get directions, etc. Everything is connected. Some travelers who don't bring or own laptop, are ok with traditional wired connection to do what they need to do online.
@Suzieqmom (2757)
• United States
23 Apr 12
I agree with you almost 100%. if I want to go to a quaint, rustic B-and-B in the mountains, or to an "exotic location", then I do not necessarily expect wifi. However, for every other type of trip, especially travel in the U.S. or to any city abroad, I think there should not only be wifi in the rooms, but it should be free. I have made the mistake a couple of times of staying in a place that says it offers "free wifi" only to discover that the wifi is only free in the hotel lobby or business center. That is just ridiculous. Hotel rooms are expensive enough--to have to PAY for wifi on top of the high rates is absurd.
@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
20 Apr 12
Yes, I also think wifi connection should be a must in hotels! I prefer it, of course, when they do not charge and offer it as a service! When one is travelling one really needs to find out information and also to keep in touch with the family and business colleagues!
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
Well for me having a wifi connection in a hotel is must for me and for everybody because How can I contact my love ones when I am away to let them know that I am safe in a hotel room and contact my friends so its really a must.
@cieldz (709)
• Indonesia
19 Apr 12
Hello omchesunche :) I agree with you about free wifi in the hotel room.. When I went to vacation to another country, I stayed in 2 hotels in 2 cities.. The first hotel was great, they are providing free wifi and I can contact my friends in my country and told her about the activities.. But when I moved to the second hotel, they didn’t provided free wifi.. We must pay some money to get the wifi.. :( And I cannot contact my friend when I stayed at that hotel..