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Hotel microstays? Would you use a microstay while on a vacation or roadtrip? Yes! Let us then look at microstays in India and you’ll realize that you should also use microstays!
India is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world, having thousands of unique and distinct indigenous cultures.
The richness of the architectural styles of innumerable cultural heritages spread over different periods and places, the variety of music and folklore, dance, art, language, cuisine, traditional clothing et al give an impetus to the travellers from around the world and within the country.
India’s Hospitality Industry is very well suited to tourism, still there lies a need of flexibility for travellers in Hotel bookings.
Most hotels allow booking only as per fixed check-in/check-out, thus if anyone need the hotel earlier than 12 PM or need to checkout after 11 AM, they are forced to book for another complete day irrespective of the fact that they might not need hotel for the night.
There is a need to book hotel rooms on hourly basis, known as MicroStays. Microstay is a pioneering concept that can bring fairness to both travellers as well as Hotels. In India, MicroStay is offered by MiStay.
Benefits of A MicroStay
1. Pay on hourly basis
Travellers can make great use of hourly basis hotels to either stay overnight or just for a few hours while in the middle of their journey and pay only for the hours stayed in the hotels.
When you are on the road, at the end of the day, you truly wish for a good night’s rest and hourly hotels offer this at very low price.
2. The right option when you need to relax for a while
Be it for a quick nap after a good meal or to nourish your kids or to allow your parents to lie down or just to take a bath and grab a quick meal… no matter what your requirements are, you can now book a hotel room on hourly basis.
Such a short relaxing break will keep the spirit of your road trip high without shelling out the hotel cost of an entire day.
3. Nationwide Accessibility
MiStay offers hotels on hourly basis across all major cities in India. Mistay have hotels in 90+ cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune.
4. No 11 AM Checkouts
Microstay or Mistay allows check-in/check-out based on the hours the hotel is booked. If someone need the hotel, let’s say till 4PM, MiStay allows to book till that slot and thus the traveller don’t have to book for another complete day.
Thus MiStay gives the flexibility of booking hotel without opting for complete 1-Night booking.
5. Early Check-in
How displeasing will it be to having to wait at hotel’s reception, after a long journey, only because you reached there well before their check-in time. MiStay allows check-in as early as 8 AM.
6. Hotel Amenities
Travellers can enjoy complimentary breakfast, fitness centre, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, mini-bar etc just like the complimentary services provided for complete day’s bookings.
7. Wide range of Hotels
Mistay has a wide range of hotels with almost 800+ hotels in its kitty.
8. 24*7 Support Services
Customer can get in touch with the support services 24*7 without any hassle.
For that matter, MicroStay can benefit various sections of travellers.
TRAVELLERS WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A MICROSTAY
a. Backpackers and trekkers
Backpackers or trekkers on their long adventurous journeys may need a nap or two to give their tired bodies some rest and refreshment. MiStay is a perfect fit for them.
Tourists hardly use the hotel rooms as the whole day is utilized in sightseeing and exploring local places. What they require is a good night’s sleep and refreshment and Microstay is perfect for their need. They can book hotel only for the night, rest, have some refreshment in the morning and move on to the next attraction.
c. Business Travelers
Business professionals travel for long hours and look out for a place where they can freshen up and prepare for their next meeting or presentation. They surely wouldn’t be wanting to break their bank just to quickly freshen up and read some notes.
d. Layover Travelers
Travellers having layovers after long journey certainly needs some rest and can opt for MiStay.
A cosy hotel room stay is undoubtedly better than waiting at the Airport.
Travellers awaiting next connecting train for hours can select Microstays and escape the hot temperature of Indian subcontinent.
e. Religious tourists
Pilgrims who take connecting transportation need a place to lounge and unwind. MiStay is a good option for this.
f. Weekend Getaway
Why go to one place when you can visit a whole series of them in one trip! When you can club some awesome destinations along with an exciting road trip. A well charted trip to various attractions along with short hotel stays sounds great for getaways.
Students who have to go to a different city to appear for competitive exams, or attend a seminar can choose Mistay without paying complete day’s hotel charges.
h. Cultural Tourists
They travel to experience various cultures, attend festivals and ceremonies. They write blogs on their experience. For them too, MicroStay or MiStay can provide a very viable option.
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Microstays even helps the Hoteliers in optimizing their occupancy rates. It helps them utilise the vacant rooms and generates more revenue on a day to day basis. They are able to accommodate higher number of guests in a day.
Thus, the changing trend of booking hotel rooms on hourly basis seems to be an extremely worthwhile deal for all the travellers on the go.
Well, have you been on a microstay before while on a vacay? What do you think about the experience?
Please share your thoughts below…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am Md Aziz Islam, travel & gastronomy enthusiast and crazy about video games. If I am not doing any of these three, then I am with my books and prefers to be left alone, just kidding. I prefer historic tourist places and certainly try indigenous cuisines of the places. Apart from all these, I am presently pursuing by MBA in Business Management.
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