>> Trip Advisor UK
There are plenty of sites which let Joe and Joan Public post their own reviews of hotels, resorts and attractions, but few of them can compete with Trip Advisor for breadth of coverage. This is one of the best ways to find the information they don’t give you in the brochure – and has quickly become my mum’s favourite site!
Trip Advisor’s US site already has reviews of over 200,000 hotels all submitted by the site’s 18 million visitors. You can search for any hotel or resort by name to find short honest reviews and ratings from tourists who’ve actually stayed there – and because the site has so many users, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find a recent review of whatever you’re searching for.
The newly-launched UK site has all the reviews already submitted via its trans-Atlantic sibling, but has improved navigation to make it more relevant to UK users. You’ll still have to wade through a bunch of sponsored links on each page to get the really meaty content, but there’s so much useful stuff here, it’s well worth persevering.