We can assure, this is the most common questions being asked worldwide, and it's not only applicable to hotels but to all accommodations such as resort, bnb and others.
From our observations; so far... most of the hotels that we visited during the pandemic are performing most of the health safety precautions set by the government such as temperature check, MySejahtera check-in, providing sanitizers, 1 meter social distancing and et cetera.
We can assure that most of the major hotel chains know that cleanliness is a top concern for travellers right now. In response, most have rolled out increased cleaning protocols that they’ve made available online.
Here’s how to Stay In A Hotel safely
#1. Check any published cleaning standards for the hotel
The most easy way is by going to the hotel's social media channel. If they didn't have any, try to find their website. Since cleanliness is the most discussed topic, any hotel would proudly show what they have done to their hotels to gain their guest trust.
You can always call the hotel and ask about their cleaning procedure. Remember that places that have nothing to hide will be happy to share the information with you.
#2. Consider the hotel size
Of course, the bigger it is, the better physical distancing can be assured. But then, if it's in a popular area, do take note that there will be travellers from many places, and this again will increase the risk but again; it is still a better option than a small, independent property.
The rational is, a big hotel or property probably also has a really large lobby, a hotel restaurant where people can be spaced out, and resources to have more cleaning staff.
Another option would be looking for a bungalow-style hotel or motel, where each room has its own entrance and hallways are more like outdoor walkways - this will minimize the risk and also you don’t have to worry about air circulation or elevators or anything else.
Additional note : Most of the hotels require the guests to wear a mask at any common area, restaurant and other public sharing space.
#3. The Elevator
Before booking a room in a high-rise hotel, you’ll want to thin