When picking a hotel room this is always the first factor to take into consideration. What can you afford? If you are using Jumia Travel for example one way to make sure you do not exceed your budget is by looking at the deals page. Every week they have great discounts that could save you a buck or two. This could also help you get an amazing room without having to break the bank.
Number of guests
Next thing to consider is how many people you are booking for or with. This determines whether you should get a single, a double room, a suite or family room.
Specifications based on preference
Different people have different things they consider important for example size of bathroom, room with a balcony, the room that faces the most scenic view, a room with a television or mini bar.
Several facilities are very important in this day and age, most important of them being WLAN especially if it is a business trip. Most people need to be able to stay online to send emails, have Skype calls and generally get work done. Other amenities like laundry services, sauna and steam bath and swimming pool.
Distance from reception/Intercom provision
Lastly this is not something people consider and this mostly applies to the walk in customers. However, it is important to be as close to the reception as possible or make sure there is an intercom in the room in case you need something.