B&B Website - Room Amenities List

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Anyone using icons to show the room's amenities? Know of a B&B or hotel website that does? I'm looking to see how others are doing it? Or see if I want to do it that way. Care to point me that way?

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You mean like this? 

http://www.authenticbandb.com/cgi-bin/2013amenitiesdetailall.cgi

 

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Oh G-d, no! 

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wink I knew you would say it so I would not Smiling

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Aussie Innkeeper wrote:

You mean like this? 

http://www.authenticbandb.com/cgi-bin/2013amenitiesdetailall.cgi

That looks like a great way to make an amenities chart so you don't have the amenity description text taking up so much space in the column headers. Just would need to add a key at the top for people who don't understand what all the icons mean. Most of them are pretty obvious, but I have no idea about the meaning of that icon of a house with an down arrow beside it.

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Arks wrote:

Aussie Innkeeper wrote:

You mean like this? 

http://www.authenticbandb.com/cgi-bin/2013amenitiesdetailall.cgi

That looks like a great way to make an amenities chart so you don't have the amenity description text taking up so much space in the column headers. Just would need to add a key at the top for people who don't understand what all the icons mean. Most of them are pretty obvious, but I have no idea about the meaning of that icon of a house with an down arrow beside it.

Cottages. The arrow is for the sorting, alpha starting with 'A' instead of reversed. If you click it a second time it sorts from 'none having cottages' to the ones that do have cottages.

I love this. Will think about how to incorporate it into my group site!

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No he wants the ones to use instead of bullets...small compact icons. 

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Yeah, something like one of these two... which is the current fashion...

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id be on fiver - just get them designed how you like

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no need for fiver. There are all sorts of icons out there available for free or minimal cost. 

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We use something like that for each bedroom, just below the description

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hmmmm ... what does that 545 ft mean?

And I would've thought the shower meant that the room had a shower, not a private bath. 

So, yup, I'd be using the text. 

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I've seen these kind of things, lately....

 or 

Just wondering if that works for selling. 

I'm also wondering if I should go more "flat" and instead of having individual pages for each of my rooms, instead go with a flat page with anchors and have them all on one page.

Ah, fickleness.

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Blurbs with icons

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Yeah, I see them all over. Don't know if they would help with selling the B&B rooms or not. I was looking at the small versions, with the icons and then the text, but think it might just be too much for the website.

All these choices...

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Yes, I think the icons go with your plan for updated and trendy. In 2 years you can get rid of them again. 

Then again, I'm old, so if I like them maybe you should avoid them!

When I get back from vacation, and really go back to work, I'm going to have a look at how to get some of them on my site. 

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More pages make more ways to be found.

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Yes, but higher bounce, since people might not know they need to click to a different page to see a different room.

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Each individual page should have a link to all the other individual room pages. And each page already has a standardized navigation bar guests can use.

You could do a small photo with link to the other room pages. That also gives you more intra site links.

My most popular page is also the one with the 80% bounce rate. I don't care. Someone will stick on the site to book a room, even if everyone else really does just want to know what restaurants are in town.

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I thought you did this? I have seen it on several sites but, of course, I can't remember where. I'd like to do this once I have some time!

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Striking does have this ability. I have put them along with menu navigation 

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I have them listed, but the newest thing are these round blobbies with the icon in them.

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I haven't seen any using them. I wouldn't waste time trying to do it.

You could look here : http://karma.truethemesdemo.net/shortcodes/vector-icons/  or here : https://help.truethemes.net/articles/

Here are common css changes: https://help.truethemes.net/knowledge-base/karma-common-css-customizations/

Then you would have to buy different icons and edit the style sheet to use the "hotel related" icons  or free here: http://www.freepik.com/index.php?goto=2&k=hotel&isCat=1&isKeyword=1&type=3&vars=1

 

Looks like Boo k . com is using this:

 [class^="bicon-"], [class*=" bicon-"], [class*="\A bicon-"] {

    font-family: 'booking-iconset';
    speak: none;
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    font-variant: normal;
    text-transform: none;
    line-height: 1;
    -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
    -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
}

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There is a font with icons. The current style is individual icons. I think that might be a bit too much.

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Booking dot com does that, but they also put text beside the icons, for people who can't decipher the icons, I guess.

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