OVAL MOTEL BENDIGO - SEPTEMBER 2017
We highly recommend Locus Focus!
We recently took over the Oval Motel in Bendigo. It had an quite an ugly website and old website photos which made the rooms look very uninspiring. There was also conflicting room names, prices and details on a number of different websites and OTA's.
We initially hired Locus Focus to overhaul our website and take some professional photos of the rooms. The value Chris provided far exceeded our expectations and the benefits we’ve seen go well beyond our website and photos. We couldn't be happier with the results.
The new website looks sensational. Chris did everything from picking the template to integrating it with our booking system. He also handled all the technical side of changing from our old site and optimised all the words for Search Engines.
Chris didn’t just take the information from the new site and put it on the new one. The structure, photos and content are all brand new and work together to highlight our unique value propositions. He also worked with us to create a meaningful room naming scheme which has removed a lot of confusion for us and our guests.
Chris helped us understand the importance of a brand consistency. We worked with Nick Smith from Locus Focus to create a new logo and colour scheme. It’s been so refreshing to see our website, brochures and motel signage to all tie in together. We look (and feel) much more professional.
The photo’s Chris took are spectacular. The care he took to stage the photos was quite incredible. The ‘Hero’ image captures the façade of the motel with the sun rising and is a stunning photo. We are using this on all our OTAs, our website and our brochures. The room photos are equally impressive.
Because he stayed in one of our motel rooms, he was able to pinpoint what is really unique about our motel. During his visit, he gave us a heap of great advice on how to improve our guest's experience.
Aside from the tangible benefits like the 44% increase in Booking.com bookings and doubling our website traffic, we’ve been getting compliments on the new website and how easy it is to get information.
We look at Locus Focus as a real strategic partner for the Oval Motel. We’ve just enlisted Chris to help us move to a new Property Management System which he will integrate with our new site.
If you want to increase your bookings and improve your guest experience we think you should seriously consider Locus Focus. We’re so busy running the motel it’s nice to have Locus Focus in our corner.
Gary and Carolyn