Hotel Website Design

by | Jan 9, 2014 | Business Websites

hotel website design

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Web Designers for Hotels and Guest Houses in Southampton. Hostcat are designers of hotel and guest house websites. We create a hotel web design for our client that’s creative and produces results.

The websites need to be user friendly both for site vistors and hotel guests. We add image galleries, booking systems and events calendars to enhance the functionality. The site for your hotel needs to be like a receptionist. Directing visitors where they need to go. Making a great first impression. Having the personality to make them want to come back.

Hotel sites can use beautiful designs to target their audience the right way. Yet a large amount of websites fail to achieve this. It seems online presence is still not recognised with it’s true importance. Even though direct online bookings are increasing. Hotel websites often use a clean, elegant but almost boring layout. Most use little font sizes. White backgrounds with no attempt to engage the user. Many use flash to create effects especially with photos. This can create long page loading times and are very un-SEO friendly.

Hotel Design Information

Information First

The aim is to build you a hotel website design that actually reaches your target audience. To do that we first need to know a bit more about you. Information is key to everything. As a design team we take time to get to know your business. If we get that right the creating comes easily.

The goal of your website. The theme of your hotel. The type of guests it attracts. What your current branding is like and do you want it changed. The more information we have about you and your business the better.

Build the Hotel Design

Building The Hotel Website Design

Visitors to a website decide in the first 3 seconds if they are going to stay or not. To keep them there you need to grab their attention. Use the design and imagery to create instant desire. The visitor needs to be able to find everything they are looking for quickly.

Whether it’s your soup of the day. The tariff for a nights bed and breakfeast. We need to build in elements throughout the site that trigger them to take action. Request your hotel brochure. Pick up the phone or book a hotel room online.

To get this far we need to get them to the site in the first place.

Hotel SEO

Hotel Search Engine Optimisation

Search engine optimisation or seo for hotel websites can be scary. Especially when you get inundated with companies offering to get you to No.1 on google for a price. The fact is it can’t be done. No-one can guarantee you that. If they do they are liars or scamming you.

However there are a few simple things you can do to get a good ranking chance in the search engines. They all involve simple good website practices. Not quick fixes that take your money and don’t deliver.

Hostcat work within Googles recommended published guidelines. Which means we will get you ranked well. Good content and correct optimisation is key. It’s what we’re best at especially for hotel websites.

Hotel Website Support

Hotel Website Support

When you take a hotel website design or redesign with us you get all our usual support. We don’t build your site and then leave you to your own devices.

We will support you for the life of your site. Not many others offer to do that. Any problems or additions you need – we are there for you. We won’t just build the site and disappear.

We want you to come back to us if you need more work in the future. We also appreciate referrals. So if we do a good job and offer consistent support we all win.

Hotel WordPress Themes

Because we use wordpress as standard for our sites, it’s easy to find really great designs and themes for your hotel and guest house site.

These are the ones we especially like, but there’s plenty more! We can customise your design with larger clear images. Bigger test sizes to make users experience more comfortable. Booking engines to match your site. Most importantly of all good seo practices.

WPHotel WordPress Theme

WpHotel WordPress Theme

WP Hotel is a premium WordPress theme from Themes Kingdom designed specifically for hotel and accommodation websites.

The theme will transform WordPress into a fully functional hotel, resort, bed and breakfast or guest house website complete with a custom room booking system.


  • Room Booking System – visitors are able to check availability of hotel rooms, apartments or other services you offer. They can also make reservations
  • Custom Homepage – with featured slideshow
  • Room Page Template
  • Custom Theme Admin Panel
  • Custom Page Templates
  • Included Contact Form
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • More

dignitas wordpress theme

Dignitas WordPress Theme

Dignitas is a responsive and modern theme. Light colors and space for customisation. Suitable for hotels, apartmants, spa resorts and travel agencies.

As with most wordpress hotel themes it has a great booking system. Let your visitors get interactive. They can search for available dates and make a reservation for those days. You will get an alert so that you can get back to the guest at your convenience.

A simple app added to your site to show the weather conditions in your area. Google maps of the location can also be added.

It’s responsive. So you get a good mobile website as well as what you see on your pc. We can integrate the dignitas wordpress theme very simply into your site or adapt it as you see fit. Either way it’s a great hotel website design.

chris ryan web designer

Hotel Website Design by Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan is a professional artist and web designer in Southampton. Owner of Hostcat Web Design and Hosting.Last updated: May 28, 2018 at 14:10 pm

Hostcat Web Design

Hostcat is a Southampton web design and web development company.

I offer creative web design, web hosting and brand communication to clients across Hampshire and beyond.

Contact Details

Hostcat Web Design
Chris Ryan
14 Mill Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 5DF
Tel : 01983 539638
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