Hello fellow travelers! Thought I would buzz in and add a new tip.
If you are researching for hotels abroad and you run across an hotel site not spoken in English. Don’t be so quick to dismiss it, because it could mean that it is not aimed for tourist but to the locals. Which means that the rates could be fairly cheaper than the usual rates. Email them, it is highly likely they will have an English speaking staff member to answer your questions, and answer your quotes for hotel fees.