Usually, first-time travelers find nice-looking accommodation either through a travel agency or searching on web without taking time to conduct a research about the deal. This could lead them to a big sock when they reach the destination and find quite less than their expectations. Therefore, it makes sense to deal with an experienced, reliable source while booking your accommodation in advance. You need to ensure a good past record of the travel agency you’re dealing with.
However, make everything clear, both in term of price and facilities, prior to finalize the deal.