Throughout our lives we visit a few hotels and as we spend the night in some and in others, through experience, we become clear about the basic requirements that a hotel bedroom must meet so that it is perfect and so that we stay in it the more nights the better … Let’s see if you coincide with the selection that I have made.
First and foremost is the cleaning. A room can be luxurious, large, very well located, fully equipped … But, if it is dirty, none of the above will do any good and in no case will we feel comfortable in that hotel. Because it is essential that it is clean and that it appears so, by this I mean that you use clear and smooth textiles in which it is clearly seen that everything is pristine.
Once we have made sure that the room is clean, we also like spacious rooms. Sometimes we settle for something smaller to adjust the price and because depending on the type of tourism we are going to do, we may want the room only to sleep, but there is no doubt that if the room is big, it will be better.
It is a requirement that has spread in recent years, although many people already have unlimited data on their phone, on many trips you take your laptop or tablet with you and, even while on vacation, at times you have to supervise a work issue and count on a good wireless connection in the room is appreciated.
In direct relation to the above is this, each time we travel with more electronic devices and therefore we need more plugs to charge them. Nothing is more obnoxious than arriving at a hotel and seeing that there are no free plugs or that the only one there is is far from the bed … You need at least a couple of plugs next to the bed, for mobile phones and some extra for tablets , laptops or external batteries that we can carry with us, among other things. Among the best-selling thieves on Amazon is a triple with USB ports that is worth 19.99 euros.
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Comfortable mattress and pillows
When it comes to getting a good rest at the hotel, it is essential that the mattress is of good quality and in good condition and also the pillows. Although it is true that it will be difficult for this to be to everyone’s taste, because even though they are good and well preserved, not all of us fit the same firmness or thickness … We all know someone who travels with their own pillow because they know they will not to be able to sleep with someone other than that.
Although the bed and the side tables are the fundamental elements in a hotel bedroom, it is good that they are complemented with other aids for storage, to write or even eat something, to comfortably unpack the suitcase … A hotel classic like the luggage rack of wood from Relaxdays costs in Amzon 69.90 euros.
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The wrong temperature can also be a problem when it comes to resting. The hotel in general, and the bedroom in particular, must be well heated. This means that the room has good thermal insulation and, preferably, a heat pump with a thermostat that allows us to regulate the temperature according to the needs at all times.
It is common to find on hotel reservation websites, among the evaluations, complaints about noisy rooms. It is very difficult to sleep late in a hotel because many people get up early and noise is heard in the corridors, which is very difficult to avoid, but the entry of other noises that come from the street or common spaces must be minimized within the rooms.
Terrace and views
We always liked terraces, but since the pandemic they are more present than ever, although it is not the most important thing in a hotel room, if we can choose it with views and terrace to enjoy them better than better.
Kettle or coffee maker
In some areas it is customary and in others not, and I think it is a very good custom to incorporate, if not a coffee maker, at least one water boiler in the room with which we can prepare an infusion or a coffee without leaving the bedroom in a minute. They always have it in hotels in the United Kingdom and other countries, but I have rarely found it in hotels in Spain … The best seller on Amazon is the 1L Russell Hobbs which is on sale for 28.29 euros.
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Asked to order, the “minibar” does not hurt either … Normally we will not consume many of the things that are inside because they charge them at the price of gold and we can buy them outside the hotel, in the nearest supermarket, at a price much less; but it is interesting count on the fridge in the room to store for example water and keep it cold.
Understandable home automation
Each time the rooms are more automated for air conditioning, light control, background music, TV with international channels, etc. And that’s cool, but sometimes the how to use and control each thing It is not as clear as it seems … Surely at some time you have also had problems getting hot water out of the shower and that is supposed to be the simplest.
And to be able to travel with little luggage, with a cabin suitcase and without checking in, and therefore with few liquids, we need the hotel to provide us with gel, shampoo and other basic personal hygiene in the form of amenities. If they already complete with courtesy slippers, toothbrush, etc. even better, but at least the basics are appreciated. Nowadays, some special details for COVID biosecurity are even appreciated. The pack of five 50 mL hydroalcoholic gel bottles, from Natural Pharma with Aloe Vera, costs 5.25 euros on Amazon.
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And you, do you agree? What do you ask of a good hotel room?
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