Whether you are staying overnight for a staycation or having a week-long vacation, you want to expect nothing less than the kind of accommodations that will make your stay truly worthwhile. Your checklist of hotel must-haves would differ from one person to another. It essentially depends on the kind of vacation you are planning to have. If you do not want all the stuffiness of deluxe five-star hotels, you would no doubt find a smaller hotel in the countryside to be more comfortable.
Regardless of your preferences, here are some of the hotel amenities you might want to check out so you can have the vacation that you are looking for:
1. In-room amenities. The standard hotel room would have air conditioning, a comfy mattress with pillows and beddings, and a desk. In most modern hotels, the standard rooms come with a phone, a television, and a bathroom with hot and cold water. If you want extra pampering when you get back to your hotel room, you might want to choose one that has a bathroom with a bath tub or perhaps even a Jacuzzi.
2. Services. Next to the rooms, the hotel staff and the kind of services that they offer are the ones that make your hotel stay more comfortable. Room cleaning and wake-up call services are part of the standard package. Other services like laundry, pressing, and shoe shine are also available in most full-staffed hotels. For those who are out to explore, there are also tour services as well as transportation services in most hotels. Food services are also important, although most people would simply look for a good breakfast buffet. Room service and food delivery give vacationers the option to eat right in their own room if they are looking for some privacy or simply do not want to dress up to dine at the hotel’s restaurant.
3. Facilities and activities. The advantage of staying in hotels is that there are already facilities and venues right in the hotel where you can have fun. Among those that you can find in most hotels are gyms, swimming pools, and a souvenir shop. The bigger resort hotels would also have recreation centers with various activities for vacationers of all ages. Groups and families out to have quality bonding time would find these facilities comfortable and convenient to have all under one roof so they don’t have to spend time or money for transportation.