Top 10 Features to Look for in a Luxury Hotel Room
Just because an accommodation is labeled as luxury or boutique or is given five stars (or more) does not necessarily mean that it truly lives up to its name. The term luxury has long been overused and misused and if you only judge them based on their marketing or their rates, you will most likely be disappointed.
Here are some of the things that you should look into if you are looking for a high-quality hotel:
Fast and Easy Check-in and Check-out
A truly luxurious hotel makes bookings easy for its guests. This means that whether they choose to do the booking through their website, via phone or a travel agency, it goes through without a hitch. If changes need to be made to the booking or special requests have to be added, it should be able to easily entertain these, too.
Have you ever noticed how some hotels always address their guests by their first names? That is the mark of a luxury hotel. At these places, the staff are trained not to give out generic greetings but instead tailor their hellos according to how they are talking to. Carrying a briefcase? They will most likely tell you to have a great meeting!
Well-Appointed Guest Rooms
Your stay in a luxury hotel should not be considered as just another hotel room stay. What makes these high-class accommodations distinctive from the other lower-quality hotels is that they will truly give you the kind of room that you want to be in. This means that they will provide a room based on your different preferences: floor, view, accessibility, pet- or kid-friendliness and many more. They might even provide the type of bed or pillow that you want.
Complimentary Pick-Up and Drop-Off Services
A genuine 5-star hotel is one that provides complimentary car services using their in-house luxury rides, at least within a certain radius. Even better is if they provide free transfer services which includes a VIP service at the airport. I mean the luxury should not end with your accommodation, right?
Or, if you are just from within the city, you might prefer to check in with your car, your luxury hotel of choice should also be able to adjust to that. This means that they are able to provide chauffer services so you do not have to worry about your car the moment you step in their place.
A luxury hotel should entice you to stay and sleep in their beds more than at home. But, beyond the bed, you should also be provided with memory foam, sheets with high thread counts and even a pillow menu.
Food and Drink Quality
Whether you are a fan of room service or not, it is a must that you are served with high quality food and drinks especially if you decide to stay in a luxurious hotel. Big breakfast buffets can be deceptive but some people prefer quality over quantity. Some guests do not mind having fewer choices as long as they are given high-quality ones: fresh juices, organic choices, or pastries and breads that are baked on-site.
It is preferable for a luxury hotel to provide brand name toiletries and bath amenities. While some classy hotels provide their own brands, they are really only acceptable if they offer exemplarty products.
Custom Stocked Fridge, Mini Bar or Movie Library
You know what will make you feel truly pampered in your five-star accommodation? When they go out of their way and stock their mini bars and fridges with the food and wine of your choice! Wouldn’t it be awesome if you no longer had to make an effort to do the shopping yourself? It is also a huge plus if they provide movie titles that are suited to your liking.
Concierge services in luxury hotels should not provide tourist traps but instead focus on giving the best personalized recommendations to its guests. They should focus on ensuring comfort and that their guests arrive on time to their destination. Full-packed restaurant? Ask your luxury hotel to try and find a way to get your reservation through.
Now that you know what to look for in a luxury hotel, you can go on and find your dream accommodation!