Finally, you have decided on your next holiday destination and have even booked some flights, so all you need to do now is to select suitable accommodation. Should you splash out on a luxury hotel, or save some money by choosing a budget one instead?
The short answer is that it is definitely worth seeking out luxury hotels ahead of budget options. The reason is very simple – there is nothing worse than turning up to your hotel at the beginning of your holiday, only to find that your accommodation is not up to scratch. The fact is that luxury hotels offer a complete different set of standards and facilities compared with budget hotels, so if you are after a holiday that is memorable and stress free, a luxury hotel is your safest bet to avoid any disappointment.
So what can you expect from luxury hotels?
A wow factor. Luxury hotels are furnished to wow guests, so you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful and grand furniture that will make you feel like royalty. Rooms will be lavishly decorated but with comfort and wellbeing kept in mind. A big bed and lovely soft linen will await you at the end of each day during your vacation.
Quality service and extra amenities. Valet parking, room service, quality restaurants, concierge and fitness centres are all at your disposal in luxury hotels. For a five star hotel, you will likely have secondary dining options, as well as access to a spa and a business centre. Often, luxury hotels will offer an on-site restaurant that will be open seven days a week.
A higher staff to guest ratio can be expected in luxury hotels, so you can be sure that your needs will be attended to quickly. From your arrival, you will be treated with courtesy and respect, and hotel staff will offer their services to you with a friendly smile.
Security and safety. Luxury hotels provide excellent security to ensure the safety of their guests. Around the clock security guards, top emergency systems and procedures, as well as attention to fire safety can all be expected.
Free gifts. A nice to have that will really make you feel like you are on holiday – chocolates, a bottle of wine, flowers, slippers and superior toiletries are examples of complimentary items that a luxury hotel will offer to pamper their guests.
When booking a hotel, keep in mind the level of comfort you seek and if you require additional amenities. For those with special requirements, of if you just want to feel a little pampered whilst on holiday, then don’t risk ruining your long awaited vacation by choosing budget accommodation – go with a luxury hotel instead.