Every parent can agree that sometimes, you just need a break. Parenting is a full-time job but for those special events where you can get away from the house and have some time to yourself or with your partner, it’s great to indulge in a little luxury.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know what you want from your weekend away but the best place to start is your hotel. What’s better than getting into a gorgeous bed at the end of an amazing day, without the usual worrying about what you need to get done in the morning? Here are some features to look out for when planning an escape.
What comes to mind when you think of Jacuzzis? Sipping prosecco in the evening light, surrounded by warm, bubbling water? Now that’s indulgence. Nowadays, finding a hotel with a jacuzzi in the room is quite easy and often much more affordable than you’d think. On top of the luxurious atmosphere that Jacuzzis add, there are also health benefits that they offer, making that much-needed getaway great for both your mental and physical health.
It goes without saying that minifridges make any hotel room better, even more so if they’re already stocked. Some hotels are now offering custom minibars, where you can request specific drinks to be put in your fridge before you arrive. This is great for making your hotel room just that little bit more special, especially if you’re surprising a loved one and want to include their favourite beverage.
Being picked up and dropped off at your hotel door is the perfect way of starting your trip how you mean to go on – in opulence. Like we mentioned before, everyone needs their own relaxation time, so don’t be afraid to budget and splash out on a money-is-no-object retreat that starts with a chauffeur service. Not only will being treated like a VIP help you get into the luxury mindset, but it will also remove any remaining stress there could be about your journey – calming and preparing you for the great times ahead.
In fact, even if your hotel doesn’t offer a chauffeur service, many taxi companies include packages that cater to any need, varying in price to fit within your budget.
Hotels are busy by nature and are usually located in busy areas of major cities, the downside of this being that it can be difficult for light sleepers to get enough rest. Quiet rooms aren’t only great at helping you sleep, they’re also perfect for your home escape because silence is calming and good for you. We’re so used to living hectic and busy lives that when we experience true quiet, it’s intoxicating.
Next time you go away, select a quiet room and settle into the comfortable stillness. I promise you it’ll give your stay that little touch of magic.
As a final and simple addition to your hotel experience, try luggage forwarding. This involves sending your luggage in advance so that it arrives at your hotel before your arrival, ready and waiting for you. This service is particularly great if you’re going a long way and don’t want to worry about your belongings during your travels, though it’s worth packing some backup clothes for your journey just in case something happens. Hotels that offer this service usually work with third-party freight companies to handle the shipping itself but if you want a true VIP experience, why not give it a try?
If you’re thinking about taking a luxury break in the near future, consider some of these options when you’re booking. They’re bound to enhance the whole experience!