I`ve developed a mini ritual for luxury breaks which I`m sure it`s perfectly normal (at least I hope so). There are just a few little joys that just seem better in a luxury hotel.
1. Order a club sandwich from room service
The only time I eat a club sandwich is when I`m in holiday and I`m staying in a nice hotel. It`s just something about hotel club sandwiches especially when you wake up in the middle of the night due to jet lag that`s absolutely irresistible to me. And I`m always slightly upset if I don`t see it in the room service menu.
2. Waking up to a delicious buffet breakfast each morning
I LOVE hotel breakfasts. No matter how late I`ve stayed the night before or how sleepy I am, I always make sure I wake up in time for breakfast. The best breakfasts I`ve had in holiday were either the ones at a few 5 stars hotels or the ones at B&Bs where the hosts prepares the breakfast for you and gives you that homely feel. I`m so serious about this that before booking any accommodation I make sure I check the reviews for the breakfast.
3. Take a swim in the pool & use the free spa facilities
Most 5 star hotels will allow free use of their pool and spa facilities. This is great especially if you`ve had a busy day sightseeing and you want to relax a bit before going to bed. My boyfriend loves hotels with steam room and plunge pool. I`m happy with just a pool opened at night.
Oscar de La Renta toiletries at The Peninsula Bangkok. The body lotion smelled amazing!
Some hotels just do toiletries really well. Plus I just love those little bottles. I might have taken home a few of them but don`t tell anyone.
The Peninsula Bangkok bathtub with tv screen
Bathrooms in London flats are tiny and uninspiring so I love the idea of having a huge bathroom when in holiday. I`m slowly making a list in my head of the best hotel bathrooms I`ve experienced. My favourite bathtub so far must have been the one at The Peninsula in Bangkok which had a TV screen and my favourite shower is the one from the Shangri La in Tokyo.
What`s your favourite thing to do when staying in a luxury hotel?