Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Favourite things to do when staying in a luxury hotel

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.
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The pastry section of the Shangri La Tokyo breakfast buffet.

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.
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Still my favourite swimming pool so far: Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

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.
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Oscar de La Renta toiletries at The Peninsula Bangkok. The body lotion smelled amazing!

4. Using (and maybe taking home) the nice toiletries 
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.
luxury hotel must dos
The Peninsula Bangkok bathtub with tv screen
5. Take a great bath or shower
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?

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  1. Oh, this article makes me want to go to a luxury hotel so bad!


  2. LOVE this! Especially agree with breakfast x