Staying in a hotel is always a bit of a novelty. They’re not all as good as each other, but some of them are fantastic to stay in. Even some of the more basic hotels still offer you a comfortable experience, and they remove some of the responsibilities of being at home. Whenever you stay in a hotel, there are always things there you wish you could have at home. Of course, some of them you can – it’s easy to grab a couple of freebies. However, it’s not so easy to take away some of the best parts of staying in a hotel. You can still replicate them at home, though.
A good hotel bed feels like a luxury to sleep in. A bad one, not so much, but you can usually avoid those by choosing a decent hotel. Not everyone enjoys sleeping in a hotel bed, but for those that do, there’s something about a bed that doesn’t belong to you. And you don’t have to make if you don’t want to. Even if sleeping for them isn’t for you, they often have a great look that you wish you could have at home. Fortunately, it’s easy to copy the hotel bed look. Start with some crisp white bedding from Richard Haworth and add some accents to give it a bit more detail. A new mattress will help to make your bed comfortable too, but if you can’t afford one, a mattress topper can add some comfort too.
This is one item that you usually can take home from your hotel. Unless they’re only dispensed from built-in containers, if you like the body wash or shampoo your hotel provides, you can take those tiny bottles home. They’re not going to last long, though. If you want something that’s going to last longer, it’s usually pretty easy to find what you want. Just make a note of the brand the hotel uses, and you should be able to find it to buy. Some hotels even sell their toiletries directly to guests. Unfortunately, there are some hotels that have products made especially for them so you might not be able to get hold of them.
The best part about a hotel is often the bathroom. A rain shower and a huge bathtub are great for luxuriating under or in, and they often give you much more space than at home. Sadly, you can’t just pack up the whole bathroom or pop into the hotel every time you feel like taking a half-hour shower again. If you feel like a bathroom makeover at home, you could take some tips from your favourite hotels. A lot of homes don’t have a lot of bathroom space, so you might considering opening yours up. Remove the shower tray or cubicle and go for more of a wet room feel.
Hotel rooms tend to have pretty clever storage. There’s only so much space, so they have to make the most of it. You can especially find some smart uses of space in new hotels that aim to offer small hotel rooms in central locations for less money. For example, there’s the Hub by Premier Inn hotels or Tune Hotels. You can learn lessons about storage from your hotel room, from using floating shelves to space under the bed to store your luggage.
The Room Service
Ok, you definitely can’t take room service home with you. Having your own personal chef at home is outside of the reach of most people. Still, even if you can’t get someone to bring you a sandwich in the middle of the night (unless you have a very loving and patient partner), there are ways to get tasty food when you want it. Of course, you can order takeaway, but it’s unlikely to be up to hotel standards. For something a bit more decent, services like Deliveroo have started delivering from your favourite restaurants so you can get something that’s a little higher quality than dinner from the local chippy.
The Smart Technology
Just like the rest of the world, lots of hotels are getting smarter. If you’re a fan of trendy and modern hotels, you probably enjoy playing with the fancy tech in the rooms. This is one thing that’s pretty easy to have in your home, as long as you have the money. You can get smart technology for your home, from lights you can control from your phone to smart TVs.
Leaving your hotel to go back to the real world might be disappointing, but you don’t have to leave it all behind.