Frequent travelers from all around the globe are fond of taking either cheap hostels, inns or going for couchsurfing in many different countries. It’s cheaper and more practical but if ever you try to have a stay at a beautiful hotel then you have to know a lot of things especially if you are not a recurrent guest of any hotels from all over the world.
It is not known to many that there are other ways to maximize a stay at a hotel. A lot of people go to hotels to enjoy and relax but they’re missing the point of living like the celebrities we all look up to. Hotels have a lot of secret perks and advantages that not everyone is aware of. If you want to level-up your overnight stay or three-day stay then you are totally on the right page. Here are the six fun ways that you can follow in order to fully maximize your hotel staycation:
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Here are the six fun ways that you can follow in order to fully maximize your hotel staycation:
- Request for new bed sheets, pillow covers and the like.
This is very important. If you are conscious and you care about cleanliness then you may ask the staff to replace your bed sheets with new ones. It is important that you are comfortable and contented with your bed in order for you to sleep well and soundly.
- Take photos!
Yes. Make the most out of everything. Hotels are really attractive and appealing and it would be great if you could fill your phone with photos from different parts of your room. Always remember that you paid for your stay so it is your right to maximize everything and feel at home as well.
- Use ALL their facilities.
If you really want to make the most out of your hotel staycation then you should use ALL their facilities. Yes! In most cases, hotel facilities like swimming pool, spa, gym and the like are FREE for all those who checked-in. It is really one of the things that you should look forward to as a guest. It is only in rare occasions that hotels are collecting fees from their facilities.
- Make use of the lights inside the room.
Wanna get that good lighting for your photos? Well, you must make use of the lights inside your hotel room. There are different buttons inside your room which leads to opening up different tones and moods of lights. You may also opt for full on lighting by opening up all the lights so you will be selfie-ready!
- Watch the TV.
A lot of people are only staying in hotels to have a place where they could leave their things and other stuff. Here’s a tip: watch the tv. It’s part of your expenses and you should not take it for granted. Usually, in hotels, there are big LED TVs that are great in sight and has awesome visuals so you should really try staying in your hotel room and watch movies.
- Take home the toiletries.
Lastly, take home the toiletries from your hotel room. No, it’s not stealing because you actually paid for them. It’s actually one of the perks of booking a hotel room. A lot of people are paranoid and scared that if they bring home the shampoos, tissues, soaps, body gels and the like, they might be caught by the hotel staff but you actually don’t have to worry. Again, you paid for those things so you better grab them before you check out from your hotel.
There is really more to hotels than just staying there to relax and unwind. You have to be wise, aware and alert of your surroundings so that you can maximize and make the most out of your wonderful staycation. Another tip: you have to know the details about your hotel because you can’t just book without knowing the inclusions that you will get from staying there. Be mindful and always get information from the concierge or hotel staff. It doesn’t really matter if you’re just there for an overnight stay or for a long period of time, what matters is that you know your right as a customer or guest.
Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta, one of Australia’s modern and luxurious hotels in the suburban district. Mark Aldrin gives hotel tips and hacks to help people make the most out of their vacation.