How to make the most of your next hotel stay

Claire Small
Authored by Claire Small
Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:47am

Staying in a hotel is a treat that many of us love; it's a chance to enjoy a little bit of luxury, and even the cheapest hotel is going to allow you to step away from the at-home chores you would normally be doing and let someone else take on the jobs for a change. 

Yet most of us will use our hotel rooms for the bare minimum, and when that happens, you'll be missing out on some of the very cool and very enjoyable extras that you could be enjoying, and that will make your stay an even more memorable one. Read on to find out how to make the most of your next hotel stay; you won't regret it. 


Depending on the hotel you're staying in, you might be in line for a free breakfast, or at least one that's included in the price of your room. If this is the case, you really don't want to miss out, especially if you plan on a good day of sight-seeing or even a good day of lazing about doing nothing. You'll need a big breakfast inside you! 

Make sure you find out what time breakfast starts and ends so you don't miss it altogether or get up too early and have to wait around. Then enjoy the buffet or table service and order whatever you want. This is your chance to really indulge, so don't be shy. 

Order In 

If you don't want to go out for dinner and the hotel you're staying in doesn't provide it, what can be done? You might not realise it, but you are more than welcome to order food in if you want to. Depending on the hotel's rules, the delivery person might not be able to come up to your room, so you may have to meet them in reception, but that's not such a hardship overall. 

To make the night even more fun, why not also order a craft beer delivery and sample some of the delicious and different beers that microbreweries can make? You might even find there are beers made in the local area, which will ultimately add to your overnight experience. 

Ask For Extras 

In certain hotels, you're going to be given some things for free - shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, perhaps a sewing kit and shower cap too. You might even be given some bottles of water, and of course, there will be teas and coffees and everything you need to make them. 

If you don't feel as though you have enough, you don't have to settle; call down to reception and ask for some more. They will be brought to you, and this is perfectly acceptable; most people do it. If you prefer not to speak to someone at reception, you can wander the halls until you find one of the cleaning staff, and they will be able to help. Either way, these items are for guests' use, and if you need more, you'll get more.

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