Okay, so the time has come for you to pack your case, dust off your swimwear, and start thinking about where it is you plan on visiting for your next vacation getaway.
It doesn’t matter whether you plan on a summer holiday in the sun, or a city break in one of the world’s stunning capital cities, as far as your vacation is concerned, finding the best hotel and accommodation is of the utmost importance.
The hotel you stay at can make or break a holiday, yet finding the ideal hotel, spa, or wellness retreat can be a real challenge.
Finding a wellness hotel and retreat for example, can be made a whole lot easier by heading online and reading up on a wellness guide, though in reality there are many other things to consider when finding your dream hotel and spa.
To make your search that little bit easier, here are 3 tips for finding the best hotel and spa.
Know the key amenities
Obviously when searching for a hotel, you need to ensure that you consider the amenities on offer.
These vary from hotel to hotel, but generally you should look for at least the following four:
- Air con (in hot countries)
Ideally these amenities will be free, so when you find a hotel that you like the look of, do a little more research first and try to find out whether or not the amenities listed are indeed included for free.
The last thing that you want is to arrive at a hotel, expecting free WIFI, only to find that it is not in fact free and that you’ll be charged.
Check out the spa facilities
If you are looking for a wellness retreat and spa hotel getaway, it’s worth doing your research and finding out exactly what facilities the spa has on offer.
If for example, you want the ultimate spa getaway, a hotel with a tiny swimming pool and one communal sauna or steam room that only seats 2 people at a time is likely not going to cut it. You’ll want a spa with saunas, steam rooms, a jacuzzi, a pool, treatment rooms, meditation rooms, and so on.
To avoid disappointment, when booking a hotel with spa or a wellness retreat, make sure you find out exactly which spa facilities are available, as the word ‘spa’ alone can be quite misleading in some cases.
Consider the location
When choosing a hotel and spa or wellness retreat, it is also very important that you take the time to consider the location of the hotel in question.
If for example, you love the sea and want to be able to walk to the beach from your hotel, you’ll want a hotel that is located within walking distance of the beach.
If you need plenty of amenities and facilities such as shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants, a hotel that is located more inland in more of an urban setting will be more beneficial.
Once you see a hotel that you like the look of, take a look on the map and see precisely where it is located as that will help give you a better idea of whether or not it has everything required to tick all of your boxes.