You’ve been meaning to go out on vacation for a while. And, after all, why not? We are lucky enough to live in an age where travel is both more affordable and more celebrated, perhaps, than at any time in the past. More people are flying, driving, and sailing to more places than ever before, all the while sharing every last detail of their getaways with friends online.
One of the most prominent detail of any vacation is, of course, where you choose to hang your hat. Locating a quality hotel is one of the first steps that anyone looking to travel should take. After all, setting out on the most amazing vacation can quickly go downhill if you find yourself stuck in sub-par accommodations.
Here, then, are a few things that you’ll want to keep in mind when searching for the best luxury hotels.
Size isn’t everything, of course, but there’s no denying that it’s a sizeable something when it comes to luxury hotels. After all, the last way you that want to spend your luxurious getaway in Berlin, Beirut, or Beijing is finding yourself crammed into a room that is matchbox-small. As such, you’ll want to check the size of the rooms both in their own right and in relation to the norms for the region where you are staying. It is also worth mentioning that in your consideration of room size, you’ll also want to consider what you mean by “luxury” as well. Large doesn’t always mean lavish and, in turn, a smaller room in an elite hotel can sometimes be more opulently decorated.
It’s all a matter of comparing room against room and hotel against hotel in order to get the best deal on the most luxurious room. One of the best ways that you can accomplish this is by checking various hotels against one another by way of online blogs and review sites that can give you side-by-side comparisons.
Location, Location, Location
As with real estate, the golden rule of picking a luxury accommodation is, of course, location, location, location. When searching for a great luxury hotel, you ideally want to find somewhere that is on the closer side to the heart of the place you’re visiting than on the outskirts. Not only are the most lavish hotels typically located closer to the more central, bustling commercial and entertainment districts of a city but that centralised location likewise generally provides easier access to metro stations, subways, and other great ways to get around town.
One of the most overlooked yet tremendously underrated elements of the hotel hunting game, you’ll definitely want to check into the dining options offered. While you’ll surely want to go out on the town and experience the restaurants and nightlife of wherever you choose to travel, chances are good that you’ll want to snag breakfast or a late-evening coffee back at the hotel at some time during your stay. From world-class restaurants to cosy cafés, top luxury hotels typically offer fantastic culinary options so it’s well worth your time to check them out before booking.
Make your next getaway a great one by booking an excellent hotel room.