10 Tips for a Memorable Hotel Stay
How to Make the Most of Your Break Away
Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, staying in a hotel can either make or break your entire trip. A memorable hotel stay can leave a lasting impression and make your trip or business travel even more enjoyable. In this article, we'll share ten tips for a memorable hotel stay that will help you get the most out of your next Select hotels break. From checking out our hotel amenities to seeking local recommendations, these tips will help you make the most of your time in your hotel room and beyond. So, let's get started and make your next hotel stay an unforgettable one!
Tip #1: Research and choose the right hotel
One of the most important things you can do to ensure a memorable hotel stay is to research and choose the right hotel. Look for hotels that offer amenities that are important to you, such as a pool, gym, or kids club. Also, consider the location of the hotel and how convenient it is for your needs.
When researching hotels use previous customer reviews (click here). Look for common themes in the reviews, such as cleanliness, noise levels, and staff friendliness.
Once you've narrowed down your choices, make sure to book directly with us online or by telephone. If you have any special requests, such as a room with a view or a specific type of bed, make sure to mention them when booking.
Tip #2: Personalize your stay
Another way to make your hotel stay more memorable is to personalise it to your preferences. Many hotels offer personalised services, such as a welcome amenity or a personalised note. Take advantage of these services to make your stay more special.
Tip #3: Take advantage of hotel amenities
One of the best things about staying in a hotel is the amenities that are available. From pools to spas to restaurants, there are many things to enjoy during your stay. Make sure to take advantage of these amenities to make your stay more memorable.
If the hotel has a pool, make sure to bring your swimsuit and take a dip. If there's a spa, book a massage or other treatment. Many hotels offer full or continental breakfast, so make sure to take advantage of this to start your day off right.
You can also take advantage of the hotel's fitness center or other recreational activities (where available). Some hotels offer other activities, so make sure to ask the hotel staff for recommendations.
Tip #4: Choose the right room type for your needs
One mistake that many people make when booking a hotel is not choosing the right room type for their needs. If you're traveling with a family or group, make sure to book a room that can accommodate everyone comfortably.
If you're traveling for business and need to work, look for a room with a desk and good lighting.
When booking your room, make sure to pay attention to the amenities that are included. Some hotels may offer rooms with a kitchenette or mini-fridge, which can be useful. If you're looking for a more luxurious experience, consider booking a suite or a room with a view.
Finally, make sure to check the room's location within the hotel. If you're a light sleeper, you may want to avoid rooms that are close to the elevator or ice machine. If you're looking for a quiet room, ask for a room that faces away from the street.
Tip #5: Indulge in local cuisine at the hotel
One of the best things about traveling is trying new foods and experiencing local cuisine. Make sure to indulge in local foods during your hotel stay to make it more memorable. Many of hotels offer on-site restaurants that serve local cuisine, so make sure to try them out.
Tip #6: Explore the area
Another way to make your hotel stay more memorable is to explore the area around the hotel. Take a walk around the neighbourhood or visit nearby attractions. Many hotels offer recommendations for things to do in the area, so make sure to ask the hotel staff for suggestions.
You can also explore the area on your own by using a map or a smartphone app. Look for local markets or parks to visit, or try out a new activity like kayaking or hiking. Exploring the area around your hotel can be a great way to make your stay more memorable and learn more about the local culture.
Tip #7: Relax and unwind
Traveling can be stressful, so make sure to take some time to relax and unwind during your hotel stay. Take advantage of the hotel's spa or pool, or simply take a nap in your room. Bring a book or watch a movie to help you unwind.
Tip #8: Leave feedback and reviews
If you had a great hotel stay, make sure to leave feedback and reviews to help other guests. Click here
Tip #9: Take photos and create memories
Finally, don't forget to take photos and create memories during your hotel stay. Bring a camera or use your smartphone to capture the moments that make your stay memorable. Take pictures of the hotel, the room, and the local area to remember your trip.
You can also create a scrapbook or photo album to document your trip. Include pictures, ticket stubs, and other mementos to help you remember your hotel stay for years to come.
Tip #10: Plan ahead for future stays
If you had a great hotel stay, consider planning ahead for future stays with Select Hotels of Ireland. We can help you look for similar hotels in other locations if you enjoyed your stay. Use the same research techniques to find hotels that offer similar amenities and services.
By planning ahead, you can ensure that your future hotel stays are just as memorable as your current one.
Staying in a hotel can be a great way to make your trip more enjoyable, but it's important to take steps to ensure a memorable experience. By researching and choosing the right hotel, personalising your stay, and taking advantage of hotel amenities, you can make your stay more enjoyable and memorable. Don't forget to explore the area around the hotel, relax and unwind, leave feedback and reviews, and take photos to create lasting memories. By following these tips, you can make your next hotel stay an unforgettable one.