Hotel room standard, 30 tips that will give you a perfect short trip

The most important in a hotel room is the bed!
The most important in a hotel room is the bed! | Source

I don't do so many business trips/ short trips where I need to stay at a hotel for a night or one week, but when I do make shorter trips, I have noticed that there are some things I appreciate very much and there are also some things that I think is more or less necessary in a hotel room.

To be a hotel guest on a business trip is to some extent different from being a hotel guest on vacation. As a guest for short trips you will travel with fairly little baggage and you will also spend little time on the hotel room. But that doesn't mean that the hotel standard is unimportant. On the contrary! I believe that it is even more important since you have so little time and it is important that you sleep well during the nights.

Other reasons for the importance of a good hotel room is that you often visit the town or the place on your own, maybe for the first time, and you will also have long days with many influences and new things to absorb when you after a long day reach the hotel.


I have been to short business trips/ short trips in all kinds of hotels and also youth hostels during the years and I have to say that some hotel and hostels was not so nice. Even though I like the whole idea with youth hostels I don't think it is a good idea for a night or two when you are on a business trip, because you are in fact working also during the free hours at night and need some comfort around you. I have been to some really good youth hostels also where the only problem was that I didn't have the time to clean the room myself before I checked out in the morning or had the time to make my own breakfast, and I always end up with paying for the service anyway. And therefor I think that hostels isn't the best choice when you are on short business trips.

I have also stayed at terrible youth hostels, where it was totally impossible to get any sleep at all. In one hostel was the bed so uncomfortable that it felt as if I was laying on the floor, and in another hostel the room was so narrow so the only thing to do was to walk into the room and go to bed, and do vice versa in the morning. In yet another hostel was the noise from the traffic outside so loud that it actually felt as if I was sleeping in the middle of the highway and it was impossible to sleep no matter how many pillows I lay over my head to try to keep the noise out. I had to stay for a whole week in that particular youth hostel, so the only way to endure the stay was to complain and move to another room as soon as a more silent room was available.

In some motels or hotels I could smell something undefinable in the rooms and I have also endured poor cleaning as well as poor standard just because it has only been for one night, and one night isn't the end of the world. I have said to myself more than once: You will survive, and tomorrow night you will be sleeping in your own bed again. From my experiences, I now know how a good hotel room should look like and what kind of room I want in order to feel good during a business trip. Since we all have different habits the things that we want in a hotel room may be different from person to person but this is my list anyway:


A carpet in the corridor!
A carpet in the corridor! | Source

Some overall things


1. I personally need a room that is silent! If you like a silent room too you should check if there is a soft carpet in the corridor outside your room. If the carpet is missing, you will wake up every time your neighbours pass outside your door, especially those who wear high heels!

2 . Don't forget to check the evacuation route in case of an emergency like a fire or something! At my last stay I couldn't really work out how to get out from the building in case of a fire since I was told to not use the elevator and another sign saying that the door to the stairs was locked during night!

3. Make sure you get a no smoking room if you don't smoke yourself!

4. Check the lock on the door to see if it seems stable and check the lock for safety.


The Hotel Room

5. It is nice to have some space in the room even if you are alone, otherwise you will get a feeling of claustrophobia which doesn't improve your stay at all.

6. A good hotel room should have blackout curtains or at least something to keep the light out. You may think that this is standard but I have been on a hotel where the curtain didn't covered more than half the window and since it was a room at the ground floor, it did not feel good at all.

7. The temperature is also important in the room and even if you can put up with a poorly heated room for one night, you do not have to. I do prefer rooms where I can adjust the heating myself.


The bed

The bed is probably the most important thing in a hotel since it is in the bed we spend most part of the night. I can not help it, but I always check the bed before going to bed when I am in hotel or hostels. Maybe that is a bit weird but I like to know, and if it is too bad, I will make a complaint. I might add that even though I check the bed this way every time I stay at a hotel, I have only made a complaint once. I can live with small flaws but the only time I made a complain was when I found so many black hairs on the pillow and under the covers that it was obvious that someone else had slept in the bed linen.


The things I suggest that you think about is both hygienic and more practical.

8. A soft bed. There is nothing worse than spending a night in a hard bed.

9. The mattresses should have removable and washable covers. If they don't have covers, you will have to share the same mattress cover with who knows how many people! The top mattress is the most important but I appreciate if also the bottom mattress has a removable cover.

10. The sheets should be clean and provide a fresh impression!

11. It is an extra bonus if there are some extra pillows and an extra blanket or quilt available.


The bed should have a removable mattresses cover!
The bed should have a removable mattresses cover! | Source
The bed mattresses should also have a removable cover!
The bed mattresses should also have a removable cover! | Source
Extra pillows is a bonus!
Extra pillows is a bonus! | Source

The wardrobe

12. There will be plenty of room in the wardrobe since you probably don't have so much clothes but it is important that there is enough garment hangers.


A wardrobe with enough hangers!
A wardrobe with enough hangers! | Source

Other important things or things I appreciate in a hotel room

13. Some place to put the bags at a convenient hight. It makes it so much easier to have the bag at a convenient hight especially if you let some things that you need remain in the bag.

14. Some place to sit besides on the bed. It is great to have a comfortable chair or something to sit on.

15. A TV is almost essential and a great companion if you are alone. Watching the local news will also give you a glimpse of the important things for the day in the area where you are. It will also give you a clue about the people who live in the town.

It is convenient to have some special place to put your bag!
It is convenient to have some special place to put your bag! | Source
Chairs to sit in!
Chairs to sit in! | Source
A TV is a great company and also news!
A TV is a great company and also news! | Source
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A room with both a separate shower and a bathtub is excellent!A shower and somewhere to hang towels!Enough hooks in the bathroom!Here is enough space to put up the things you want!Floating soap in the shower is a bonus!Napkins are needed and so useful!
A room with both a separate shower and a bathtub is excellent!
A room with both a separate shower and a bathtub is excellent! | Source
A shower and somewhere to hang towels!
A shower and somewhere to hang towels! | Source
Enough hooks in the bathroom!
Enough hooks in the bathroom! | Source
Here is enough space to put up the things you want!
Here is enough space to put up the things you want! | Source
Floating soap in the shower is a bonus!
Floating soap in the shower is a bonus! | Source
Napkins are needed and so useful!
Napkins are needed and so useful! | Source

The bathroom

16. It is so important that the bathroom is fresh and there are also other things that will make your stay more comfortable.

17. A shower should be large enough and give you room to manoeuvre and it is also convenient if the floor in the shower is leaning towards the drain! I have been in hotels where the shower was so small that I could hardly move, and afterwards there was water all over the bathroom. Both problems was very annoying! If everything is right and if there is both a shower and a bath, like in the hotel where i was the last time, you are in heaven!

18. There should be enough towels and also somewhere to hang wet towels. Preferable there is a heated towel rail.

19. Hooks for hanging the things you need or your make up bag.

20. Plenty of place to set up your stuff or things you need.

21. A good smelling floating soap is so practical and should be present in every bathroom in a hotel

22. I appreciate if there are paper napkins. They are so useful and practical.

23. If the hotel makes the effort to fold the toilet paper, you will know that this is good a hotel!


Folded toilet paper is a good gesture!
Folded toilet paper is a good gesture! | Source

Other things to appreciate

24. A main switch! A hotel room with a main switch gives a signal that the hotel management have given some thoughts on environmental issues and it is also economic.

25. A hair dryer. A hair dryer is one of the standard equipments and if the hotel don't have a hair dryer there is probably something more fundamental missing!

26. A minibar! Even though I never eat or drink anything from the minibar I like the thought of a minibar with something eatable and drinkable in it. Just in case I need it!

27. A safe place. It is good to have the opportunity to use a self place if you wish too. It will make you sleep more better if you don't have to worry about your valuables.

28. A do not disturb sign is practical if you for some reason need to sleep at unusual times of the day!

29. Candy on the pillows gives a welcoming feeling! Even if you don't want to eat the candy it will give you a welcoming feeling and it also a sign that the hotel management care about the guests.

30. A good hotel breakfast! I love hotel breakfasts. It is for me the ultimate luxury to be able to go to a breakfast that contains everything you could possibly need for breakfast.

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A minibar is practical!A main switch in a hotel room show that the hotel try to save energy!A hairdryer is needed and you don't have to bring your own! A safe place is needed in a hotel room! A "Do not disturb" sign!
A minibar is practical!
A minibar is practical! | Source
A main switch in a hotel room show that the hotel try to save energy!
A main switch in a hotel room show that the hotel try to save energy! | Source
A hairdryer is needed and you don't have to bring your own!
A hairdryer is needed and you don't have to bring your own! | Source
A safe place is needed in a hotel room!
A safe place is needed in a hotel room! | Source
A "Do not disturb" sign!
A "Do not disturb" sign! | Source
Candy on the pillow gives a welcoming feeling!
Candy on the pillow gives a welcoming feeling! | Source

Do you have bad experiences from a stay at the hotel or hostel!

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Feel free to add more tips in the comment section!


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Did you make a complaint!

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Bonus tips list!

  • WiFi
  • Clean and nice smelling room and bathroom
  • A coffeemaker
  • No bedspreads
  • Check the hotel on Internet for ratings
  • A clean remote control for the TV


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thougtforce 2 years ago from Sweden Author

A clean hotel makes all the difference and is very important. Thanks DDE for the comment,

Tina


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel room standard, 30 tips that will give you a perfect short trip sound advice here on staying in a hotel I so agree with your points a clean hotel and and fine welcome is great gesture to anyone staying in a hotel.


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thougtforce 3 years ago from Sweden Author

OMGirdle, ha, you probably should! Sometimes we exaggerate the risk of bacteria and most of them are harmless to us. But dirtiness is another thing and we shouldn't have to put up with a filthy room:) Such things as the TV- show you describe can certainly stay on in our mind forever. I once saw a show where they cleaned a bubble bathtub and I will never get near one of those after that. Thank you for reading and for your comment , I appreciate it.

Tina


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OMGirdle 3 years ago from United States

I probably should have read your 'Myths about Viruses, Germs and Bacteria.' There was a TV show called "Monk" about very smart detective who was an obsessive/compulsive germophobic. In one episode, he had to stay in a hotel room. Due to his disorder, he sprayed the entire room with luminol to test for bodily waste. The entire room was covered stains. Ever since I saw that episode, I am totally paranoid about the fabrics in a hotel room. Very useful tips in this hub. Thank you for sharing.


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thougtforce 3 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Vellur, A good hotel room will affect us and the whole stay can be ruined if we get a room with poor hygiene. Thank you so much for reading, sharing and for the vote! I do appreciate it!

Tina


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great tips on finding a comfortable hotel to stay in. Cleanliness and hygiene is of utmost importance in order to have a safe stay and enjoy the trip. Great write, voted up.


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thougtforce 3 years ago from Sweden Author

acaetnna, it is great to get away for a few days and I hope you find the best hotel ever for the romantic trip. Make sure nothing can disturb!

Tina


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Great tips thank you. Lots of points to check out ready for my next few romantic days away! I don't know how I missed this hub before!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Thanks toknowinfo, it is great to know that you found this useful!

Tina


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Thanks for the great tips. I appreciate learning from your knowledge. Thanks for the useful info.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Linda, oh that is awful! You are so right but I have never thought about the remote control in hotel rooms. I will think about it next time though and make sure I clean it before I use it. I will also add your tips to my bonus tips list above! Thanks for the awesome tips and for reading. You are a gem!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Ruchira, I do agree, and those are my first priorities too:) The morning breakfast is mostly the best moment during the stay on a hotel! I love it and always try to plan for a long breakfast. Thanks for the votes and for sharing

Tina


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Excellent tips Tina! I would also suggest that you wipe down the remote control to the TV before using it. Testings have been done on the clicker and it usually has more germs and bacteria (fecal) then the hotel toilet. Maid service never cleans off the clicker and everyone touches it. Ewwww.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

great tips tina.

I personally look out for the bed and love morning b'fast.

voted up as useful and sharing it across


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi b.Malin! I know what you mean and I have the same problem. I wake up very easily and a night in a noisy hotel room is a real nightmare! It is so nice to meet you here and thank you for the comment and for the follow too!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Prasetio! It is so good to see you and I am glad you like this one! Thank you so much for the votes and I appreciate your support! You are a good friend!

Tina


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Tina, Wonderful, most Informative Hub on Hotel Rooms. Yes, quiet is a must for me, as I am such a LIGHT sleeper. I even to be safe, pack a pair of Ear Plugs. I've never been lucky with their Hair Dryers, usually they run too HOT. So I Wind up taking my own along.

I now look Forward to Following your Hubs.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub, Tina. I learn many things here. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and useful.

Prasetio


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi moonlake! I also prefer to sleep in my own bed but hotels are needed sometimes and it is quite ok to stay at a hotel if it is a good and clean hotel. It seems like most of us do check the bed first in a hotel and it makes sense since the bed is the most important thing in a hotel.Thank you for the comment and I appreciate the votes too!

Tina


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I don't like staying in motels but sometimes we have to. I always check the bed and I pull the bedspread off. My friend takes her sleep bag when she stays in a motel. We don't stay in bad places but have ran into some that are awful. Great Hub voted up.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi rahul0324! Yes, you are so right, it is both delicate and important for a hotel to have satisfied customers since the word will spread fast and widely if someone isn't satisfied. For some reason we tend to speak more about things we are not satisfied with than speak about good things. It is tough for the hotels but as a customer you will not want to pay for a stay that you are not satisfied with, and we shouldn't either. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Nell! Oh, that sounds bad and not as places you would want to stay! We have bed and breakfast places here too, but I have never stayed at one myself. But I guess that the standard can vary a bit here too:) Maybe there is a change depending on the country, very interesting. Or can it be because we tend to plan more and chooses hotel more carefully when we go abroad compared to when we stay at a place for a night in our own country? At least I think that I do so! Thanks for reading and for the comment Nell! I hope you have a great weekend!

Tina


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Now this is very useful detailing....

I have recently been through a bad stay at a hotel and charged exorbitantly for it... I created a dramatic scene in the end...

I had to 'cause I was not satisfied by what I was offered for the prices I paid...

Hospitality Business is a very delicate business.... One wrong impression can cost a lot...

And on the customer's side... It is very important for you to stay satisfied and voice your opinion when needed

Great hub


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I have stayed in some appallingly bad places over the years. In England we have bed and breakfast places to stay on vacation or just to stop over. some of them have been filthy, with wires hanging out of the walls, dirty cups for the tea, and TVs that just do not work. I noticed that going abroad it is much more cleaner, your tips are spot on, and are really useful to see which place is the best one to stay in, nell


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Tammy, that is a good point and I also need my coffee in the morning! Our morning rituals are important and it is good if as much of them can be obtained also when we stay at a hotel. A syringe in the bed!!How awful! At least, you will know that the room hasn't been cleaned properly and it is easy to ask for another room. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

Take care

Tina


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is a great checklist for hotels. I like to stay where free breakfast and real coffee are offered. I try not to go out in public till I have had my coffee. A friend of mine once found a syringe in her bed at the hotel and I am very particular about checking the bed too. Great hub!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi molometer, Oh, that sounds horrible! It is dreadful to have to stay on bad hotels and hostels like the one you describe. If the lock on the door is so bad it must be safer to sleep in the car indeed! With such a remark from the clerk you will also know that there are other things missing too:) At one occasion when I stayed at a very noisy hotel I was thinking about the alternative to sleep in the car instead, but I never did. The thought of waking up in the car in the morning made me endure the night at the hotel:)) Thanks for the comment, I appreciate the votes!

Tina


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molometer 4 years ago

Hi Tina,

This is a very useful hub on hotel room standards. I have stayed in some really poor hotels and hostels over the years. Once in New York. I told the check-in clerk that the lock was defective on the room door. He told me 'that won't stop thieves even if it did work'. I checked out, then and there and slept in the car, just off Time Square.

Great advice voted up and 3/5 buttons.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Deborah! Yes, the bed are the main thing in a hotel room. A room that stinks from cigarettes are definitely not acceptable because the smell will stay on in the clothes the day after. In Sweden we have mainly non-smoking hotel room now and that is a relief. Thanks for reading, I appreciate it!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi RTalloni! Oh, I am so sorry to hear that and an experience like the one you describe can totally ruin the trip! It is so important to sleep well and every hotel should do what they can to get a customer happy. The reviews on Internet are really helpful and review a hotel afterwards can prevent future disasters for others. I have also stayed at hotel where I just couldn't get any sleep and it is so awful. But, as you say, most stays are pleasant. Thank you for reading and for the comment, I appreciate it

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Prasetio! It is so good to see you and I value your positive comment. Staying at a hotel where everything feels right makes the trip enjoyable. And if we sleep well we will also be able to do a better job on a business trip. Thank you so much for the comment and the votes!

Take care Prasetio

Tina


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

I agree about the bed. I hate scratchy sheets! And I like having a lot of different pillows so I can choose the one that is most comfortable. My biggest pet peeve is when I ask for a non-smoking room and the room smells like state cigarette smoke. I've asked to change rooms before because of that.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi teaches, that is a very good idea to check out the hotel on Internet before booking a hotel and it is a great way to sort away the worst hotels and hostels. I will add your tips to to my bonus list! Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Alastar! For a moment I thought that it was at the same place in Denmark where I stayed some years ago, but then I remember that the place was called Sondervig and it was a very pleasant stay and it had both a coffee maker and a TV! A coffee maker is also on my wish list, at least if I am staying for a week or so.

It is funny how all those unpleasant moments stays on in our memory! I know many who throw away the bedspreads and I do it myself also because it just feels better. I don't think that a bedspread in a hotel is being washed every day, and probably not even every week. I will add a coffeemaker and remove the bedspread to my bonus tips! Thank you so much for the comment Alastar, and skoal to you!

Tina


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Interesting hub all round! Expectations for hotel accommodations can be dashed by the negligence of just one employee and when management does not step up to correct the problem there's not much hope for a customer's night's rest. Can you tell that we recently had a disappointing experience? They always send a request for a review and it is a good opportunity to explain what happened. Thankfully, the majority of our stays are what they should be.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Victoria, that is a very good suggestion and I will follow your advice! Thank you so much for the help. You are a gem and a true friend!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Thanks traslochimilano! I am glad you like it!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi MM! Oh, the hotel breakfast is a wonderful moment and I always try to get up a bit early just to be able to enjoy it longer. I don't necessary eat so much more compared to how much I eat at home but I especially enjoy all the fruit which is something I usually don't have at home for breakfast. I try to introduce more fruit in my breakfast right after a stay at a hotel but it usually does not last long, and soon becomes rationalized due to lack of time. Thanks for reading and for the votes Lesley, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tina


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love your tips, including all pictures here. I believe this could be the best short trip. You have done a great job by share this hub with us. Rated up (useful, awesome, interesting, beautiful). Take care!

Prasetio


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Great hub and well written. I certainly will keep this check list handy for my next trip. I always try to check with others to see how their visit went to a certain area. This will help to double check online and before you go. Thanks for posting!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

I enjoyed reading your story on hotel rooms with the tips Tina. It brought up some memories- like staying in a really old stone hotel in the off-the-beaten-path city of Sondorborg, Denmark and being surprised with no tv, coffee maker or anything lol. Spoiled American you know. And when you write of smelling something undefinable- well, better left unsaid about that in certain hostelries. Tina, is it weird that i always throw off the bedspread when traveling? Anyway, Skoal Tina and cheers to happy dreams in hotel beds where ever they may be encountered!


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Victoria Stephens 4 years ago from London

Hi thougtforce,

Hmmm... you have a good point on where to squeeze it, I had another look down the page and the best solution I could think of would be to add a 'bonus tips' section at the end maybe, where you can regually add extra tips that you hear or think of. When you've got enough in that section you could change it to 'for more top hotel tips, click here' and write yourself up a part 2 or follow up article.xxx


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traslochimilano 4 years ago from USA

Wow .. beautiful tips for decorate to room.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Tom! The things you mention is so important and I find it a bit funny that I could forget about Internet connection when I wrote my list here, considering how much time I spend online:)) The smell in a room is probably more important than we think and a bad smell in a room can totally spoil the whole trip. I hope you have a wonderful week my friend! I have a lovely week and I enjoy the warm temperature in Sweden now and I try to make the most of the light evenings.Thanks for the positive comment, I so appreciate your support!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Victoria, A clean room is so important and poor cleaning is one of the things that I could make a complaint about.

Wi Fi, of course! I totally forgot about Wi Fi, that is so important when you are on a shorter business trip and needed too. It is better to have the option and be able to choose if you want to use a laptop so I definitely think it is a strong candidate for needed things! I don't know how to squeeze it into my list of 30 things though:)

I will think about that! Thanks for the great tips Victoria and for the comment!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi rajan, I know that some people can sleep everywhere but I have problem sleeping when I am not at home. An uncomfortable bed or a noisy room is probably those things that disturb me the most. And a clean and nice smelling room is necessary too. I will add the smell to my text above because it is so important! Thanks for the tips. To find a good hotel room to a good price feels really good and I can almost enjoy the solitude for a couple of days. Thank you for reading and I appreciate the votes!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Jackie, Yes, I agree with you and most places are ok. But there are still some hotels, hostels and motels that doesn't live up to a good living environment and the problems is more about noisy rooms, cold rooms, tiny rooms and so on. Luckily it is mostly good hygienic standard in all types of hotels here. I have trouble sleeping when I am away and if there are too many things that are missing or if the room is too noisy, I can spend the whole night awake. So I am a bit picky when it comes to the details I like even though I don't complain only because some things are missing. But when I stay at a hotel where everything is right I sleep really well!

To check online what others have to say is a very good idea and it can help us to stay away from the worst places! The public critic will make it more important for the hotel to keep their customers happy!

Thanks for the comment Jackie!

Tina


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi thoughtforce, I agree about the hotel breakfast, that's something I always look forward to!

An excellent check list full of advice and tips.

Voting up and useful

Best wishes Lesley


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, great advice and tips within this well written hub on hotel room standard . For me the room would have to be clean and clean smelling, and a Internet connection would be nice to .

Vote up and more !!!

Have a awesome rest of the week !


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Victoria Stephens 4 years ago from London

Hi thougtforce,

Clean would defiantly be the first thing I'd be on the lookout for. Funny enough Wi Fi was the next thing that popped into my head but if it's just a breakaway then leave the laptop at home and really enjoy a break, although it would be very handy if you were on a business trip.x


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Christina, I agree having a good comfortable bed is of utmost importance to me to sleep well. The second is an absolutely clean, nice smelling bathroom is a must.Silence, a dark room also a good smelling room is on my priorties list.

This is a wonderful list to check out when one is not staying at the regular star hotels.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted up and useful.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I think that now overnight sleeping places are being checked more most seem to be taking more care and too being able to check online to see what people have to say about certain places is keeping many on their toes. I have heard some real horror stories though.

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