We love luxury hotels. Whether we are traveling as a couple or a family we always look for somewhere luxurious to stay. But what makes a hotel luxurious?
Wandermust Daddy and I have very different opinions about what makes a luxurious hotel. For him it’s all about the shower. For me it’s all about the bath. But we both agree that open bathrooms with a view are the bees knees!
9 times out of 10 we are staying at a hotel because of where it is. A great luxury hotel is all about location, location, location! It can be a stunning beach view, across mountains or rolling hills. I don’t mind what so long as it’s beautiful
You can read about the amazing Ndali Lodge here
And if there is a stunning place you definitely nice outdoor areas to appreciate them.
After a long day sightseeing you definitely require a nice pool to take a relaxing dip! Even better if it’s private.
It doesn’t have to be michelin starred but it’s got to be good.
My personal favorite is at the Masseria Il Frantoio. It’s a lovely little hotel with an even better restaurant serving local and seasonal Italian cuisine.
You can read a full review of the restaurant here
After along day trekking, sightseeing or shopping or perhaps just to relax in the first place, a spa is an essential. My favourite was the spa at Kyambora Gorge. Not the most extensive in terms of treatments but after a long day chimp trekking a massage was definitely needed. The experience was made by the thunder storm overhead. No need for relaxing spa music here.
You can read about our Kyambura Chimp trek here
The bed can make or break a getaway. If I am getting luxury then I definitely expect a great nights sleep.
Its great when you can customise the pillows to create your perfect sleeping environment like we did at the Westin ExcelsiorThere is a full review of the Westin Excelsior, Rome here
To us this is the number one thing that can make or break a luxury hotel. The service should be tailored to the hotel type. Present but never overbearing. For us the epitome of good service can be found at Buckingam Place hotel in Sri Lanka. I’ve never been anywhere where all your needs are catered to before you’ve realized you need them.
There is a full review of Buckingham Place hotel here
But most important, and what truly sets a luxury hotel apart are the little touches that you don’t expect. The welcome gift, the drinks on arrival, the towel sculptures or happy birthday cake – it’s the little things that go above and beyond that make you know you are getting a personal experience that for me make something truly luxurious.
What makes a luxury hotel luxurious for you?
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