I recently went to another country. No, it’s not a non-English speaker, or someone I’ve never been to before, this is another topic of another whole article. I went to England, this is the first time ever, there, not with relatives or friends, but in a hotel. This hotel is located in a big city, close to the train station and main attractions, as well as beautiful and clean facilities. That being said, I did notice some differences from staying in a typical North American hotel.
The first is that the room really makes good use of all the space. Everything has a place, everything is in its place. They use giant frame artwork instead of the headboard, which can double as the headboard and visual focus of the room.
Since I was going to transfer from one voltage to another, I brought an adapter plug with me, but found that I didn’t need it to charge the phone because I could simply use the wall charging station. However, I find it strange that the bathroom is separated from the main living space of the room only by glass sliding doors. It is not locked, and has not even reached the wall completely, so there is always a gap. In North America, we have been trained to enter the bathroom, close the heavy wooden door, lock it, and then start the business. That’s not the case there. As a friend pointed out, there are no exhaust fans or windows. The toilet also has two flushing options-I will leave it to you to figure out.
Then there is organized supply, or lack thereof. In hotels in North America, rooms and bathrooms are usually equipped with paper towels, but not on the other side of the pond. If you travel there, please bring your own!
The biggest difference I found was that an umbrella was allocated in the closet of each room. The note above says that you are welcome to use it during your stay, but leave it in your room when you leave. Never seen it in a North American hotel before!
This is a lovely hotel located in a vast area of the hustle and bustle of European cities. The trip was wonderful, the bed was comfortable, and the difference was small. Even the staff tried their best to help.