Booking a hotel sometimes mean that you will not be able to get a good sleep because of various reasons – dinging elevators, ice machines ratting down the hall and bachelorette parties that are in full swing. Here are some tips you should keep in mind to make sure that you get a better sleep the next time you are in a hotel.
- When booking, make sure that you get a room that is quiet. This can be ensured if you specify that you want an upper floor room and a room that is far from elevators. Rooms that are located in the middle part of the hallway is also the quietest because it is far from the ice and vending machines as well as other hotel facilities might be creating a noise often. Rooms that are on the suite level are also ideal because it has higher ceilings. Make sure to avoid rooms that are facing the swimming pool especially if it allows night swimming.
- Inquire if there are any renovations going on and avoid booking rooms in the floor where the update is happening. Newly renovated rooms are perfect if you want to have a cleaner room and newer beds and linens.
- Ask if their rooms are equipped with blackout shades which are curtains that are thick and heavy.
- Book a room that is non-smoking because if you are not used to the old cigarette smoke then it might keep you awake or might not leave you feeling well even when asleep.
- Inquire about their pillows. They might be able to offer you something with a different level of firmness especially if you are prone to back pain. If they don’t have one, it is best to bring your own.
- Booking a room with a friend you are not used to sleeping with would result to a much better sleep if you get an extra bed so you are both comfortable during the night.
- Make sure to pack your earplugs and eyeshades for the trip.
- If you have previous medical issues, booking a Hotel next to Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok will help put your mind at ease knowing a medical facility is nearby which will lead to a better sleep.