The must-haves for London hotel guests


Staying in a hotel can be a relaxing and luxurious experience. By doing a little research beforehand, you can make your stay and holiday even more enriching.

There are many must-haves that hotels should offer clients in order to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Here are a few key points to check before you make your booking.


Of course, location is the key for many visitors staying in London, so finding a hotel that is right in the heart of the city and offers strong transport links is top priority.

With a choice of bus, rail or London Underground, getting around shouldn’t be a problem.  If you really want to get to know this great city, then a central location is best, allowing you to walk between the sights. For example, some people may want to spend some time exploring Paddington, so make a booking in a boutique hotel in Paddington London in this area to make your going around easier.

Relaxing environment

London is often a ‘full-on’ city, with a lot of hustle and bustle, so it could be a good idea to find a hotel that offers a relaxing environment.

Therefore, a hotel offering a spa or a fitness centre is the perfect opportunity to unwind, with guests taking the time to offer a range of treatments that allow you to pamper yourself in luxury.

Stay connected

Even if you are trying to get away from it all, it is likely you will need to stay in touch with life back home. Plus, for some, being able to share your London experience with family and friends is a must.

Look for a fine hotel offering high-speed Wi-Fi and broadband connection. Some hotels these days provide their customer with a mobile phone on arrival that has 3G, national and international calling facilities. Staying connected can help you explore better as well as keep in touch with your loved ones or with someone you are meeting for work.

Having easy internet facility can help you look for directions, restaurants, attractions and commuting connections smoothly. Plus, you can book your tickets for places you might want to visit and skip long queues.

The added extras

Some additional services can help make your stay even more relaxed and easy. For example, the ability to check-in early or check-out a bit late can be helpful if need be. Some hotels let their guests leave their bags at the reception even after check-out, to help them enjoy their day out without having to carry and worry about the luggage.

Friendly, helpful, efficient and courteous staff always makes your stay more enjoyable. This can easily be researched about on the internet with the reviews of the visitors at the same property.

A good choice of room service can give you a chance for a relaxing night in, or maybe breakfast in bed.  A hotel with a good quality kitchen or on-site restaurant is likely to offer a wider choice of dishes that can be served fresh and when it is needed.

Getting the best deals

Price is always a consideration for a holiday and specially when booking a stay, but it is crucial not to confuse low price with good value. However, consider booking direct with the hotel and you may find a better deal than going through a third-party. Plus, your booking experience becomes much more simpler with booking direct.