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Checking in – Hotels around the world

Monday, May 26, 2014
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No matter how much you travel, whatever the purpose is. Luxury, business, pleasure or adventure…We have the whole world in our hands and yet tere are these certain things you do when you first check into a hotel that defines you.

 

What do YOU do when you first check into a hotel? Here is our list.

 

1. Run to check out the bathroom – I have no clue what the fascination is all about but the size of the toilet is in equal proportion to its luxury! An obsession with bathrooms and their showers goes way back from when we first went to Las Vegas and witnessed at first hand how extra ordinary a bathroom can be! A good hotel shows off their best on that section of the room. Our recent favorite was at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Dubai!

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Marbled Bathroom

 

2. Balcony and view – Location Location Location. The only way to wake up is with the best view. You have to face it, if the room has a view, it could possibly be the best stay ever!

A Hammock in our balcony facing the Caribbean Sea
A Hammock in our balcony facing the Caribbean Sea

 

3. The bed – No matter how you hold yourself in front of the bell boy that takes your luggage up. You know that once he shuts the door and you are alone, you either jump on the bed or test the springs in them! Especially when you have a King size with thick duvet! Then, you order breakfast in bed!!!

The bed in Las Vegas
The bed in Las Vegas

 

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3 comments

  1. Daniel Johnen says:

    I probably just check the view! 🙂

  2. Tamara Taymour says:

    Absolutely saw myself doing this! I would actually check the TV channels too.

  3. Allison Heckins says:

    Fun post! I do the same with the bathrooms. For the bed, I usually jump on the bed really! 🙂

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