When you book a room at a five star hotel or any other type of luxury vacation rental, there are a few things that you automatically expect to receive. Whether you’re vacationing in Miami or any other popular vacation destination, where you stay has a major impact on the overall experience. Luxury rentals offer you a place where you can relax and really enjoy your trip. After staying in one of these hotels, condos or villas, to name a few, you’ll never want to stay anywhere else again.
When you think of luxury rentals, you automatically think of gorgeous decor, luxury bedding, designer furniture and valet parking. Other things that come to mind are the amazing amenities and services these rentals have to offer such as beautiful pools with private cabanas, maid and butler services, private chefs, spas and fitness centers. You think of great locations close to everything and even amazing views from your balcony.
These are some of the big reasons to spend your vacation in a luxury rental but there are also many small ones. Here are a few things that most vacationers have come to expect from luxury rentals that many people never even think about, until they have to do without them.
The Great Food Options
One thing that many people take for granted is the great food options that luxury rentals offer. There is usually at least one if not two or three restaurants onsite, so you don’t have to leave the property to get something to eat. Luxury rentals also offer 24-hour room service so if you want something to eat in the middle of the night, you don’t have to leave your room and look for a restaurant that stays open all night or do without. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call room service.
Help With Your Bags
If you’re like most people, you dread carrying your bags to and from your room. It’s one of the downsides to traveling but you have to have your luggage to enjoy your vacation. When you stay in a luxury rental, you get full service. The porter will take care of the bags for you, escort you to your room and even give you a tour. You never have to worry about lugging your bags around once you arrive or when you’re ready to leave.
Access to Wi-Fi
This may not seem like a big thing at first, but try checking your Facebook page from your Smartphone while in your room only to find out you don’t have access to WiFi and it becomes a whole different story. Most people are used to being connected anywhere and anytime they want to be online and to have to go to a lounge or book a special room just to have access to the Internet is not only inconvenient but a big disappointment when you’re trying to have a great luxury vacation. In this article, The 2013 HotelChatter Hotel WiFi Report, HotelChatter talks about how important free WiFi is to all travelers.
The Friendly Service
The staff members that work at luxury rentals in South Beach and other vacation spots go out of their way to make you feel special. It’s one of the main reasons why they are so popular but when you’re used to being greeted with a smile and respect, you tend to expect it every time you travel.
Unfortunately, there are many places that don’t really care whether you’re happy with your stay or not and they don’t mind showing it. Spend the night in a regular hotel where the service is not so nice and you’ll begin to really appreciate the friendly service and hospitality luxury rentals provide.
When spending your vacation in a luxury rental, what are some of the things that you expect to have during your stay? Would you continue to book your stay at a luxury hotel, condo, etc that didn’t provide these services?