Some travel for the adventure while others crave a relaxing getaway. Either way, hotels are a vital part of any trip as it is considered your home away from home, so it’s only right that you book the perfect one.
In booking a hotel, you have to consider several things, like location, star rating, and most importantly, room type availability. No two hotels are the same. What is considered a suite in one can just be a basic room in another.
Before you plan your getaway, it’s best to understand the various hotel room types in order to maximize comfort and enjoyment during your stay.
Rooms by Size
These types are the most commonly used titles by hotel properties and can be booked in either a non-smoking or smoking floor.
- Standard Room/Studio: Great for solo travelers, studios usually have a studio bed, which in some cases can be turned into a sofa or another piece of furniture. The floor size of this room type is usually 25sqm to 40sqm.
- Deluxe Room: These rooms are fully furnished and are ideal for families or group travelers. Some amenities that may be included are a small fridge, a TV, a dressing table, and a writing desk. This type often comes in single or double room variants.
- Joint or Adjoining Rooms: These rooms are usually right beside each other and are great for families who have children that are old enough to have their own space but not old enough to stay in a room situated far from their parents’. Some joint rooms also have a connecting door, which gives easier access between the two rooms.
- Suite: This type is one of the largest rooms available in hotels and often has a living room, a dining room, and additional bedrooms. It’s an ideal room for those who want more space or are planning to entertain other guests during their stay.
- Apartment or Loft: These rooms are found in serviced apartments and are ideal for people staying for extended periods or traveling in large groups. Basic amenities such as a kitchenette, a washing machine, and beds are provided, as well as a once or twice a week housekeeping service.
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Rooms by Bed
Hotels dictate how many guests can stay in a room and it’s important to be familiar with their policy as some hotels charge for extra guests.
Some hotels also provide you with the option of adding a cot as some rooms may fit more than its designated number of guests, an example would be five people fitting in a room with only two double beds. Rooms are usually equipped with King, Queen, or Twin-sized beds.
- Single: These rooms are assigned to one person and have a floor size of between 37sqm to 45sqm.
- Double: These rooms are assigned to two people and have a floor size of between 40sqm to 45sqm.
- Triple: These rooms fit three people and either have three twin beds, one double with one twin bed, or two double beds.
- Quad: These rooms are made for four guests and can have two or more beds.
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Rooms by Luxury
If you’re looking to have a lavish getaway and don’t mind spending a little bit more on your trip, then these hotel room types are definitely for you as they have special features and additional services exclusive to its guests.
- Executive Suite: This room has one or more bedrooms connected to a living room space or a parlor. Sizes and services vary in hotels but they are definitely an ideal room choice for guests who want more space and are looking to enjoy special services.
- Presidential Suite: This title is given to the most luxurious and expensive room of a hotel property. Usually, there is only one Presidential Suite available in a property and it’s considered the best room on offer. It has more than one bedroom, a spacious living room, and a dining area. This suite, in addition, has grand in-room decor, high-quality amenities, and special services (like having a private butler during your stay), setting it apart from regular suites.
- Penthouse: As the name suggests, this room is situated on the top floor and offers the most glamorous views. Built like a regular suite, it is slightly more luxurious for it provides guests access to a terrace above the suite.
- Cabana: This room type either adjoins a private swimming pool or faces the beach. It usually has a large balcony and is ideal for travelers looking for a luxurious summer escape.
- Villa: Available in some resorts, this type of accommodations is a stand-alone building that provides you with much privacy and space, making it ideal for big families or group travelers. A fully equipped villa has several bedrooms, a living room, and a dining space, as well as a private balcony, a swimming pool, or a hot tub.
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