Not all hotels are the same. They are rated through a star rating. And more often than not, the more stars a hotel has (or claim it has), you should expect impeccable services from all the staff, complete and only the best room or suite features and essentials, and top-notch amenities.
But aside from having only the most spacious rooms and suites, luxurious and comfy beds and pieces of furniture, and amazing bathrooms, there are other things that 5-star hotels should offer or provide that should them set apart from other hotels with lower ratings. Here are some of the important features and perks you should look for in a 5-star hotel:
The staff providing more personalized services. It is definitely nice to be greeted “Good morning, Ma’am” or “Good morning, Sir” every time a hotel employee sees you or whenever you are talking to the receptionist. But having the hotel staff greet you by your first name or the right title with your last name would be nicer to hear, especially if you are greeted warmly and genuinely. This means that even if there are hundreds of guests at the hotel, they took the time to at least be familiar with your name and go beyond the usual hotel staff and guest relationship.
Better bedding. The best 5-star hotels have gone more modern and now have memory foams on their bed. This type of foam provides better back support and they are really comfortable. In addition, a 5-star hotel should have great pillow covers and linen that are plush and have high thread counts. It would also be great if you can quickly and easily get extra pillows, if you need or want them.
Top-notch bath amenities. Your bath time will definitely be more enjoyable, luxurious and longer if the shampoos, bath soap, and other toiletries in the bathroom are to your liking. An authentic 5-star hotel should therefore carry well-known and better brands of toiletries that all guests would love to use.
Superb food and drink quality. Lastly, if you love getting room service or eating and drinking at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, you should make sure you won’t be disappointed by the hotel’s services and offerings. An extensive breakfast buffet is certainly ideal but you have to look at the quality of each food item as well. For instance, there should be fresh squeezed orange juice and a wide selection of other organic, healthy beverages, too. Pastries and bread should always be fresh and preferably, baked on-site.