July 29, 2020

Musings: Hotel Aesthetics

Please note, this is a collaborative post with the Light Supplier. 

“Aesthetics, or esthetics, is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste, as well as the philosophy of art. It examines subjective and sensori-emotional values, or sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.”

– The Dictionary 

This post is all about the important part of a hotel room – the aesthetics.

The Bed

After a long day exploring, coming back to your freshly made hotel bed is something I relish in whilst travelling. It’s even better knowing your hotel has a pillow menu or turn down service. 

When booking a hotel room, don’t forget to pay attention to the size of the bed. If you’re a frequent solo traveller, why not skip the single bed and go for a Queen or King? You’ll be feeling like royalty in no time. 

And you know they say… the bigger the bed, the better the night’s sleep. 

My advice is to always comb through reviews, blog posts and contact the hotel if you’re unsure about something when it comes to the mattress or furnishings. After all, you are paying for it. 

The Balcony

There is something about having your own private balcony in a trip that makes it a little more special. Waking up to watch the sunrise with a fresh cup of your favourite hot drink and listening to the sounds of your new surroundings makes you (well me at least) feel at peace with the world. 

When booking a room, always read through the room description to check the view you’ll be getting (depending on where you are of course). 

My tips:

The higher the better. 

Ask for a corner room as the balconies are often bigger. 

The Bathroom

In my eyes, the best part of a hotel room is the the bathroom, simply because who doesn’t enjoy coming back from a long day exploring and drawing a bath. Or what about a rainforest shower? How soon can I move in. 

Hotel bathrooms are one of the best way to tell how well the property is maintained. If the tiling or bath is yellowing, this is a bad sign. If you need to get a closer inspection, comb through the traveller photos. 

The Mood 

Lighting plays a big part in the mood an ambience of a hotel room and public areas like the lobby. You don’t want bright spotlights that make you feel like you’re in a clinical, almost medical like setting especially post-pandemic. LED pendant lights are the perfect balance and give you ambience, style and mood. Not only that, they look great in photos… 

low angle photo of pendant lights
Photo by Elina Krima on Pexels.com

What aesthetics do you look for when choosing a hotel room? 

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Char xo 

Please note, this is a collaborative post with the Light Supplier; all views my own. 

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I love concerts, 6am flights, 90s R&B, cancelled plans and wine. My blog Memoirs and Musings is all about documenting my travels infusing my personal experiences (memoirs) and a few musings along the way.