I judge a hotel on its fulfilment of a few basic conditions:
- Helpful staff.
- Free wi-fi.
- A fridge uncluttered with overpriced mini-bar stuff.
- Separate waste bins in the bedroom and the bathroom.
- Separate, decent-sized bars of soap for the basin and the shower.
- A shower that I can stand under without using one of my hands to hold it up.
I recently stayed at a hotel that failed dismally on the last of these. Luckily I always travel with a coat-hanger made of very thin wire. This is how I had to shape it to hook the shower head on the top rail of the shower screen:
Do you have items that you carry around to rectify hotels’ deficiencies?