Travelling has its ups and downs (and we do not just mean your aeroplane’s takeoff and landing.) Last-minute packaging, feverish airports, hailing a taxi under the duress of language barriers-all those stresses you experience on the trip, well… they’re worth it if you slip into your hotel’s cloud-like, absolutely heavenly bed. You don’t need to leave that plush dream behind in your destination, though. I did some digging and discovered these six common qualities which produce the beds in 5-star resorts so downright yummy. Luxury accommodation isn’t far from home either if you’re looking for romantic getaways in Tasmania. With stunning waterfront accommodation, the Macq01 is in beautiful location with world class resort facilities.
1. An all-white bedding theme
White is the most widely used colour for hotel bedding and linens. Sure, it’s much easier to wash (hello bleach!), but also, it has to do with developing a cloud-like heavenly cocoon.
2. Thread count is essential
Talking of celestial cocoons, those smooth yet crisp sheets you slip into at luxury resorts tend to clock in at around the 300-thread-count mark. They are constantly cotton (especially Egyptian cotton), since they’re the most breathable and help you keep fresh, so be sure you steer clear of more economical microfibre varieties.
3. Forget the fitted sheet
This point probably goes against what sitting in your linen closet, but research the sheet set up the next time you are staying at a resort, and you’ll notice something missing: the fitted sheet. Hotels use two flat sheets instead: the flat base sheet is usually oversized and tightly tucked around the mattress with hospital corners (this brief video shows you how you can do them!) Another tip is to make sure you set the top flat sheet on upside down, so once you fold over the upper portion, you find the proper side of this sheet.
4. For bedding bliss – down comforter and cotton duvet cover
A bed-in-a-bag may be a simple decor solution, and even though it’s by no means the incorrect choice when buying your mattress, for that ultra plush, truly heavenly resort bed feel, it is about an extra fluffy down (or down option ) comforter and cotton duvet cover. Start looking for an insert that is two inches wider and longer than your duvet cover for an ultra-sumptuous outcome.
You’re likely to discover a bevy of thick, moan-inducing cushions on a hotel bed, but it does not stop there. Typically, if you don’t define a feather allergy, your mattress will be equipped with two to four down pillows and two fibre-fill cushions for plenty of alternatives. Euro shams are also common and perfect for propping up yourself while reading in bed.
6. When in Doubt, get a feather bed
Sure, the mattress on your hotel room is a considerable portion of the sleeping experience, but if you are not ready to upgrade (or even in the event that you’ve got a killer mattress ), a feather bed/mattress pad is the cherry on top when it comes to producing an authentic hotel mattress experience.