Top-notch hotels understand that a good night’s sleep requires more than a set of clean sheets. Instead, restful stays often hinge on the entirety of the setting in which hotel guests find themselves, from the amenities, services, and activities on offer to the design of each room. In other words? One of the best ways for hotels to ensure that their guests benefit from a good night’s sleep is to help them relax prior to climbing in bed.
Ready for a truly restful vacation? Then book a stay at any of these boutique hotels.
1. 41, London
At London’s 41, virtually everything is designed with an eye toward relaxation. All rooms feature feather duvets and luxury linens to help ensure guests get a comfortable night’s sleep. The spacious bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and shower, plush robes and slippers, and upscale toiletries for a luxury experience. A 2:1 ratio of staff to guests means you’ll be well taken care of at any hour of the day or night, while chauffeur and daytime personal assistant services are available to help ensure that you remain de-stressed for the entirety of your stay.
2. B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa, Zurich
At B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa, the emphasis is on spa. Guests enjoy direct access and special deals at the Thermal Bath & Spa Zurich, which is connected to the hotel. There, guests can soak in the thermal bath or take advantage of a wide range of spa services designed with optimum relaxation in mind. Patrons can unwind even further at the hotel’s restaurant and acclaimed bar, which features tapas, full meals, and upscale drinks. You’ll be so relaxed by the end of the day that you’ll have no trouble nodding off to dreamland.
3. Covent Garden Hotel, London
Take advantage of the Covent Garden’s many amenities during the day to enjoy high-quality sleep at night. Start by leaving stresses behind in the 24-hour fitness center; exercise has been shown to promote sleep. Then head to the spa to indulge in body wraps or aromatherapy. Next, enjoy international cuisine at Brasserie Max before unwinding at the hotel’s bar/lounge. By the end of the day, you’ll be ready to slip into a luxurious bathrobe (included in each of the rooms) and slide under the premium bedding before drifting off to sleep.
4. Hotel 1898, Barcelona
It’s not for nothing that Hotel 1898 has earned a reputation as one of the most relaxing hotels around. Unwind by lounging at the rooftop pool, luxuriating in the hotel’s spa services, kicking back in the on-site cinema or library, dining on local, seasonal fare at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, or sitting with drink in hand and savoring the amazing views from the hotel’s terrace. Then retire to your tastefully decorated room and customized pillow choices in order to catch some rejuvenating Zzzs.
5. Hotel Ares Eiffel, Paris
While Hotel Ares Eiffel is located near many of Paris’ most popular attractions, it may be tough to pull yourself away from the hotel itself. The rooms are spacious and, most importantly, quiet; research shows that having a quiet (and often cool) sleeping space is important for obtaining a good night’s sleep. The large bathrooms are packed with designer toiletries for extra pampering. The 24-hour concierge staff is on hand to address guests’ needs as they arise; the hotel even offers babysitting services for those parents who want to catch some down time sans children. The hotel is located on a quiet street in the vibrant La Motte Picquet district; once you’re fully rested, it’s worth venturing out to any of the surrounding eateries, shops, or antiques markets.
6. La Maison Favart, Paris
Each of the 37 bedrooms at La Maison Favart falls under one of four distinct categories—classic, deluxe, suite, or duplex—and all of them guarantee a great night’s sleep. Classic bedrooms are cozy, individually designed, and comfortable; the bathrooms boast velvet towels, bathrobes, and slippers to promote restfulness. Deluxe bedrooms feature slightly more spacious rooms that are decked out in toile, velvet, and satin fabrics. Spacious suites and duplexes take the luxury up a notch with taffeta and velvet fabrics and in-room lounges for maximum relaxation. If you want to unwind prior to heading to your room, visit the hotel’s sauna or relaxation bath, which features a cascading waterfall and calming lighting. Concierges are on hand at all hours of the day and night to attend to any of your needs.
While these hotels may differ in size, aesthetics, and location, what they all have in common is that they set the stage for better sleep by cultivating a total atmosphere of relaxation. Stay at any of these boutique accommodations and you’re all but guaranteed to sleep well, de-stress, and return home truly refreshed.