Never underestimate the importance of a good towel.
Can you imagine getting a negative online review such as: “The room was nice but the towels were stained.” “The towels are of the cheapest quality. It is simply not up to par with the luxurious experience the hotel claims to provide with their rooms.” “The worst (most disgusting) thing is that the towels and linen were dirty.”
As we all know, negative reviews aren’t a good thing when trying to run a business or book hotel rooms online. Paying attention to the details can make all the difference.
Running a hotel or bed and breakfast requires a lot of decision making. Learn what types of towels your guests will be expecting with this helpful guide.
Types of Towel You’ll Need
There are a few different types and towel sizes you’ll need for each hotel room.
- Hand towel
- Bath mat
- Bath towel
- Bath sheet
Washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels are standard for most hotels. If you’re looking to add something special to your hotel experience, consider adding some of the other types of towels.
A bath mat is for guests to stand on after they get out of the shower. This prevents water from getting all over the floor. Bath sheets are larger than bath towels allowing guests to wrap the towel around themselves sarong style.
And while you’re thinking about the details, consider adding a luxury Turkish robe for the ultimate guest relaxation.
How to Care for Towels
Guests want super soft towels to use during their stay. By following these suggestions, you’ll be able to keep your towels ion top conditions for longer.
1. Wash Before First Use
Many times manufacturers use fabric softeners on new towels to make them look extra fluffy. The chemicals used in the fabric softener make the towel less absorbent to water. To prevent any frustrated guests who can’t seem to get dry, be sure to wash them first.
2. Wash With Like Colors
To prevent colors from bleeding, wash towels with like colors. Washing your white towels with the dark blue pool towels will leave your white towels with a bluish tint.
And bluish tinted towels just aren’t as luxurious as fluffy white towels.
3. Watch Your Detergent
Make sure to use the right detergent and the right amount of detergent. Using too much detergent or starch will leave your towels feeling stiff and scratchy.
Towels also have a tendency to absorb the suds which can lead to a buildup of bacteria and mold if not rinsed completely.
4. Wash With Other Towels
To avoid pilling, only wash towels made with the same material. When short and long fibers are washed together, the friction causes the different fabrics to break down quicker.
But avoid washing room towels with cleaning towels as the chemicals can transfer to your guest towels.
Stocking up on the right types of towels will benefit your hotel. It is worth it to invest in a high-quality type of towel, And we’re here to answer any questions along the way.
Trust us, your guests will appreciate it, and then maybe even leave that positive online review for you.