The hallmark of any great hotel is the warmth and efficiency of its welcome. When you arrive at a luxury hotel Norfolk you may be tired. You may have come at the end of a long day at work – and if you’ve done that, you may even have spent the prior night up late, packing so you could get home from work and just go on the day of your stay’s commencement.
Even if you aren’t tired, you may never have been to the hotel in question before. In which case, you want directions and information – and of course you want that welcoming smile to break the ice and make you feel you have made the right choice by coming to stay here.
The acid test for any hotel’s quality is how the staff treat you when you arrive too early to check in. In a Norfolk luxury hotel you can reasonably expect to have somewhere to leave your luggage, and to be given a tour of the public areas of the hotel by reception staff or bellboys/bell girls while you wait.
A luxury hotel differs from a standard hotel in that it is designed to give you reasons to stay all day – rather than simply being a place to sleep, eat breakfast, and come home for dinner. Luxury hotels have fitness suites; they have generously proportioned and well thought out bedrooms; they have fine restaurants and good bars; and they may also provide sporting facilities or transport options such as a ferry from Dover to Calais or a golf course and caddy.
The modern luxury hotel should greet its visitors with a range of pleasant things – a spa, to pamper, relax and unwind. Or a properly equipped gym and swimming pool, potentially offering the services of a personal trainer or fitness instructor should you want or need one.
If your luxury hotel includes sporting facilities like a golf course, then you can expect to be able to book a tee time when you book your room. In hotels with golfing credibility, your reception staff should also be able to give you any information you might require about current course conditions or the availability of the resident professional, if there is one.
Ultimately the luxury hotel is there to make every guest feel uniquely and personally at home – whether he or she is a member of a wedding party; a keen golfer; a casual stayer; or staying as part of a business break.
Because of course the other area in which the luxury hotel may excel is in providing conference and meeting services for corporate clients. This can take the form of simply hiring out a bespoke meeting room – or it could be that a company wishes to hire the conference facilities and a selection of bedrooms for a course or meeting session lasting a few days.
In the latter instance, a luxury hotel Norfolk becomes the perfect setting. The client can combine golf and business for the ultimate in multi-day meetings – using golf in the afternoons as a reward for working so hard during morning sessions.
Anna Mathews works at one of the most beautiful country club hotels that offers golf spa breaks in Norfolk. Guess which one?