We all love free things, especially when we’re travelling.
It’s OK to admit, after all, you’re only human. Well, now you can indulge guilt-free at these seven international hotels, which offer free snacks, a complimentary minibar and other tempting inclusions. From the US to the UK and island paradises, bon appetit!
Magic Castle Hotel, Los Angeles
Located right in Hollywood and just a seven-minute drive from Universal Studios Hollywood, Magic Castle Hotel makes for the perfect family stay in LA. Guest suites can sleep up to six people, some equipped with a full kitchen, but it’s the hotel amenities that really stand out. Laundry service is no charge, the heated swimming pool has 24-hour access and there’s free chocolate, candy, chips, crackers, cookies and popcorn. Free. 24 hours a day. You can even order a free popsicle poolside, using the hotels very own Popsicle Hotline!
Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii
Just a short walk from the iconic Waikiki Beach, Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk offers a superb location with a multitude of facilities including free Wi-Fi, yoga classes, made-to-order breakfast, and, drumroll please… a nightly poolside reception, which includes complimentary drinks and snacks. As an added bonus, the hotel doesn’t even charge resort fees, which are common with Hawaii accommodation. Aloha, Hawaii!
Andaz London Liverpool Street, England
Steps away from the Liverpool tube station, this centrally located hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travellers seeking 5-star luxury with a creative twist. Every room features a complimentary minibar with healthy snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, British bath amenities and a Nespresso coffee machine for your caffeine needs. Stay in an Andas Suite and be treated to a bottle of wine and a fruit platter, or go one up to the (ANDAZ)RED Suite, which includes all the trimmings and more with 30 percent of the room rate donated to (RED), a division of The ONE Campaign, an AIDS charity.
W Paris Opera, France
In the heart of the city, W Paris Opera is the perfect hotel for travellers wanting to explore the romantic city easily by foot. Inspired by Parisian studios, each boutique room includes floor-to-ceiling windows, art and fashion books, custom illustrations, glass-top desks, Wi-Fi, signature W beds and pillows. Even the cushions feature a famous Parisian! Of course, the in-room W MixBar boasts a range of items, allowing you to mix up a cocktail and snack after a long day of exploring.
Alila Ubud, Bali
Stay at Alila in Ubud, just an hour’s drive from Bali’s Denpasar Airport, and you’ll agree this hillside resort is heaven on Earth. The property consists of 56 rooms and 18 villas, all of which are set among the tropical Ayung Valley. Catch the free shuttle into the centre of Ubud just 15 minutes away, or laze by the infinity pool or at the Cabana Lounge, where you can enjoy complimentary afternoon tea featuring traditional Indonesian sweets. Play a game of checkers or chess, but don’t get too distracted, as the monkeys may eye off your sweets!
Burasari Phuket, Thailand
There are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in Phuket, but the Burasari stands out for its location, modern decor and value for money. Located just off Patong Beach, the resort offers guests an array of complimentary amenities, including Wi-Fi, a minibar (replenished daily) and natural bath products. Avid swimmers or those keen to relax by the water should opt for one of the many rooms with direct pool access, so you can roll out of bed and into the pool of a morning and swim to the pool bar in the afternoon.
ParkRoyal On Pickering Singapore
Ah, Singapore… a favourite hub for many travellers. The ParkRoyal on Pickering is the ultimate choice whether you choose to stopover for business or pleasure with the hotel just a couple of minutes’ walk from the CBD, the waterfront at Clarke Quay and Chinatown.You can relax in your room and indulge in a fully stocked minibar, or head to level 5, the dedicated wellness level, where you can dip in the infinity pool or take a stroll along the impressive 300m tropical garden walk.