You’ve had enough of dodgy bed and breakfasts, roadside motels and scuzzy overnight bedsits.
Be damned, poor service! Be gone, uncomfortable beds! Away, unreliable showers! It’s time to lounge in the lap of luxury, to be dazzled by five-star meals and high-class staff.
It’s time to spend a night in the hotels that are holidays in themselves.
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, El Jadida
In Morocco’s stunning port city of El Jadida, the Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort has more variety and luxury options than you’ll find in most resorts.
Every night, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of restaurants, whether you’re into French cuisine, traditional Moroccan creations, spicy Asian dishes or tens more to suit even the fussiest of pallets.
Add to this a series of spas, golf courses, a casino and a ton of great activities for kids and you’re left with the finest 5 star hotel in Morocco.
Connaught Hotel, London
Here’s one for those with no quibbles about splashing cash – in the Connaught Hotel, the most expensive room will set you back more than £26, 000!
But you get what you pay for, as they say, and The Apartment (the most expensive room) comes complete with 24 hour butler service, four-poster beds, a dining table that can seat eight and the type of austere luxury design that will soothe you from the madding crowds of London.
And if you’re feeling a little bored of being waited on hand and foot by your butler, you could always head down to the hotel’s restaurant, where you’ll be treated to delicacies from Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze. Really, what more could you want?
Shangri-La Bosphorous, Istanbul
Slap-bang in the middle of the entertainment sector of Besiktas in Istanbul, the Shangri-La Bosphorous offers jaw-dropping views of the Bosphorous strait. But although stunning, you’ll get a lot more than a good view.
With 24 hour food service in all rooms, two restaurants, one bar and an on-call butler, you won’t even have to leave the front door to experience unparalleled service. More than that, it’s the perfect place to reinvigorate yourself, offering an indoor heated swimming pool for you to while away your time.
And if you really want the lap of luxury, try the Shangri-La suite.
Taking up half of the hotel’s top floor, it’s got more rooms than an Escher painting, drinking facilities, a 42-inch LCD satellite television , three private terraces to soak up the sun and even a television embedded in your bathroom mirror.
If you can afford to shell out more than £20, 000 a night, then you could even call it a new home.