Towels are the most basic amenities that must be provided to vacation rental guests. They are basic and yet they can tell a lot about the quality of the accommodation. Soft, thick towels are premium compared to thin towels. Choosing the best luxury bath towels is critical to the overall design of the guest experience you are creating.
Here are the things that you need to consider in choosing the best quality bath towels:
What types of towel?
There are different types of towel for various purposes. The main difference between them is their sizes.
The main towel types are bath towel, bath mat, hand towel and face washer.
Size: 70×140 cm or 28×55 in
A bath towel is used for drying the body after taking a shower or a bath.
Size: 60×90 cm or 24×35 in
The bath mat is specifically for drying the feet when you get out of the shower. It is usually laid on the floor by the door of the shower, ready to absorb the water from wet feet.
Size: 45×65 cm or 18×26 in
By its name itself, a hand towel is for wiping the hands after washing them in the bathroom. It is small in size, but long. Its size is practical because it allows for an easier hanging.
Size: 33×33 cm or 13×13 in
A face washer is specially made for the face and for washing in the bath. It is the smallest type of towel on this list.
If your vacation rental home has spa, sauna and swimming facilities available, the following towel types should be considered to be included in your offerings.
Pool Towel or Beach Towel
A pool towel or a beach towel is similar to a bath towel but slightly thinner and bigger. This is the kind of towel that the guests will use for the sun baking beds and chairs by the swimming pool.
Why do you need to offer a separate towel just for going to the pool? The swimming pool, along with the spa and sauna, is a public place that will be shared with other guests. People will share the chairs and beds as well. Guests need a different towel that they can use only outside, so they would not need to reuse them inside their room again in case there are any bacteria or germs that they might have picked up with their pool towels.
A bathrobe is a towel fabric sewn in a shape of a robe. This is a staple in luxury hotels. They are very comfortable and they are most likely to make the guests feel extra special.
Luxury bath towels come in an assortment of fabric materials. The material will dictate how good the towel will absorb the water during use.
Essentially all of them are made up of cotton and you only differentiate them by the type of cotton. The most popular ones are Egyptian cotton, Pima cotton, organic cotton, and bamboo.
Egyptian cotton is made up of longer and finer fiber strands which result in extra soft towels. This makes the towels more durable as well. This is our top pick because it is simply luxurious.
Pima cotton is similar to Egyptian cotton. It is produced especially in the United States and South America, which makes it slightly more affordable.
Organic cotton is grown and produced with as less pesticide and chemicals as possible. These towels usually dry quicker compared to the other fabrics.
Bamboo towels are produced with minimal pesticides and chemicals as well, which makes them hypoallergenic. These would be perfect if your rental accommodation caters to families with babies and children.
Similar to the recommendation for bed sheets, if you have multiple vacation rental properties in one location and you will share the towels, it is better to use just one color. This is to make the washing easier.
Ideally, the best towel color to pick is white. Pristine white towels instantly indicated that they are fresh and clean.
Beige or cream towels are also great and they blend in easily with any interior design of the bedroom or bathroom.
If you only have one property to manage, then you can choose a color that is still easy to maintain and that suits your overall interior more. Just remember though, colored towels are highly prone to fading.
Towels must not be washed with traditional bleach as it will damage the material really quickly. As much as possible, only use oxygen bleach to remove stubborn stains.
Colored towels might not be able to withstand traditional bleach because using such might cause spot fading and it will render your towels unsightly to offer.
In summary, the best luxury bath towels for us are made up of Egyptian cotton, or another similar softer material. They should come in a set that comprises of at least a bath towel, a bath mat, a hand towel, and a face washer for each guest. The most ideal color to select is white.
They should all be well-coordinated aesthetically. That is, they should be bought in only one design or collection.
Choose the towels that will give the best experience to your guests without sacrificing your budget.
What kind of towels do you provide to your guests? Let me know in the comment section below.