Travelling can be so stressful, especially forgetting to have packed an essential. It's the worst isn't it? In this case, improvisation is often your best friend, especially if you don't want to be shelling out extra cash. Fortunately, AccorHotels provide some great essentials to make your travel that much easier and stress-free. Before flying off, check if the Accor hotel you're staying at provides these amenities: you could be flying with a much lighter suitcase!
1. Universal Adaptors
Universal adaptors are universally needed. Unfortunately, since we use them so rarely in our day-to-day life, they're one of the easiest things to forget when going on a vacation.
If you are one of the many travellers who always forget your adaptors, fear not. At most AccorHotels, you may call the concierge to request for a universal adaptor if you’ve forgotten to bring one.
Additionally, rooms in ibis Singapore Novena are fitted with international power sockets. So no worries, you can still charge all your gadgets while on the go!
2. Sewing Kits
Rips or tears in one of your small number of travel clothes can be an absolute nightmare.Fortunately, you can request for sewing kits at most AccorHotels. They are such a lifeline!
If you're decent seamster/seamstress, you'll be able to fix that rip or tear in no time. If not, try to at least close the hole with thread so it doesn't rip any further, and go to fix your garment back home or at a local seamster/seamstress with a recommendation from the concierge.
3. Laundry Machine
Is your suitcase filling up with dirty clothes? Are you worried about having to lug it across town to do your laundry? Don't worry!
At select AccorHotels, such as ibis Singapore Novena, self-service coin-operated launderettes are available. Now you can do your laundry in the comfort of your hotel.
If you or a family member require hypoallergenic laundry detergent however, it's best that you bring that along or purchase it to use in the launderette.
4. Photocopies of passports and important documents
Photocopies of passports and other important documents are especially useful. And yet also easily forgotten. Don’t worry, head to the business centres in your hotel and make use of their photocopier.
If there isn’t a business centre, your concierge should be more than willing to help you photocopy documents.
5. 3G/4G SIM or Portable Wifi Routers
A new feature at ibis Singapore Novena is a complimentary 3G-enabled smartphone available in all rooms. Forgot to grab a 3G SIM card or a portable wifi router? Don’t lose any sleep about it!
With complimentary use of the smartphone, you will be able to make local calls and international calls for free. These smartphones can also be brought out of the hotel, so maps, travel sites, and social media will always be available. Phew. Just remember to charge it in the travel dock every night so it's fully powered and ready to go for the next day!