By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke
After a long and stressful day gallivanting from one tourist spot to another at any of the amazing destinations like Lagos, Calabar amongst others in Nigeria, you will be glad to arrive at your hotel and jump on your bed to sleep.
This is what most people will do especially when they arrive at their hotels in the evening. It is not advisable to simply flop down on your bed without checking or doing anything.
This action may affect your health and your safety. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 6 things you must do when you arrive at your hotel room for the first time.
Sanitize your room
Remember that you are not the only one using that hotel room. Several people have slept in the room who have different levels of hygiene. Off course, you expect any hotel to have very clean and decent rooms. However, do not conclude. It is better to wipe down remote controls, switches, and even doorknobs.
Remove the bedspread
The bedspread or comforter is one of the most used things you will find in a hotel. The high budget hotels make it a point of duty to change their bedspread intermittently while the small budget barely replaces them. If you feel uncomfortable using such a bedspread, you can remove before you sleep.
Assess the amenities
You should also check the available amenities in your hotel room so that you know what you need. After this is done, you can then call the reception to request for the other things you desire. This will prevent avoidable run around especially when you are leaving the next day.
Examine the fire escape route
You do not pray for a blaze in your hotel room. But it is safer to still check the fire escape route, peradventure there is a fire outbreak. You are just being proactive.
Hiding spots are easy places to hide unsavoury items. You will not know this but before you let your guard down you should check. You may probably find something gruesome or an intruder. It is better safe than sorry.
Check for bedbugs
Bedbugs are very difficult to see. They can simply escape when disturbed. Hence, thoroughly scrutinize your mattress and bed frame in order to eliminate these bedbugs.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel.