Our plea therefore goes out to all existing and budding hotel designers and operators that approve their work: please, please include a proper toilet enclosure in your room designs. Proper enclosure means solid walls and a solid door, which all reach from floor to ceiling and are not (semi-)transparent. Additional soundproofing and sensible placement versus the rest of the accommodation are much appreciated as well.
Standing on the public footpath, steps away from the toilet behind the wall
We’ve had so many rooms and suites described to us by now as being ‘ideally suited for a couple seeking an urban/beach/etc hideaway’, yet feature (virtually) no toilet privacy. Similarly, we’ve shared a twin-bedded room with a friend that had a nearly full wall of glass (and no modesty curtain) between bed and bathroom, leaving us to use this solution or doing laps around the hotel in turns.
Most astonishing of all though, is the fact that almost every time we’ve commented on this / requested a different room / asked whether this was a source of guest feedback, we’ve been met with stunned looks like we’re the first person to ever bring it up.
So dear readers, help us out here: are we alone in hating this?
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]