It's usually a struggle staying in touch with the world while we're away. Sometimes that's a good thing, no unnecessary distractions from the delights around us. Other times though, we risk racking up a huge phone bill with roaming charges, or find ourselves scouring the area for even a sniff of free Wi-Fi. A few hotels however, have come up with a rather handy solution to this problem!
Both Anantara and The Mira have announced that they will be providing their guests with complimentary mobile phones to help them enjoy their stays even more. These phones are designed to serve as travel companions and will charge in the room, before helping travellers to explore the local area with ease.
These handy devices are perfect for impulsive travellers with new ideas, directions to restaurants and direct access to your hotel's concierge right at your fingertips. Better yet, you won't have to do as much planning before you depart. No longer will you have to debate whether to explore on a whim at the risk of getting lost!
The best is yet to come though, with both hotels offering unlimited free calls, both locally and internationally (to a selection of destinations including: Great Britain, USA, Germany and France) meaning that you won't miss a thing from home or from work, if you so choose!
This could be the start of a trend for hotels in bustling cities, where mobile phones are increasingly relied upon for connectivity, safety and guidance tourists out on city escapes.