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How Often Should Hotel Beds Be Updated?

If you are just starting with setting up hotel beds or folding beds for the first time, it might be easy to overlook the idea of ever replacing your units. The fact is all beds you set up in a hotel are going to need replacing after a time. In many cases, modern hotel chains choose to look into bed hire, instead, so they don’t need to mess around with buying a new unit every so often.

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5 Advantages of Having a Folding Bed

Have you ever thought about buying folding beds before? What about bed hire for when you have guests over? You might be interested in having people over to stay but might not have the fixed bedroom space available to welcome them into your home. This is all the more reason to look into folding bed hire, or general bed hire for guests when they visit!

Benefits Of Hiring A Bed

Here are some great reasons why buying or renting folding beds just makes sense.

1. Save On Space

Folding beds are great space-savers. As you’ll already know, a bed can take up plenty of space in a room – well over 50% of floor spaces in most cases! Folding bed hire, however, will make sure that you can easily put your beds away by the morning, meaning that you can transform your space from day to day. It’s also great for smaller homes with only a couple of rooms.

2. Great For Guests

If you’re likely to have guests stopping over regularly, then it makes sense to have some form of spare bedroom suite set up. However, many people don’t have spare rooms at all, while others may worry that investing in any kind of bed is going to be an extra expense. If you do have guests stay over frequently, it’s easy enough to hire a folding bed which you can just roll out as and when they need it.

3. Comfort Is key

Some people may assume that folding beds are nowhere near as comfy as ‘the real thing’. This simply isn’t true! The best foldable beds are built with supportive, comfortable springs, meaning that while it’s easy to think that a spare bed that folds out is going to offer minimal support, a few nights’ sleep on a folding bed is going to give you plenty of comfort.

4. Portable And Easy To Move

Being portable is a real selling point for folding beds. Folding bed hire will offer you a unit that you can easily close up and carry around. This is perfect if you are likely to be moving from place to place, or if you want to change your rooms over time. Crucially, it’s amazing flexibility. You are never fixed in one place, which means you can pretty much make any space in any room a sleeping area.

5. Lots Of Choice And Functionality

There’s likely to be more choice in folding beds than you imagine. They don’t all come in one shape, size, or style! There are many different types and sizes of folding bed units available for hire, meaning if you are looking for an extra-long bed or something a little shorter than most, all you have to do is take a look at your options online. Why should you ever restrict yourself?

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Welcoming guests in the near future? It may be time to look into folding bed hire! Call us today on 0208 933 8888, or visit our contact page for more details.

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Top 5 Benefits of Getting a New Mattress

Having a restful night’s sleep can work wonders for our body. Having a comfortable and supportive mattress is very important. Purchasing a new mattress is one of those important events that needs to happen every so often (approximately 6 to 8 years). Not many people consider the health benefits of a new mattress but if your mattress isn’t comfortable then you could be losing out on hours of sleep every night. There comes a time when despite all of your very best attempts to keep the mattress clean and in good condition, it needs to be changed. But a new mattress holds plenty of benefits:

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Hire A Cot vs Travel Cot

Travelling with a baby can create breathtaking memories but it is a challenging experience as well. This is mainly because you more than likely will need some items to ensure that your baby is safe and comfortable. One of the important items that you will need while on a trip with your baby is a cot.

You can decide to hire a cot at the hotel or purchase a travel cot that you can use for future trips. Hiring a cot is, in the majority of situations, a better option if your hotel offers such a service. But why should you prefer to rent a baby cot as opposed to carrying a portable one with you?


1. You can save some money

If you don’t travel often, buying a travel cot is not a good idea, as you’ll rarely use it. Hiring a baby cot should be the cheaper and more effective way to keep your baby comfortable at the hotel. You’ll also pay less for your extra luggage if you’re not carrying a cot with you.


2. The safety of your child is guaranteed

As you may expect, reputable hotels use high-quality equipment. In that light, you can rest assured that your child’s safety has been well taken care of.

On the other hand, buying a travel cot with the same or better safety features as those of a high-quality cot from a good hotel will more than likely cost a fortune.

When buying travel cots, therefore, most parents may prefer to purchase the ones that are cost-effective. While that seems like a good idea at first, such cots don’t necessarily guarantee the safety of your child.

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3. Your child will sleep comfortably

If your child is not comfortable when sleeping, they will become disturbed and so will you. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your night trying to get your child to sleep after a long, tiresome day. As such, you should use a cot that makes it easy for your child to sleep comfortably throughout the night.

In that regard, hiring a high-quality cot from a hotel is your best option. Such a cot will be well-designed and use a high-quality mattress to ensure the comfort of your baby.


4. Peace of mind

If offered the privilege to travel with your personal items only and have everything else provided at the hotel, you most likely will gladly accept such an offer. In that regard, don’t you think hiring a cot at a hotel is a good idea as well? You will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having less luggage to carry around.


5. You won’t need some extra storage space after the trip

If you don’t travel a lot, buying a travel cot is not the best idea, taking into consideration that the cot will remain unused most of the time. What’s even more worrying is that you will need some extra space to store the cot when it’s not in use.

If therefore, you feel like you don’t have extra storage space in your house, you should opt to hire a cot at the hotel. This will save you the hassle of having to figure out where you should store the cot once you’re back at home.


In summary,

Hiring a cot for your baby at a hotel while on a trip is a good idea, especially if you don’t travel frequently. But before making the decision to hire you should do some research that involves reading online reviews and recommendations.

While pictures posted on a hotel website are deceiving, that may not be the case with reviews and recommendations from customers who’ve been there.

Here at Bed Hire, we are Europe’s leading folding bed hire company. We provide some of the top hotels in the UK with folding beds and you with a good night’s sleep. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, get in touch today on 0208 933 8888 or pop us an email at