Socket considerations for hotel bedrooms

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with a wide range of companies and businesses across the North West, to deliver effective electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about sockets or electrical outlets in hotel bedrooms.

What are the most important socket considerations for hotel bedrooms?

When it comes to sockets and electrical outlets in hotel bedrooms, there are a number of considerations to bear in mind. These include:

  • Positioning of sockets- positioning the sockets in a useful space can be very beneficial for your hotel guests. Most people would like a socket close to the bed or night stand for charging any smart phones or tablets, and useful sockets near the desk space can be very helpful.
  • Avoiding travel adapters for hotels, it has been useful to loan electrical travel adapters to guests from other countries, such as Europe and the US. This is because the sockets in hotel bedrooms are designed only for UK plug fittings, and loaning adapters works out cheaper than installing alternative sockets. However, adapters can be an electrical safety risk, as these are not compliant with any UK electrical safety standards, and when used with devices that are designed for voltages and frequencies differing from UK standards, electrical fires can be caused.
  • USB sockets- installing USB sockets is a great option for hotels, as this allows USB devices to be plugged directly into the wall. This reduces the need for your guests to use travel adapters, and helps to keep your property and guests safe. It also means that more devices can be plugged into the socket at once, making charging and powering devices easier for your hotel guests.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.