While on my road trip in England, I stayed with lots of friends and family as well as a few hotels. This meant I had a shower in a different place each day (some good, some better). While standing under one such stream of water, I pondered – what makes a good shower?
I thought about what I’d enjoyed and what had annoyed resulting in my set of shower quality criteria:
- Water pressure
- Temperature regulation
- Width of water jet
- Size of shower surround
- Height of shower head
- Volume of hot water available/size of hot water tank
I was going to rate my hosts by their shower and suggested it to one of them. He immediately hid his face in his hands saying “don’t do that, I’ll be really low down on the scale”. As it happens, his shower scored very well on points 1 and 5 above and but a close second-last on point 6. I don’t want to discuss my personal hosts shower facilities in any more detail, however include shower reviews in any TripAdvisor or LateRooms.com hotel review.
Two public shower facilities are worth a positive mention here, one in Bath Spa, the other in Galveston, Texas. The two-sided showers in the Minerva Baths in the Thermae Bath Spa are cool, you don’t know which way to face while under them. Unfortunately they lacked adequate pressure to top the list (that may be because you are facing the water jet in 2 out of 4 orientations). The best plumbed-in shower I have experienced in ANY of my travels were the showers in the spa of the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. It’s worth going back there just for the showers. Honest.
Have I missed any vital criteria and what is the best (worst) place you’ve ever had a shower?