Can a hot tub boost holiday home bookings?

Staycations are becoming more and more popular, more people than ever are choosing to stay in the UK.

This is great news for all holiday home owners. 
Lodges, log cabins and glamping sites are all benefitting from the majority opting to holiday in the UK. But what makes you stand out in what is a hugely popular sector? Can you afford to not have a hot tub in your rental property or portfolio of properties?

Will a hot tub increase my bookings?

FACT, Hot Tubs are the most 'filtered for' feature on booking sites - On this basis alone, installing a hot tub should be at the top of your list when looking at ways of increasing your bookings throughout the year.

As we all know very well, the UK climate is unforgiving to say the least but at least with a Hot Tub you can guarantee that your guests can stay warm, whatever the weather - making your venue the place to be all year round!

Needless to say, a Hot Tub at your holiday home is a huge draw for potential guests and offers amazing benefits for both landlord and guests respectively.

Can you increase your rental rates with a hot tub?

Not only will you see an uplift of bookings, you can also enjoy an increase in rates.

In fact, owners of holiday rentals with hot tubs can add a premium of 10-20% over rentals that don’t have one!

Of course it is completely up to you if you wish to increase your rates, you will have to factor in the maintenance and upkeep of a hot tub on top of your usual overheads so naturally an increase would be logical.


What kind of Hot Tub is suitable for a holiday home?

For a commercial setting you will need to make sure that your Hot Tub is HSG282 compliant. HSG282 compliant hot tubs heat up faster, drain faster and also have less controls and diverters to keep potential damage to the very minimum. Minimal controls means you can lock your set temperature so users cannot alter the thermostat of the hot tub. They also have fitted inline dosing systems in order to keep a consistent level of sanitiser in the water at all times.