What are the benefits of a Holiday Let hot tub?

With the rise in staycations, Yvonne and Graham Frost, owners of Slayleigh B&B in Matlock, made the decision to purchase a hot tub for their Holiday B&B property. A hot tub not only adds a touch of luxury but has proven to increase occupancy and revenue by up to 60%.

The couple decided on the Platinum Spas, Holiday Let 5 hot tub. This hot tub seats 5 people with 40 jets – perfect for families or a group of friends looking to relax while on holiday. The hot tub meets the HSG282 regulations, which are the guidelines for businesses to be able to offer a hot tub for financial gains.

According to Google, holiday cottages with hot tubs was the third most searched holiday phrase in 2021, up by 300% compared to the previous year. A hot tub allows families and loved ones to reconnect and spend quality time together. People are also focusing on their wellness much more and a hot tub can help with this – soothing aches and pains, reducing anxiety and stress and relieving headaches. This is now becoming more of a need when people are sourcing their next family trip or short weekend away.

Adding luxury for your guests

“We are purchasing a hot tub as they have become more popular and is very much a want from guests as well as ourselves and not just solely for the B&B,” explains Yvonne. “I have particularly wanted one for ages, but other priorities took over; they are an expensive luxury, so you really need to want one and we do.”

Yvonne felt the hot tub would make a difference to bookings, occupancy and booking rates. She explains: “We are 9.6 and 5 stars rated on review websites, so we feel our guests already choose us on running costs and upkeep of the tub, we do not however envisage a mass profit margin more maybe a popularity in guests choosing our accommodation over another.” Yvonne contacted our team after being recommended by a relative.

Following the needs and wants of the customer, the Holiday Let hot tub, available from the Flagship brand, Platinum Spas was highly recommended. This product is designed purely for the holiday let market.

Designed with the customer in mind

This hot tub offers a basic layout no breakable or removable components with and designed for heavy usage. The robust but minimalistic design perfectly complements any garden, decking or outdoor area.

Key features include secondary hidden controls, a tamper-proof control panel, in-line chemical dosing and crucially, quick draining.

With no headrests or diverters, the ‘plug and play, 32 amp, can have a Wi-Fi module added so you can monitor the status and access the settings of the hot tub directly from your mobile phone.

Creating the “wow factor”

Yvonne Frost, owner of Slayleigh B&B adds: “I have to say Superior Wellness and Jordan from the sales team has been fantastic in dealing with myself, sourcing my hot tub at short notice and communication.

“They had the hot tub in stock and therefore we could arrange the delivery quickly.

“We thought a lot of where to position our hot tub given the UK climate and so our wow factor is very much the area we enhanced once which was once our summerhouse and potting shed.

“We have turned this into a fabulous relaxing space with mood lighting, artificial grass, spa panel interior, grey chic wood panelling, and bifold doors. “Guests can enjoy the tub in all weathers as is under cover. There is a seating area to cool down in between hopping in and out of the hot tub where they can take in the view of our beautiful south facing garden, light and airy by day or on a starry night sky,” Yvonne enthuses. “What more wow do you need?”

Preparation is key

We have seen a huge increase in demand more recently for our holiday let hot tub. I would advise anyone interested in purchasing a product of this type to plan ahead. We work with a large partner network, and we can advise who the nearest one to your location is.

Many people question the pitfalls and problems. The upkeep, care and maintenance are imperative. It is important to look after your hot tub and ensure you provide the care and maintenance it needs and stick to the guidelines.

However, the increase in revenue you will receive in terms of price per night and occupancy will outweigh any time and money spent on the upkeep.

We recommend that the hot tub is replaced approximately every five years depending on usage.

For more information on the Holiday Let 5 hot tub, visit the Platinum Spas website, or contact the Superior Wellness team to discover the nearest Platinum Spas hot tub provider to you.