The Party Pad Guide: A weekend to remember

Jun 13, 2022

If you’re planning a hen or stag weekend, or maybe just a get together with a group of friends for a big birthday celebration, renting a party pad is the best, least hassle – and often cheapest – way to do it. Get everyone all under one roof, so there’s no going off to individual…

If you’re planning a hen or stag weekend, or maybe just a get together with a group of friends for a big birthday celebration, renting a party pad is the best, least hassle – and often cheapest – way to do it.

Get everyone all under one roof, so there’s no going off to individual hotel rooms on different floors to get ready, and you’ll get the buzz of the build-up as soon as you arrive.You can do things to your own timetable too, so you won’t end up in a scrum for what’s left of breakfast or dashing out to find the nearest off license because room service has finished just when you need it most.

So, once you’ve got everyone’s RSVPs, and you’ve found your ideal venue, how can you get the best out of your party pad?

Here are a few tips …

Do your location homework

Don’t leave it until you get checked in to check out (and book) restaurants and bars which get top reviews, especially if you’ve got different preferences to keep happy. Top places to eat and drink usually require bookings (especially for larger groups) so be sure to plan ahead in order to book the best places to indulge in fantastic food and dance the night away! Don’t let your friends down by making them waste time queuing just to get through the door…

Arrange check-in and check-out times before you arrive

Where your party pad uses Qbunk, you’ll get a VIP service from the start of your stay right through to departure. We can help you pre-book early check-in, to give yourselves more time to relax and get ready without the rush, and then arrange a later check-out so you can take it easy the morning after the night before!

Pre-order drinks to be waiting for you

The whole process of getting ready will be so much nicer with cocktails, bottles of prosecco or a few beers so don’t waste valuable time – have them waiting for you on ice when you get there. The Qbunk app allows you to choose exactly what you want, order and pay in advance via your mobile, and have it delivered at a time that coincides with your arrival or whenever suits you best. If you can’t wait to get the party started, it can be chilled for when you drop your bags in the room. Plus, it stops you fighting with the clinking carrier bags as you depart your train or taxi!

Create a bespoke package for your stay

Whatever the reason for your getaway, you can custom-make a package of treats that will make it even more special. If it’s a romantic break, how about champagne on ice or a huge bouquet of roses as a surprise? You could celebrate a birthday with a balloon display, a showstopper cake or cupcakes, or even arrange make-up for an entire hen party. Tap the app and Qbunk can take care of it all, to make sure your party pad stay is unforgettable.

Plan and book activities

Remember too that you’ll be looking for things to do during the day, it’s not all about eating and drinking (well, sometimes anyway!), so find out if there are any events, tours or sights such as museums or galleries to visit. If you’re staying as a family group because it’s less about partying and more about all being together, be sure to look out for all-ages activities like zoos and parks.

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