When travelling to Europe We have given up on hotels and preferred instead to stay in apartments. They are generally cheaper, offer more space and are chock full of facilities.
I especially like that they have a separate bedroom from the kitchen and living accommodation because I generally wake first , sometimes over an hour or so before Kim and in a hotel room I am reluctant to get up and make a cup of tea for fear of disturbing here. Many hotels in Europe don’t even have tea making facilities, so there is another consideration but in an apartment there is always a separate kitchen and a kettle.
The apartment in Ortigia was brilliant for this even though I felt a little guilty that this was suitable family rooms converted to tourist accommodation. A different debate that I won’t go into here.
Anyway, to get to the point, Kim especially likes washing machines and if the apartment has one makes a point of washing our clothes and hanging them out to dry in the Mediterranean way even if they don’t really need it.