I’ve just had a good, 5-star review from a very nice young Dutch couple who had only one slight criticism. After praising our hosting and the apartment, he said “We did feel that the bed was a bit on the small side, but perhaps we are spoilt by having a very large bed at home.”
Trouble is, I actually think he made a fair point and it’s something that has been concerning me. The bed is an Ikea 140 cm, which is slightly larger than a UK standard double or what I think in the US is called a Full bed. UK guests and small Spanish people are used to this but we have a lot of young guests from northern Europe who seem to be bred very tall these days! Also, given the warm nights here I think it may not be the most comfortable experience, though no-one else except my daughter has commented.
We are in any case hoping to buy a new bed as we’ve had some damage from damp to this bed which our insurance should cover. We would buy an Ikea 160cm bed (US Queen) EXCEPT that the reason for the smaller bed in the first place was the size of the room. The bedhead is against the wall between a window on the far side and the built-in closet on the near side. The closet needs 40cm to open. I have been doing some measuring and it looks as if we could fit in a Queen size bed, but only if we got rid of one of the bedside tables (nightstands), We could fit a wall lamp here for reading.
So, dear Advisers, which you go for? Just one bedside table (incidentally, there is no problem getting out of the bed, unlike our friend in Prague) or a larger bed? Or do you have any other radical ideas?