One of the niggling tasks holidaymakers face when planning a trip away is knowing how to pack efficiently. Although universally dreaded, it’s not as difficult a chore as many people think. By making just a few minor changes to the things you take with you and the way you pack can leave you with plenty of space and crease free clothes. Understanding how to pack efficiently will ensure that it soon becomes a habit, rather than something you loathe.

Firstly, organise how many different outfits you need according to the days you’re away. You don’t need a different outfit for everyday, yes, you heard right ladies; you can indeed wear the same thing twice! If you really are fashion conscious then take clothes that are easily mixed and matched so it seems like you’re wearing something different every day, but you’re not actually taking up the additional packing space. 

Check the weather for your destination so you are prepared for rain, snow or extreme heat. It’s always wise to make a check-list of the things you need, and take that list with you so you can check you have everything when you’re coming home.

Okay so now you’ve got your bits and bobs together, it’s time for the final step in how to pack efficiently. Start off with shoes and underwear at the bottom of your case. Then roll your clothes, heaviest at the bottom and lightest at the top, as tightly as possible. Packing them tightly allows them to be less creased as they’ll stay in that place and not fall out during the flight and travel. If possible, stuff underwear and other small items into your shoes to save space. Any toiletries you’re taking have at the top so they can be taken out and put back in easily at customs, should you be travelling through an airport.

You’re most likely going to want to take back souvenirs from your destination, we all have a fridge magnet or two, just make sure that you leave the space for them. 

Now you know how to pack efficiently, why not take a nice long weekend off with us at The Shurland Hotel!
The warm weather has finally arrived, are thinking of a weekend away?
If so, have you considered somewhere within the UK? The Isle of Sheppey might not spring to mind as a first choice for a weekend break but our peaceful, beautiful island can offer you picturesque rolling hills and quaint seaside towns rivaling all others. We at The Shurland Hotel are here to welcome you to our hidden sanctuary, with exclusive rates to make your weekend break even better this summer.

Our spacious, modern hotel has a wealth of activities to suit everyone with complementary access to our luxurious spa, a well-equipped gymnasium and a relaxing bar area. Be sure to make the most of our award winning dining facilities as we serve the finest food throughout the day. Our restaurant can cater to all requirements and we are host to a variety of themed nights, giving our chefs the chance to really flaunt their culinary skills. 

The unique location of The Shurland Hotel can afford you the relaxing weekend break that you sorely need, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Our members of staff have expert knowledge of the surrounding areas and would be happy to help you arrange any number of day trips that explore our island home. The Isle of Sheppey is a known nature reserve, home to a wide variety of Britain’s avian wildlife and a popular destination for bird watchers and documentarians. So whatever your reasons for wanting a weekend break, the Isle of Sheppey has a swarm of options available to you and what’s more, we’re closely located to the beautiful city of Canterbury and the neighboring area of Kent.

Allow us to make your summer break a memorable one, just call us today.
The Shurland’s restaurant isn’t your typical hotel restaurant, no no, it’s something a lot more special than that.
First of all, we have a world renowned Michelin star chef with over 41 years of experience in the industry and has been the head chef for the likes of Chelsea Football club, The Hurlingham Club and Payne and Gunter- just to name a few. 

Eating at the Shurland will be completely different to anything else you might have experienced on the island. How does a Tower of Buffalo Mozzarella, Homemade Guacamole, Beef Tomato and Parmesan Biscuit sound to start, pretty delicious right?! If that doesn’t tickle your fancy we do have plenty of alternatives that should whet your appetite.

Food is definitely the most important aspect of your meal here but where you dine is just as important to us. We have created a relaxed atmosphere where diners can relax in a laid-back environment with plenty of space between you and the other diners, so you have enough privacy during your meal. During the summer months we can pin back the French doors, allowing for a rustic dining experience with the warm summer breeze which overlooks our patio as well as our famous two hundred year old olive trees as well as a fantastic view of Eastchurch Church, a landmark built in 

Now back to the food. Our selection of main courses are made for everyone in mind. If you prefer your classic dishes, we have our own take on steak and chips with either béarnaise, pepper or a mushroom sauce to accompany your meal. For those who are a little more adventurous, how about the Pan fried breast of Gressingham duck with a Blueberry Glace, Savoy Cabbage and roasted Carrots. Feeling hungry yet? 

If you’ve got enough room for dessert be ready for one of the most difficult decisions of your life and if you don’t have space, I suggest you reconsider. If you want to keep it simple, our assortment of homemade ice creams are tastefully divine to say the least! My personal favourite is the Chocolate Torte with Sautéed Strawberries, it’s making my stomach rumble just thinking about it! 

If that hasn’t convinced you, our staff are all on hand to make sure you have everything you need to make your night perfect. Why not let your taste buds be the judge of our food, call our team today to book your table! 

Please contact us at 01795 881100 if you need any other information.