You may wish to ensure that any accommodation you are booking has an en-suite bathroom. Your travel agent should know, or it may be worth contacting the hotel yourself, and asking for written confirmation.

Some people worry about having an ‘accident’ when staying away from home. You could take a towel to put under you in bed or request a mattress cover. You might also find it helpful to check on laundry arrangements beforehand. If you need to do your own washing it can be useful to take travel wash, a folding coat hanger, a portable washing line and a few pegs.