I'd assume the pop up is the type with a knob built into the tap and
Click clack the type you push on the plug itself to close it the push
again to open.
Personally I find the plug and chain work very well and about 50% of the
hotels I stay in have problems with the modern types. I end up
improvising with a plastic cup full of water and a gasket made from a
pad of loo paper to block off plug hole
I'm wondering about the grade of hotel you choose! Seriously though you
raise a good point, I'm considering a double ended bath with the taps on the
wall side so reliability is something to think about as getatability is
going to be zero. Plug on a chain and a single ended bath tick the sensible
box. However the the bathroom I'm re doing is so old fashioned and horrible
I am aiming at going a step beyond just a new bathroom to compensate.
Existing bath suite is sage which ironically is an 'on trend' colour for
paintwork etc., and will be the colour of my tiles.
A pop-up waste has a lever on the upright part of the tap connected by a
rod to the plug. You push the lever and it pops up the plug. Like this:
A click clack waste has a spring mechanism that you push in to engage
and push again to release. Like this:
If you are choosing a sink and taps, you need to make sure that they are
matched, so a sink with a click-clack waste and a tap with a push rod
would mean you would have your rod dangling unused.
My money goes [just went] on a click-clack waste. No doubt somebody will
pipe up that they are "unreliable" and that in 20 years' time you will
need to replace them or some such like.
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