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What amenities have made the biggest impact in growing bookings?

Have you noticed that adding specific amenities have increased your bookings? 

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Vesna

First year I did not include parking in my facilities because it is shared between building owners and it was not free. This year I added it and there are more reservations even though we charge it additionally. I am thinking next year to arrange breakfast in a restaurant nearby and of course we will charge it - also to see if it will grow bookings

1 year ago
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Chad Davis

I did not originally mention parking, as I could not guarantee that it would always be free. However, the demand for parking was still there. Even if it was not offered, a number of guests requested it anyway.

I simply keep track of the various options for parking. They have different prices and different levels of complexity. I prefer to allow the guest to use what option makes the most sense for them. In the worst case, that's a parking garage a few blocks down the street.

1 year ago
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Rita Strachan

Free WiFi and free parking - we offer both and it seems that this is what guests request when making a booking

1 year ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hello everybody!!! Yes WiFi is absolutely a must. Every guest asks for it although many of them have their own mobile data. Breakfast is also something guests like. I dont serve breakfast but I have always in the fridge milk,butter, yogurt, fresh eggs, juice, fruits etc for my guest to prepare their breakfast.. A coffee machine coffee, sugar are also provided.

8 months ago
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Graham Fisher

Free wifi and free guaranteed car parking - the latter being rare where we are and hence in high demand.

8 months ago
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Myhomestayklia

free wifi.. and in my country Malaysia, aircond also is a must..

8 months ago
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Sara Jarvis

I have noticed no one ever watches tv so I removed that and also bought a smaller desk to give guests more actual space.wifi is essential especially here in London they ask for the code before they remove their coat!!!!!! As most guests are on business,or need to phone home.

8 months ago
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Graham Fisher

Interesting Sara, most of my guests put their TV on to watch early morning news, I would have trouble if they were not in each room...

8 months ago
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Sara Jarvis

Graham they watch the news or stream tv on their different devices but never ever on tv!!!!!!It was just collecting dust.

8 months ago
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Graham Fisher

Oh they use their pads etc, but the TV's are used regularly here. Odd.

8 months ago
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Judy Gathiru

Free Wi-fi, books and kids toys and books , i got family bookings which is much better than individuals.

8 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

My nice comfortable beach chairs and loungers where my guests can relax drinking their coffee or cocktail admiring the beautiful scenery of sea and mountains .

8 months ago
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Bandara Hotels…

It does help a lot. Especially for Wi-FI, car park, breakfast

8 months ago
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Jessie & Jay (…

At our B&B the top 3 are free Wi-Fi, free "hot" breakfast, free parking.

8 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Hi there,

We upgraded every Games room on each property, this really drew in more Family bookings as mommy and daddy felt comfortable leaving their children in the games room.

Free wifi is not an option for us, but we do have wifi vouchers that our guests can buy. It's very interested that all the other comments on here is very Pro free wifi. Mostly B&B's and guest houses?

I 100% agree with free parking, I myself wouldn't want to stay somewhere if I had to pay parking (like one does at a mall). And it should be secure parking too!

Great ideas all!

8 months ago