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Be your own guest first!

The best advice I can offer to anyone starting out and even for those who want to up their business is spend a night in your own rooms.

That way you will find out exactly what works and what is lacking - is the kettle cord too short? 

Are the plugs in an inconvenient place and are there enough of them?

Is the room too light at night? You may need blackout curtains.

How is the shower? Water too hot or not strong enough?

Only by experiencing this for yourself will you find out your rental's shortcomings before your guests do.

Think of the things that you find convenient/comfortable when you travel and implement those ideas too.

 

 

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Wendy and thanks for sharing your experience.

You are absolutely right this method really works...we do the same thing with friends...

Best wishes...

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12 days ago
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Barry Reilly

Hi

Yes I have slept in all my rooms.

 

It was how I decided what was minimum versus necessity versus nice to have. 

 

Gave me an idea then on what to prioritise first when starting. 

 

Kind regards

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12 days ago
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Wohnung Nikolaiblick

big beds are good 1,80m wide. Or big beadspreads. Bigger people will like it.

12 days ago
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Santiago Marul…

What a nice point of view!

having that in mind really helps out with the stuff that are missing in the property.

I found out it without having the intention, a few weeks ago  I spend 3 days in my property and I clearly realized that some essential things were needed in order to improve the experience.

So nice of you pointing that out! 

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12 days ago
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Wohnung Nikolaiblick

Hi exactly what I do.

Also cleaning people do not sleep in the rooms or cook, so they cant give you a feedback what is not working. Often guests are too kind to say what was not good. Or the cleaning personal is not talking about what guests told them.

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12 days ago
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Santiago Marul…

It is true. but most of the times I am afraid of asking to the guests about what was not good or what is missing, because it could be reflected later on in the review they could write

12 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

I politely prefer to ask if something is missing so I can fix it before they leave.

Guests appreciate it because they understand we want to make their stay pleasant and comfortable.

 

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12 days ago
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pibomarco

For that reason we put this list in our guest rooms:

(I would upload the picture, but somehow uploading images doesn't work)

 

 

We are trying to do our best to daily check all the devices in the rooms/apartments/bungalows. However we may have missed something. In an effort to mend the malfunction as soon as possible please indicate the problem on the list below.

 

***

 

Stiamo cercando di fare del nostro meglio per controllare quotidianamente tutti i dispositivi nelle camere/appartamenti/bungalow. Tuttavia possiamo aver perso qualcosa. Nel tentativo di risolvere il malfunzionamento nel più breve tempo possibile indicare il problema nell'elenco sottostante.

 

 

o nočna lučka / night light / luce notturna

o luč v sobi / room light / luce della stanza

o luč v kopalnici / bathroom light / luce del bagno

o luč na terasi / terrace light / luce terazza

o luč v kuhinji / kitchen light / cucina luce

o tuš / the shower / doccia

o sifon kopalnica / the siphon / il sifone

o TV sprejemnik / TV / recivatore TV

o vtičnice / electric output-socket / socket di uscita elettrica

o klima / air condition / aria condizionata

o radiator / the radiator / radiatore

o okno / the window / la finestra

o drugo (prosimo navedite): / other (please specify): / altro (specificare):

 

     _____________________________________________________________

 

     _____________________________________________________________

 

     _____________________________________________________________

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8 days ago
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M Adamopoulou

pibomarco, very good idea...thanks for sharing..

I also had problems with uploading photos....now it is working again...

Please share photo once it is working....

Cheers!!!

8 days ago
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Isle of Wight …

Another of our partner community friends, fluff, has raised a good issue. Book your own property to see the guest booking experience.

Fluff booked a property via Booking.com and was bombarded by promotional emails. This could explain why guests don't read the messages we send them.

It's also quite useful on other OTAs too so that you know the booking process and can advise anyone who gets stuck ....

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8 days ago