Experience turns hosting into a passion
I make it a point to supervise every corner of my property before every guest comes in and it is always myself who welcomes the guests. The initial meet and greet has to be your best ever - it is of vital importance that the guests feel you are giving them a genuine warm welcome.
I like reading about what top hotels provide and where i can i do it. It does not have to be anything big - let me give you an example - learn how to do your beds the professional way and use best white linen, leave a small tray with a bottle of water, a glass and some mints next to the bed - if you have a couple for a special holiday - get them a bottle of Champagne instead of the normal Local Wine.
Leave some chocs for children - make sure your tea and coffee is more than enough - make sure your basics like salt, pepper, oil, whatever is there as well.
Leave a leaflet with as simple as possible info about how to access the most beautiful places in your area.
But above all - do all this from the heart - and when you have a bad guest - just think about all the other good ones.