Do you have guests BYO?

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Anything that you provide?

coffee, coffee maker, teas, breakfast foods, etc?

Do you think it is just "them" or do you see this is something they have found from experience from staying at other inns?

ex: Guests have told me "We bring our own tea because too many bandbs don't provide nice tea."

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I do attach a BYOB pdf to my "your visit is 3 days away" e-mail, explaining that we're a dry county and giving a map to the nearest package store. I don't want people getting here and being disappointed by our lack of adult refreshments.

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i can relate to the hairdryer question.  i need a HAIRdryer for lots of hair, not a wimpy little thing that whines and moans and blows its circuit after a few minutes with the unruly mop on my head (my late mom's description) i need one with oomph.

i once had a guest bring her own soap, shampoo, tea, coffee, bread, plastic drinking cups, wine, hairdryer, facial tissues, bathroom tissue, bedside lamp, radio, pillows, light bulbs, trash bags, blanket and TOWELS. i think that's all she brought that i could have provided, but she might have brought more.  those are the things i saw lined up all in a row in her room. she stayed for three nights and never moved a towel, unwrapped the soap or cup, or opened the body wash or shampoo in the bathroom. i don't know what she did with her towels as she used them.

allergies? special diet? or what?  i kept wondering if she was used to camping or something. i remember telling her when she booked that the place wasn't fancy, but comfortable.  and the website listed all the amenities. (just bring your own TP)

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I find that tea drinkers are very particular about their tea and often bring their own. I've had only 1 guest that I know of bring their own coffee maker.

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We have 10 different kinds of tea . All are individually wrapped. Herb teas ,decaf, and regular. 

While in Charleston we went to the Tea Plantation. They had some lovely loose tea. Some thing at our end is some times hard to find. When we deliver our teas in the morning or afternoon I can now offer Charleston tea.

Thank you Charleston.

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I usually get compliments on our tea selection. I always thought that others don't provide enough of a selection. I'd switch companies if others were foil sealed individual packets, but they aren't. We have about a dozen herbal/decaf another 3/4 of a dozen caffeinated (mix of white, green and black). 

I get a few emails a year about hair dryers. I have them in every bath and I'm about to replace them with wall units and leave the extras in the bath so they can take it to the room as well.

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I ended up with several boxes of unwrapped tea bags until I started examining every box for the words 'individually wrapped'.

However, Cambs sent me a box of tea from Yorkshire and those bags are not wrapped. Doesn't seem to matter. If guests want 'the good stuff' they use those 'real' English tea bags.

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will have to send wrapped next time - they do real and decaff in wrapped we have it for the bedrooms

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

will have to send wrapped next time - they do real and decaff in wrapped we have it for the bedrooms

Not necessary! I can buy it in town. Guests love seeing the box, tho! It perks the Empire right up!

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shows you betty's and taylor are breaking the USA - we'll get you all converted eventually!

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Sugar Bear wrote:

I usually get compliments on our tea selection. I always thought that others don't provide enough of a selection. I'd switch companies if others were foil sealed individual packets, but they aren't. We have about a dozen herbal/decaf another 3/4 of a dozen caffeinated (mix of white, green and black). 

I get a few emails a year about hair dryers. I have them in every bath and I'm about to replace them with wall units and leave the extras in the bath so they can take it to the room as well.

Twinings is now foil sealed, btw. Finally. They got rid of the paper packets for tea bags. 

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Yes, because the Weston family isn't already rich enough. Twinnings is owned by Associated British Foods

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Tea, yes. Mostly 'calming' tea, not usually the regular 'flavors'. This is 'just them' because they want THAT particular tea and it's not common.

Coffee machine and coffee (just one guest, but every year)

Sugar. Industrial sugar (the pink, blue and yellow packs) and Stevia. This is because they don't always find 'their' sugar.

Another guest always brings danishes. Always offers us some and sits at the table eating them. Same guest who brings the coffee machine also brings bagels and boiled eggs.

Lots of guests call to ask if there is a hair dryer.

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