I dont like washing up dishes !!

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This was a comment made by a guest to DH the other day.  Along with that our B&B is the "first" ever they have stayed at that they were required to do their own dishes.

Ours is self catering like mini apartments and we provide breakfast provisions in the guest suites.  Each room has a kitchenette and there's all the cooking provisions and crockery. Guests make their own lunches and cook evening meals.

Yesterday when I did a linen change and re stocked the provisions I found a stash of dirty dishes in the wardrobe (?) Yes I did wash them up and placed them back in the appropriate place.

I have not received this comment before and wonder are there places that service 3 x times a day as the norm.

 

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OMG. What is with people? We had a group use a bunch of dishes for their picnic dinner, so I left a neatly folded tea towel, washing cloth, and dish soap laid out next to the sink. 

I heard a bunch of clanging around and came down to find them trying to start up the industrial-strength dishwasher on the other side of the kitchen (which requires various switches and levers to start heating up, and others to actually use). I said to the group, "Oh please don't use the dishwasher, it's finicky and takes forever to get going!".

The woman looked me straight in the eye and said "Well then, how do you expect us to do these dishes?"

ughhhh people 

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You should have told her "The old way- in  the sink"

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in the UK you are expected to do your own dishes in self catering -

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Thanks everyone for your comments.  We do the daily rubbish removal. Every 3rd day the toweling, tea towels etc are changed and we check and restock provisions. There is a full weekly service.

We also have  in the guest information book that if additional services are required they are available for a fee.

We haven't been asked for extra servicing like you mentioned April since implementing the policy.

Just an odd comment it seems from the guest.  I dont like washing dishes either but its one of them chores that has to be done.

 

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someone who does not like to wash the dishes should stay  at B&B and not in self catering property

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Hey, not so fast, April.  We have a B+B with a cottage that has some, limited meal preparation capabilities.  We provide dishes, silverware, glassware etc incase our guests, who are paying a premium for this spacious, accommodation, in case they want to make their own lunch, have take out or if they have brought their own food to re-heat in the microwave.  But it is a B+B accommodation with a full breakfast served in the main house.  

We expect our guests to clean up their garbage and wash their dishes if they have used the kitchenette.  They generally do.  We empty the garbage daily, clean the coffee maker and sweep up the crumbs....but we do not expect to do their dishes.  There is a note in the kitchen that kindly requests that they wash their dishes after every use.  

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Silverspoon wrote:

There is a note in the kitchen that kindly requests that they wash their dishes after every use.  

I have that too in my cottage. It also says they will be charged $50 cleaning fee if they don't clean up after themselves. Nope, never have I had to charge anyone.

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We have self catering apartments as well as B&B. We clean them only once per week and change towels every 3 days. Never heard of was ask to do their dishes. I have a note on the confirmation and website that daily housekeeping is available at $ and over the years only had 2 or 3 that ever asked for it.

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April, how many towels do you provide for 2 adults staying 3 nights?

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Not April but in our apartment we have a shelf in the bathroom with over 15 towels, 6 handtowels and about 10 facecloths.  If dog people stay I bring in extra strictly for the dogs towels.  Lotsa towels and no complaints!

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I don't like washing up dishes either. It is one of the things that has kept Himself alive for the last 19 years - HE does the dishes!

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I've never stayed at a self catering place where someone came in to do the dishes or the linens. It was all do it yourself and don't leave a mess when you check out!

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Madeleine wrote:

I've never stayed at a self catering place where someone came in to do the dishes or the linens. 

My 2 apartments have full kitchens. On longer stays I go in once a week and change the sheets, take the dirty towels and leave new ones, sweep, etc. But I never do their dishes for them. That's their mess. I'll do them only after the guests have checked out. Most run the dishwasher so I only have to put away the clean dishes.

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I'm with you, I wouldn't expect anyone to even come in during my stay in self catering.

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