Rooms with Kitchenettes

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Another thread about washing dishes in a self-catered situation got me curious.  I have one suite in my four room B&B that has a kitchenette.  It has a sink, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, all utensils, and dishes - no stovetop or oven.  I also have a dish drainer, soap, and dish towels in there.  In this type of situation, where the suite is located inside the property (versus an outdoor cottage or apartment), and the room is freshened daily, would you wash the dirty dishes left in the sink? 

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I saw one that said.... (This is a self cleaning Kitchen.) You knew you had to keep it clean period.

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In our self catering apartments we do not do daily housekeeping (and it is described on their reservation and our website). We change their towels every 3-4 days and remove the garbage . I will not wash the dishes. If they stay longer than 7 days, we will do housekeeping including kitchenette clean up  and I will do the dishes as well if any.

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Or, just charge enough to make you feel better about washing them.

I like scrambled eggs idea of taking them away and putting them in the dishwasher!

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I have the exact set up you do in one room…it has a kitchenette.  When I go in to clean I do remove all the dirty dishes and replace with new. All dirty stuff goes into dishwasher..even if they hand wash it, I don't trust it being clean.  I clean up around the sink etc otherwise I will get ants.  I also make the bed, clean the bathroom, empty the trash..etc

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scrambled_eggs wrote:

I have the exact set up you do in one room…it has a kitchenette.  When I go in to clean I do remove all the dirty dishes and replace with new. All dirty stuff goes into dishwasher..even if they hand wash it, I don't trust it being clean.  I clean up around the sink etc otherwise I will get ants.  I also make the bed, clean the bathroom, empty the trash..etc

 

We do this too.   Used dishes go in the dishwasher and are replaced, just like the drinking glasses we leave out.

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What Arks said. Unless. If there is the chance these nasty dishes are going to draw nasty bugs I would have a small sign over the sink reminding guests that leaving the dishes is not a good idea. And mention you've provided them with cleaning supplies.

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I'd say that's up to you.

If you wash them, they won't give it a thought. That is, they won't give you any credit for doing something special for them. They'll just assume it's included in the room price.

If you don't wash them, they'll realize they are to wash their own, and they'll do it, or reuse the stuff dirty! They'll just assume it's not included in the room price.

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