Weird/Annoying things guests do ... This might be why

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Just read an article and I thought you might be interested in reading ... is being shared on fb for 'hotel' guests to save money ...

I am sure some of my b&b  guests have done these things after finding garbage and obvious cooking trash in the room, cheese stuck to the iron, wet towels on chairs. Slow as heck wifi and having people call every day asking for 'a better deal' than the web promotion.

"Bring along your slow cooker. You can plug it in and let your food cook while you're away. Just remember to eye the time, you can easily overcook your food if you're out exploring too long." Now I know why there were empty pasta boxes and sauce jars in the trash and that telltale smell.

"Instead of booking online, call directly and ask them for a better deal than what they are offering to web buyers. They might say no, but most of the time you'll probably save money." The book online option was to save ME time and get me off the phone. 

"Need a little extra humidity to ease a stuffy nose or dry skin? Hang a damp towel over a chair or ironing board and place it in front of the air conditioner in the room." Always found soaking wet towels on chairs and wondered why. Not just damp, but dripping wet.

"Grab some bread, cheese, tin foil and the iron. Cover the bread with the foil and press the iron against the foil to toast the bread and melt the cheese." Yup, I have had to peel cheese off an iron (and ironing board) ending up tossing both an iron and the ironing board cover when they just couldn't be used for another guest's clothing! 

"Take advantage of the free wi-fi and stream videos to your TV using the HDMI port and your computer or smartphone."  ... once I shut off our wifi after discovering the son of guests had set up shop in the library, was streaming something while he went off with the family. I also locked up the place. He was so mad! 

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   Yes, I saw an article on the internet.  Another good reason to have the coffee maker and iron board out of the rooms.  At our NE B&B they have to ask for those amenities.

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They were all awful people. Adult son.  Guests were probably in their 60's?  Brought their grandson in who was maybe three ... he was not my guest but sampled everything on the buffet table. I discovered he also slept there and he made a sticky mess all over the breakfast area and tv.  Stuck his fingers in the serving plates of food. They thought he was adorable. I did not. They disputed the charge. Left me a bad review, too. I think some in here helped me write a rebuttal. Was a long time ago. 

 

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yes, the internet was so slow ... I went into the library, all guests were out and this clown had his laptop all set up and was downloading some video. Wires across the room, notebooks and things. Like he owned the place. I had seen him in there earlier waiting for his parents. He was also seen helping himself to coffee in a to go cup and 3 pastries ... of course his parents also loaded up on snacks to take but they were my guests. Most obnoxious 'guest of a guest' ever. When we spoke later he said he'd done it because the place he was staying at didn't have free wifi and they didn't offer great coffee and pastries. But he didn't stay with me to save money. So what was he supposed to do.  Oh, really?? 

When he came back and found himself locked out, he was furious ... wanting to get his laptop and things. And what had happened to disrupt his signal. 'his' signal.  I can be such a stinker. 

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I might have slapped a $25 extra person charge on the parents' room if I were feeding their kid.

 

 

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seashanty wrote:

"Instead of booking online, call directly and ask them for a better deal than what they are offering to web buyers. They might say no, but most of the time you'll probably save money." The book online option was to save ME time and get me off the phone. 

I just tell them to book on my website, because I charge exactly the same as the OTAs on the phone. My website is cheaper.

BUT, earlier this year, I had someone try the "give me your best price" in email and then when given the price told me that I was more expensive than the Hi-at. I did a run down on the Hi-at and showed them it was twice as expensive. Got angry at me for telling him the prices at the other hotel and to enjoy his stay, as I didn't have the room he wanted anyway. But now he's on my DNB list and I emailed all the local B&Bs to warn them of his tactics.

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He was streaming while he was out of the house?   I'm confused.

Grilled cheese on the ironing board?   OMG!   What people will do to save ten bucks!

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