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All last week we had happy, jolly guests. Everyone chatting between tables, exchanging ideas about what to see. Etc. Thursday and Friday mornings? It was like a morgue. I totally understand what a comedian feels like with the wrong audience. Everyone was head down, shovel in the food, leave.

And, everyday for 4 days, this one room has gone out for the day 10 minutes after the housekeeper clocked out for the day. Never at the same time, mind, but 10 minutes after the housekeeper has gone.

Because they have a baby, we have not wanted to knock and wake the kid up from napping as we know the parents need that time to shower!

I need to clean the room everyday just to keep up with the greasy hand prints on everything. I'm hoping the quilts come clean tomorrow. Sigh.

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 two days to clean a room!!! What did they do in there?

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seashanty wrote:

 two days to clean a room!!! What did they do in there?

They had a 2 year old. They ate in the room. I'm thinking they burned candles or some sort of incense. The scent has finally dissipated.

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urg

Not to be rude, but a 2 year old implies diapers and other odiferous things. Trying to mask that odor with incense possibly? Did they bring their trash out of there each day? I assume not? I should stop asking questions. The mind boggles.

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seashanty wrote:

 two days to clean a room!!! What did they do in there?

They had a 2 year old. They ate in the room. I'm thinking they burned candles or some sort of incense. The scent has finally dissipated.

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 I have to say we want to provide service without being intrusive but we do have a schedule.

I put notices on the inside of room doors that THESE are our cleaning/freshening room times.

Could always run in with towels and grab trash but not much else if it's outside of cleaning times. The more rooms and guests you have, the less flexible you can be. Unless you've got staff like a big hotel and even then ... cleaning time is what it is.

 

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They always left before the end of cleaning time, but I wasn't keeping the housekeeper around until they left. I did give him a big job to do to keep busy, but it took 10 minutes so I knew it wasn't done. Ok, fine, you don't need the money? Off you go.

It took 2 days to clean the room once they left. I'm sure we missed something.

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Morticia wrote:

And, everyday for 4 days, this one room has gone out for the day 10 minutes after the housekeeper clocked out for the day. Never at the same time, mind, but 10 minutes after the housekeeper has gone.

Because they have a baby, we have not wanted to knock and wake the kid up from napping as we know the parents need that time to shower!

   cool I wonder if I know this couple... We had one couple who did this.  Breakfast time, they were out walking the baby in the stroller.  Cleaning time start, they're eating breakfast. Middle of Cleaning, baby sleeping.  Done cleaning, Dad just took a shower and now taking a nap.  3:30pm The bell rings.  They are going out now so can we clean their room and by the way could you please do....and the list follow them out the door. 

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It's strange isn't it. Some days there's chatting and laughter coming from the dinning room, other days.....like you say, a morgue. 

Then you get the couples who hardly say a word to each other, older couples who seem utterly bored of each other, young couples who are too busy playing on their phones.

Had a lovely lady staying on her own for a week, she could talk the hind legs of a donkey with us, but she hardly ever said a word to other guests, even on the mornings when everyone else in the dinning room were fellow countrymen.

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