Halt these hotel habits
Avoid these rude habits that bother both hotel employees and other guests.
Wearing your bathrobe out and about
There is a time and a place to wear your bathrobe, and it’s not at the hotel restaurant. According to Pedro Richardson, who worked in the hotel industry for 12 years as a waiter, receptionist and manager, recommends guests keep the robe for the spa or pool areas. “I understand they feel more comfortable and at home, but when you are staying in a top luxury hotel, it just doesn’t go with the environment,” Richardson says. In one of the hotels where Richardson worked, a top UK CEO actually would go to the restaurant in his bathrobe, a big “no-no,” according to Richardson.
Demanding a room early
The only way to really guarantee an early check-in is by booking the room for the night before your arrival, according to Richardson. Otherwise, don’t demand access to your room before the regular check-in time. “As a rule of thumb, if the room is ready we will give them early access,” Richardson says. “But this is not always possible due to high occupancy the previous night.” Odo Ovrevik, co-owner of the Rosewood Country Inn, says not to get upset with staff if your room isn’t ready early. “There is no way we could get the room ready in no time,” Ovrevik says.