Essentials for the Perfect Guesthouse – Making Your Guests Feel At Home

If you are running a guest house, you want to ensure it attracts a lot of visitors and stands up to competition. Your guests should feel at home in your guest house and leave happy and content, as they are bound to tell other people about their visit. If you want to ensure you provide a guest house which is worth talking about (in a good way), there are some basic ways you can achieve it. These days’ people tend to leave reviews on websites when they stay somewhere new, so it is even more important than ever to get it right. If you have a really nice homely guesthouse, you can really help to increase your visitors and make as much profit as possible.

Neutral Décor

You may love décor which is a bit on the wild side, but you can’t guarantee your guests will, so it is best to keep the colours of your guesthouse neutral. Colours such as cream or white are ideal as they are pleasing on the eyes and won’t cause any headaches. Everyone has different tastes when it comes to décor, so neutral colours will help to ensure you please everyone. The wrong décor can be enough to put people off staying.

Comfortable Furniture

Furniture which makes your visitors feel comfortable is an essential part of any popular guesthouse. It is really worth investing in furniture which is of excellent quality, even if it costs a little more initially. It will not only last longer, but will also make your visitors feel comfortable and more at home. You may want to opt for some designer sofas to create a really special look for your guesthouse and it is essential to have a comfortable bed, so your visitors will want to stay longer and come back for more!

Clean as a Whistle

Good hygiene is important for any guesthouse as there’s nothing worse than staying somewhere which is dusty and full of stray hairs! You should clean the guesthouse from top to bottom every day and especially after someone has stayed in the room. The bathroom and shower should be gleaming at all times as this will really help your guesthouse to stand out. If you don’t have the time to do this on your own, you may want to enlist the help of a professional cleaner to do the work for you. You can guarantee that if the place isn’t completely spotless, people won’t want to come back and are more likely to tell others to stay clear too.

Good Lighting

It is a good idea to install lighting with a dimmer, as this means your guests can turn the power up or down to suit. If the lights are too bright or too dull, it will really put people off and will not make them feel comfortable. You should have different types of lights in different areas of the guesthouse, so you provide visitors with plenty of choice. The right lighting will help your visitors relax, so they feel completely at home.

Plenty of Towels

You may not use a lot of towels yourself, but you don’t know how many your guests will use, so it is important to have an ample supply. You should have towels of different sizes and make sure you replace them on a daily basis. It is much better to have too many for your guests, rather than too few.

Friendly Atmosphere

There is nothing worse than visiting somewhere, only to be made to feel completely unwelcome, so make sure this is not the case with your guesthouse. You should greet your visitors with enthusiasm and make sure you ask them if they need anything throughout the stay. A friendly place to stay will make visitors want to come back again and will help them to feel welcome and at home. If they feel like their opinions matter, they will be sure to tell others about it, which can really help to maximise the potential of your guesthouse. Complete the look of your guesthouse with designer sofas where your guests can relax and unwind.


About the author: Lea Phillips+ is a photographer who loves adventure. Lea spent 4 months backpacking through South America and can?t wait to return....(Read More)

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