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    Aaltje B.

    My ideal guest is someone who contacts me before he or she arrives and has a big smile and shakes my hand when we meet-before at 9 pm and reminds me of her name...Leaves her climbing shoes at the door. Says ooooh and aaaaah when she sees the unit. Says that it looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.  Loves my pets and plays with them. She sleeps in between the sheets instead of on top of them.When she cooks she uses wooden spoons instead of a metal forks. Separates all rubbish before I do, even cleans the toilet for me. I can hear her sing when she has a short shower, and after that, she collects all dirty towels and puts them in the corner. Has not complained about her husband, uses the fans when needed. Puts back all the cooking gear as it looked before she arrived. Does not ask if she can use my washing machine. Raves about the comfort of the beds admires my coloured quilt on the wall and wants to know the recipe for the cakes. She shares a few good jokes, says that she wants to spread the word, and certainly comes back next year when she pays with a laugh and waves abundantly when she is passing in the car. 

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    Moira

    Aaltje I have to agree with you 100% !!!  I have been blessed with a few of those and they made what we do so worthwhile!!!!!!

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    Aaltje B.

    They leave me with an intense feeling of joy! And I wish these guests to anyone too. It's an art to be a good host, an even greater to art to be a great guest! 

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    Katerinka12

    Singing while taking a short (!) shower... By the way after the cleaning the toilet for YOU
    Not washing her clothes but shares good jokes...
    Has not complained about her husband, but waves abundantly when she is passing in the car....

    Are we talking about Dream guest here, not ideal one? Lol

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    M Adamopoulou

    Come on Katerinka12!!! Guests can become ideal if you dream enough and pray with your all your heart....
    Thank god my guests are similar to that. I had guests with kids that took their shoes off even though they weren’t dirty. I have been blessed with guests???? Hope it keeps that way. Don’t like to be very strict with guests, after all they are on holidays when they come to my Studio.
    Keep well...

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    Aaltje B.

    One of my favourite "type" guests just left. 

    She matched the described ideal picture as shared before by me and she just had a hard time leaving. 

    Not because of me being perfect or herself was in need. She found what she was looking for in a holiday destination.

    And that is what it's all about - no matter what your room / house / unit / looks like, or where it is, it's all about finding a good match for host and guest. 

    I am really happy for her. Though she probably won't come back since the distance is practically too big, she did enjoy it fully and therefore the picture is complete. 

    Bless you dear guest, may life treat you well. 

     

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    M Adamopoulou

    Thats great news...-Aaltje-Cornelia-Petronella-Broekhuizen 

    Wish you all of your guests to be just like the kind lady that just left. Even though she will not be back as you said since the distance is very big her friends will.  Thats what hosting is all about. If guests are pleased and sattisfied they spread the good word around.

    Wish you all the best....

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    Stephenandrichard

    I always enjoy relaxed laid back people who dont have overtly high expectations,are easy to talk to and have an interest in visiting the lovely part of France i live in.

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    M Adamopoulou

    My ideal guest for this year is on her way...

     I am so anxious to meet  her. We have been talking on the phone from the very moment  she confirmed her reservation. She had so many questions about the property, how to find us, the surroundings, the things to do in Oropos, where to eat and shop.... We became friends in fb so now we can share our thoughts, friends, beautiful pictures and chit chat a little.

    My beautiful guest I am eagerly awaiting for you...

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    Katerinka12

    Make some welcome gift for her. Candies or olive oil...

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    M Adamopoulou

    Yes, I  definitely  will. Olive oil is highly appreciated by guests.  Some even want to buy....

    Thanks for advice.

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    Info

    We love visitors from Germany, they don't fuss, they are tidy and they appreciate all the effort that is put into hosting them

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    M Adamopoulou

    Yes Germans are very tidy and discipline and love Greece because they feel free to enjoy life without so strict rules.  Its always a pleasure to have German guests. My cousin is married to a German and have been livng in Greece for 20  years.  He loves Greece more than I do.

    Happy weekend....

     

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    Mashi Niwarthana

    Mine is the couple who came on 19th of February 2019 from Denmark. They were really friendly and kind old couple. They wanted to communicate with us very friendly. They didn't have a time to find mistakes which will happen from us. very friendly. 

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    M Adamopoulou

    Lucky you!!! Ranjithgalappaththi53 I also had a couple from Denmark and they were very generous and happy people...
    Have a good day...

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    Ireland-B&B

    As I've been doing B&B for the past 6 years, my ideal guests any time would be...bikers!! The one's with the leather jackets and tattoo's, long hair, long beards etc  I'd take a house full of bikers any time over guests in high end cars (BMW, Mercedes etc) simply because bikers are a heck of a lot more polite and have old school manners, where as guests with the high end cars are mean, nasty, rude as hell and trash the place. Call me old school but politeness and manners goes a long way...regardless of what you look like or what your driving :D

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    Graham Fisher

    Just one condition Ireland B&B  the "leathers" and boots worn on their bike have to be taken off outside the house and left in the garage.... I have had oil and mud stains left on carpets/wallpaper/towels when I forgot this and allowed them to take the gear off in their rooms!

    The number of them that arrive here never having heard of the Craven Collection is amazing!

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    Ireland-B&B

    Hi Graham

    Guess I've just been lucky then as they have never made any mess here at my B&B, but good point, I'll keep it in mind :)

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    Katerinka12

    Ireland-B&B, you can advertise locally by creating "biker rates". Contact local bikers groups... Just a suggestion.

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    Ireland-B&B

    Hi Katerinka12

    Some of the biker groups/clubs in Ireland and the UK know about me and they make reservations in advance as we do have one weekend in particular during the summer when they come for a bike display weekend in my town. Other than that, I just advertise like everyone else...b.com, internet etc :)

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    M Adamopoulou

    Good manners  and positive attitude can have both guests whether they are bikers with leather jackets, tattoo's, long hair, long beards or  nice dressed ones with very expensive suits and have  mercedes, BMW cars  etc.  

    Our life is a reflection of our attitude. Whether guests have nice manners or not,  one of the best things we can offer them is our positive attitude making both parties happier....

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    Aaltje B.

    My ideal guest doesn't make a lot of rubbish and doesn't leave a lot of rubbish too.

    Some do collect and seem to dump it here, thinking we'll deal with it, being a farm. We are speaking more than one rubbish bag here, big ones. 

    That is not what we like! 

    We have big rubbish bins at the gate, and people can use that, but sparingly,please.  

     

    Greetings, 

    Aaltje B. 

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    M Adamopoulou

    Ideal guests are a blessing. Culture and education helps people in having good manners.  Sometimes guests  feel they are in holidays and can do whatever they please. The first thing I tell my guests when they arrive at my property  is that this is my home and please respect it as yours.  Thankfully until now I have no problems.  Even guests with 7 dogs behaved beyond my expectations.  They were from Finland and very responsible people.  

    Hope all my future guests are responsible and happy people.

     

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    pibomarco

    Ideal guest for me:
    - independant
    - respectful
    - humble
    - doesn't want to interact / socialize with host

    :)


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    M Adamopoulou

    -pibomarco Wish all guests were like that!!!

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    Graham Fisher

    pibo - "- doesn't want to interact / socialize with host" that takes half the fun out of running a B&B... 

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    pibomarco

    Socializing with guests (even for fun) is tiring for me. I love my peace and space because I lack of it. 

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    Graham Fisher

    Oh I know exactly what you mean pibo and agree, but the socialising does I'm afraid tend to "come with the job" and can be great fun.  The trick being how to dis-engage when you want to eh?

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    M Adamopoulou

    Socialising with guests can be great and sometimes it is, as  far  as guests dont start taking things for granted.

     

     

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    pibomarco

    It does for most hosts/properties.

    It was fun in the beginning, but now after +15years it is not fun anymore..
    I rarely engage with guests and I don't encourage them into engaging. A lot of guest I didn't meet or see before their check-out time :) Made my property "feel like at home", selfservice bar, self check-in, self register... That's basicly my trick and it works well, overall score still 9,3 (550 reviews), staff rated 9,0.

    That's a short time solution.. I have bigger plans for the future to run my busines more properly as we do now. :) 

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