Staying at a lodge or a hotel is always incredibly fun. It’s an escape from your daily life and a good excuse to just kick back and relax. But what it is not is an excuse to let bad habits sneak in. When you are sharing a space with others and you are relying on lodge staff to keep you comfortable, there are some things that you should refrain from doing.

At Greenway Woods, our accommodation in White River is not exactly hotel accommodation, because we have a more homely feel. Our accommodation is laid back and our rooms are designed to provide our guests with utter privacy. That being said, if you are a frequent traveller, there are some things that are worth knowing.

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5 things to not do when staying at a hotel

  1. Don’t demand early room entry

Most lodges and hotels in White River will have a certain time from which guests can start booking in. These times are not put there to inconvenience you, but to make sure that the room is 100% ready for you to check into. In some cases, the room might still be undergoing a clean and so if you start demanding early room entry, you are not just putting staff under pressure but you are rushing their cleaning process, which means you might well end up with a room that is not completely clean.

  1. Don’t disrespect staff

Those working at the lodge or the hotel, are not there to be insulted or disrespected in any way. They are doing a hospitality service for you and this means they are generally trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your stay. Disrespecting staff is not going to go well for you, so it is best to always be kind and polite.

  1. Don’t use what you don’t need

A lot of lodges will have loads of things in the rooms that can be used, like mini bottles of toiletries, snacks, teas and coffees. These are courtesy items and you really shouldn’t use them just because you have them available. Instead, only use what you actually need and leave the rest for the next guest who might have a real use for them.

  1. Don’t trash your room

Your room comes with a full service, depending on where you are staying, there might even be times when you don’t have to be worried about making your bed! But this is not a service to take advantage of. Remember, someone is still going to have to do the hard work of cleaning up and one way that you can respect them is by cleaning up after yourself as much as you can.

  1. Don’t ignore the lodge policies

Every lodge is going to have a list of policies that it is going to expect its guests to respect. It is so important that you make sure that you follow the policies carefully.