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I was a bit apprehensive, but I installed inexpensive bidets in 2 bathrooms of my airbnb (3 rooms, one has a private bathroom, and the other 2 share a second). I’ve had them in my own quarters for some time, but was unsure if they would be used, abused, or appreciated. I wondered if it was ‘too soon’ for my regular range of guests (men on business trips to work in the area (US Northeast), and prepared for the ‘water on the opposite wall’ cleanups I imagined would happen as people ‘tested’ them.
My fears were unfounded - no problems, several private "thank you"s from guests, a dramatic drop in TP use, and a noticeably clean toilet area.
I just wanted to report this success here. We are all looking for inexpensive ways to ‘up the quality’ cheaply and easily; this is an improvement that every single guest will interact with.
I am getting a “bidet” as part of a bathroom renovation. When they said bidet I thought they meant one of those sitting on a fountain bubblers I used to avoid using in France. But they are really what I call Japanese toilets which when I was in Tokyo a few years back I fell in love with. Turns out the conversion models that sit on your existing toilet only cost a couple of grand so I went for it. The all singing and dancing model (possibly literally, there are so many options and in Japan women in public toilets prefer they play music to cover up the sound of, well you know) costs about $1900 Aussie dollars (US$1300). How much do they cost where you are? Anyway I expect it to pay for itself in lower TP use in about 100 years.
I have washlets in our own bathrooms that cost about $200. Totally worth it for us! When I renovated my bathrooms, I had an outlet installed behind each toilet, so installation is easy. I haven’t bitten the bullet for the AirBNB yet, though. I’m glad to hear they’re working well for you, @Rolf!
25,000 reviews average 4.8 stars so naturally I read the 1 star reviews first. Still a much better price than mine but it is more substantial and fits under the whole seat. Is it worth 20x as much? Time will tell. I’ll report back in a few months.
I have a Tushy bidet in my home, and I’m considering putting one in the downstairs Airbnb also. Quick warm water in the winter is always nice. You do need a special town next to the bidet, and I have a hook in my bathroom with a rubberized washable loop to hang it. You might need several in different colors if you have multiple people staying. #cleanbuttsquad4life
Haven’t the Japanese been using these everywhere for decades?
I stayed in an Airbnb that had dedicated bidets in 2 of the 4 bathrooms. None of our group of 8 used them, I think mostly because we aren’t used to them. I added my bidet seat as part of my aging in place remodel that I did for my personal bathroom. I can’t quite get my head around doing it in an airbnb yet.