This guy is crazy! We run back-to-back bookings so we have strict check-in and check-out times. We need the 3 hours in between to wash all the sheets and towels, clean the bathroom and get their room ready. So, he writes to me yesterday and says the following:
“I do note that your check in and out times are firm. May I enquire how firm are your times? Reason I am asking is that my convention finishes after breakfast on 30 March (probably 9am-ish) and my flight on 6 April departs at 10pm. Would be nice if I could perhaps do some laundry on the first day and perhaps a quick shower before I head to JFK. If not, would someone be around for me to leave luggage there on the first day and pick it up later on the last day?”
So he wants to come in before check-out time on his arrival day and do some laundry and take a shower! In the meantime other guests will be here. Suppose they want to use the bathroom (during the time they’ve paid to be here), while he’s taking a shower! Or suppose they want to do a quick load of laundry before they leave. Or suppose all the noise he’ll make doing his laundry wakes them up!
And I’m left wondering, what hotel in New York would allow him to use a room hours before check-in time to take a shower? And what hotel would allow him to do laundry - at all!? If not for Airbnb he’d be paying $400 a night (at least) in Manhattan. Thanks to Airbnb he’ll pay around $80 a night. So for a price 5 times less than what he would have paid - he demands much, much more than he would ever get from a high-priced hotel.
I wrote him and nicely explained why it wouldn’t be possible and he wrote back and said he’d look for another place. In the meantime, we received a booking overlapping the dates he wanted.