Had an inquiry yesterday for a guest who wanted to arrive at 3am (this is a private suite in our home and we state that we prefer to greet our guests, no self-check-in offered.) I replied that 3am is a little early for us but we could do 6am. She was happy with that. Then, just as I was about to approve the stay, it occurred to me she was asking for a free day since I would have had to block the day before in order to ensure the room was free at 6am. So I told her she would have to book the day before as well. She made a snarky comment after that and then she went away.
I think I would have been fooled into giving a free day away (which would have amounted to a 25% discount AND me getting up early on a holiday to greet them) if I hadn’t read other postings here with similar situations. I am grateful for this platform so I don’t have to learn everything the hard way.