I just had a slightly odd family come to visit. I prepared the rooms as I always do. Each bed was made up [the sitting room can become a second bedroom], breakfast items were displayed, milk in the cute little dairy glass bottle, fresh water chilled in their private fridge, and three sets of towels, stacked neatly, on top of the double vanity in their private bathroom.
Mom arrived first. She, it turns out, works for a South African Safari outfit that has guests staying in cabins, or something. Anyhow, she promptly took the towels from the bathroom, and put the stacks at the bottom of the beds so each person would know which towels were theirs. The only time I have seen towels stacked at the end of the beds like this was at hostels and camps where the bathrooms were shared with a lot of people.
But my question is, if there is a private bathroom that is completely separated from the hosts’ living quarters, would you put the towels on the bed or in the bath?
[Oddly, they also then, during their stay, they used doorknobs and hooks in the bedrooms to hang their wet towels instead of using the towel rods provided in the bathroom. At least they didn’t use any of the wood furniture!]