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The benefits of offering additional services: What amenities to offer your guests

As a holiday let rental property owner, you want your guests to have the best experience possible.

One way to ensure that they have a great stay is by offering additional services and amenities.

Attract More Guests

Offering additional services can help you attract more guests to your property. When potential renters see that you offer extra amenities such as free Wi-Fi or a complimentary breakfast, they may be more likely to choose your rental over others in the area.

Increase Guest Satisfaction

By providing extra amenities, you can increase guest satisfaction and make their stay more enjoyable. Simple things like providing a coffee maker, board games, or beach towels can make a big difference. When guests feel like they have everything they need, they’ll be more likely to leave positive reviews and recommend your property to others.

Boost Your Revenue

Offering additional services can also boost your revenue. By charging for extras such as bike rentals or laundry service, you can increase your profits and provide guests with a more convenient and enjoyable stay. Just be sure to price your extras fairly and competitively.

Create Repeat Business

When guests have a great experience at your property, they’re more likely to book with you again in the future. By offering additional amenities, you can create a memorable experience that will make guests want to come back year after year.

Stand Out

In a competitive holiday let rental market, offering additional services can help your property stand out from the crowd. With so many options available, guests are looking for properties that offer something extra. By providing unique services or amenities that are not commonly offered in your area, you can create a niche for your property and attract a specific type of guest. For example, if your property is in a remote location, offering a shuttle service from the airport can make your rental more appealing to guests who may not have their own transportation. By standing out in the market, you can increase your occupancy rates and revenue, while also building a loyal customer base.

So, what kind of additional services should you offer? It depends on your property and your guests. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service
  • Dog-friendly
  • Beach towels and chairs
  • Board games, books and DVDs
  • A welcome basket with snacks and drinks
  • A local guidebook with recommendations for restaurants and activities
  • Transportation advice
  • Child-friendly amenities such as a high chair or crib
  • Personalised services such as, ‘let us know what milk you’d prefer for your stay’.
  • Outdoor amenities such as a BBQ, picnic tables or a fire pit

Remember, offering additional amenities and services doesn’t have to break the bank. You can start small and gradually add more as you see what your guests respond to. By offering unique and thoughtful extras, you can make your property stand out and provide your guests with a memorable and enjoyable stay. So why not try offering some extras in time for the summer season?

How to add optional extras with Bookalet

If you decide to charge an additional fee for optional amenities, you can add this to the online booking process with Bookalet. You do this by first navigating to the Properties section and then editing the property in question.

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