A new hotel survey has revealed some interesting insights into the most common hates we have when staying at a hotel.
When asked to rank their major grievances – a staggering 41% of all respondents listed dirty or untidy rooms as the number one issue that would annoy them the most during their stay. Uncomfortable beds and poor service came in second and third respectively as major factors.
Females more concerned with cleanliness than males
Females were more likely to list dirty rooms as their most important issue (48%) compared to males (29%). However, men were more likely to list inexperienced staff and hidden extras as major issues compared to women.
Dated decor and lack of amenities not a major concern
Perhaps surprisingly, dated decor was not a major issue for many respondents, with most ranking this as the least annoying factor when staying at a hotel. A lack of in-room amenities followed as the second least annoying factor.
The results highlight the need for hoteliers to focus on the basics such as clean rooms and friendly attentive service before addressing issues such as guest facilities or dated decor.
Survey results are based on 200 respondents and were commissioned by an independent survey company. Based on the net responses, the rankings were as follows;
What factors annoy you the most when staying at a hotel?
Average Net Response
(higher the more important)
Dirty and/or Untidy Rooms
Uncomfortable Bed / Poor Sleep
Poor Service & Inexperienced Staff
Hidden Extras – Pay for WiFi etc
General Expectations versus Reality
Poor Guest Facilities
Difficult or Poor Location
Lack of in-room amenities
Dated Decor & Ambience