The kitchen is a social hub; a place for talking, drinking and eating. Your kitchen is a tool for quality guest experience and you should utilise it appropriately.
Guests are after a cultural and authentic experience when looking for somewhere to book in 2018. A staple of all cultures is the food they eat.
In this article, we’re going to take you through the key points as to what makes a kitchen special and most importantly welcoming. We’ll delve upon some tips and tricks as well as show you some Gomingo examples to make your kitchen a place to connect with your guests and more importantly a place for them to feel comfortable.
When utilised you’ll see your reviews flourish with kitchen-compliments as well as increase your likelihood of a repeat booking from your full-filled guests… See what we did there?
It’s a good idea to have a separate/ relatively new set of pots and pans in the event your guests wish to cook in your kitchen, their apartment/ hotel kitchen etc.
The reason for this is, guests are travelling for food a drink more than ever in 2018 and there is a good chance after a day exploring they will want to pick up some local ingredients and give it a go at home over a bottle of the local beverage.
Cookbooks! You may already have some in a cupboard somewhere, but a nice touch (if only for decretive purposes) is to have a couple on the kitchen side.
A bare, stylish kitchen may look great in photos but doesn’t express any functionality. Have a browse of our Gomingo host examples below for some inspiration.
It goes without saying that you should stock the necessities such as bottled water and milk etc.
But what we recommend and this is especially for apartment/ house rentals is that you leave a shelf free (if possible) for your guest to place food if they want to cook up some grub or store a few essentials. It shows them that they’re not in your way and a nice touch that will help with those all-important reviews.
If you do drink, of course, it’s always nice to have a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks to offer your guests as refreshment, some come to expect it. Where you can make up the difference here is by supplying your guests with local drinks and being able to tell them a little bit about the background. It’s a good ice breaker and your guests will want to know, again bumping up the chance of a positive review.
They also work well when it comes to accommodation photos, adding that extra bit of comfortable styling to your cooking-hub.
Have a restaurant? Serve Breakfast?
Some of your accommodations may have a small restaurant, food/ dinner available on order as well as the usual breakfast options. An often missed trick is to let your guest know about this an most importantly show them.
If you have breakfast as an added extra, but don’t show the guest what it looks like… are they really going to add it? The answer is probably not.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Have a look at these amazing gomingo examples below.
We hope you’re inspired to jazz up your kitchen and make it more welcoming and inviting for your guests! Let us know what you think or anything you’ve done as a host that’s worked well. Remember food is for the soul and having an impact on your guests will be well returned in the form of repeat business!
We’ll leave you with a few more amazing culinary-stations! Enjoy.
Hope you enjoyed the read and more importantly have taken something away to help you improve your guests living and eating space and overall experience.
Remember you can check out all these examples and more over on gomingo.com