I don't currently have a hair dryer nor iron and ironing board available for my guests.
They're inexpensive items, so I could provide them pretty easily, though I'd have to figure out a place to store them.
I did have a guest inquiry a few days ago asking if there was an iron available. I responded to the inquiry that I did not have an iron but that I have been meaning to get one and promised the guest that I would have one for his stay. He asked a few more questions, then never booked the room.
So... I'm just curious if it's worth the expense to provide these items?
a hair dryer and iron seem weird so i put in a iron and a low cost hair dryer in the closet for business traveliers.
i have been renting out my apt and nobody ever opened the 2 boxes.
never have i seen a iron in a hotel.
There have been Iron's in 100% of the hotels I've ever stayed in. Please for the love of god people, start providing irons for your guests to use.
I think you have answered your own question - a hairdryer and iron don't cost that much but take up lots of room, particularly if you are only bringing in hand luggage.
My guests mainly use the hairdryer but I have had some requests to use the iron.
A hair dryer & iron are inexpensive and having them in your property illustrate that you have thought of the little things that just may save the day for a guest. Many of my guests are visiting the area for a wedding or other formal event and an iron will help de-wrinkle their clothes from their suitcase.
Yes, a hairdryer is useful and about 30% of our guests use it - they also appreciate not having to bring one with them if htey are just coming for the weekend with hand luggage. Less so an iron - think we have only ever been asked once if someone can use one.
Well we are having work done in our house and there is a lot of dust so for tyhe last two groups of guests I have ironed all the bedding for the super king bed in the apartment. So even if the guests don't use the iron the hosts might
@Jamie Agree with @Elaine & Duane the more amenities the better. In this case, a hair dryer is a basic necessity. Women will appreciate it. We store it underneath the bathroom sink cabinet. As for the iron/iron board, it's not used as much as a hair dryer but it's still nice to have it available for guests when they do need it. We store it in the closet.
I use to travel for work a lot and I like not having to pack a hair dryer or when an outfit gets wrinkled, I can take care of it because there's an iron/board.
As you said, cost for these items are not that expensive and it will add to a great experience/comfort for your guests.
Since I list my cottage with a washing machine there has to be an ironing board and iron. But if you only rent out a room the guest can use yours I suppose. I also do suplly a hair drier.
Hair dryers, irons, toaster ovens and toasters, i.e. any small appliance that heats up very quickly and very hot are big electricity hogs. I'm not saying not to provide these things if you choose to, just to know that if someone uses the hair dryer 2 or three times a day, or leaves a curling iron, for instance, plugged in and on, you may notice a higher electric bill than normal.
@Jamie I got this simple compact board and guest use it from time to time. I personally like to iron my clothes before I go out but that’s just me. I bought two hairdryers too because “two is one and one is none”.