Greetings, fellow hosts!
Currently, I do not have a TV downstairs in the guest suite.
However, I DO have a nice smart TV in my den, and I mention it in
several places in my listing.."Please feel free to come up and watch TV in my den!"
But none of the guests ever take me up on it.
I'm wondering .... should I make it a priority to get one for the guest room?
Did you put one in your guest room?
Just wondering if it's a big deal when guests are selecting somewhere to stay...
I would definitely put one in the guest room. Some people like to go to sleep with the tv on or may want to watch something different then what you are watching. Doesn't have to be a 65" UHD TV, a 55" should be fine as long as its 3D.
@Betty124, I don't have a TV in my guest room and I find that the only guests that ever want to watch TV are older (usually Australian) couples - I have had several of these guests ask if they can just 'watch the news' and then end up sitting in my living room the whole evening watching TV. I really don't like it - there is literally NOTHING more awkward than watching TV with complete strangers, so I have now stated on my listing that the living room is not available unless specifically invited. Young people don't tend to watch TV as they are happy just to connect to the internet with my Wifi. I really don't know if it's a dealbreaker for bookings or not - it most certainly isn't for me as literally the last thing I want to do when on holiday is watch TV. However, I'm not most people so can't really speak for them. If you have the money and the space, maybe you should provide one - it definitely wouldn't hurt.
I think it would really depend on the type of guests you get. I don't have a TV in my home, not for me, not for guests.....nada. I do have high-speed wifi so guests can stream-watch whatever they want on their laptop, phone or tablet. We also provide information about apps that stream local (korean) tv shows and the news (in real or near-real time) with English subtitles for those who are interested.
I host a lot of exchange student guests so it's probably one of the reasons why no TV is not a problem but if I got alot of guests their 40s and above I'd probably end up getting one for the guest bedroom.
My parents never stay longer than 1 night at my house because I have no TV :-)
i provide a 24inch smart tv in all my guest rooms with netflix
i find guests like youtube as a tv channel on the smart tv and can put on whatever they like such as music videos before they go out
Or sign in with their own netflix account and watch a movie order a pizza
far more value with this than a lounge tv
im surprised more hosts dont offer smart tv as an extra luxury on their listing
my listing says King bed room with smart tv netflix
smart also had radio on it
the 24inch cost me £140 stg uk each
We have one in the guest suite so that don't have to come to our living area to watch TV. It gives them a bit of privacy. I don't think it's a deal breaker when booking a place, but it's fairly standard to have a TV in a guest room. (We also have a selection of DVDs - which guests seem to like)
We have a smart TV in one rental and another Roku TV in the other rental. Honestly, I like the Roku set up better as I feel it is easier to navigate but I like that guests have the option to more then just watching the channels on the TV.