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Dirty hotel rooms and uncomfortable beds annoy us the most

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.

SYDNEY – A Huno.com 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.

Result Details
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?

Option
Average Net Response (higher the more important)

  • Dirty and/or Untidy Rooms +76%
  • Uncomfortable Bed / Poor Sleep +42%
  • Poor Service & Inexperienced Staff +28%
  • Hidden Extras – Pay for WiFi etc +6%
  • General Expectations versus Reality +2%
  • Poor Guest Facilities +2%
  • Difficult or Poor Location -2%
  • Lack of in-room amenities -18%
  • Dated Decor & Ambience -36%
Tatiana Rokou

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She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

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