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Riponnewbie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: Dressing gowns Reply with quote

I've been recommended that I offer guests the use of dressing gowns / bath robes at my UK holiday let.
Can anyone recommend some that look good quality / luxurious and where to buy them from?

I am loathe to buy cotton towelling ones dues to how long they take to dry after washing. I've seen thinner cotton waffle ones and also microfibre ones. Any advice?
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greenbarn



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get waffle ones from Out of Eden, along with slippers.
I assume you’re aiming at the high end of the market? Guests won’t expect bath robes unless they’re paying top rates.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King of Cotton Waffle ones (I imagine OOE are similar) They're great - very popular and they do make the room look good. NB they are super easy to launder yourself but I find laundry services charge a lot. I think they have a set price that assumes towelling robes. Worth considering!

Greenbarn what happens with the slippers? Can you wash them?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some lovely waffle ones on eBay with slippers too
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Riponnewbie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Waffle gowns Reply with quote

Thank you for the feedback. Will opt for the waffle ones!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martha wrote:


Greenbarn what happens with the slippers? Can you wash them?


No, they’re disposable (we encourage guests to take them if they’ve used them - they actually last a fair time even if grubby). However we were talking recently with Out of Eden (they’re local to us) and they're looking into producing some that could be washed and re-used several times. Apparently the problem with the way these are made currently is that the sole is basically a piece of card - not widely recognised for its resistance to washing!
Watch this space.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size of dressing gowns would you recommend for men and for women?
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Zur Alten Weinkelter



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would always look at XL for the size same for both M & F this also helps with same sex reservations and keeps the purchasing easy

a while back friends of ours bought for their accommodation kimono's rather than the standard dressing gowns as so far they are working well and guests love them and also like to lounge around in them

at the moment i don't supply robes in my accommodation purely on a cost level however i do like them
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We supply organic cotton waffel weave slippers and bath robes purchased from cotonea.de ...have been in use for 6 years and still look good. I purchased them in a dark blue. The slippers and robes are washed at 60 degrees and ironed so I am assuming that this kills germs......guests really appreciate them, so we feel it was a worthwhile investment
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Riponnewbie



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purchased them from out of Eden. Have to lightly press them after washing but they do look lovely.
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