How serious do hotels take Guest Feedback?
Most of the hotels that did provide a guest feedback form, had one of those tic tac toe form. They simply want me to degrade my opinion of their service to a number, a score… They do have an option for additional comments below each section, but must not realize by the time I get to that, I am kind of worn out already.
I am sure that the management of the hotel will also receive very interesting stats and graphs based on these bingo cards. They will be able to analyze which department scores what % of guest satisfaction, and follow trends over time.
This last week though a hotel really surprised me. They asked me their opinion not at check-out, but continuously during my stay. Every day there was a comment card on the bed, posing the following question; ‘How did we do today?'.
But not only did housekeeping put it on the bed after cleaning my room, they also provided it when I order room service, and it was again on the breakfast table. They are constantly looking for feedback on the services used in the hotel.
I did not mind filling in the form several times, as they asked me open questions, really showing their interest in my opinion. The questions on this ‘How did we do today?’ form were so simple really,
- Your Feedback
- How you evaluate our services?
- Small details. Big differences. Are there any small details that you particularly valued (or any new ones that you think we should be look at)?