we like an early morning drive somewhere in the vicinity of the camp we've stayed overnight at. We then come back to that camp, shower, finish packing, have breakfast then leave.
The 10am checkout gives us more time to do this, and then we just take a leisurely game drive to the next camp, arriving in time to check in at 2pm or after.
The 10am check out makes no difference to the cleaning staff, because they still start work at the same time, unless their hours of employment have changed to 10am to 2pm, which should be the case, because I don’t want cleaning staff at my unit until I’m technically meant to be out, but this is not the case, so why isn’t the 10am – 1pm compromise considered as the cleaning staff still arrive at the same time.
If an unwritten rule would be accepted that keys are given when the accomodation is ready, it would make the queues that OWN are talking about shorter and .....some will be luckier than others
It would certainly be acceptable. Today you win, tomorrow it is my turn. Certainly better than now!! and also better than check in time like earlier.
Why is it not possible to be a bit more relaxed about those problems, that with a bit of common sense from staff and visitors could easily be resolved. Also if staff would be a bit more ready to change the accomodations assigned, just like they do in hotels all over. "This rooms is not ready, but this other one is, if it is all right with you. If not, you will have to wait"
Sometimes I wonder if the staff at reception have ever seen the accomodations and ther position? Back again to my strong point: training, training and training!!!!!!
If things were managed correctly
the client would come first, but ......
We have tried to book in an hour early with a sick kid and were told "sorry, come back at 2pm", but I knew the unit number, due to the type of unit and drove to the unit and it was clean and empty at 1pm, so we moved in