Great hosts know that is not just a great space that makes a guest leave a 5* review, the devil is in the detail and that leaving extra touches in the guests new home not only makes them feel welcomed but also helps when it comes to leaving a review.

We will share our top items that we found guests love to see after a long journey to your home:


Water: So obvious right?! Yes, providing a few bottles of water is a great item to have in a guest bedroom, it helps parched guests who have travelled from far and wide to stay in your home and it is a small price for the perfect welcome gift.   


Map: Easily overlooked but not to be underestimated; the usefulness of having a good old fashion map, it’s great to help guests plan their time in London and make sure they make the most out of their time. Our top tip is to leave a tube map for the guests so they can plan their journey before venturing off to the underground.


Oyster card: Oyster cards are great to leave for guests, as they can top them up and head out and explore all that London has to offer via bus, tube, river bus, you name it! Top tip: Oyster cards can be easily purchased from any station for a £5.00 (refundable) deposit.


House Manual: We found this is a must to leave for all guests; it is a great thoughtful gesture to leave for guests during their stay. It can not only help guests remember how to use the appliances in your house but it’s a fantastic way to also share your favourite local hotspots and help guests really explore your neighbourhood. Don't forget to leave a welcome note too! (Take a look at our previous house manual blog here!)


Food: As far as thoughtful gestures go this is the ultimate one! Local chocolate, bread or biscuits the options are endless, be sure to share foods/snacks that are local to your neighbourhood. This really gives guests a welcome to the neighbourhood and their first taste of being a local (pun intended).


Leaving a few small gifts and items for your guests is not only a great way to introduce them to their new home and their local area, but is also helps them really feel welcomed! It also leaves a lasting impression and ensures you receive 5* reviews!

Does this all sound like too much hassle? Well why not talk to our team to discuss your management requirements. Call us on 0203 4577 888 or email

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