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Old 04-24-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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? for all who order breakfast with the doortags

To what extent are you awake and ready for the day when breakfast arrives?
Are you still in bed when they knock on the door?
Are you up, showered and dressed? or somewhere in the middle?
I am sure they see all of the above, but I am curious what the norm is.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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They have times on the card that you check off and they're usually really good on your request.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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When we ordered breakfast room service, we were awake and out of bed, but still in pajamas and not yet in showers. We did that because some people in my family like to have coffee before they get ready for their day.

As PP said, you get to choose delivery time, so it's entirely up to you!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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We would check a time that we knew we would at least be awake. Usually in pjs, or just showered. Dh would go into the hall to meet them when they knocked, then brought the tray in to avoid awkward towel-on-head moments.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.
I know about the times on the card.
Just curious if people use this as a wake up service and/or are still in PJs when they come.
I have previously been fairly wound up about being all ready and presentable for room service. But Hubby is trying to get me to relax a bit. Just trying to figure out the norm.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:26 PM   #6
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Its usually my wake up call since I answer and hang up the phone

On early morning excursions its nice
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #7
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We were woken up by the room service delivery before! Came a few minutes early & our alarm hadn't gone off yet. My husband quick answered the door in his pajamas.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:25 AM   #8
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Thanks guys.
I know about the times on the card.
Just curious if people use this as a wake up service and/or are still in PJs when they come.
I have previously been fairly wound up about being all ready and presentable for room service. But Hubby is trying to get me to relax a bit. Just trying to figure out the norm.
I'm a relaxer.

I've pulled the covers over my head before. I can sleep right through all that noise. My mom would take her coffee, etc. out to the verhanda, or my hubby would. It's hard for me to leave that bed and with the motion...I'm sleeping like a baby being rocked. I love it!
That's the best thing about room service in the morning. They are in and out. Gives me at least another hour.

I'm such a relaxer, that my hubby and DD would hit the buffet before I'm out of bed.

I'm more of a "lunch" gal on vacation. lol
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:06 AM   #9
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On the mornings we do it we are in PJs.

Phone call serves as wakeup call. Answer door, they come in and put the tray on the bed, we sign the slip and they are on their merry way.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:24 AM   #10
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For me om service is that I dont need to be up and dressed, otherwise I would walk to a dining room. They drop it and leave not dine with you When I get up I make sure I wont scare them away but they can see me in my PJs and no make up.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #11
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Are the items that you order for breakfast free? Usually DH gets ready first, then heads to the buffet to eat. When he comes back to the room, he'll bring DD & I a muffin or something. Having it delivered would be a much easier option.
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Someone once said "What other people think about you is none of your business". I find this is so true! What do I care what the room service guy thinks of what I look like? His (or her) job is to deliver the food, plain and simple. They would never say anything to you like "Ha, look at your hair!" or "Wow, don't you look a mess!" Because its rude and might affect their tip or their employment. Besides which I'm sure they don't care. So why should I worry about what they might possibly be thinking in their heads once they leave my door? And, even if I got up, showered, dressed, had my hair perfectly coiffed, did my makeup, and had a nice outfit on, they might still think "Ugliest woman ever!" and I would have ZERO control over that!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #13
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The last time we did this in January on the Dream, they did not call first and showed up within a minute of the opening of the time window that we had requested. So if you are planning on using the heads-up call as a wake up call, you may get woken up by the knock on the door instead.
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Are the items that you order for breakfast free? Usually DH gets ready first, then heads to the buffet to eat. When he comes back to the room, he'll bring DD & I a muffin or something. Having it delivered would be a much easier option.
For the most part, room service is complimentary and gratuity is not included. Some items do have a fee, though, such as pre-packaged snacks, alcohol and soda.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #15
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I always feel funny with room service no matter where I am or how awake I am. So I have just DH get the door. If I feel uncomfortable being in the room when the person comes in, I'll just go into the bathroom and wait until they are gone to come out.

I'm sure no matter how messy you feel in the morning, anyone who has been in the hotel industry long enough has seen far, FAR worse/scarier/undone/etc. I wouldn't worry about it.
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