I'm about to stay at a 4-star hotel in Stockholm for 5 days. Is it ok to request that I don't want my room to be cleaned or the housekeeping staff to enter the room?
The reason for this is mainly that I'm traveling with my dog (yes, the hotel is aware of this) and although he will be in a travel cage while I'm away, it would be best if there were as little distractions as possible. The other reason is that I'm generally not keen on having strangers in a room with my personal stuff and I don't really need a new towel every day.
Can I just tell the staff at checkin that I don't want housekeeping or should I contact them beforehand? Are hotels generally ok with it or do they want to check that everything's ok with the room during the stay?