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English Vocabulary for Hotel Booking

Published on December 26th, 2018 | Last updated on September 3rd, 2020 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on English Vocabulary for Hotel Booking | 105 Views | Reading Time: 3 minutes

English Vocabulary for Hotel Booking

English Vocabulary for Hotel Booking

Source: Wikipedia

At hotels or similar establishments((organizations, companies)), guests are usually required to check in (also called register or sign-in), which involves providing or confirming the guests’ personal information and providing a signature. The laws of some countries require guests to sign a register (or a registration card) and some also require the provision of identification documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence which the hotel can copy and retain for its records. Usually, only one guest per room is required to register. Sometimes, the register may need to be provided to a government agency, such as members of the police, sometimes with a court warrant((authorization)) or similar authority.

The establishment((those who are in authority)) may require guests to provide a credit card guarantee to cover potential costs such as room service or mini-bar for the duration of the stay and to enable an express((definite and precise)) check-out at the end of the stay. At the end of the check-in, the reception staff will provide guests with a room key.

Check-in times vary but this can range from 12 pm until about 3 pm depending on the establishment’s rules and regulations. Late check-ins can be arranged through the hotel as long as the guests book this in advance and arrange all the necessary details. Hotels usually specify a check-in time after which they expect guests to check-in. If a guest wants to occupy a hotel room before the hotel’s check-in time, some hotels charge for an additional day or treat((regard – consider)) it as a previous day’s stay (as compared to occupying the hotel room after the check-in time). Most hotels, however, allow a grace time (typically 30–60 minutes) on request by a guest, without any additional charge, if a guest wishes to take the room before the check-in time. Some hotels also have a latest check-in time, often 6 pm-8 pm, after which they may give a room to someone else if the room is not prepaid or the guest does not phone in to indicate a time of arrival. Some hotels have a deadline for checking-in because the reception may close for the night. For the most cost-effective usage of hotel room occupancy, a guest should try to arrive at about hotel’s check-in time and leave or hand over the hotel room at about the hotel’s check-out time, but it may not be always practical because the guest’s arrival and departure time of flights or car trips may not align with the hotel check-in and check-out time and for other reasons.

English Vocabulary for Hotel Booking


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