Friday, August 20, 2010

Translating “3 Star Hotel” When in Europe

Those accustomed to staying at 3 Star hotels in the US are often disappointed with their choice hotels when traveling in Europe. Last year 1,721 complaints were filed through the European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net). For this reason the ECC-Net examined the “average” hotel, which is the 3 Star.

In most countries, 3 Star hotels have a temporary or permanent reception service and employees must speak a foreign language, provide PC access, access to the internet and a safe at the reception, must accept a credit or debit card.

In all countries a 3 Star hotel provides breakfast, and in most countries provide lunch and/or dinner. All rooms must have individual bathrooms and provide shower gel and/or shampoo.

In some countries 3 Star hotels must provide air conditioning, a mini bar and a baby’s cot on demand.

In some countries 3 Star hotels do not have to provide a non-smoking room.

The best advice is to research your hotel of choice and verify their available services and amenities before booking.

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