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The Rule In Hotel

Updated on September 9, 2011

For some people hotel is the place to have fun. And for other people hotel is the last choice for take a rest. Outside the main goal we go to hotel is we want comfortable place. To felt the comfort, there are many rules we have to know. And we must do this and sometimes we have to obey these rules. I believe we all familiar with hotel and I think most of Hubbers may stay at Hotel very often. We usually stay at hotel for holiday with family or for business trip. We need to stay at the hotel. I just remind again how to stay in Hotel more comfortable, by knowing these rules below:

Inside the room

Although this bedroom is not belong to us. But we have to taking care and keep the bedroom well, like our bedroom at home.

  • Don't make noise inside the bedroom. Like talking a loud. Turn on television and music loudly, jump on the bed (kids may allow, but for adult I don’t think so). Although there is a wall to separated between two bedrooms, but loud sound may annoying in others room.
  • Don't open the connecting door inside the room when we rent just for one bedroom. Although beside our room was locked for privacy reason.
  • Don't take many people inside the bedroom. It different when the bedroom has guestroom ( like in the suite room), there is another reason using that room. if we want to receive visitors more than 20 people, can be done in the lobby or in the coffee shop.
  • We shouldn’t brought food and drinks with strong flavored.
  • Don't brought pets inside the bedroom. We all know about that. Because not all hotel has pet care services.
  • Towel used according to the function. Including bath towel, hand towel and face towel.
  • Enter the shower curtain into the bath-tub. It doesn't soaking the bathroom, which is dry bathroom.
  • Pay attention to the electricity voltage when we use hairdryer, razor or mobile phone charger.
  • Not all amenities (hotel equipment) always available in the bedroom.  To get for free thing such as toothbrushes, please ask the housekeeping.
  • Don't take the contents of mini-bar if you do not want to pay for that. As well as hotel slippers or other item, because the hotel already has inventory list in each bedroom. If there are lost things, we immediately get taxable charge (and the price could double from supermarkets).
  • Be careful when watching pay per view movies. We have to pay for that. Usually for adult movie. Sometimes we get free in the first 30 second, but after that it was the same price with two hours movie.
  • We should store our valuable things, like jewelry or important document in the safe deposit box.
  • Don't forget to lock your room with double lock, especially at night. And the important thing is never leave the bedroom with unlock condition.
  • Pay attention with the shape and the function of the bedroom key. Don’t hesitate to ask how to use that key.
  • Keep the room always clean and tidy, especially for bathroom. Don’t throw garbage in everywhere, but use the available place for garbage.
  • If you are smoker, don’t forget choose the room where you can smoke in the bedroom . Usually the hotel provide certain rooms (specific room as well) that allows guests to smoke in the bedroom.  Don’t  forget to always open the window in order to maintain the air circulation. This could happen If the hotel allows us to open the window.

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Outside the room

When we are outside the room, don’t forget if the hotel is a public place. With many facilities for all the guests. We need a little tolerance when using all the facilities,

  • Don't interfere with other guests. If we don’t want disturbed, don’t disturb others.
  • Lobby and swimming pool is also public place. Use it wisely. Don’t stay a long time in lobby. We can use longue to order drink or snack.
  • Don't wearing slippers for take a walk outside the bedroom,except in the swimming pool.
  • Always look at check out time. Excess up to five minutes without prior notice, we can get an additional charge for one room per day. Usually the time to check out is at 12:00 am or late check-out at 02.00 pm. There are also late check-out at low season at 04.00 pm..
  • Please check the parking ticketing when we brought personal car. Don’t forget to ask note at the in front office, and we don’t have to pay.
  • Please check all the bills carefully. Include telephone bill, mini bar or room service.

Talking about tips

Don't confuse about the tips which we have to give to the hotel officer who help us. It usually minimum 10% from the total hotel charge. In this place all the service, from bedroom until restaurant. The service charge between of 5 to 10%. depending on hotel policy. Actually if we don’t want give the tips there is no problem. Because we had paid the service charge. It depend ourselves.

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I hope this information benefit for us. And as a little guidance for us during the stay at the hotel. I think many hubbers can share stories here and might be able to add your knowledge or your experience during your stay at the hotel. I am glad to know that. Maybe I have any mistake in here, This hub always open to all of you. Thanks....


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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, vishal for coming and share wonderful comment about this topic. I am glad to know this hub useful for you. Have a nice day!

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      vishal 5 years ago

      this is a exciting notes thank for helping

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, noel baniega. Welcome to this hub. I am glad this hub useful for you. Cheers....

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      noel baniega 6 years ago

      hello thank you foe posting this its very nice and its helped me a lot of my project as a HRM student god bless you..

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, vocalcoach for dropping by and vote up this hub. I believe you have a lot of experience than me. I am glad you want to share with us. Have a good day!


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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A very good hub about Rules in Hotels. I always appreciate quiet from adjoining rooms and in the hall. Your hub is full of courteous advice. Thank you, dear friend. Voted up! :) vocalcoach

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, jojokaya for coming and give your vote to this hub. I hope this hub useful for us. Cheers...

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      jojokaya 6 years ago from USA

      very informative hub. Rated up. WEll done..

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, stars439. I hope you enjoy this information. Good bless you too.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very wise and thoughtful information. God Bless You.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks skgrao for stopping by. I am glad you want to share your thought and simple tips for us. and nice to see yo here.

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      S K G Rao. 8 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA.

      If we have to do all those things better stay as a paying Guest or Rented Apartment.

      If things are just the way they were as you went in when you need to go,the hotel may not change the bed sheets.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks mdlawyer and Mr.hypnodude for coming to this hub. You are right Mr.hypnodude, but at least we had tried to remind this.

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      Andrea 8 years ago from Italy

      Many good advices not always followed. Well done Prasetio.

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      mdlawyer 8 years ago

      Your hotel rules are excellent. This is a good reminder to those who are careless in hotels.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Darlene. I am glad you are familiar with Hotel business. I think you know much more than me. Thanks again.

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      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Great hub, I have been in the Hotel business most of my life, you are very right about the way to stay in a hotel. Good work.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Dame Scribe for dropping by. I am forget about that. I agree with you. They are need respected by us as a hotel guest. You make this hub more colorful. Thanks for share your thought about this topic.

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      I always smile and chatter with the staff at hotels. They are people too and like to be treated with respect too. Hotels are nice little getaways and should be appreciated. Great tips! :)

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Don White and Mickey for stopping by. I am glad you liked this hub. I think you all have a lot of experience while staying at hotel, for business trip I guess. I just informed a little of my knowledge here. Thank for share your experience also and your nice comment.

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Thanks prasetio for a great message. I try to always leave a couple of bucks on the dresser or near the TV for the maid. I'm sure they are not paid well and their services are the most important. Thanks

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      That was as comprehensive as I have ever read in one place. Thanks for writing the dos and don'ts of hotel living. I look at a hotel as a place to hang my hat and get a night's rest - leave out the "good". Many thanks for this fine Hub.

      Don White

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Deborrah and Pamela for coming to this hub. We know some of the rule like we have to lock the bedroom before leave it is the main rule when we stay at hotel. But I hope other information also give benefit for us.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Prasetio, Very good list to be a good guest and respect others. Some people do need to be told. Good hub.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Prasetio30, Nice informative hub! Many are not aware of proper hotel etiquette when practiced it makes for an enjoyable stay for everyone! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Hello and Pete for stopping by. I am just a human and have some mistake. Actually this is a basic information, maybe we forget about it and it remind us again. Like my hub before, from small thing become a bigger things. I am glad that Pete and Hello always follow my hub again and again. THANKS my friends.... God will reply your kindness.Amen

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      It is amazing how many people do not use common sense in a hotel.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      I am grateful you wrote this hub because some people have to be told.