Guest house (lodging)


Guest house (lodging)

A guest house is a kind of lodging. In some parts of the world a guest house is similar to a hostel or bed and breakfast.In other parts of the world guest houses are the only kind of accommodation available for visitors with no local relatives.

Among the distinguishing features that distinguish a guest house from a hotel or bed and breakfast is the lack of full time staff.cite news
url=http://www.abingdonguesthouse.com/faq.shtml
title=Frequently Asked Questions
publisher=Abingdon Guest House
accessdate=2008-01-14
] cite news
url=http://www.uscg.mil/mwr/cottages/KodiakGuestHouse.htm
title=Kodiak Recreational Lodging
publisher=United States Coast Guard
accessdate=2008-01-15
] Bed and breakfasts are usually family owned, with the family living on the premises. Hotels maintain a staff presence 24x7. A guest house on the other hand will have limited staff presence. Because of the limited staff presence checkin is often by appointment.

Specialized courses in how to run guest houses are available.cite news
url=http://www.theelearningcentre.co.uk/detail/guest_house_management
title=Guest House Management
publisher=E learning centre
accessdate=2008-01-14
] cite news
url=http://www.coursesplus.co.uk/trainingcourses/6760-guesthousemanagementasetlevel3.php
title=What is a Guest House?
publisher=Course Plus
accessdate=2008-01-13
]

ee also

*al Qaida guest house

References

External links

* [http://gaijinhousejapan.com Gaijin House Japan] A comprehensive guide and FAQ to Guest Houses in Japan.
* [http://www.pavillondegalon.com/ Pavillon de Galon] One of the most luxurious Guesthouse in south of France
* [http://www.guesthouseinitaly.com Guest House Italy] A comprehensive guide to Guest Houses in Italy.


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