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Accommodation Types
Hotel guest rooms are usually divided into two kinds: a room ('kefang' in Chinese) and a suite ('taojian' in Chinese).

Rooms usually contain a shower/bath and toilet. The specific room types are:

Single Room - a room designed for one person
Double Room - a room containing one king-size or queen-size bed
Twin Room - a room with two single beds
Triple Room - a room containing three single beds or a standard room with an additional single bed

Usually located on the higher floors, a suite is subdivided into several types as follows:

Standard Suite - also named junior suite or family suite. It contains a living room, a bedroom, a shower/bath, a toilet, and comfortable furniture.
Deluxe Suite - usually bigger in room size and is newer in room facilities than a Standard Suite.
Executive Suite - usually contains a spacious bedroom with one king-size bed, an elegant living room, and a large bathroom with additional facilities such as a whirlpool bath and an additional toilet. Its area is usually twice as large as a Standard Suite.
Presidential Suite - usually has seven or eight rooms, including the president's bedroom, first-lady's bedroom, a shower/bath, two toilets, a parlor, boardroom, guard's station, study, kitchenette, a dining room, and a room for receiving retinue. Usually, it is the best accommodation in a hotel.

Disabled Guest Room: A room designed to be disabled-friendly.

Connecting Room: Connecting rooms are made up of two or more separate but adjoining rooms, which are connected by a door.

Explanation of Standard Bed Sizes
Rooms and suites are classified into three categories according to the size of the bed:

Room Type
Bed Equipment
Bed Size
Metric (cm)
Imperial (inch)
Single Bed Room One queen size bed 150 x 200 60 x 80
Double Bed Room One king size bed 198 x 203 78 x 80
Twin Bed Room Two single beds 120 x 190(single) 47 x 76 (single)

Explanation of Other Terms:

Single Room Supplement - Some premises do not have rooms designed for single occupancy. If a single guest wishes to occupy a double/twin room alone, a supplement will be charged by the hotel to reduce the loss in revenue resulting from having one guest instead of two.
Service Charge - A charge levied by some larger establishments on behalf of the staff in return for their superior service rendered to guests.
Government Tax - A tax that the hotel collects for the government for their control and management. Only a few tourist cities have such a tax and the amount is based on the number of the lodgers. The tax is usually required to be paid at the hotel reception by clients themselves.
Room only - The majority of room rates are inclusive of breakfast. Rooms rented on a 'room only' basis will not include breakfast in the price. A breakfast is generally available for additional cost.
Half-Board - In addition to breakfast, an evening meal may be offered to guests staying in an establishment for one week or longer.
EP (European Plan) - Only accommodation is offered, without any meals.
CP (Continental Plan) - Offers accommodation and a light breakfast consisting only of coffee and rolls with jam.
AP (American Plan) - Offers accommodation as well as an American breakfast, lunch and supper.
MAP (Modified American Plan) - Offers accommodation as well as American breakfast and supper.
DP (Demi-Pension) - Offers accommodation as well as European (Continental) breakfast and lunch/supper.
FP (Full-Pension) - Offers accommodation as well as European (Continental) breakfast, lunch and supper

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