August 30, 2021

5 Tips for Better Hotel Etiquette

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Staying at a hotel is one of those simple pleasures that every traveller can look forward to enjoying. But not everyone who stays at a hotel knows the proper etiquette to ensure that they are good guests.

Since no one likes to share a hotel with someone who is making their stay an unbearable one, it is important to know the 5 most important hotel etiquette tips, which are as applicable for mingling with guests as they are for ensuring that your stay goes smoothly.

Kambaku River Lodge, situated close to the Kruger National Park, is the epitome of timeless Kruger National Park accommodation, and for those staying at the lodge, your time here is going to be as relaxing as it is rejuvenating. At Kambaku River Lodge we aim to provide our guests with an unforgettable stay that is comfortable and has that touch of luxury. Our guests can look forward to an exclusive experience, in the comfort of completely private rooms, which adds to the luxury appeal of our lodge.

The 5 hotel etiquette tips you need to know

Making a reservation

Although it is not always possible, it is ideal to book your room long before your intended stay. This is sometimes best done a month or 3 before you head off for your holiday and it is one of the best ways to ensure that your room is reserved. Booking early can also save you loads of money.

On arrival

There are a few things to keep in mind when you arrive at your lodge. Upon arrival, you should immediately go to the reception area where you should have your booking confirmation details on hand. This will allow you to quickly book into your room and get settled into your holiday.

In your room

When you arrive at your room, one of the first things that you should do is to have a look around and check that nothing is broken or damaged. If anything is broken and damaged, you should let reception know as soon as you possibly can.

During your stay, you should treat your room like your home. Respect what is there and never, under any circumstances, knowingly break things.

You should also make sure that you keep the noise to a minimum throughout your stay and when the time comes to leave, you should not take anything from the lodge with you. Complementary shampoos and soaps that have not been used, should be left in the room.

Common areas

When in any of the common areas, you should be quiet and respectful, so that you don’t end up disturbing the other guests. Should you be staying at a lodge where there is a swimming pool, a gym or a spa, you should read the rules (if there are any) and follow them carefully.

Checking out

Upon checking out, when you receive your bill, you should make sure that you have a good look at every item you are being billed for, and if there are any issues, you shouldn’t be shy about asking questions.