French double -vs- Standard double

Old Jun 16th, 2004, 01:43 PM
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French double -vs- Standard double

Booking a room in Venice and I have the option of a French double or Standard double. I'm assuming it's the size of the bed they're referring to...does anyone know exactly what that means?
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 01:54 PM
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A French double sounds vaguely risque, doesn't it? I'm afraid I don't know what it means, though. Maybe there's a bidet? Or one of the choices is twin beds vs. a larger bed.

I have played Canadian doubles, though. . .
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 02:08 PM
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A french double is a bed size that is wider than a twin but narrower than a double (US standard). Generally only offered in single rooms as could be a tight fit for 2 people.
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 02:24 PM
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Bottom line it is a very narrow bed for two people so best to ask for a standard double bed.
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 02:43 PM
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Hi sandi,

A "French Double" is a 3/4 bed. Narrower than a double.

It is interesting that many places charge extra for the FD.
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If a French Double is indeed a 3/4-bed, then you're dealing with a bed 46"w versus a Standard Double at 54" wide (based on US measurements). I'd go with the Standard Double.
 
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Sorry, but many "French Doubles" (which end up being two mattresses placed together) are 54" wide X 82" long...probably depends on the individual establishment you are dealing with.
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