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pls help: "single" room vs. "double" room

Aug 19th, 2007, 08:44 PM
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pls help: "single" room vs. "double" room

planning our first trip to europe. silly question: does "single" room mean one bed (for 2 ppl) and "double" room means two beds (i.e., can accommodate up to 4).

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Aug 19th, 2007, 08:49 PM
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NO, a single room means a room for one person, whether it be with a twin bed or a double bed. A double is a room for two people, with two twin beds or one queen/king-size.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 08:53 PM
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Hi lynnejoel1015

For first-time travelers, the single and double room is a bit confusing.

Single means just that. It's usually got just one twin size bed, and the room can be pretty small. Think closet size, lol!

Double room is meant for 2 people. It might be called a double or a twin. Now a double bed size is not like the size in the U.S. Sometimes it can be a queen, and even in some places it's two twins pushed together. It's best to write the hotel and ask for the measurements, then compare it to what you have or want.

Remember, tho, that if it says twin room, that is usually two twin beds not pushed together, but for two people who want to sleep apart.

A room for 4 people is pretty hard to come by. When my kids were small, some of the chain hotels like Novotel or Holiday Inn would have a queen bed and a trundel which worked out well for 4, but we didn't find those very often. Sometimes the kids beds were what I'd call camping cots. And sometimes we had to get 2 rooms.

Happy travels!
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Aug 19th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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If you want a room for 4, you ask for a family room. Not all hotels or B&Bs have family rooms. If they do, often it is only one or two. For the most part you are charge per person and not per room or bed as is more common in the US.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 09:01 PM
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If the booking section doesn't let you state how many people (adults/children), then look for the term "quad" or "quadruple" in the rates section.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 09:02 PM
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Thank you everyone! That clears it up! It's just us (lynne & joel ).

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