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Single, Doulble, Triple? What does that mean

Old Jan 3rd, 2006, 06:56 AM
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Single, Doulble, Triple? What does that mean

I am searching for hotels using the excellent
http://www.hotelsearch-in-paris.com.

I have noticed that all of the hotels room rates are denominated in terms of
single
double
triple
quad
What do these actually mean?

My wife and I will be traveleing with two small children. If we were traveling in the US - I would just look for a room with two queen size beds. But that doesn't seem to be the way rooms are described in Europe.

Do we need a quad. That would be a shame - because they seem to be rare in the Paris city center.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2006, 07:03 AM
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A single normally has a single twin-size bed.

A double may have two twin beds, either separate or pushed together to make one bed, or a normal double bed.

A triple has some combination of the two possibilities above.

A quad also has some combination of singles and doubles.

Queen-size beds are rare in Europe (except in American-style chain hotels). The closest to it is the two twins pushed together mentioned above. The chances of getting two of those in one room are low.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Yes you will need a quad - sometimes called a family room

single = twin-sized bed. A room for 1.

double = a double bed or a queen or two twins. A room for 2 people

triple = a room for 3. Could be eithetr 2 beds or three singles.

quad = a room for 4.

But for a family w/ kids - renting a flat would usually be better than a small quad in a hotel. Many apartmens will have a double bed plus a sofa bed that sleeps two.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2006, 07:10 AM
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Thanks.

Unfortunately - I doubt an apartment will make sense for us. We will only be there for 4 or 5 nights. On our way to Provence. I assume you need to be in Paris a full week before an apartment makes sense.
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yes, many apartments do rent by the week. But there are some that rent for shorter periods.
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There are quite a few hotels with Quad rooms, and also with "family rooms" or "connecting rooms", all intended to serve 4 sleeping in the room.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34651208

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34656598

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34576515

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34575697

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34557450

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34528484
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In Accord group (Mercure, Novotel, ...) two children up to 16 are allowed in parents bedroom at no extra cost. I stayed in Novotel Les Halles with this kind of agreement. The standard is 1 large bed plus 2 individual.
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Thanks

What is a duplex? Is that connecting rooms?
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I think some of those larger chain hotels do allow children for free, that might be a good idea for you. You can probably get by with a double room and asking if they can put in a rollaway for a third child, but since there are four of you, that pretty much means you must book a quad. You don't say your budget, but it's possible some of the larger, modern hotels have two queen beds -- I've heard the Holiday Inn Republique in Paris has large rooms and might have that. It's a nice location and a beautiful hotel (outside is a registered landmark, I don't know the inside rooms). that won't be super-cheap, though, as it's a 4* hotel.

As for duplex -- that is a room with two levels, one up some stairs to another floor (or at least another level).

Those terms you found just refer to occupancy, that's all--the number of people the room is for. Although it isn't relevant for you, many single hotel rooms do not have twin-sized beds as I've been in many that do not (they often have doubles, but are just a small room).
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Novotel hotels often allow two children under age 16. I think Holiday Inns often have a similar policy.
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Hi rholt,
I agree for Accor policy for children.

How was the gym in Aix?
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Chez Vous will book apartments for as few as five nights. Because they allow shorter stays, and don't demand a security deposit (although they do require advance payment) they are more expensive than a lot of other apartment places. They have an excellent web site, www.chezvous.com, and what you see is what you get.
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