What is a comfort room in a hotel?

Old Jun 18th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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What is a comfort room in a hotel?

Many hotels in Europe now seem to offer two classes of rooms - regular rooms and comfort rooms. Can anyone tell me what a "comfort room" is?
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Old Jun 18th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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It might mean the size of the room, it might mean something else.

Have you asked the hotel for an explanation?
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Old Jun 18th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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A search of


indicates that, as least for the hotels offered on this site, the comfort room (also called a double superior) has a higher rate and is larger than a standard room. It may also face a more desirable direction (view, quieter, etc.). Otherwise, the amenities appear to be the same.

But you should ask any hotel you're contemplating what the differences between the rooms and rates in that hotel are.
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I find that room names are open to interpretation. Usually if I go straight to the website of the hotel, I get a better description of the difference between rooms than there is on booking sites.
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Most non-English European languages either lack the concept of "comfort", as in English, or use a completely different word (possibly closer to the German 'Gemutlich')

So 'comfort', or a relative like 'confort', is often used to mean something close to 'luxurious'. In travel agent-ese this might often come down to little more than 'free chocolate on your bed', or 'just costs more'
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If a hotel offers multiple levels of rooms, comfort rooms are on the lower end. For example, the Hotel Amsterdam offers 5 levels of rooms. Lowest-to-highest in price are Budget, Comfort, Smoking Comfort, Superior, and Junior Suites.

The Maritim Hotel in Malta offers 7 types of rooms, with comfort rooms being the 2nd least expensive. (click on "Accommodation" at the top of the page)

At the Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich, comfort rooms are the least expensive of the 5 levels:

There is no one standard definition of a comfort room, so as sundriedpachino suggested, you will have to check with the specific hotel to see what amenities are offered and how those amenities compare to other rooms in the hotel.
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