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Accommodation

Frequently asked questions about Inntravel holidays

What type of accommodation does Inntravel use?

Sometimes we use hotels, sometimes we use other types of accommodation – it depends on what exists in a given region. Something that’s true of all areas and all holidays, however, is that we have visited and hand-picked every single place. Not all of them have star ratings, but don’t let this put you off – some countries such as Norway don’t have a classification system, while elsewhere smaller establishments and certain types of accommodation are often exempt from the classification process. By this token, the lack of a star rating is often an indication of a place’s charm and intimate atmosphere.

What is a chambres d’hôtes?

This is a type of accommodation found in France, best described as a guesthouse. There is usually just a handful of bedrooms, making for an intimate atmosphere. Often, meals are taken around a communal table, with your hosts and other guests. See our chambres d’hôtes page for more information.

What is an agritourism /agroturismo /masseria?

These are working farms which can also accommodate guests. The standard varies greatly – some are charmingly rustic, while others are very stylish, with lots of creature comforts. Being in the middle of a big estate, the accommodation tends to be very tranquil, and you’ll often find produce from the farm featured in the cooking.

We prefer a room with two single beds. Is this a problem?

In some countries, such as Spain, Switzerland, Norway and Greece, twin rooms with two single beds are the norm, so this is not usually a problem.

If you are travelling to Austria, Germany and northern Italy, however, you should be aware that many hotels offer beds comprising two mattresses with individual duvets, which, because the mattresses are side by side on one large base, are neither proper twin beds, nor a true double bed, but somewhere in between. In this case, you may prefer to book two single rooms.

We prefer a room with a double bed. Can you guarantee this for us?

We will reserve a double bed for you wherever possible, but in some countries, such as Spain, Switzerland, Norway and Greece, twin rooms are the norm (though some hotels will push them together for you). Similarly, in Austria, Germany and northern Italy, many hotels offer beds comprising two mattresses with individual duvets, which, because the mattresses are side by side on one large base, are neither proper twin beds, nor a true double bed, but somewhere in between.

Will we have our own bathroom?

You will almost always have a bedroom with en-suite facilities that include a toilet, sink and bath and/or shower. Of the hundreds of hotels and guesthouses we work with, only a handful have shared facilities, and we indicate these rare exceptions on the relevant holiday page and/or when you book.

What is included in the single room price?

At some hotels you’ll have a true single room, but at most hotels you’ll be given a double room for single occupancy. If you want to upgrade to a room with a sea view etc, different prices apply than those stated in the ‘room upgrade prices’ table, because these prices are based on two people sharing a room.

What type of room will we have on a family holiday?

Whatever suits your family. If you’re a family of 3 or 4, you can choose to all be in the same room, sharing one bathroom, either with a double bed and one or two single beds, or with three or four single beds (the exact arrangements will depend on the hotel in question, but normally they will all be proper beds rather than sofa beds). If you’d prefer to be in separate bedrooms, that’s also fine. (Families of 5 or more will normally need to be accommodated in two or more rooms.) We try to cover as many options as possible in our price panels and will be happy to offer advice if you are unsure as to the best option for your family.