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Extra guest fees?

I'm looking at a hotel in Haarlem, a studio with room for 5 (3 twins and a double).

I searched with these requirements, and found a nice looking place. Then I go to reserve it and the price nearly doubles due to "Extra Guest" fees. Various sites have differing explanations, some say there "may be extra guest fees" at check-in and others "To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.". Some show the fees included, and some not.

So the funny part is, per reviewer comments there is no reception (guessing they send a code).

This has left me wondering, is this sort of thing normal now?

I've never seen it before, or at least at non-resorts. You book a room with beds for 5, and you fill the beds. We're not talking a hostel here, but an apartment.,

Posted by
5599 posts

We're not talking a hostel here, but an apartment.,

Sometimes with apartments you only get enough linen for the number of guests specified. If you book for one person, you will likely get one set of towels and one bed will be made up.

Posted by
7584 posts

For the same room in a European hotel, the price will vary by number of people, two will be more than one, three more than two, in the case of your room, five much more than one.

Posted by
32964 posts

quite normal actually.

But I am confused. At the end of the post your last word is apartment. In your first sentence you refer to a hotel? Is it an aparthotel - I didn't know there is one in Haarlem.

Posted by
53 posts

It was too bad, I liked the place. Thankfully I found a similar place nearby without the per-person fee.