We have listed most common abbreviations for hotel room types and meals to help you when selecting a hotel or travel package.
SGL – single
DBL – double
EXB – extra bed in room
Chld (child) – price for a child is usually included for accommodation with 2 adults
ROH (run of house) – type of room, which will be known only upon arriving to the hotel
SV – sea view hotel room
SSV – sea side view hotel room
GV– garden view room
MV– mountain view room
BV– beach view room CV – city view
LV – land view OC – ocean view
PV– pool view
RV– river view
Abbreviations for meals and lodging in hotels
OB/RO(no meals) – accommodation in hotel without meals
BB (breakfast only) – accommodation in hotels with breakfasts only– American style or continental breakfasts
HB– accommodation with meals two times a day. As a rule these are breakfasts and dinners. Drinks are supplied at additional costs
HB+– accommodation in hotel with meals 2 times a day, – breakfast and dinner. Drinks are included. During any other period of time except for breakfast and dinner all drinks are charged additionally.
FB (full board) – 3 times meals in hotel (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Drinks during lunch and dinner are not included.
FB + (full board extended) – 3 times meals in hotel (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Drinks are included into the cost during lunch and dinner, during any other period of time are charged additionally.
Al, All inclusive – includes not only 3 times meals but also such services as light breakfast, snacks, and light dinner. Drinks are included. Sometimes these can be only drinks of local production and the rest is to be paid additionally.
UALL – same as All Inclusive, with drinks of local production and foreign production, the last is usually limited.
DLAI, ELAAL, EAL, AEAL, Royal AL – extended meals on the basis of All Inclusive, as a rule the list of alcohol drinks included differ.
Continental Breakfast – light breakfast consisting of coffee, tea, juice,bread, cream and jam.
English Breakfast – full breakfast, consisting of juice, tea or coffee, eggs, bacon, toasts, jam.
American Breakfast – similar to continental breakfast, also includes sliced bacon, cheese, bread or toasts, fired or poached eggs, sausages, jam or jelly, cornflakes or other cereal.
Menu– limited number of meals from the menu, except for seafood.
A-la carte – list of the menu, where each item has its own price separately. A lot of hotels, offering UALL also include free a-la carte.
Hotel room abbreviations most commonly used in tourism
Standard – 1 room
1 APT – 1 bedroom apartments
2 APT– 2 bedroom apartments
APTS – similar to modern 2 rooms or more apartments with kitchen
BG – bungalow, a stand alone building consisting of several rooms, with separate entrances from the street.
DELUXE– advanced comfort rooms
DPL – duplex 2 storeroom
Family room– a room a bit bigger then a standard one, 1 bedroom or more often 2 bedrooms
Honeymoon room – room for just married
HV– holiday villages, a category of bungalow
KSB – king size bed, more then 180 cm
King suite – king size sofa in bedroom
MB – main building
New building – accommodation in a new building of hotel
Studio– 1 bedroom or a studio with a divider from kitchen area
Suite – 1 bedroom of higher quality with a living zone
Executive Suite – 2 bedrooms suite
Junior Suite – 1 bedrooms, improved. Place for sleeping can be separated and turned into a living room during a day.
Mini Suite – 1 bedroom type of hotel lodging, improved, bigger then Standard or Superior.
Senior Suite – hotel room of better comfort, with a bedroom and living room
Superior – 1 bedroom, more then a standard one
Superior Shalt- chalet of a higher quality
Connected rooms (connection) – hotel rooms joined with each other, and separated with a door, which can be locked from one side.