When opting to share a room with a travelling companion of the same sex, most sharers develop an instant rapport with their roommate, often leading to strong friendships both during and after the holiday. However there are a few points to bear in mind to ensure a harmony whilst sharing with a stranger.
If you are a smoker and smoking is permitted in the hotel you must agree to a non-smoking policy in the room as a courtesy to your room sharer.
Please also endeavour to:
- Maintain good levels of tidiness and avoid the tendency to spread out too much
- travel reasonably light – you and your room-mate both need to unpack, hang-up and put away
- keep mobile phone usage to a minimum particularly during normal sleep hours
- similarly don’t keep the lights on to read until the early hours
- don’t hog the power sockets when recharging your gadgets
- keep the noise down, particularly if your sharer isn’t an early riser, use earphones if listening to music or watching a movie on your iPad
- don’t use all the towels; leave the bathroom as you’d like to find it
- remember that others might not be as chatty as you – keep the conversation light
- return to your room quietly if you’re a night owl or like a few drinks at the bar before turning in
- Stay positive – there may be glitches, if you need to complain, complain to your tour leader rather than your roommate
- bear in mind that your roommate might not be quite as modest or uninhibited as you when changing
- adhere to accepted norms of personal hygiene and behaviour
Snoring and other concerns…
Should you be a loud snorer, be particularly fastidious or suffer any condition which may cause distress to a prospective roommate, we recommend that you book single occupancy accommodation.
If it just doesn’t work out
Most room sharers enjoy the company of their rooming companion and quickly work out a routine to ensure they get along without any disharmony.
In the unlikely event that should you find yourself unable to continue sharing with your allocated roommate or due to your behaviour they are unable to continue sharing with you, we regret that we cannot accept any additional costs resulting from the provision of alternative or additional accommodation.