Meals in hotels, the legend

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We already wrote about how accommodation is classified according to international systems travel agencies and booking systems here. Coding options (reducing) very much, but not all of them are necessary, if you simply pick up a package. To this end, we prepared a simple sample in order as indicated by the types of meals in hotels when looking for tours online in the online shops tours and travel:

RO Room only, no meals
BB Bed & breakfast. Breakfast (buffet or the presentation of one dish plus coffee or tea)
HB Half board. Half Board includes Breakfast and dinner (buffet)
HB+ Half board+. Extended half Board includes in addition to the standard HB alcoholic local beverages during meals
FB Full board. Full Board includes Breakfast, lunch and dinner (buffet) non-alcoholic drinks
FB+ Full board+. Advanced full Board, in addition to the standard FB including local beverages during meals
ALL, Al All inclusive. All inclusive: Breakfast, late Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late dinner (buffet). Local beverages throughout the day. As well as additional meals during the day at beaches, pools, etc.
UAL, UAI Ultra all inclusive. Ultra all inclusive. Same as ALL, plus the drinks are imported, in many hotels the food and drinks around the clock.
Виды питания в отелях, условные обозначения The buffet in the hotel

Using this table you can quickly determine which type of food included in the ticket when looking for tours, if the transcript is missing. And safe search and purchase tours online is the most convenient to carry out these trusted sites:

However, note that you can't just rely on these designations, since the actual power supply is highly dependent on a country, resort or even hotel. Everywhere the power set, the quality of products, etc. can be very different, and to really understand what to expect, it is better to check reviews about the hotel on the booking sites tours and hotels.

And by the way, here's a little life hack for this reason. Not always in search of tours there are enough reviews about hotels or they can be objective. To get more information on the hotel, you can also find it in the reservation system of the hotels and read the reviews there. Most reviews real travelers can be found on the websites and

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
nausla January 16, 2019
What bothered? ...
Vitalisation 13 March, 2019
What!:? ...
admin 13 March, 2019
Book well in advance, obviously. ...
nausla 13 March, 2019
From my sense began to slip away.
I understand I came to the following:
1. Free cancellation is possible until a certain date, there are of course exceptions but I've seen a couple of times in 5 years.
2. Book in advance definitely makes sense, usually for the arrival of all prilichnye options expensive. Of course not happen if the force majeure.
3. If a hundred percent sure on the trip, it is necessary to take cheaper options without the right of refund. By the way I fully agree.
Would add that we should look: the location of hotel services (airport transfer, wifi, room size, air conditioning, etc.)
Also read the testimonials, preferably not on the same oecusse, and not to take less than 8. Of course if you are interested in the quality of rest. ...
Dragon March 14, 2019

And not to forget that the more requirements for housing, the more likely that you will have problems, if you do not book in advance. It's one thing when you are satisfied with the ordinary kopeck piece without reference to a particular place, and another when you need a large comfortable apartment which is not anyhow where, and even in fairly high season.
For example, today I very long searched for housing in nice for six people. Had in the centre, near the sea and with separate beds, not to mention the fact that there are no 2-storey beds... At a sane price of such options, in principle at least, even much in advance... ...
Bulk March 14, 2019
very strange advice, given the fact that different resources weight reviews various and various system evaluations. for example, 8-9 - about 7 in town. and how you can book your accommodation by rating not lower than 8, for example, on airbnb or tripadvisor, where the maximum rating is 5? and why not book accommodation with rating of 7 on the booking, if there is even a 6.5 is quite acceptable? why such love for the number 8? ...
nausla March 14, 2019

For example, that would not get Sari in which the dog is ashamed to settle. Watching left-wing photos from the hotelier.
And about the rating, Yes, it was necessary to allcnt that on a scale of booking.
About the airbnb lottery here? A secret for you - the frequent violation of the agreements vladeltsami housing? But you are here mainly on referral links live.
tripadvisor is generally a very strange resource that makes sense only as a platform for reading the reviews. Personally several times encountered that the high rating this resource is in fact fake.
But the removal of negative posts, not helping, posting incorrect information is typical for the booking. He is no better than the rest.
Accordingly, the lower the rating (and the more reviews the evaluation will be objective) the greater the likelihood of running into adventures.
And it is strange to read that 6.5 is too. Without evaluation, too, is generally acceptable and the game "Russian roulette" is not always ends sadly. ...
Bulk March 14, 2019
more than 10 years booking hotels in booking, except for a couple times never booked with rating 8 and above, while in the barns did not live ...
nausla March 14, 2019
Lucky you!
I use it for more than 20 and had the good fortune to encounter negativity from this resource repeatedly.
So don't flatter yourself.
And Sarai lived because he had enough money to send out the scams and take a more expensive room, quickly and, unfortunately, without the help of a booking in another hotel. Usually this feat cost me 2-3 prices. ...
Strannica 11 June, 2019
I always pre-book, seek not my thing. Moreover, always fly from the tour operator specific, but with him then and require good living space))) ...