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Tips on how to cope with noisy guests in hotels

Posted on October 12, 2014 by Bola Akande

Have you been affected by noisy guests during your holiday? I’m pretty sure some of you have. Noise can affected your stay and in some cases, ruin your holiday. It might be that guests continuously drag their chairs on marble floor or play loud music in to the early hours.

Hotel rooms vary in style, size and price, ranging from cheap hotels to five-star resorts. But in spite of the differences, most have a noise policy put in place to safeguard their guests, employees and property. Guests must comply with the rules to help others have a quiet and enjoyable vacation.

Noise is probably one of the most common problems you’ll face during your holiday, so to help you get by, here are some tips on how to cope with noisy guests in hotels:

  • Read the code of conduct shortly after you’ve checked in.
  • Confront the noisy guests with diplomacy (but be careful!). Tell them that they’re making noise and explain how their behaviour is affecting your stay – build a rapport with them if possible, but be pleasant and firm.
  • Write a letter to them explaining how they’ve ruined your stay and that if they continue, you will report them to the hotel manager.
  • Log all incidences and use a voice recorder to record the noise as proof.
  • Make a complaint to the hotel manager and tour operator then make a request to transfer. If this fails, ask to be relocated.
  • If they still fail to comply with the rules, they might be given a warning, or possibly get thrown out or even arrested!
  • Plan well ahead for future holidays. Read reviews on how hotels have previously managed noisy guests and avoid being in the same situation next time.


Star rating doesn’t actually guarantee that you’ll have a good night sleep. What really matters is to make sure that there is the Quiet Room® label attached to the hotel.The Quiet Hotel Room in Amsterdam follows this trend.

Are there any in London?


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