March 20, 2014
Signs from around the globe – Lost In Translation II
After writing my last post Confessions of a Hostel Manager; ‘Lost in Translation’ I have been sent a number of other translation issues from friends in the hotel industry with reference to actual Signs .
Bruges; wall sign: Bathroom light operates with motion sensor Turns off approx. 15 minutes after last registered motion.
Japan; Air conditioning instructions: Cooles and heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself
Moscow; hotel room: If this is you first trip to the USSR, you are welcome to it
Zurich; hotel welcome pack: Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose
Japan; hotel welcome pack: You are invited to take advantage of the chamber maid
Athens; Reception: Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11.00am. daily
In Case of Emergency; While Not actually a hotel sign I thought this deserved to be here
Bangkok; Dry Cleaners: Drop your trousers here for the best results
Paris; Reception: Please leave your values at the front desk