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March 20, 2014

Lost In Translation II

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

Lost In Translation IIAcapulco; bar wall sign: The manager has personally passed all the water served here

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



Ilost in translation IIn 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





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