General Terms and Conditions for the Hotel Accommodation Contract (AGBH 8.1)
1 SCOPE OF APPLICABILITY
1.1 These Terms and Conditions apply to contracts for the rental of hotel rooms for lodging purposes as well as all other services and deliveries provided by the hotel to the customer in this context (hotel accommodation contract). They do not apply to package tours within the meaning of § 651a BGB. The term "hotel accommodation contract" includes and replaces the following terms: Accommodation contract, guest reception contract, hotel contract, hotel room contract.
1.2 Subletting or re-letting of the rooms provided as well as their use for purposes other than accommodation shall require the prior consent of the hotel in text form, whereby the right of termination pursuant to Section 540 (1) sentence 2 of the German Civil Code (BGB) shall be waived.
1.3 The customer's general terms and conditions of business shall only apply if this has been expressly agreed in text form.
2CONTRACTUAL CONCLUSION, PARTNERS
The contracting parties are the hotel and the customer. The contract is concluded by the hotel's acceptance of the customer's application. In the event of a booking via the hotel's own homepage, the contract shall be concluded by clicking the button "BOOK FOR PAYMENT".
3SERVICES, PRICES, PAYMENT, INVOICE
3.1 The hotel shall be obliged to keep the rooms booked by the customer available and to provide the agreed services.
3.2 The customer is obligated to pay the hotel's agreed or applicable prices for the provision of the room and the other services used by the customer. This also applies to services ordered by the customer directly or via the hotel, which are provided by third parties and paid for by the hotel.
3.3 The agreed prices include the taxes and local charges applicable at the time of conclusion of the contract. Not included are local taxes which are owed by the guest according to the respective local law, such as visitor's tax. In the event of a change in the statutory value-added tax or the introduction, amendment or abolition of local levies on the subject of performance after conclusion of the contract, the prices shall be adjusted accordingly. In the case of contracts with consumers, this shall only apply if the period between conclusion and performance of the contract exceeds four months.
3.4 If payment on account has been agreed, payment shall be made without deduction within ten days of receipt of the invoice, unless otherwise agreed.
3.5 The hotel shall be entitled to demand a reasonable advance payment or security deposit from the customer upon conclusion of the contract, for example in the form of a credit card guarantee. The amount of the advance payment and the payment dates may be agreed in text form in the contract. In the event of default in payment by the customer, the statutory provisions shall apply.
3.6 In justified cases, e.g. default in payment by the customer or extension of the scope of the contract, the hotel shall be entitled, even after conclusion of the contract until the start of the stay, to demand an advance payment or provision of security within the meaning of clause 3.5 above or an increase in the advance payment or provision of security agreed in the contract up to the full agreed remuneration.
3.7 The hotel shall also be entitled to demand from the customer, at the beginning and during the stay, a reasonable advance payment or security deposit as defined in clause 3.5 above for existing and future claims arising from the contract, insofar as such a payment has not already been made in accordance with clause 3.5 and/or clause 3.6 above.
3.8 The customer may only set off or offset an undisputed or legally enforceable claim against a claim of the hotel.
3.9 The customer agrees that the invoice may be sent to him electronically.
4 WITHDRAWAL/CANCELLATION ("CANCELLATION") BY THE CLIENT /NON-ACCEPTANCE OF THE HOTEL'S SERVICES ("NO SHOW")
4.1 The client may unilaterally withdraw from the contract concluded with the hotel only if a right of withdrawal has been expressly agreed in the contract or a statutory right of withdrawal or cancellation exists.
4.2 If a date for withdrawal from the contract free of charge has been agreed between the hotel and the customer, the customer may withdraw from the contract up to that date without triggering any claims for payment or damages on the part of the hotel. The customer's right to withdraw from the contract shall expire if the customer does not exercise this right in text form vis-à-vis the hotel by the agreed date.
4.3 If a right of withdrawal has not been agreed or has already expired and if there is also no statutory right of withdrawal or termination, the hotel shall retain the claim to the agreed remuneration despite the non-utilisation of the service. The hotel shall take into account the income from renting the rooms to other parties as well as the expenses saved. If the rooms are not let to other parties, the hotel may make a flat-rate deduction for saved expenses. In this case, the customer is obliged to pay 90% of the contractually agreed price for overnight accommodation with or without breakfast as well as for package arrangements with third-party services, 70% for half-board and 60% for full-board arrangements. The client is at liberty to prove that the aforementioned claim has not arisen or has not arisen in the amount demanded.
5 RESIGNATION OF THEHOTEL
5.1 If it has been agreed that the client may rescind the contract free of charge within a certain period of time, the hotel is entitled for its part to rescind the contract during this period if there are enquiries from other clients about the contractually booked rooms and the client does not waive his right of rescission after being asked by the hotel to do so within a reasonable period of time. This shall apply mutatis mutandis in the event of the granting of an option if other enquiries exist and the customer is not prepared to make a firm booking upon inquiry by the hotel with a reasonable period of notice.
5.2 If an advance payment or security deposit agreed or demanded in accordance with clause 3.5 and/or clause 3.6 is not made even after expiry of a reasonable period of grace set by the hotel, the hotel shall also be entitled to withdraw from the contract.
5.3 Furthermore, the hotel shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract extraordinarily for factually justified reasons, in particular if
- force majeure or other circumstances for which the hotel is not responsible make it impossible to fulfil the contract;
- rooms or spaces are culpably booked with misleading or false information or concealment of material facts; material facts may be the identity of the customer, the ability to pay or the purpose of the stay;
- the hotel has reasonable grounds to assume that the use of the service may jeopardise the smooth operation of the business, the security or the reputation of the hotel in public without this being attributable to the hotel's sphere of control or organisation.
- the purpose or reason for the stay is unlawful;
- there is a breach of the above-mentioned clause 1.2.
5.4 The justified withdrawal of the hotel shall not give rise to a claim for damages on the part of the customer. Should the hotel have a claim for damages against the customer in the event of a withdrawal pursuant to Clause 5.2 or 5.3 above, the hotel may make a lump-sum payment for such damages. In this case, clause 4.3 shall apply accordingly.
6 RENTAL, DELIVERY AND RETURN OF ROOMS
6.1 The customer shall not acquire any claim to the provision of specific rooms unless this has been expressly agreed in text form.
6.2 Reserved rooms shall be available to the customer from 3:00 p.m. on the agreed date of arrival. The customer has no right to earlier provision.
6.3 On the agreed day of departure, the rooms must be vacated and made available to the hotel by 12:00 noon at the latest. Thereafter, the hotel may charge 50% of the full accommodation price (price according to the price list) for late vacating of the room for its use in excess of the contract until 6:00 p.m., and 90% from 6:00 p.m. onwards. Contractual claims of the customer are not justified by this. The client is at liberty to prove that the hotel has not incurred any or a significantly lower claim to a usage fee.
7LIABILITY OF THE HOTEL
7.1 The hotel is liable for damages for which it is responsible arising from injury to life, limb or health. Furthermore, it shall be liable for other damages based on an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty by the hotel or on an intentional or negligent breach of duties typical of the contract by the hotel. Typical contractual obligations are those obligations that make the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place and on the performance of which the customer relies and may rely. A breach of duty by the hotel is equivalent to a breach of duty by a legal representative or vicarious agent. Further claims for damages are excluded unless otherwise provided for in this clause 7. In the event of disruptions or defects in the hotel's services, the hotel shall endeavour to remedy such upon knowledge thereof or upon immediate complaint by the customer. The customer is obligated to contribute what is reasonable to him in order to remedy the disruption and minimise any possible damage.
7.2 The hotel is liable to the customer for items brought into the hotel in accordance with the statutory provisions. The hotel recommends the use of the hotel or room safe. If the customer wishes to bring in money, securities and valuables with a value of more than 800 euros or other items with a value of more than 3,500 euros, this shall require a separate safekeeping agreement with the hotel.
7.3 Insofar as a parking space is made available to the customer in the hotel garage or in the hotel car park, even for a fee, this shall not constitute a safekeeping agreement. In the event of loss of or damage to motor vehicles parked or manoeuvred on the hotel property and their contents, the hotel shall only be liable in accordance with the above Item 7.1, Sentences 1 to 4.
7.4 Wake-up calls shall be carried out by the hotel with the utmost care. Messages for customers shall be handled with care. After prior consultation with the customer, the hotel may accept, store and - upon request - forward mail and merchandise shipments for a fee. The hotel shall be liable in this respect only in accordance with the above Section 7.1, sentences 1 to 4.
8.1 Amendments and supplements to the contract, the acceptance of the application or these General Terms and Conditions shall be made in text form. Unilateral amendments or supplements shall be invalid.
8.2 If the customer is a merchant or a legal entity under public law, the exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Hamburg. However, the hotel may also sue the customer at the customer's place of business. The same shall apply in each case to customers who do not fall under sentence 1 if they do not have their registered office or place of residence in a member state of the EU.
8.3 German law shall apply. Theapplication of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is excluded.
8.4 In accordance with the statutory obligation, the Hotel points out that the European Union has set up an online platform for the out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes ("ODR platform"): http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ However, the Hotel does not participate in dispute resolution proceedings before consumer arbitration boards.
Status: October 2021