Room types are the types of rooms you have available at your accommodation, e.g. Double Room, Single Room, Cabin. To add a room type choose "Add" by room types.

To add room types, start by selecting “Products” from the top bar and “Accommodation” from the drop down list. Then select the name of your accommodation to open it.

To add room types select "Add" by room types.

On the add room type page you insert all the information about the room on offer. Keep in mind you can always go back to the room type to add and edit this information.

Title: is the name of the room type, Double Room

Short code: is a short version of the name, e.g. DBL. This is used to show the room type on the accommodation front desk.

Excerpt: A short description of the accommodation. This is an optional field.

Description: Short description of the room type that will be visible in your online booking engine.

Flags: flags are connected to your API service and can be used to manage where on your web products are suppose to appear. If you are using booking engine widgets flags are irrelevant. This is an optional field.

Reference: ID number from an external system. E.g. the ID from your accounting system.

For internal use only: Check this box if you are creating a room type only you can book. This is hidden from your end customer.

Room Rates

Room rates are the different rates you might want to have available for your customers, e.g. Non-refundable rate and standard rate.

If this is the first room type you are creating there is not going to be anything for you to select in the “Available rates” or the “Default rate” drop down lists.

You can leave these fields empty for now and when you save the room type, the room rate “Standard” will be automatically added. Later you can create more room rates and apply to the room type.

Capacity & Restrictions

Sharing: check this box if this room type is a shared room, e.g. if you have a hostel or dormitory where the room should be bookable multiple times.

Capacity: Here you add the maximum capacity for this room type, e.g. 2 if this is a double room and 6 if this is a 6 bed dormitory.

Types of beds

Number of beds: select the number of each bed type available for this room type.

Extras on offer

Bookable extras have two roles.

The first option is to offer paid extras to upsell with your products, e.g. Breakfast, a bottle of wine in your room on arrival, childrens bed. You can attach questions to each extra the customer is required to reply to, e.g. with the breakfast you could ask, Are you a vegetarian?

The second option is to have the bookable extras included in the main price. In that case the role of extras is to customize questions to ask the customer some product related questions. E.g. if they are allergic to some detergent or flowers (given that this is relevant for you to know).

If you have created bookable extras they will appear here. You can select those that are applicable to this particular room type.  If you haven´t created bookable extras this section will be empty and you can follow the steps in this article to create bookable extras and add them at later point. If you decide to create the extras now, remember to scroll first to the bottom of the page to save what you have done so you don´t have to start again.

Tags

You can select tags to describe your room type, these tags will be visible in your online booking engine. To add tags select “Room/apartment facilities” and/or “Room Type”, then you get a drop down list of tags you can select.

Images

select the images that belong to this room type. If you have followed this instructions and you are setting up your accommodation for the first time you probably haven´t added pictures yet. N that case there are not going to be images here, you can always come back to this point after adding images, which will be described a bit later in this article. If you want to jump to that step now, Here are instructions on how to add pictures for the accommodation.

If you have already added images they will appear here and you can select the ones that belong to this room type. The images you select will be visible in your online booking engine.

The last thing to do before continuing is to save the information you have just added.

 You repeat this step for every room type you have to add.

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