Obligations for homestay accommodation

To run homestay accommodation, you have to meet the following conditions.
  1. the general conditions for running any tourist accommodation ;
  2. The specific conditions
    For a comprehensive view, consult Appendix 4 of the decree, of which an extract only is given here.
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Homestay accommodation is one or more reserved areas or rooms
  • which are part of the operator's home or adjoining annexes and
  • which are reserved for the guests throughout their stay.

Opening period, capacity and contract

  • The accommodation is available to welcome guests at least four months per year.
  • The operator cannot run more than one homestay accommodation establishment and must have his main residence there.
  • The operator or the person in charge of the day-to-day management of the accommodation receives a maximum of fifteen tourists at any one time.
  • He concludes a written contract for each stay.

Services

The operator or the person in charge of the day-to-day management of the accommodation:
  • offers his guests a high-quality, personal welcome. He does everything possible to facilitate their stay and help them find tourist information
  • provides breakfast
  • ensures that the home is cleaned regularly
  • provides household linen.

Information and identification

  • The operator or the person in charge of the day-to-day management of the accommodation informs his civil liability insurer that homestay accommodation is rented out and of any additional activities that may be offered.
  • He displays the prices for each room.

Équipment

  • The establishment is in good condition as regards hygiene, safety and general maintenance.
  • The establishment has bathroom facilities reserved for the occupants of the guest rooms.
  • The bedroom or bedrooms have:
    • a window that opens with opaque curtains or a mechanical ventilation system
    •  at least one power socket
    • beds with a mattress, a mattress cover, a pillow and suitable bedding
    • a wardrobe
    • one seat per person
    • a wastepaper basket.
  • The establishment contains:
    • either private bathroom facilities adjoining the bedroom with:
      • a fitted bathroom:
        • a washbasin with drinking water
        • electric lighting
        • a window or ventilation grid
        • a bath or a shower
        • a storage area near the washbasin
        • a mirror
        • one hand towel per guest
        • one bath towel per guest
        • a small waste bin.
    • or shared bathroom facilities (for a maximum of three bedrooms and cleaned daily), with:
      • at least one toilet area separate from the shared bathroom
      • a shared bathroom with:
        • a washbasin with drinking water
        • electric lighting
        • a window or ventilation grid
        • a bath or a shower
        • a storage area near the washbasin
        • a mirror
        • a chair
        • four hooks
        • a small waste bin.
 
 

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