the hotels, with the exception ot some of t e o in mountain resorts, is cold. Most clerks emp oy speak the three modern languages, so that visi or of most nationalities can make themselves un er stood. In all the hotels native room boys atten to the minor orders of the visitors. Washing may be done when required, at a charge of abou _ cents a piece if returned inside 24 hours. If a onger time is given the charge is reduced to some 5 cen s. Carriages and motor cars can be ordered throng i
the clerk in the office.
Presently there is want of hotel room in Java and therefor the Tourist is advised to wire in advance for rooms to the hotels where he inten s to stay. Plans for the construction of modern hotels in Weltevreden and Sourabaya are however ta en up by the steamship companies and the Govern ment of Netherlands East India and at Weltevreden a temporary hotel will be erected by the Govern ment so that in the near future it is to be expected that there will be enough accomodation.
The tariff of the hotels differs more or less for different places. Whereas in some smaller places the tariff of olden times FI. 5.a per diem), is still in force, it ranges in the larger cities and in tourist centra from about FI. 8.50 to FI. 15.a per diem.
All the hotels have the American plan and no reduction is given when not partaking of any meal or when only staying part of a day.
These charges include, roomrent, full board consisting of early morning coffee, tea or chocolate breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. No charge is made for the use of the bath room and iced water is always supplied free of charge.
As regards tips, it is the custom to give the roomboy a tip in case his services have been satisfactory ranging from 25 cents to 50 cents a day. If a longer stay is made, the tip generally given is about FI. 1.50 to FI. 2.50 per week. Further a small tip is given to the headboy (mandoer) who forwards the luggage at the station and others who have done special services, whilst in case a carriage of the hotel is used, the driver generally expects a tip of about 50 cents for the drive.
TELEGRAPHIC CODE FOR THE HOTELS IN JAVA.
Please reserve one single-bedded
room ................ ALBA
a a one double-bedded
room .................. ALBUM
a a two single-beddeda a two single-bedded