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Canada is rapidly becoming a very popular destination for international travel. The cities and the countryside are equally as appealing and as a result there are many different types of hotels to choose from. The cities have both luxury and low-budget hotels, while the countryside is filled with bed and breakfast type accommodation as well as lodges. The Canadians are friendly people who are welcoming to visitors and many Canada hotels are designed to be family and even pet-friendly.

In some areas French is a second language so visitors to some Canada hotels may hear it often. Being able to speak French in these areas is not compulsory as everybody speaks English as well, but if in a French-speaking area then using a few basic phrases can be helpful and will make a good impression.

Tipping is expected almost everywhere in Canada. When arriving at a hotel it is polite to tip the taxi driver or the valet who parks the car. Hotel bellhops are generally tipped per bag that they carry and many people will also leave a tip for the maid or housekeeper that cleans the room. Tips are also standard when dining in the hotel restaurant as service charges are not generally put on the bill unless there are more than 8 people dining. Here the tip can be as much as 15%. Tips for concierges are generally given when they have gone out of their way to help, perhaps with tickets to a show or event. Canada has no $1 bills, so it is worth keeping a supply of $1 and $2 coins for tips in Canada hotels.

Some hotels include the cost of services such as internet access and local calls in the room rate, but there are also those that do not, so it is a good idea to check in advance which services are complimentary.

 
 
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