While booking rooms in a hotel, people often come across the terms “Double Room” and “Twin Rooms”. But how are they different? Some people think that a twin room is the same as a double room since both the words “double” and “twin” mean two. So, people expect something ideal for two people to live in and forget that there is a fine line of difference between the two.
ROOMS IDEAL FOR A COUPLE CALLED DOUBLE ROOM
A double room is a room where the bed is large enough for two people to sleep. It is preferred by couples going on a honeymoon and people who prefer to sleep together in the same bed. When a family is travelling, the father and the mother usually chose the double room.
ROOMS IDEAL FOR TWO SIBLINGS OR FRIENDS CALLED TWIN ROOM
A twin room is a room where two single beds are separated from one another instead of a unified, double bed. It is preferred by two friends who are going on a trip or the children in case of a family trip when their parents choose the double room.
The line of difference:
Both double and twin rooms can accommodate two people but differ with respect to the arrangement of beds. Both have their own features. There is a fine line of difference between a double room and single room that becomes clear if we look at the following comparative study:-
|Double Room||Twin Room|
|Double Room||Twin Room|
|Bed||A double room has a single large bed.||A twin room has two single beds separated from one another at a distance.|
|Ideal For||It is meant for a couple since they want to share the bed.||It is preferred by two friends or siblings or people who want to sleep separately but in the same room.|
|Space Occupied||A double room has more space for furniture and other stuffs since the bed itself occupies lesser space.||In a twin room, the beds are separated at a distance from each other and this consumes some space.|
|Charge||A double room is usually charged as a room and the people staying in the room have to pay as a whole.||In case of a twin room, we often find that each individual is charged separately.|
|Number of persons that can be accommodated||For a double room, sometimes three people can also sleep. For example, if a couple is travelling along with a baby, the three can find enough space to sleep in a double bed.||It can only accommodate two people since in each of the single beds, only one person can sleep.|
|Preference||Double room is preferred only by couples.||A twin room is preferred by most of the people since the beds can be joined manually to form a double bed or kept separate. So, it is a flexible option.|
We hope you are now clear with the difference between a double room and twin room and will be able to choose judiciously next time you go to a hotel.