1 SCOPE OF APPLICATION
1.1 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to contracts for the rental of hotel rooms for lodging purposes as well as all other services and deliveries provided by the hotel to the customer in this connection (Hotel Accommodation Contract). The term "Hotel Accommodation Contract" includes and replaces the following terms: Accommodation Contract, Guest Accommodation Contract, Hotel Contract, Hotel Room Contract.
1.2 The subletting of the rooms provided as well as their use for purposes other than accommodation shall require the prior consent of the hotel in text form, whereby Section 540 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Civil Code (BGB) is waived insofar as the customer is not a consumer within the meaning of § 13 of the German Civil Code (BGB).
1.3 The customer's general terms and conditions of business shall only apply if this has been expressly agreed in text form in advance.
2 CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT, CONTRACTING PARTIES, LIMITATION PERIOD
2.1 The contracting parties are the hotel and the customer. The contract shall be concluded by the hotel's acceptance of the customer's application. The hotel shall be free to confirm the room booking in text form.
2.2 All claims against the hotel shall generally become statute-barred one year after the statutory commencement of the limitation period. This shall not apply to claims for damages and other claims, insofar as the latter are based on an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty by the hotel.
3 SERVICES, PRICES, PAYMENT, SET-OFF
3.1 The hotel is obligated to hold the rooms booked by the customer ready and to provide the agreed services.
3.2 The customer is obligated to pay the agreed or applicable prices of the hotel for the provision of the rooms and other services used by the customer. This also applies to services ordered by the customer directly or via the hotel, which are provided by third parties and paid for by the hotel.
3.3 The agreed prices include the taxes and local charges applicable at the time of conclusion of the contract. Not included are local taxes which are owed by the guest according to the respective local law, such as visitor's tax. In the event of a change in the statutory value-added tax or the introduction, amendment or abolition of local levies on the subject of performance after conclusion of the contract, the prices shall be adjusted accordingly. In the case of contracts with consumers, this shall only apply if the period between conclusion and performance of the contract exceeds four months.
3.4 The hotel may make its consent to a subsequent reduction requested by the customer in the number of rooms booked, the hotel's services or the customer's length of stay conditional upon a reasonable increase in the price for the rooms and/or for the hotel's other services.
3.5 Invoices of the hotel are due for payment immediately upon receipt without deduction. If payment on account has been agreed, payment shall be made without deduction within ten days of receipt of the invoice, unless otherwise agreed.
3.6 The hotel is entitled to demand a reasonable advance payment or security deposit from the customer upon conclusion of the contract, for example in the form of a credit card guarantee. The amount of the advance payment and the payment dates may be agreed in text form in the contract. The statutory provisions shall remain unaffected in the case of advance payments or security deposits for package tours.
In the event of default of payment by the customer, the statutory provisions shall apply.
3.7 In justified cases, e.g. payment arrears on the part of the customer or extension of the scope of the contract, the hotel shall be entitled, even after conclusion of the contract and up to the beginning of the stay, to demand an advance payment or security deposit as defined in clause 3.6 above or an increase in the advance payment or security deposit agreed in the contract up to the full agreed remuneration.
3.8 The hotel shall also be entitled to demand from the customer at the beginning of and during the stay an appropriate advance payment or security deposit within the meaning of clause 3.6 above for existing and future claims arising from the contract, insofar as such a payment has not already been made in accordance with clause 3.6 and/or clause 3.7 above.
3.9 The customer may only set off or offset an undisputed or legally enforceable claim against a claim of the hotel.
3.10 The customer agrees that the invoice may be sent to him electronically.
4 WITHDRAWAL OF THE CUSTOMER (CANCELLATION) / NON-UTILISATION OF THE HOTEL'S SERVICES (NO SHOW)
4.1 The customer may only withdraw from the contract concluded with the hotel if a right of withdrawal has been expressly agreed in the contract, if a statutory right of withdrawal exists or if the hotel expressly agrees to the cancellation of the contract.
4.2 If a date for withdrawal from the contract free of charge has been agreed between the hotel and the customer, the customer may withdraw from the contract up to that date without triggering any claims for payment or damages on the part of the hotel.
4.3 If a right of withdrawal has not been agreed or has already expired, if there is also no statutory right of withdrawal or termination and if the hotel does not agree to a cancellation of the contract, the hotel shall retain the claim to the agreed remuneration despite the non-utilisation of the service. The hotel shall take into account the income from renting the rooms to other parties and the expenses saved. If the rooms are not let to other parties, the hotel may make a flat-rate deduction for saved expenses. In this case, the customer is obliged to pay 90% of the contractually agreed price for overnight accommodation with or without breakfast as well as for package arrangements with third-party services, 70% for half-board and 60% for full-board arrangements. The customer is at liberty to prove that the aforementioned claim did not arise or did not arise in the amount demanded.
5 CANCELLATION BY THE HOTEL
5.1 If it has been agreed that the customer may withdraw from the contract free of charge within a certain period of time, the hotel shall be entitled for its part to withdraw from the contract during this period if there are enquiries from other customers regarding the contractually reserved rooms and the customer does not waive his right of withdrawal upon inquiry by the hotel with a reasonable deadline. This shall apply mutatis mutandis to the granting of an option if other enquiries exist and the customer is not prepared to make a firm booking upon inquiry by the hotel with a reasonable period of notice.
5.2 If an advance payment or security deposit agreed or demanded pursuant to clause 3.6 and/or clause 3.7 is not made even after expiry of a reasonable grace period set by the hotel, the hotel shall also be entitled to withdraw from the contract.
5.3 Ferner ist das Hotel berechtigt, aus sachlich gerechtfertigtem Grund vom Vertrag außerordentlich zurückzutreten, insbesondere falls
- höhere Gewalt oder andere vom Hotel nicht zu vertretende Umstände die Erfüllung des Vertrages unmöglich machen;
- Zimmer oder Räume schuldhaft unter irreführender oder falscher Angabe oder Verschweigen wesentlicher Tatsachen gebucht werden; wesentlich kann dabei die Identität des Kunden, die Zahlungsfähigkeit oder der Aufenthaltszweck sein; - das Hotel begründeten Anlass zu der Annahme hat, dass die Inanspruchnahme der Leistung den reibungslosen Geschäftsbetrieb, die Sicherheit oder das Ansehen des Hotels in der Öffentlichkeit gefährden kann, ohne dass dies dem Herrschafts- bzw. Organisationsbereich des Hotels zuzurechnen ist;
- der Zweck bzw. der Anlass des Aufenthaltes gesetzeswidrig ist;
- ein Verstoß gegen oben genannte Ziffer 1.2 vorliegt.
5.3 Furthermore, the hotel shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract extraordinarily for objectively justified reasons, in particular if
- force majeure or other circumstances for which the hotel is not responsible make it impossible to fulfil the contract;
- rooms are culpably booked with misleading or false information or concealment of material facts; material facts may be the identity of the customer, the ability to pay or the purpose of the stay;
- the hotel has reasonable grounds to assume that the use of the service may jeopardise the smooth operation of the business, the security or the reputation of the hotel in public without this being attributable to the hotel's sphere of control or organisation;
- the purpose or reason for the stay is unlawful;
- there is a breach of clause 1.2 above.
5.4 The justified withdrawal of the hotel does not constitute a claim for damages on the part of the customer.
6 PROVISION, HANDOVER AND RETURN OF ROOMS
6.1 The customer does not acquire any claim to the provision of specific rooms, unless this has been expressly agreed in text form.
6.2 Booked rooms shall be available to the customer from 3:00pm on the agreed day of arrival. The customer has no right to earlier availability.
6.3 On the agreed day of departure, the rooms must be vacated and made available to the hotel by 12:00 noon at the latest. Thereafter, the hotel may charge 50% of the full accommodation price (price according to the price list) for late vacating of the room for its use in excess of the contract until 6:00pm, and 90% from 6:00pm onwards. Contractual claims of the customer are not justified by this. The customer shall be at liberty to prove that the hotel has not incurred any or a significantly lower claim to a usage fee.
7 LIABILITY OF THE HOTEL
7.1 The hotel shall be liable for damages for which it is responsible arising from injury to life, body or health. Furthermore, it shall be liable for other damages based on an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty by the hotel or on an intentional or negligent breach of duties typical of the contract by the hotel. Typical contractual obligations are those obligations that make the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place and on the performance of which the customer relies and may rely. A breach of duty by the hotel is equivalent to a breach of duty by a legal representative or vicarious agent. Further claims for damages are excluded unless otherwise provided for in this clause 7. Should disruptions or defects occur in the hotel's services, the hotel shall endeavour to remedy the situation upon knowledge or immediate remedy. The customer is obligated to contribute what is reasonable to them in order to remedy the disruption and minimise any possible damage.
7.2 The hotel shall be liable to the customer for items brought into the hotel in accordance with the statutory provisions. The hotel recommends the use of the hotel or room safe. If the customer wishes to bring in money, securities and valuables with a value of more than EUR 800 or other items with a value of more than EUR 3,500, this requires a separate storage agreement with the hotel.
7.3 Insofar as a parking space is made available to the customer in the hotel garage or in the hotel car park, even for a fee, this shall not constitute a safekeeping agreement. In the event of loss of or damage to motor vehicles parked or manoeuvred on the hotel property and their contents, the hotel shall be liable only in accordance with the above Item 7.1, Sentences 1 to 4.
7.4 Wake-up calls shall be carried out by the hotel with the utmost care.
Messages for customers shall be handled with care. Upon prior agreement with the customer, the hotel may accept, store and - upon request - forward mail and merchandise shipments for a fee. The hotel shall be liable in this respect only in accordance with the provisions of Clause 7.1, Sentences 1 to 4 above.
8 FINAL PROVISIONS
8.1 Amendments and supplements to the contract, the acceptance of the application or these Terms and Conditions shall be made in text form. Unilateral amendments or supplements shall be invalid.
8.2 The place of performance and payment shall be the registered office of the hotel.
8.3 The exclusive place of jurisdiction - also for cheques and bill of exchange disputes - in commercial transactions shall be the registered office of the hotel. If the customer fulfils the prerequisite of § 38 paragraph 2 of the German Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO) and does not have a general place of jurisdiction in Germany, the place of jurisdiction shall be the registered office of the hotel.
8.4 German law shall apply. The application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is excluded.
8.5 In accordance with the legal obligation, the hotel points out that the European Union has set up an online platform for the out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes ("OSPlatform"): http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.
However, the hotel does not participate in dispute resolution proceedings before consumer arbitration boards.