Following the FAQs and their answers
about the hotel-reservation-system and its function.
What is GUTA-StandBy ?
A last-minute hotel reservation-system
and sowith a system, that rewards short-term reservations with discounts.
Short-term means at GUITA a reservation three days before the arrival.
To make it clear:
You can make a room reservation three
days before the arrival at the earliest - not later than 10 minutes
before you take over the room and within this timeframe.
Is that something new ?
No. The GUTA-Hotel-StandBy-system
was "born" in 1993. Invented for the business-travellers of
the readers of a well known German trade journal called DVVA (Deutscher
Vertriebs- und Verkaufs-Anzeiger, also issued by GUTA), the
GUTA-Hotel-StandBy-system has crossed those "borders" long ago
and is used nowadays by 55.000 business-travellers of all kinds and a
huge amount of occasional travellers.
Which advantage do I have using
Only one, but this as often as you use
the system, the bargain. GUTA makes contracts with hotels with
standarised price-conditions. With GUTA-StandBy you get a discount of
60 % on the regular room-rate. This affects only the cost for
overnight reservations without special services like breakfast, minibar,
Do I have to become a club-member to use
the system ?
No. The GUTA-Hotel-StandBy-system is open
for everyone who has bought the "tickets", the
so-called GUTA-hotel-vouchers. Those can be bought as sets, starting at
5 pieces up to 50 pieces each and as annual hotel-vouchers for private
and professional use.
Due to the huige discounts, that are
passed fully to our customers, GUTA does not get any comission by the
hotel. The system finances itself only by selling the hotel-vouchers.
That means, that we work completely for our customers, the hotel-guest.
How does the system work with the daily
Assuming, that you are in possesion of
GUTA-hotel-vouchers and the GUTA hotel-guide, you call the hotel and
reserve the needed room(s) in reference to GUTA-StandBy.
On the day of your arrival, you leave the
hotel-voucher at the recepion. One-night hotel-vouchers will be
collected. If you have an annual StandBy-hotel-voucher, your card-number
will be noted. You take over your room. When you leave, you pay only the
GUTA-rate and be happy.
What, if the hotel is completely booked ?
This happens very seldom nowadays.
In busy areas we have several contract-hotels in one city, so that you
can choose, where to stay. If there is a big event or an exhibition and
reservation in the city-center is not possible, GUTA-StandBy offers
hotel-rooms in the near surrounding If evrything is completely booked,
you could not have made a reservation anyway, not even at the regular
The check-in and take over of the hotel-room without indication to the
GUTA-StandBy hotel-voucher allows the hotel to charge the regular rate.