The modern service sector offers a wide range of all kinds of services in the tourism and hotel sector of the economy. The primitives have gone far into the Soviet past «collective farmer's houses» and central city hotels in pompous Soviet-imperial style with similarly imperial arrogant staff. The market put everything in its place, and pathos remained only where it really deserves: in «presidential» class rooms «Suite» status hotels of the highest category, of which, by definition, cannot be found in a small regional center of the Russian hinterland.
But today, numerous private mini-hotels have become fashionable. On the vast Russian territories, they, if not fully, but still try to make up for the lack of high-quality and inexpensive hotel services that meet modern requirements and the level of comfort of guests.
Prefix «mini», as you might guess, and without involving the staff of the translation agency, it speaks, first of all, about the size and the small number of guests that the hotel can accept and adequately serve. But this word also has a broader meaning, for the sake of which many tourists prefer this type of such services. If we compare the hotel business with the restaurant business, we can say that the technology and taste of food prepared for 5, 20, 50 and 100 people differ significantly from each other..
It is clear that the service of 5-10 people is more, say, thorough and «tasty». For the service personnel, in this case, each guest is unique and individual, respectively, and more attention is paid to such a guest. And the atmosphere in mini-hotels is more like home, in contrast to large hotel complexes-enterprises, where service, albeit at the highest level, is put on stream, and guests become impersonal in the eyes of the staff.
By the way, the comparison with food applies to the food itself in such mini-hotels. The food in them, cooked in small quantities and almost individually for each, is more like homemade food..
Agree: to be far from your own home, but at the same time, feel «like at home», it is worth choosing a well-known hotel brand with branches in many cities and countries of the world, a small cozy hotel with several rooms.
Often, such mini-hotels are a family business, where the spouse is in charge of all technical and economic issues, and the spouse is in charge of organizing the cozy life of the guests and cooking. In this case, the comparison with home environment and comfort becomes more than obvious..