Definition of guest house in English:

guest house


  • A private house offering accommodation to paying guests.

    • ‘The Center has opened a second guest house to accommodate visitors and research Fellows.’
    • ‘A homeless man posing as a wealthy Dutch businessman stayed at a Pickering guest house with no intention of paying, a court has heard.’
    • ‘I was summoned to the bungalow below the guest house for drinks, by the owner's father-in-law, Captain Matthieu.’
    • ‘After hearing the hard-luck story of a European Tour pro who had been turfed out of his guest house due to a double-booking, the kindly soul offered the player and his wife a room for the week.’
    • ‘Not only that, but they also paid my accommodation at the guest house where I had to stay until the work had been done.’
    • ‘Each evening, refuel with fresh calamari, tzatziki, and retsina wine before retiring to a guest house or beach camp near ancient Greek ruins.’
    • ‘My mother ran a guest house during the summer months, and we had to behave ourselves when we were around the guests.’
    • ‘His father, Leslie, was based at Fylingdales and his mother, Anne, ran a guest house.’
    • ‘A few weeks later, on our way home, we stayed in the same guest house, and I stayed in the same room.’
    • ‘Then we went to the hotel - a little guest house more or less in the centre of Felixstowe.’
    • ‘YRC currently rents a room in a York guest house, but the owners are emigrating so the service needs a new home.’
    • ‘The lodge initially started off as a guest house in 2002 with only a few rooms but has since increased to 24 rooms combined both twin and single rooms.’
    • ‘I was billeted in a guest house in a spa-village in winter.’
    • ‘The girl is currently living in a guest house paid for by Swindon Council, and is getting treatment at Druglink, a rehabilitation centre in Old Town.’
    • ‘Whether you want to stay in a guest house, self catering chalet or hotel they can sort it for you.’
    • ‘‘I told them my husband had died, my children were grown up and I was becoming apprehensive about running the guest house on my own,’ said Jennie.’
    • ‘There's a gorgeous guest house called Delphi lodge down in Mayo.’
    • ‘He liked the tourists and wanted them to trust him so that they would recommend his services as driver and also his guest house.’
    • ‘The chief is still squatting at a guest house in Samfya as efforts to rebuild his palace are being made.’
    • ‘At a guest house you also have the opportunity to dine on a home cooked meal.’
    boarding house, bed and breakfast, b&b, hotel, motel
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guest house

/ˈɡɛst haʊs/