One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In French-speaking contexts: a furnished apartment; a hotel or boarding house supplying breakfast.
Mid 18th century. From French hôtel garni furnished apartment, (now usually) hotel or boarding house where breakfast, but not lunch or dinner, is served from hôtel + garni (of a room) furnished, specifically use of garni.
hotel garni/ˌ(h)əʊtɛl ɡɑːˈni/
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