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Non Smoking and Duty of Care
I recently tried to book several hotels in Indonesia and asked for a guaranteed non smoking room, the standard answer was depends on what is available on the day. I believe hotels have a duty of care to its guests not to place their health at risk by putting them in a smoking room, we all know the compelling research on smoking and passive smoking. I would never stay in a hotel that can’t guarantee me a healthy environment (smoke free) in which to stay and think they have an duty of care to provide appropriate rooms. What is the general view?
Given that it’s a foreign country, that’s sort of tough to control.
I’d make sure that the request for a non-smoking room is noted in your reservation and see what you get when you arrive. Ask to switch if necessary.