Scope of Contract
- These terms and conditions apply to contracts for the rental of hotel roomsfrom Apex Nürburgfor accommodation purposes as well as all other goods and services rendered by the Hotel for the customer.
- Prior written consent by the Hotel is required if rooms provided are to be sublet or rented to third parties or used other than for accommodation purposes.
- The customer’s terms and conditions shall only apply if these were agreed in advance.
- The contract shall come into force upon the hotel’s acceptance of the customer’s application. The Hotel can elect to confirm the room reservation in writing. The contracting parties are the Hotel and the customer. Should a third party have booked a room on behalf of a customer, then that third party and the customer shall be liable to the Hotel as joint debtors for all obligations arising from the Hotel Accommodation Contract, insofar as the Hotel has received a corresponding statement from the third party. The Hotel is liable for its contractual obligations. The liability for wrongful intent and gross negligence claims in areas outside the scope of typical services is limited. The limitation of claim for all customer claims isone
- The above restricted liability and short limitation period shall also apply to the hotel’s benefit in cases where obligations have been violated in the contract proposal or positive contractual obligations.
Services, Prices, Payment, Set-Off
- The Hotel is obliged to reserve the room booked by the customer and to render the agreed services.
- The customer is obliged to pay the agreed or applicable prices for the room and any other services he or she makes use of. This also applies to the Hotel’s services and outlays to third parties required by the customer.
- The agreed prices include currently applicable value-added tax. Should the period between the conclusion and performance of contract exceedthreemonths and should the Hotel’s price or the services agreed upon be raised in general, the Hotel may increase the agreed price appropriately, but by no more than 10%.
- Moreover, prices may be changed by the Hotel if the customer requests changes to number of rooms reserved,occupancy,hotel services, or length of stay subsequent to conclusion of contract, and the Hotel consents to the changes.
- Hotel bills not stating a due date are to be paid in full within5days after receipt without deductions. The Hotel is entitled to call for the immediate payment of accrued charges at any time. Should payment be delayed, the hotel is entitled to add interest at 4% over the current discount rate of the German Federal Bank. The customer has the right to prove lesser damage; the Hotel reserves the right to prove greater damage.
- The Hotel is entitled, during or after the conclusion of contract, to demand an advance payment or appropriate security deposit in accordance with legal regulations. The amount of the advance payment and the payment schedule may be agreed in writing.
- The Customer may only offset or reduce a Hotel claim with an undisputed or legally binding claim.
Customer’s Withdrawal from the Contract (Revocation or Cancellation)
- The rates are non-refundable.A customer may only cancel or amend the contract made with the Hotel if the written consent of the Hotel is given. If written consent is not given, the customer is obliged to pay the agreed contractual price even if the customer does not avail himself of the contractually agreed services.
- Insofar as a cancellation date has been agreed upon in writing between the Hotel and the customer, the customer can cancel the contract before that date without being obliged to meet payment or damage claims asserted by the Hotel.The customer’s right to withdraw from the contract shall expire if the customer fails to exercise his right to withdraw from the contract in writing, provided that there is no delay in performance on the part of the hotel or impossibility of performance for which the hotel can be held responsible.
Cancellation by the Hotel
- If the customer’s right to withdraw from the contract within a certain period of time has been agreed in writing, the hotel, for its part, is entitled to withdraw from the contract within this period if there are requests by other customersfor the contractually reserved rooms and if the customer, upon further inquiry by the hotel, does not waive his right of withdrawal.
- If an agreed advance payment is not made by the customer within due time or even after a reasonable grace period set by the hotel under refusal warning, then the hotel is entitled to cancel the contract.
- Furthermore, the hotel is entitled to effect an extraordinary cancellation of the contractwithout the obligation to refund the paymentfor reasons which are justified on factual grounds, for example if: a) force majeure or other circumstances for which the hotel cannot be held responsible make it impossible to fulfil the contract b) rooms were reserved under misleading or false statements regarding, for example, the customer’s identity or the purpose of the reservation. c) the hotel has justified cause to believe that availment of the hotel’s services might jeopardize the hotel’s smooth business operation, safety, or public reputation, even if such matters cannot be attributed to the hotel’s sphere of control or organization. d) there is a breach of contract.
- The Hotel must notify the customer immediately if it plans to exercise its right to cancellation.
- If the Hotel legitimately exercises its right to cancellation, the customer has no claim to compensationof the advance payment.
Availability, Taking Over and Vacating of Rooms
- The customer shall have no right to a particular room.
- Booked rooms are available to the customer from 2:00PMof the arranged arrival day. The customer has no right to access the room earlier.
- On the agreed departure day customers must vacate their rooms by 11:00AM.A customer may only remain in the room longer than the time stipulated above if the written consent of the Hotel is given. If the customer remains in the room longer than the time stipulated above, the Hotel may charge an extra 50% of the full room price up to 2:00 PM and may charge an extra 100% after that time. The customer has the right to prove that no damage or significantly lower damages have arisen for the Hotel.
Liability of the Hotel
- The hotel is liable to exercise the due care of a prudent businessman. In areas which do not fall under the services typically covered by a hotel accommodation contract, the hotel’s liability is limited to such failure of performance, damage, ensuing damage, or disturbances which are caused by an intentional or grossly negligent breach of obligation on the part of the hotel. Should disruptions or deficiencies occur in the performance of the hotel, the hotel, upon knowledge thereof or upon receiving a complaint by the customer, shall use its bestendeavoursto remedy the situation. The customer shall be obliged to reasonably contribute to the solution of the problem and to minimize possible damages.
- TheHotel assumes noliability for objects brought in by the customer.
- Legal provisions govern the unlimited liability of the Hotel.
- Insofar as the hotel provides to the customer a parking space in the hotel garage or on the hotel parking lot, this does not constitute a safekeeping agreement. If motor vehicles or the contents of vehicles parked ormanoeuvredor otherwise situated on the hotel premises are lost or damaged, the Hotel shall not assume liability. This limited liability shall also apply to the Hotel’s employees and agents.
- The Hotel assumes no liability formail, packages, and merchandise deliveries for the guests.
- Any changes or amendments to this contract, to the acceptance of a reservation request, or to the general terms and conditions laid out in the hotel accommodation contract shall be made in writing. Unilateral changes or amendments made by the customer shall be invalid.
- Place of performance and payment shall be the Hotel’s registered office.
- Exclusive place of jurisdiction for commercial transactions, including disputes involving cheques and bills, shall be the Hotel’s registered office. As long as a contracting party meets the conditions of Article §38 Paragraph 1 of German Civil Procedure Law (“ZPO”) and has no general place of jurisdiction in Germany, the place of jurisdiction shall be the Hotel’s registered office.
- This contract is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- Should individual provisions of the general terms and conditions in the hotel accommodation contract be or become invalid or void, the validity of the remaining provisions in the contract shall remain unaffected. All applicable legal regulations shall also apply.