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what does 'grand lit' mean?

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what does 'grand lit' mean?

On perusing hotel websites, came across room description with 'grand lit' mentioned....can anyone explain this meaning? Thanks

Anchorage, Alaska
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for Anchorage, Zermatt
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1. Re: what does 'grand lit' mean?

Hi, a double in Europe is often two singles while a grand lit is usually a bed that is what we here in the States call a "queen" or a "king" - mattresses that are about 160-190 cm. wide. It's French for "big bed."

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: what does 'grand lit' mean?

Thanks for your help - actually here in Australia we also have queen and king beds - so I should really have worked that one out!

Zurich, Switzerland
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for Zurich
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3. Re: what does 'grand lit' mean?

Depending on the hotel a grandlit could also be only 140 cm wide - smaller than queen size you are used to.

Canton of Valais...
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for Switzerland
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202 reviews
4. Re: what does 'grand lit' mean?

Oller is right. Never assume that "grand lit" means a mattress 160cm or 180cm wide. It easily could be 140cm and it is best to ask the hotel directly.

5. Re: what does 'grand lit' mean?

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