Accommodation Terms & Conditions 2016

Host Families: Students under the age of 14 cannot stay in host families unless accompanied in Malta by a parent/ guardian. GV Summer Camp: Students aged 10-17 can stay in the summer camp during summer. Adult supervision is provided.
Hotels: Students under the age of 18 cannot stay in a hotel, unless accompanied in Malta by a parent/guardian.

Students staying with host families are entitled to breakfast & dinner when booked on half board and breakfast, dinner and a packed lunch if booked on full board. Breakfast is generally continental and includes tea or coffee with milk, and an adequate amount of toast with preserves and cereals. Lunch is generally packed lunch and consists of bread rolls /sandwiches, a piece of fruit and a small bottle of water; dinner in the evening includes a variety of dishes and mineral / filtered water. Students must respect the meal times established by their family. Students should inform their family about the foods they like and don’t like, when they are not going to eat at the family, or if they would like to eat at a different time. A heater / fan will be provided when necessary.

Electricity consumption is included at a maximum of 25 units per apartment per day. Meter readings shall be taken weekly and excess use of electricity above the allocated 25 units shall be charged at the standard rate at the time and shall be divided between the number of students sharing the apartment. Use of other heating/cooling appliances not provided by GV Malta is prohibited. In the event of any additional appliances being found in the accommodation, these shall be removed immediately and a charge of € 5.00 per day for the full stay will be made for each appliance. If found in breach of the above conditions the school shall reserve the right to withhold the deposit and one may be asked to leave the apartment.

When booking acommodation in a host family or apartment arrival and departure airport transfers must be booked through the school, unless a rental car is booked from the airport.

Unless otherwise stated, check-in is at 14:00 for all types of accommodation. Upon check-in students staying in the self-catering apartments will be asked to pay a damage deposit. Students who arrive during the night are required to visit school registration office the next school day and pay deposit there. If students’ arrival is early in the day and they prefer immediate access to their room, the School recommends that the accommodation is reserved from the night before to guarantee immediate access.

The damage deposit of € 50 paid in cash on check-in will be refunded (in full or part thereof) on check-out, upon presentation of the damage deposit receipt and after the accommodation has been inspected. The damage deposit is held against any costs that may be incurred in respect of missing items of inventory, breakages, damages or excessive dirt that students may cause during their stay. Management also reserves the right to fine students where disturbances to other clients or third parties have been reported. In these cases the fine will be taken from this deposit. It is very important to note that students’ liability is not limited to € 50.00 and the School reserves the right to charge extra money or take any other necessary measures as and when required.

Cleaning of the accommodation and change of towels and bed linen takes place on a weekly basis; missing items will not be replaced. Cleaning includes washing of floors
and bathroom/s, and dusting of furniture; cleaning of plates, pots and pans is not included. For long - stay students staying 8 weeks+, towel and bed linen change is done weekly, while bedroom cleaning is done every two weeks. Even though cleaning is provided, students are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their apartment and disposal of rubbish. Rubbish is not to be left to accumulate indoors as this will attract ants and other unwanted insects. Rubbish is collected on a daily basis and should be left on the pavement outside the front door in the morning before 08:00. Rubbish is not collected on holidays and should not be left out overnight. Students leaving untidy rooms will not have their accommodation cleaned and may have to pay an additional fee for extra cleaning services. Additional cleaning can be provided upon request at an additional cost. Please contact our Accommodation Coordinator for further information.

Check-out on the day of departure is at 10:00. When checking out, students staying in the self-catering apartments or school residence should allow at least 1 hour for management to check the accommodation and refund the damage deposit. If a student fails to allow at least 1 hour, management reserves the right to refund the damage deposit at a later stage. In order to be checked, the accommodation has to be vacated and keys returned.

Management or staff can enter to check the accommodation whenever they deem it necessary. Glasses, mugs, pots, pans, plates, cutlery etc. must not be moved from one accommodation to another. When inspecting the accommodation on departure, guests will be charged for missing items even if they are in another accommodation. Posters, photos, postcards, etc. must not be stuck on to the walls; this is to avoid damaging the plastering. Students are responsible for missing items of inventory, breakages and damages in their accommodation; therefore, it is in the interest of the students who are sharing accommodation to ensure that any damage caused in their accommodation or abuse by other students within their apartment is reported to management immediately.

Parties must not be held in the accommodation. Loud music, singing, shouting or any other disturbance in the accommodation, corridors or any other public area is not permitted at any time during the day or night. In the event that this regulation is ignored, each student
registered in the accommodation will lose their deposit and may be asked to leave the accommodation. There will be no refund for students who are asked to leave due to their misuse, abuse or disturbance in and around the accommodation provided by GV Malta.

Students will be given his/her own room and main door key. Students staying in our accommodation will be charged for lost or broken keys and the cost of changing main door lock and key cutting. In the case of accommodation with host families, if students are given a
copy of the house key and this is lost, they will have to pay the full cost involved to replace the door lock.

GV reserves the right to have students change their accomodation during their stay. Notification in writing will be given to the student prior to the move. Transfers to the other accomodation will be assisted by GV. If a student chooses to change from one accommodation to another of the same category, or from one host family to another an administration fee of € 20.00 will be charged. If a student changes to accommodation of a superior category, the student will only be charged the difference in price. There will be no refund if a student changes to accommodation of an inferior category. The respective hotel’s policies will apply for students staying at a hotel.

All students under the age of 18 have the following curfew times that must be respected:
Students 16 –17 years old: till 23:00. Under 16: till 22:30. GV Malta reserves the right to make neccessary change and to send the student back home if he/she fails to respect the curfew times. Should students wish to stay out later, the school requires written authorisation from their parents/guardians along with contact details of the parent