Hotel maid

A hotel maid ensures that hotel rooms are clean, in order and ready for guests. A hotel maid also cleans the rooms during guests’ stay. The work usually involves shifts and the employer usually provides work clothes.

Main tasks

• changing bed linen, sheets and towels
• making the beds
• vacuuming floors and carpets
• dusting and cleaning furniture
• refilling soaps, shampoos and other products offered by the hotel
• refilling the minibar

Competence requirements

A hotel maid must be able to work quickly and accurately and strive to make the guests’ arrival in the room as pleasant as possible. A hotel maid must also be reliable, honest and respectful of people’s privacy. It is beneficial to be in good physical shape, as the work involves considerable strain.


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There is no formal requirement for education, but various work-related courses may be available.

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