Hotel Receptionist Jobs

Hotel receptionists are on the front-line of guest interaction and perform vital jobs delivering customer service excellence and creating a strong first impression for guests on arrival at the front desk reception. 

Any hotel receptionist will tell you the importance of having a great deal of contact with guests organising special requirements, dealing with requests for taxis, theatre tickets, information about the local area and taking valuables for safe keeping. 

Other jobs administered from the front desk reception include, liaising constantly with the housekeepers to know which rooms are occupied and processing large volumes of administration including taking reservations, allocating rooms, record keeping, passing on messages, compiling bills to name just a few.

If that wasn't all, receptionists in the hotel will be required to use a reservations computer system in all but the smallest hotels, although a hotel receptionist will often also use word processors as well as fax machines and switchboards. In large hotels, the receptionist's job may work as part of a specialist team dealing with certain aspects of reception work, however in smaller hotels the hotel receptionist may handle a very large range of tasks.

Duties and responsibilities for Hotel Front Desk Receptionist jobs

Hotel receptionists should maintain a calm, courteous and professional demeanour at all times and should enjoy interacting with other people and be of a friendly and cheerful disposition when greeting guests and checking them in and out of the hotel. 

Hotel receptionist jobs involves a good deal of administration so would suit a candidate who is well organised and who has an administrative flair.

Salaries in hotel reception jobs

As at 2020, the average salary for Hotel Receptionists depending on the size, type and location of the hotel, is around £18,000.

Hours of work may vary and can include days, nights, shifts, weekends and public holidays.   Part-time work may be available which is paid pro-rate or at an hourly rate.

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Job Listings

  1. Housekeeper

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Housekeeping

    We are recruiting for two housekeepers to work in a Beautiful hotel in Arrochar.
    I will need someone with at least 1-year housekeeping experience who can provide a reference.
    The position is starting as soon as possible and below are the benefits that come with the job

    Hourly rate of ...

  2. Temporary Chef

    Location: Perth and Kinross

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently recruiting a CDP who is living near Auchterarder.
    This position requires the chef to drive but we are happy to cover fuel costs within 1 hour of the venue.
    The Hotel is a luxury hotel with a brand new Kitchen, Great hourly pay and Holiday pay accrual ...

  3. Assistant General Manager

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Hotel Management

    We are recruiting for an experienced deputy general manager for a 4 start, 3 rosette hotel In the Port Appin area of Scotland.
    The position would require you to travel to and from the venue for a 48-hour working week.
    The position will require a someone with excellent hospitality skills ...

  4. Chef

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £14.35 p/h

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently recruiting Temporary CDP's for Live-in roles in the Argyll Area.
    This position requires the chef to drive or travel to the venue to start the live-in role.
    The Hotel/Holiday park is set in one of Scotland finest Locations and offers unbelievable scenery.
    This position requires ...

  5. PVG Cook

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Chefs and Cooks

    We are currently hiring PVG chefs for our care home clients across Renfrewshire and central Scotland.
    To be considered for this role you must have at least 2 years cooking experience in care homes and you must have a valid PVG.
    At Stafffinders we aim to provide a quality service ...

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