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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  1. Restaurant Supervisor

    Location: East Lothian

    Salary: £21000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Restaurant Management

    Restaurant Supervisor required for a fine dining (5*, 2AA) restaurant on the edges of Edinburgh. 

    Due to the peculiar location applicants with their own vehicles are preferred. 

    Salary: £22000 plus £2000 yearly gratuities. 

    Apply now! 
    Please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. Candidates will be required to provide ...

  2. Receptionist

    Location: Tighnabruaich

    Salary: £8.91 p/h

    Category: Receptionist/Concierge

    An incredible opportunity to join the Front Office team at a top resort in Tighnabruaich has arisen. The ideal candidate should be passionate and professional to ensure the guest experience exceeds their expectations.
    Salary: £8.91 per hour (dependant on age and in line with NMW).
    Full-time: 40-43 hours per ...

  3. Chef de Rang - Fine dining, Live In, Perthshire

    Location: Perthshire

    Salary: £19000 to £22000 p/a

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a Chef De Rang within a Michelin and multiple Rosette starred environment in Perthshire. This is a permanent role with live-in accommodation available if required.

    Benefits in your new job

    Salary starting from £19,000 per annum.
    Tips up to £3000 per annum. 
    45 hours ...

  4. Event Staff

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.91 to £9.00 p/h

    Category: Hospitality / Catering / Tourism

    A great opportunity has arisen for Kiosk staff to join our temporary staffing team in Glasgow. We are recruiting kiosk staff for our stadia and event space.
    Salary range: £8.91-£9.21 an hour.

    Benefits of Your New Job

    Flexible working
    Holiday pay from the first hour you work ...

  5. Live-In Housekeepers

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: £9.00 to £9.50 p/h

    Category: Housekeeping

    Do you think it’s time for something new?
    Housekeepers wanted to join our temporary team at Stafffinders! 
    Living and working in vibrant hotels across Scotland. Free accommodation, 40h per week, from 8am-6pm with extra shifts available! Housekeeping training will be provided.
    Have friends who would also be interested in ...

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