Definition of guest house in English:

guest house

(also guesthouse)

Pronunciation /ˈɡest ˌhous/ /ˈɡɛst ˌhaʊs/


  • 1A private house offering accommodations to paying guests.

    • ‘Not only that, but they also paid my accommodation at the guest house where I had to stay until the work had been done.’
    • ‘Whether you want to stay in a guest house, self catering chalet or hotel they can sort it for you.’
    • ‘I was summoned to the bungalow below the guest house for drinks, by the owner's father-in-law, Captain Matthieu.’
    • ‘There's a gorgeous guest house called Delphi lodge down in Mayo.’
    • ‘I was billeted in a guest house in a spa-village in winter.’
    • ‘My mother ran a guest house during the summer months, and we had to behave ourselves when we were around the guests.’
    • ‘Then we went to the hotel - a little guest house more or less in the centre of Felixstowe.’
    • ‘Each evening, refuel with fresh calamari, tzatziki, and retsina wine before retiring to a guest house or beach camp near ancient Greek ruins.’
    • ‘A homeless man posing as a wealthy Dutch businessman stayed at a Pickering guest house with no intention of paying, a court has heard.’
    • ‘The Center has opened a second guest house to accommodate visitors and research Fellows.’
    • ‘The girl is currently living in a guest house paid for by Swindon Council, and is getting treatment at Druglink, a rehabilitation centre in Old Town.’
    • ‘He liked the tourists and wanted them to trust him so that they would recommend his services as driver and also his guest house.’
    • ‘The chief is still squatting at a guest house in Samfya as efforts to rebuild his palace are being made.’
    • ‘YRC currently rents a room in a York guest house, but the owners are emigrating so the service needs a new home.’
    • ‘His father, Leslie, was based at Fylingdales and his mother, Anne, ran a guest house.’
    • ‘After hearing the hard-luck story of a European Tour pro who had been turfed out of his guest house due to a double-booking, the kindly soul offered the player and his wife a room for the week.’
    • ‘The lodge initially started off as a guest house in 2002 with only a few rooms but has since increased to 24 rooms combined both twin and single rooms.’
    • ‘A few weeks later, on our way home, we stayed in the same guest house, and I stayed in the same room.’
    • ‘At a guest house you also have the opportunity to dine on a home cooked meal.’
    • ‘‘I told them my husband had died, my children were grown up and I was becoming apprehensive about running the guest house on my own,’ said Jennie.’
    boarding house, bed and breakfast, B & B, hotel, motel
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    1. 1.1US A small, separate house on the grounds of a larger one, used for accommodating guests.
      • ‘Accessed via electronic entrance gates and a driveway, the landscaped grounds include a two-bed guest house.’
      • ‘Rich families may have a separate guest house, but Afghans do not like to sleep alone and generally do not provide guests with separate rooms.’
      • ‘It was a little bit of a walk from the guest house to the main house, but that just showed how big the place was.’
      • ‘We created a ‘solar canopy’ on the second story guest house.’
      • ‘Dennis gets to live in a 4,000-square-foot guest house on the owner's estate at a reduced rent?’
      • ‘Larry lived in his family's mini guest house, it was behind the Fraser's main estate.’
      • ‘After moving into the guest house, they started to design the main house, first building a barn out of Rastra to become familiar with the system.’
      • ‘Melanie lived in the guest house behind her parent's house, so Angela just rode up the driveway and into the back.’
      • ‘It has been fully restored and comes complete with a library, gym, office and a private guest house.’
      • ‘Whether it's a picnic shelter for your favourite spot in the garden, a guest house for friends and relatives, or a playroom for your children, a pine cabin is the perfect solution.’
      • ‘This means I'll be sleeping in a large bed in a private guest house all alone.’
      • ‘It might become a home office, a guest house, an entertaining room that opens on the rear garden, a living space for grown children, or an art studio or workshop.’
      • ‘It connects the three major elements of the composition: the guest house, the main residence, and the gallery where the owners collect local art.’
      • ‘Guests first pass through an opening in a fortress-like limestone wall, then proceed between a studio and a guest house.’


guest house

/ˈɡest ˌhous/ /ˈɡɛst ˌhaʊs/