The pre-authorization is a system of verification and warranty adopted by hotels around the world to check the veracity of the credit card provided by the guest upon booking.

Do not be surprised if two / three weeks before the date of arrival at our hotel, the availability of purchase of your credit card will be reduced by an amount equal to the first night you have booked.
It 'a temporary block, the blocked sum is freezed.

This operation does not generate any kind of movement on the bank customer's account because it is not accounted for, therefore, IT'S NOT A CHARGE. The authorization is issued by the relevant bank, or from the credit card network operator.

The pre-authorization then allows us hoteliers to "book" a sum of money, before the payment transaction is actually recorded. In this way the hotel is guaranteed in any case the availability of the amount on the customer's credit card.

The number of credit card is required to guarantee your reservation, or, if you do not show up at check-in in the date specified, or do not clear the room as written in the cancellation policy, the hotel is authorized to charge your card of the corresponding cost credit. Please see cancellation policy.

The duration of the validity of the cancellation policy varies depending on the operator and the credit circuit used; the amount, if not used as payment, should return available on your card after 21 days.