Help! How to book a hotel room in English?

It’s definitely very convenient and easy to book your next holiday at a travel agency without having to struggle with a different language. However, have you ever thought that you can find much better prices if you’re the one who takes the initiative? Moreover, in this way you can get an idea of what the service will be like at the hotel.

Do you not feel self-confident enough to book a hotel in English yet? Don’t worry, it’s very easy. In today’s article we’ll help you with some standard words and phrases to refresh your memory.

Everything you may find in a hotel

It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling alone or with others, for business or pleasure, we’ve prepared a list of standard words for you which you should know without fail in English:

  • Single room
  • Double room
  • Twin room
  • Suite
  • En suite bathroom
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wake-up call
  • Airport transfer

This is how you ask about a room…

The most important thing is asking about a room. We’ve prepared a series of simple questions for you. If you manage to do this, you can do almost anything as the rest isn’t so hard.

Hello, I’d like to book a single room for 3 nights, please.
Sure, no problem. When do you arrive?

Do you have any twin rooms left for next weekend?
I’m sorry, I’m afraid we’re fully booked out next weekend.

Do you have a double room available for tomorrow?
Let me see. Yes, it is a non-smoking room though. How long will you be staying for?
Just for one night.

How much is a single room per night?
The rate for single rooms is €20 per night.

Could I take your name and you credit card number for the reservation please?

Would you like half board or full board?

Everything else you need to know…

If you have any other doubts or queries, these phrases can help you a lot:

What time is check-in/check-out?
We’re flexible with check-in times. Usually check-in is around 12 a.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.

Is there Wi-Fi in the room?
Yes, there is.

Do you offer airport transfers?
Yes, we do. If you give us your flight details, we can organize a driver for you.

Do you have a room with a sea view?
No, we don’t, but the beach is very close, just 5 minutes walking distance.

What do you think now? Nothing can go wrong any more, right? Now you can book your next trip yourself, and in this way, you’ll enjoy it a lot more. If you also wish to refresh your knowledge of English to communicate with the locals, register on the ABA English webpage. With our ABA Films, cinema-quality short films, you’ll learn through real-life situations. Isn’t that just what you wanted? So, what are you waiting for?

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