Book a hotel room
Types of room
Double room = room with a double bed (for two people)
twin room = room with two beds
single room = room with one bed (for one person)
suite = more than one room (e.g. bedroom and living room
cot = a bed for a baby
fully-booked = no rooms available
ensuite bathroom = a bathroom attached to the bedroom
a safe = a box with a key where you put valuables (passport, jewellery, money etc)
a minibar = a small fridge with drinks inside such as coke, water, juice, wine
tea and coffee making facilities = a kettle (to boil water), cups, coffee, milk, sugar and tea sachets
(24-hour) room service = meals delivered to your room
laundry / dry cleaning service = your clothes can be washed for you
bar and restaurant = the hotel has a bar and a restaurant for drinks and meals
wifi = internet connection (pronounced wai – fai)
full English breakfast = big breakfast with toast, eggs, bacon, cereal, etc
continental breakfast = small breakfast with croissant, coffee, juice
a wake-up call = when the telephone rings to wake you up
I'm afraid...- a polite way to give some bad news
smoking and non-smoking rooms/ floors- rooms and floors in buildings that allow or don't allow smoking
at this time- right now
would you be interested...- a polite way to say "do you want...?"
you never know...- it's difficult to know when...
vacancy- empty rooms/ a room available
Making the booking
Here are some phrases you can use on the phone to make a booking in English.
I'd like to book a (single / double / twin) room for two nights, please.
I'd like to make a reservation for a (single / double / twin) room for the night of (date), please.
(a reservation = a booking)
Do you have any double rooms left for the weekend?
Do you have any double rooms available this weekend?
(left = available)
How much is… a single room / a double room / a suite?
What time is check-in? (check-in = when you arrive and give your...