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Useful English Phrases for Hotels

1) Checking In
  • Welcome to Do Re Mi! How may I help you?
  • We have a reservation for a double room for one week.
  • Can I have your name, please?
  • My name is Josephson. That's J-O-S-E-P-H-S-O-N.
  • Could you sign your name here, Mr. Josephson? This is your keycard. You will be in Room 1313.

    2) Your Room
  • Hey, this room is really nice! And big, too.
  • Come over to the window and look at the view.
  • Wow! Look at the waves. I can't wait to go for a walk along the beach.
  • Let's go out and enjoy the sun and sea now. We can unpack our suitcases later.
  • That's a great idea. Grab a towel and some sunscreen and let's go!

    3) Tipping
  • Let's see, we tipped the taxi driver 15% on the way to the hotel...
  • He was very helpful, so it was worth it.
  • And we tipped 12% at the restaurant...
  • The service was good, but not great.
  • Now how much should we tip the maid for cleaning our room?
  • I think a dollar a day is good enough.
  • Only a dollar? I think two would be better.

    4) Exchanging Money

  • Hi, could you change this travellers check for me?
  • Sure. Do you have your passport?
  • Yes, here it is.
  • That's fine, Mr. Josephson. Now just sign the check here and I can give you cash.
  • What is the exchange rate today?
  • You're in luck. The dollar is weaker, so you only have to pay 10,500 plunkets for each dollar.
  • That is good! Last week we had to pay 13,000 plunkets.

    5) Checking Out
  • Will you be checking out now?
  • Unfortunately, yes. We've had a great stay, but now it's time to go home and get back to work.
  • Well, we hope you'll have the chance to come back and stay with us again in the future.
  • We hope so too!

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