Booking Hotels: Common Phrases for Planning Your Stay

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Traveling in China is an exciting experience, and booking hotels is a crucial part of your journey. Whether you're booking through apps like Ctrip (携程), Fliggy (飞猪), or Qunar (去哪儿), knowing some essential phrases will help ensure a smooth process.

Making a Reservation

When booking online, you may need to contact the hotel for special requests or confirmations. Here are some useful phrases:

  1. I would like to book a double room for three nights.

    我想预定一个双人房,住三晚。

    Wǒ xiǎng yùdìng yī ge shuāngrén fáng, zhù sān wǎn.
  2. Is breakfast included in the room rate?

    房费包含早餐吗?

    Fáng fèi bāohán zǎocān ma?
  3. Can I have a room with a view?

    可以给我安排一个有景观的房间吗?

    Kěyǐ gěi wǒ ānpái yī ge yǒu jǐngguān de fángjiān ma?

Confirming Your Reservation

After making your booking, it's good to confirm your reservation details:

  1. I would like to confirm my reservation.

    我想确认一下我的预定。

    Wǒ xiǎng quèrèn yīxià wǒ de yùdìng.
  2. My reservation number is...

    我的预定号码是...

    Wǒ de yùdìng hàomǎ shì...
  3. What time is check-in?
    请问几点可以办理入住?
    Qǐngwèn jǐ diǎn kěyǐ bànlǐ rùzhù?

Requesting Assistance

During your stay, you might need to request additional services or amenities:

  1. Can I get an extra blanket?

    可以给我一条额外的毛毯吗?
    
Kěyǐ gěi wǒ yī tiáo éwài de máotǎn ma?
  2. The air conditioner in my room is not working.

    我房间里的空调坏了。

    Wǒ fángjiān lǐ de kōngtiáo huàile.
  3. Can you arrange a wake-up call for me at 6 AM?

    可以帮我安排早上六点的叫醒服务吗?

    Kěyǐ bāng wǒ ānpái zǎoshang liù diǎn de jiàoxǐng fúwù ma?

Housekeeping Requests

For a comfortable stay, you might need to communicate with housekeeping:

  1. Can you clean my room now?

    可以现在打扫我的房间吗?
    
Kěyǐ xiànzài dǎsǎo wǒ de fángjiān ma?
  2. I need fresh towels.

    我需要干净的毛巾。
    
Wǒ xūyào gānjìng de máojīn.
  3. Please do not disturb.

    请勿打扰。

    Qǐng wù dǎrǎo.

Checking Out

Finally, settling bills and giving feedback are important:

  1. Can I pay with a credit card?

    我可以用信用卡支付吗?

    Wǒ kěyǐ yòng xìnyòngkǎ zhīfù ma?
  2. Can I get a receipt, please?

    可以给我一张收据吗?

    Kěyǐ gěi wǒ yī zhāng shōujù ma?
  3. I had a wonderful stay. Thank you!
    我住得很愉快,谢谢!
    Wǒ zhù dé hěn yúkuài, xièxiè!

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