Hotel in Chinese

Traveling to a Chinese-speaking country? Need help booking a hotel in Chinese? You’re in the right place! This free audio lesson will show you how to make a hotel reservation over the phone or speak to a Chinese receptionist in person.
 
After this lesson you’ll feel more confident with questions in Chinese like “how much?” and “how many?”, and the kind of basic Mandarin Chinese conversation you need to understand. Listen carefully to the Chinese pronunciation of the native speakers and then practice saying the Chinese words and phrases aloud. Don’t be shy!

Pronunciation help for booking a hotel in Chinese

你们有空房间吗?

Nǐmen yǒu kòng (kōng) fángjiān ma?

Do you have a room available?

Vacancy - Chinese translation

Two useful words to know at this point are fáng jiān (房)”, a room, and kōng (空), available or literally free. The receptionist may respond…

有,我们还有空房间。

Yǒu,wǒmen háiyǒu kòng (kōng) fángjiān。

Yes, we still have rooms available.

很抱歉,我们没有空房间了。

Hěn bàoqiàn,wǒmen méyǒu kòng (kōng) fángjiān le。

No, unfortunately we have no rooms available.

没有,房间都订满了。

Méiyǒu,fángjiān dōu dìngmǎn le。

No, the rooms are all booked.

When asking for the price the receptionist at the hotel will need to know for how many people and for how many nights you want the room.

几个人住?

Jǐgè rén zhù?

For how many people? (Literal: How many people stay?)

住几个晚上?

Zhù jǐgè wǎnshàng?

For how many nights? (Stay for how many nights?)

You might answer:

两个人住 。

Liǎng'gè rén zhù。

For two people. (Literal: Two people stay.)

住一个晚上。

Zhù yígè wǎnshàng。

For one night. (Literal: Stay one night.)

The receptionist may also ask whether you want a single or a double room.

单人间

dānrén jiān

Single room

双人间

shuāngrén jiān

Double room

Your answer may look like this…

单人间,住两个晚上。

Dānrén jiān,zhù liǎnggè wǎnshàng。

A single room for two nights, please.

双人间,住一个晚上。

Shuāngrén jiān,zhù yígè wǎnshàng。

A double room for one night, please.

Double bed - Chinese translation

When asking for the price, you can simply say “…duō shǎo qián (多少钱?)” how much [is it for…], and add the type of room and number of nights you want. For example:

单人间,住两个晚上多少钱?

Dānrén jiān,zhù liǎnggè wǎnshàng duōshǎo qián?

How much is it for a single room for two nights? (Literal: Single room, stay one night how much?)

双人间,住一个晚上多少钱?

shuāng rén jiān zhù yí gè wǎn shang duō shǎo qián

How much is it for a double room for one night? (Literal: Double room, stay one night how much?)

Some hotels charge per room, others per person (¥ is the sign for RMB just as $ is for USD).
Here are some possible answers you might get to hear…

每个晚上500元。

Měigè wǎnshàng ǔbǎi Yuán。

That costs ¥500 per night.

每个人250元。

Měigèrén rbǎi wǔshí Yuán。

That costs ¥250 per person.

双人间每个人300元。

Shuāngrén jiān měigèrén sānbǎi Yuán。

A double room costs ¥300 per person.

单人间每个晚上350元。

Dānrénjiān měigè wǎnshàng sānbǎi wǔshí Yuán。

A single room costs ¥350 per night

For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!​

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Zài jiàn (再 见!)

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