English for Tourism and Hotel Industry
Apartment – a flat, usually located in a block of flats, in cities. May have few bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. You rent it directly from an owner.
Apartment hotel – these are offered to long-stay visitors of cities. Rooms or suites, each with private bathroom and kitchen. Limited hotel services, but flexibility and space are advantages.
Bed and Breakfast / B&B – see Guest house.
Boutique hotel – extremely fashionable, modern hotels situated in interesting building, e.g. old prisons, distilleries. Excellent service, high prices.
Chalet – these can be found in the countryside; a small, wooden house in mountain areas, or a house built in such style. Usually with a fireplace, a small kitchen and a terrace. Magnificent views guaranteed.
Commercial hotel / transit hotel – designed for the use of businesspeople. Soundproof conference rooms, fully equipped rooms, i.e. Wi-Fi, telephone line, tea/coffee station.
Guest house / Bed and Breakfast / B&B – a private house offering accommodation and home-made breakfast for visitors. Very popular, because they are located in small towns which don’t have big hotels and because of prices.
Hostel / Youth hostel – cheap accommodation for those who don’t mind sleeping in large dormitories in bunk beds. Good and cheap breakfast, vending machines and casual atmosphere.
Hotel garni – great deal if you need a room and... that’s it. Hotels garni, in cities, provide guests with a room, but services are reduced to an absolute minimum – no bars, restaurants, laundry services.
Luxury hotel – ideal for those who like to spend as much as thousands on a stay. Anything you wish will be right there the way you like. A butler will take care of you 24/7.
Motel – situated on motorways or carriageways, offers a choice of rooms, also family rooms. All day restaurant or bar. Secure, ample car park is the thing most drivers look for.
Tourist hotel – basic, often 2-star hotels which are included in most package holidays. Doubles or triples with rollaways or sofa beds. Usually close to tourist attractions.
Transit hotel – see Commercial hotel.
Villa – whole house is at your disposal. Many bedrooms, large kitchen, garage, garden, sometimes even a swimming pool is provided.
Youth hostel – see Hostel.
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