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German Hotel Words

When you’re traveling it’s useful to know some German hotel words, especially if you’re staying outside the main cities. After this free audio lesson you'll be able to ask for what you need in German, and find your way around a German hotel. You’ll also be able to share any concerns you have with the hotel staff.

Let’s start with some basics – listen to the German pronunciation and practice the words and phrases aloud. This lesson could make all the difference between a restful night and a not-so-comfortable stay! By the way... most hotels haven’t got a room number 13, because 13 is considered to be an unlucky number in Germany.

Let's begin with this lesson on German hotel words!

Resources for further reading:

How to pronounce German hotel words

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Der Schlüssel

The key

Die Schlüsselnummer

The key number

Sie sind im Zimmer Nummer 29.

You are in room 29.

The key in German

Directions will be given with reference to floors...


Ground floor

Erster Stock

First floor

Zweiter Stock

Second floor

Dritter Stock

Third floor

Vierter Stock

Fourth floor

Here are some useful questions you might want to ask.

Wo ist der Fahrstuhl?

Where is the elevator?

Wo ist das Schwimmbad?

Where is the swimming pool?

Wo ist das Restaurant?

Where is the restaurant?

Wo servieren Sie Frühstück ?

Where do you serve breakfast?

You may also want to know:

Wann muss ich auschecken?

At what time do I need to check out of the room?

Soll ich jetzt bezahlen oder später?

Do I pay now or later?

Wann servieren Sie Frühstück?

When do you serve breakfast?

If your room isn’t equipped with all the facilities you’d like, here are some useful phrases…

Ich brauche mehr Handtücher.

I need more towels.

Ich brauche mehr Seife.

I need more soap.

Ich brauche mehr Toilettenpapier.

I need more toilet paper.

Ich brauche eine extra Decke.

I need an extra blanket.

Ich brauche einen sauberen Bettbezug.

I need clean sheets.

Bedding in German

Here are some final words and phrases that might come in handy…

Ein Doppelbett

A double bed (for two people).

Die Klimaanlage

The air-conditioning.

Die Heizung

The heater

Die Heizung ist kaputt.

The heater is broken.











Das Wasser

The water

Das Licht

The light





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Bis zum nächsten Mal!

Paul Weber: Rocket German

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