Booking a hotel in Italian? We can help! After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to make a hotel reservation over the phone or speak to an Italian-speaking receptionist in person.
You’ll feel more confident with questions in Italian like “how much?” and “how many”, and the kind of basic Italian conversation you need to understand.
Listen carefully to the pronunciation of the native Italian speakers and then try saying the Italian words and phrases aloud. Don’t be shy!
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Ha una camera libera?
Do you have a room available?
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Two useful words to know at this point are "una camera", a room, and "libera", 'available' or literally 'free'. The receptionist may respond…
Sì, abbiamo ancora una camera libera.
Yes, we still have a room available.
No, purtroppo non abbiamo nessuna camera libera.
No,unfortunately we have no rooms available.
No, we are booked out.
No, siamo al completo.
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.
Per quante persone?
For how many people?
Per quante notti?
For how many nights?
You might answer:
Per due persone
For two people
Per una notte
For one night
The receptionist may also ask whether you want a single or a double room.
Una camera singola
A single room
Una camera doppia
A double room
Your answer may look like this…
Una camera singola per due notti, per favore.
A single room for two nights, please.
Una camera doppia per una notte, per favore.
A double room for one night, please.
When asking for the price simply say "Quanto costa …" 'How much is it for…?' and add the type of room and number of nights you want.
Quanto costa una camera singola per due notti?
How much is it for a single room for two nights?
Quanto costa una camera doppia per una notte?
How much is it for a double room for one night?
Some hotels charge per room, others per person. Here are some possible answers you might get to hear…
Costa settanta euro per notte.
That costs 70 euros per night.
Costa quarantacinque euro per persona.
That costs 45 euros per person
Una camera doppia costa quarantacinque euro per persona.
A double room costs 45 euros per person.
Una camera singola costa 50 euro per notte.
A single room costs 50 euros per night.
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Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team
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