If you plan to travel to Vietnam, you will need to book a room at the destination. It is better to book it in advance or at least check some information about the place before the traveling date. So, do you know how to book accommodation in Vietnamese? You can say 'Tôi muốn đặt phòng,' which means I want to book a room.
Before deciding to book a room, you should also ask about the room's facilities and if they have any other requirements. In today's lesson, I am going to share with you some phrases to help you check the room before making a reservation and book a room for your trip to Vietnam.
There are different types of accommodations in Vietnam. Before learning sentences for making a room reservation, you should have learned how they call a hotel, a motel, etc. in the Vietnamese language.
A hotel (khách sạn) in Vietnam can be owned by a family or a company. There are different hotel rankings from 1-star (một sao) to 5-star (năm sao). The hotel rankings in Vietnam follow the international hotel assessment.
A motel is a hotel built next to main routes, so people can stay overnight when they are tired of driving a long distance. Although the full name of a motel in Vietnamese is 'khách sạn bên đường', people usually call it 'khách sạn'.
If you would like to have a nice room or a bungalow, with a swimming pool and a garden, a resort is a good choice. In Vietnamese, a resort is called 'khu nghỉ dưỡng'.
A hostel (nhà nghỉ) is usually cheaper than a hotel. In Vietnam, you can book a private room or a shared room at a hostel. A shared room is cost-saving but it lacks privacy. If you travel with your partner, you might want to book a private room at a reasonable price.
A villa (biệt thự) is different from a resort. In a resort, you will have a room or a bungalow for yourself, and share other facilities such as the swimming pool, the garden, and the pathway. In a villa, you will have everything for yourself during your stay. A villa is the best choice when you go with family or a group of families.
A serviced apartment (căn hộ du lịch) is a self-serviced apartment that has all facilities for guests for a short-term stay such as a kettle, a refrigerator, towels. You can book a serviced apartment from different websites such as Airbnb.
A guest house (nhà khách) is similar to a hotel but it doesn't reach the hotel standard. A guest house in cities in Vietnam usually includes several rooms with basic services and facilities such as air conditioning, towels, TV.
Now is the time to learn some Vietnamese words and phrases relating to accommodation.
Do you want to try making a reservation in Vietnamese? Remember the following sentences to get started. I'm sure they will be helpful when you travel to some rural areas in Vietnam where English is not spoken.
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