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An email to book a hotel

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To: info@ascot-hotel.co.uk
From: David Mathews
Subject: Booking 2 nights next week

Dear Ascot Hotel,

I would like to reserve an accessible single room for two nights with breakfast on the 22 and 23 of April. Could I have a quiet room with a view if possible, please?

I will arrive at about 10 p.m. and I have an early meeting the next morning, so please could you leave an iron and ironing board in the room?

I have a promotional code (MH2219). Please can you confirm that it is £80 per night with breakfast included?

Please could you confirm the booking? Let me know if you need any further information.

Many thanks.

With kind regards,

David Mathews

Tips

  1. When writing an email to a hotel, you can start with Hello or Dear (hotel name).
  2. Say clearly the dates you want, the room type and whether you want breakfast or not.
  3. Don't forget to mention any additional information or special requests.
  4. Ask them to confirm your booking. Give them your phone number if you prefer to be contacted that way.

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If I am booking for a hotel a I ask for an intern access

When I book a Hotel room, I always ask if they have Wifi connection, I ask about the room´s price, therefore if the hotel has baggage service, and obviusly if the room has a nice wiew. I ussually ask to the service room if they clean the room, when they do a great clean room, they receive a big tip.

What is the difference between can and could? Till now, i thought could is the past tense of can.

Hello Vidyasagar,

For some uses, could does function as the past form of can, but it also functions as a modal verb in its own right. Happily, we have a page on the difference between can and could. You can find it here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/can-and-could

 

That page is part of a larger section on modal verbs which you might also find helpful:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/modal-verbs

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Most of the time I travel with my family. First of all, I ask for bedroom type. After that, I ask them do they have complimentary breakfast. Sometimes I need other information like wifi availability, mineral water, etc.

I usually travell whit my mum and my sister and, when i book a room i usually ask for a triple room, so. It is not necessary that the room is big because we only use it for sleeping. for us it is necessary the wi-fi connection and an ensuite room.

I usually travel with my family and need to reserve a suite room. Wifi connection is necessary for me and I prefer a room in higher floor with viewing.

my family is big so normally we ask for two rooms the last time we went to travel was amazonas to be honest,it is something beatifull because you can live the experience with the moder nature.

I really rarely reserve a hotel room. I prefer room in private house or free hut. However when I book a hotel room or another room, I usually ask about the accessible and price, next promotional code. I sometime need any further intormation like breakfast included or en suite room.

I usually ask about the price and available, further I ask about promotional code

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