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¡I don’t speak Spanish! ¿How will I communicate?

Learn some Spanish before your trip if at all possible. A few spluttering words will be met more often than not with a gracious smile and appreciation of your efforts. The Spanish will always take time to help you learn. Not that many Spaniards speak English, although some of the younger ones do. At the hotels listed on this site, there’s usually someone on hand who speaks English.

Don’t’ despair! Even if you don’t speak a word of Spanish, you can communicate more than you think. It seems strange, but it always works out. In the major tourist areas, the Spanish are used to tourists and are good at anticipating your questions. Don’t let your lack of language skills keep you from having a great adventure! People from all parts of the world travel in countries without knowing a bit of the language and manage just fine. To get you started with reserving your room:

Single room una habitación individual Double room (one bed) habitación con cama matrimonial
Double room (two beds) una habitación con dos camas    
With bath con baño With shower con ducha
With a balcony con balcón    
With air-conditioning con aire acondicionado    
With a view con vista    
I would like... Quisiera...
A quiet room una habitación muy silenciosa
I would like to book a room. Quisiera reservar una habitación.
How much is it per night? ¿Cuánto cuesta por noche?
Do you have anything cheaper? ¿Tiene algo más económico?
Is breakfast included? ¿Está incluido el desayuno?
Is service included? ¿Está incluido el servicio?
Is tax included? ¿Está incluido el impuesto?
Is there a charge to park the car? ¿Hay una carga para estacionar el coche?
I have a reservation. Tengo una reserva.
Date of arrival...(day, month) la fecha de llegar...
Date of departure...(day, month) la fecha de salir...
Is a deposit necessary? ¿Es necesario un depósito?
one night una noche two nights dos noches
three nights tres noches four nights cuatro noches
five nights cinco noches six nights seis noches
one week una semana    
Thank you gracias Please por favor
Yes No no