Travelling around China is more popular than ever. Maybe for sightseeing or visiting friends or relatives. So, if you need to book a hotel or find out where it is, make sure you know how to ask. Oh…, and check if it has a swimming pool, and restaurant!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to find the location of a hotel you plan to stay at

(2) How to ask about the price for your stay

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:


Note: 饭店means restaurant in Chinese. Some people might use 饭店 for hotel, although it’s not very commonly used


酒店在哪里? Where is the hotel?

酒店的位置在哪里?another way to ask where is the hotel?

市中心:city centre

酒店在市中心吗?Is the hotel in the city centre?

酒店在市中心附近吗? Is the hotel near the city centre?

酒店在机场附近吗?Is the hotel near the airport?

酒店在购物中心附近吗?Is the hotel near a shopping centre?


价格:another way to say price

一晚多少钱:How much per night?

500元一晚:RMB 500 per night


免费上网:free Wifi

免费早餐: free breakfast

游泳池:swimming pool

健身中心:fitness centre


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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.