Describe A Hotel You Have Stayed In – IELTS Cue Card
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Describe A Hotel You Have Stayed In.
You should say:
- where it was
- why and when you stayed there
- what facilities it had
- and say whether you liked or disliked staying in this hotel.
Sample Answer 1
Travelling is one of my hobbies that refreshes me after a long duration of tiring work. Additionally, since childhood, I have been encouraged to go on trekking trips organized by my school. Recently, I got an opportunity to combine both of these aspects when I visited Matheran, the smallest hill station in India in the western part of Maharashtra and stayed at the Lords Central Hotel.
When I got an extended weekend during Good Friday, I welcomed this opportunity to put on my travelling cap and trekking shoes and leave in search of an adventure. As I knew, due to its proximity to Mumbai, Matheran would attract a lot of tourists during this time, I booked my room online. The hotel had got ravishing reviews on multiple online portals and I found the place quite enticing.
Although the whole area of Matheran is surrounded by amazing scenic beauty and natural resources, this family-friendly hotel is only 0.6 kms away from the market area and yet gives a calm ambience. It has a well-placed swimming pool, small library, bar, dining room and a giant chessboard. Children can enjoy different fun activities and adults can enjoy their time under the shade of the tall trees. It is personally looked after by the members of the Lords family. Guests are provided three times freshly cooked delicious food from the in-house restaurant. The hotel maintains 23 spacious rooms with balconies divided into four types, namely, Standard Family Room, Valley View Room, Standard Double Room, and Valley Economic Double Room. Each room has basic amenities such as bottled drinking water, toiletries and an attached bathroom with hot and cold water supply. It also provides services such as room service, laundry and medical assistance.
I loved the hotel’s environment and the amicable behaviour of the staff. I got a heavenly view of the sun rising over the hills from my balcony. Moreover, the hotel is also close to some of Matheran’s most popular landmarks, such as Porcupine Point or Sunset Point, Louisa Point, Alexander Point, Irshalgad Fort and One Tree Hill Point and gave me a good scope for exercise. Built more than 100 years ago, Lords Central Hotel is a mix of old-world charm, modern amenities and hospitable service and it urged me to visit again.
- Resort: a place that is frequented for holidays or recreation or for a particular purpose.
Eg: The Jones family booked the entire resort for the wedding.
- Cottage: Small hut
Eg: She painted a cottage for her exam.
- Splattering: splash with a liquid, typically a thick or viscous one
Eg: She splattered water all over her space.
- Affordable: within budget limit
Eg: This table is affordable.
Sample Answer 2
Well, I am glad to admit that both my family and friends are travel buffs. Whenever we travel to another city or country, we obviously have to stay in a hotel or any other type of accommodation. Generally, we go with budget hotels. However, there are always exceptions that we make. I would like to share my experience of staying in a luxury hotel here – Hotel Inn.
It was a four stars property that we had booked on our family trip to Manali in 2017. One of the reasons to book this hotel was that we wanted to experience the accommodation in a luxurious hotel. The booking was confirmed online, and the hotel was available at a reasonable price as well. We had booked a suite. It was huge enough for all four of us. In addition, Holiday Inn offered a river view, which was breathtaking and mesmerizing.
The hotel was humongous in size and had hundreds of rooms decorated with impressive interiors. Apart from comfortable rooms, the hotel had a plethora of other facilities to make the stay convenient, such as a swimming pool, a gaming room, and more.
One of the best things about this hotel was its delicious food. There were multi cuisines. It seemed like a golden pot of international food items. We had our stomachs full, but the taste buds still craved for more.
All in all, I liked the hotel, and my experience was memorable. So now, whenever somebody asks for a good hotel in Manali, I always recommend this one.
Sample Answer 3
I happened to visit Mandarmani last December and stayed there in a hotel called Liv Sea Valley Resort. It was a sea-facing resort and I dwelled there with my family for a week.
Due to the lockdown during the pandemic, travelling became really difficult and it was nearly impossible for us to get out anywhere. When the dangerous situation passed and the lockdown was lifted, we decided to go on a tour. It was a 4 days and 3 nights package.
The resort had small cottages with one double bed, air conditioner, television and a sofa with an attached sofa table. The connected washroom was clean with shower and bathtubs. As our family is large, we had to book 8 cottages. There was a lawn connecting all the cottages and it led us to the sea, which was connected to the resort. Due to this feature, the place had some awesome photographic views that we thoroughly enjoyed. Moreover, we got all these features at a reasonable price.
We loved the hotel very much. As it was connected to the beach, we could go and take a bath in the sea in the afternoon when it was low tide and clean ourselves in the hotel. Then, when it was high tide, we would sit in a concentric circle near the garden and enjoy the beautiful cold weather. Everything was so dreamy and beautiful. The slight sound of the waves hitting the rocks and the water splattering was a stunning experience.
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