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Types of hotel or guest house

B & B

noun

a bed and breakfast

bed and breakfast

noun

a small hotel or private house that provides this service

boutique hotel

noun

a small hotel that gives a high level of service and is considered fashionable

capsule hotel

noun

a type of hotel in Japan where people stay when they finish work late and do not have time to go home. They sleep in small narrow areas like long boxes.

coaching inn

noun

a hotel or pub where old-fashioned coaches and their passengers used to stop for the night

dude ranch

noun

a very large farm in the western US or Canada where people go on holiday to ride horses and do activities such as hiking (=walking in the countryside)

five-star

adjective

a five-star hotel or restaurant is of excellent quality

fleabag

noun

a dirty cheap hotel

flophouse

noun

a cheap hotel, especially one that has many beds in one room

four-star

adjective

a four-star hotel, restaurant etc is of a very high standard or quality

gîte

noun

a house, usually in the countryside, that you can rent for a holiday in France

guest house

noun

a small hotel or private home where people can pay to spend the night

hostel

noun

a youth hostel

hostelry

noun

an old word meaning ‘a small hotel’

hotel

noun

a building where you pay to stay in a room and have meals

inn

noun

a small hotel or pub, especially one in the country

inn

noun

used in the names of hotels

motel

noun

a hotel for people who are travelling by car

one-star

adjective

a one-star restaurant, hotel etc is not expensive and provides only a basic standard of service

pension

noun

a small and fairly cheap hotel in France and some other European countries

resort hotel

noun

a hotel in a resort, for people who are on holiday rather than on business

roadhouse

noun

a hotel or bar on a main road in the countryside

ryokan

noun

a small traditional Japanese hotel

three-star

adjective

a three-star hotel, restaurant etc is of fairly good quality

two-star

adjective

a two-star hotel is of an average standard

villa

noun

a home in the country or close to the sea, especially one used for holidays

youth hostel

noun

a cheap place where travellers, especially young people, can stay for a short period of time

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