Complaining about a hotel room

"Se plaindre d'une chambre d'hôtel"
French C1 writing exercise

Gérard complains to the receptionist about the state of his hotel room.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a coffee stain", "please wait...", "a floor manager", "a maid (hotel)", "to disrupt", "to be in no hurry", "as we speak", "complimentary".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

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  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
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- Hello Sir, may I help you? - Yes, I hope so. I've just arrived in room 206, and I noticed that the sheets hadn't been changed. There was also a coffee stain on the night table. - I'm very sorry Sir, please wait a moment, I'm going to contact the floor manager right away. ...The manager has just confirmed to me that your room should have been done this morning, but that one of the maids didn't come to work, which disrupted the organisation. We should have been informed of it before giving you the keys. - Don't worry, I'm in no hurry. Do you know when the room will be ready? - Someone is taking care of it as we speak. May I offer you a complimentary hot drink in the meantime? - Certainly, thank you very much.

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