Greek lesson 8 teaches you how to check into a hotel in Greece using the Greek language.
If you learn this lesson well, you’ll be able to check into one of the best hotels in Greece by speaking Greek — and if you can manage to do that, I’m sure you’ll feel fantastic!
You will learn many useful common hotel phrases here, so the next time you visit a hotel in Greece, you’ll be able to astound everyone by speaking Greek when checking into your hotel.
Well, at least give it a shot! Who knows, you may even get a free upgrade to a better room as a result, after they witness your brave attempt at speaking Greek.
These are things you may want to say to reception staff at your hotel, or to someone who runs the hotel where you’ve decided to stay.
You will also learn how to find out whether a hotel has a room available, which is very handy to know.
People who work at hotels and people who run them use the same kind of phrases all over the world.
You will learn many common hotel phrases used by Greeks here, so you can understand what someone at a hotel is saying to you.
Hopefully, from there, you’ll be able to come up with a suitable reply or action.
Checking into a Hotel in Greece
When you check into a hotel in Greece, a Greek person will most likely be behind the reception counter when you arrive at your hotel — and that’s great!
So, you should easily be able to put everything you learn in this Greek-speaking lesson into practice.
First, let’s learn some of the common ways of checking into your hotel when speaking Greek.
These Greek phrases can be used when you first arrive at your hotel’s reception area.
Remember, all you need to do to learn Greek is speak the words shown in blue and red text just like a normal English speaker would when reading the words.
Focus on the blue and red sentences because that’s what you’re more likely to say at the hotel.
I also show you what someone at the hotel may say to you in Greek (in blue text only).
Try and learn those as well, so you know how to reply to the person at the hotel, but don’t spend too much time on them.
Instead, concentrate on what you’re most likely going to say.
Make sure you read the words out loud. You’ll be speaking Greek in no time by reading them out loud.
Hello, I have a, reservation, in the name …
Ya-sas, Ek-hor mya, krart-isi, stor orn-or-ma …
Ya-sas, Ek-hor mia, krart-ee-si, stor or-nor-ma …
An alternative way of saying it is: Ek-hor mia, krart-isi. Tor orn-or-ma ee-ne … (I have a reservation. My name is …)
Remember to say your full name where the dots appear … to complete the sentence.
Note: Name can also be pronounced as: Len-ne
We have a, reservation, in the name …
Ek-houm-me mya, krart-isi, stor orn-or-ma …
Ek-houm-meh mia, krart-ee-si, stor or-nor-ma …
Note: The difference here is that ‘we’ is used instead of ‘I’ when announcing that you have made a reservation if someone else is with you.
I have a, reservation, for …
Ek-hor mya, krart-isi, ya …
Ek-hor mia, krart-ee-si, ya …
Hi, I have a booking. My name is …
Yasas, Ek-hor krart-isi. Me len-ne …
Yasas, Ek-hor krart-ee-si. Meh len-e …
Note: Booking and reservation is the same word in Greek.
Name (Alternative): Orn-or-ma – If you want to use this version when saying “My name is …” you would say “Tor orn-or-ma mou een-ne …”
I would like to, check-in, please
Tha ithela na, karn-nor check in, parakalor
Tha ith-el-a na, karn-nor check in, par-ra-karl-or
Greeks also use the word check-in.
I have a, room, booked, for, tonight
Ek-hor, ena, thorm-art-ee-or, krart-ee-see, ya, ar-porp-se
Ek-hor, ena, thorm-art-io, krar-ti-see, ya, arp-porp-seh
I have a, room, booked, for …
Ek-hor ena, thorm-art-ee-or, krart-ee-see, ya …
Ek-hor en-na, thor-mart-ee-or, krar-ti-see, ya …
You may want to say how many nights you’ll be staying at the hotel.
When you reach … insert how many nights you will be staying for.
- One night: Mya nik-ta
- Two nights: Thee-or nik-tes
- Three nights: Tree-a nik-tes
- Four nights: Tes-se-rees nik-tes (Note: Some numbers have plural versions, others don’t. Tessera in the plural is Tesserees.)
- Five nights: Pe-de nik-tes
- Six nights: Exi nik-tes
- Seven nights: Ep-ta nik-tes
Typical Hotel Conversation in Greece
When you first arrive at the hotel reception counter, the conversation between you and the person you are dealing with may go something like this.
Hello, I have a reservation in the name … (You say)
Ya-sas, Ek-hor mya krart-ee-si stor orn-or-ma …
Ya-sas, Ek-hor mia krar-tee-si stor or-norm-ma …
Remember to also add your last name when you see …
Yes. Is it for two people, right? (Hotel)
Ne. Een-ne ya thee-or art-orm-ma, sors-sta
Correct, two people, and, three nights (You say)
Sors-sta, thee-or art-or-ma, ya, treis nik-tes
Sor-sta, thee-o art-or-ma, ya, treis nik-tes
Very nice. Can I have an identity or passport? (Hotel)
Por-lee or-ray-a. Bor-ror na ek-hor mya tarf-tor-ti-ta, i thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or
Yes, here is my identity (You say)
Neh, or-rist-e i tarf-tor-ti-ta mou
Ne, orees-te i tarf-tor-tita mou
Thank you. You will pay by, credit card or, cash? (Hotel)
Ef-har-ist-or. Tha plir-or-set-e me, pistor-tiki karta, i, met-rit-tar
I will pay by, credit card (You say)
Tha plir-ror-sor me, pistor-tiki karta
Tha pli-ror-sor meh, pistor-tiki karta
Perfect. Here is the key to your, room (Hotel)
Tel-ee-a. Or-rist-e tor klithi you, thorm-art-ee-ou
Breakfast is served from,  until  (Hotel)
Tor proy-in-nor se-veer-ret-te arpor tis, [sep-ta] mek-ri tis [sedica]
Thank you, very much (You say)
Enjoy your stay
How to Check out of a Hotel in Greek
When you check out of your hotel, the conversation could go something like this.
Hello, I would like to check out (You say)
Ya-sas, Tha ith-el-la na karn-or check out
Ya-sas, Tha ith-ella na karn-nor check out
Was it all good with your stay? (Hotel)
It-tarn or-la kar-la meh ti thee-a-morni sas
Everything, was, perfect (You say)
Or-la, it-tarn, tel-ee-a
Orl-la, i-tarn tel-ee-a
Thank you, very much (You say)
I’m glad. Your check out, is done (Hotel)
Hyer-or-meh. Tor check out, e-yin-ne
I hope to see you again, in our hotel (Hotel)
El-piz-or na sas xarn-ar-thor, stor xeno-thor-hee-or mas
us too / me too (You say)
ki em-ees / ke e-gor
ki em-mees / ke e-gor
Another Hotel Conversation Example
Here’s a longer conversation to get a feel of what could be said between you and the hotel.
How can I, help you? (Hotel)
Pos bor-ro, na se voy-ee-thiss-or
Help: Voy-ith-ee-a (when said by itself)
Hi, I have a reservation. My name is … (You say)
Yasas, Ek-hor karn-ee krart-i-see. Meh len-ne …
Yasa, Ek-hor karn-ee krart-ee-si. Meh len-ne …
Remember to say your name where you see the …
Just a moment (Hotel)
You have a, room booked, for, 1, night. Is that correct? (Hotel)
E-hees ena, thor-mart-ee-or, ya, mia, nik-ta. Arf-tor een-e sor-stor
Note: You wouldn’t say ena nikta. It is Mia Nikta because the night is feminine.
You are staying for, 2, nights. Is that right? (Hotel)
Men-et-te ya, thee-o, nik-tes. Een-e sor-stor
Yes, that’s correct (You say)
Neh, arf-tor een-e sor-stor
arf-tor, een-ne sors-stor
Can I have an, identity card? (Hotel)
Bor-ror na ek-hor, mia tarft-tor-ti-ta
Can I have your identity card? (Hotel)
Bor-ror na ek-hor ti tarft-tor-ti-ta sou
Could I have your ID, and a credit card, please? (Hotel)
Bor-ror na ek-hor ti tarft-tor-ti-ta sou, ke peer-stoh-tee-ki karta, parakalo
Can I have, a, credit card? (Hotel)
Bor-ror na ek-hor, mya, pistor-tee-ki karta
Can I have, your credit card? – Bor-ror na ek-hor, ti pistor-tiki sars karta
Credit card: peer-stoh-tee-ki karta. It’s fine if you don’t say karta at the end.
A, Passport, or, ID, is fine (Hotel)
En-na, thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or, i ena, tarft-tor-ti-ta, een-ne mya har-ra
May I have your Passport? (Hotel)
Bor-ror na ec-hor tor thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or sou
Here you go (You say)
Could you please, fill out this form? (Hotel)
Bor-rees se para-kar-lor, an symp-li-rost-e ti, forr-ma
sure (You say)
Ve-ve-os in Greek also means: Of Course
How to Find a Hotel Room in Greece
When traveling around Greece, you may want to find a hotel at short notice, and you may come across a hotel where you would like to stay.
Here are a few things you could say to the person who greets you at the hotel.
When talking in Greek, you will obviously get a few common questions from the hotel person regarding your inquiry about a hotel room.
The conversation could go something like this.
Do you have a room available … ? (You say)
Eh-hees thorm-art-ee-or …
Eh-heis thor-marti-or …
Note: Room is pronounced thorm-art-ior in Greek.
You could leave this sentence as it is and wait for an answer.
You could also add tonight or tomorrow night to the end of the sentence where the … appears.
- Tonight: Arp-porp-se
- Tomorrow night – Arv-ri-or tor vrar-thee
Yes, we have (Hotel)
For, how many people? (Hotel)
Ya, por-sa art-or-ma
“Ya, Posa Atoma?” (Atoma=Individuals, the singular is Atomo).
In Greek, this means “For how many individuals?” It is also a commonly asked question at restaurants.
Initially, showed: For how many people? “Ya por-sous arnth-ror-pous?” While not wrong, the most common way of asking the question is shown in blue.
One person / Two people (You say)
Ena art-orm-o / Thee-o arn-throrp-i
Ena art-or-mor / Thee-or arn-thror-pee
For, how many nights? (Hotel)
Ya, Por-ses nik-tes
One night / Two nights (You say)
mya nik-ta / Thee-or nik-tes
Mia nyk-ta / Thee-or nyk-tes
Do you want a, single room, or a double, room? (Hotel)
Thel-let-te, morn-ork-lee-or, i thi-klin-or, thor-mart-ee-or
A, single, room (You say)
Ena, morn-or, thor-mart-ee-or
En-na, mornor, thorm-art-io
How much is it? (You say)
Common Replies if the Hotel is Fully Booked
If the hotel is fully booked, you will likely hear something like this from the hotel person.
Sorry, we are fully booked, tonight (Hotel)
Syg-norm-i, eh-houm-e kli-see plee-ros, ar-porp-se
Sorry, there are no rooms available (Hotel)
Syg-norm-i, then ee-parc-houn thee-a-thes-sima thorm-art-ia
Common Phrases to use at a Hotel in Greece
Here are some things you may want to say when arriving and staying at a hotel.
I’m a, bit, early
Eem-meh, lee-gor, nor-rees
Eem-meh, leeg-or, nor-rees
Can I leave my luggage here until, check-in
Bor-ror na arf-is-or tis ar-porsk-kev-es mou ed-dor mek-rhi, check-in
Bor-or na arf-is-or tis ar-porsk-ke-ves mou ed-dor mek-rhi, check-in
What time, do I need to check out?
Ti or-ra, in-ne tor check out
Ti ora, in-ne tor check out
You can also say: “Ti Ora prep-ei na afiso tor thor-mart-ee-or?” (What time should/must I leave the room?)
What time, is, breakfast?
Ti ora, een-ne tor, proy-i-nor
Ti or-ra, ee-ne tor, proy-in-or
Where is breakfast served?
O-pou sev-eer-et-e tor proy-i-nor
Or-pou sev-eer-ret-e tor proy-in-or
Is breakfast included?
Do you have a car park?
Eh-yeet-e hor-ro starth-mef-sis
E-hyee-te hor-ro starth-mef-sis
Where can I, park my car?
Pou bor-ror, na park-aro tor arft-tor-kin-it-or mou
Pou bor-ror, na park-aro tor aft-to-kin-it-or mou
Do you have, Internet?
What time, does the pool close?
Ti ora, klin-ee i pi-sina
Ti or-ra, klin-ee i pisina
How much is it?
I’d like, to check out, please
Tha ithela, na karn-or, check out, parakalo
Tha ith-ella, na karn-nor, check out, parakalo
It was excellent
Common Greek Phrases used by Hotel Staff
Try and learn the following phrases so you can understand the workers at the hotel.
You may hear these words and phrases from the hotel receptionist, another hotel staff member, or even a hotel owner.
You don’t need to know how to say each and every phrase here perfectly, but try to remember them if you can.
Welcome to the … Hotel (Hotel)
Karlor-sor-is-set-te stor … xeno-tho-hyor
The hotel’s name will go in place of …
The Greek word for “Hotel” seems like a very hard word to pronounce in Greek.
How can I, help you? (Hotel)
Pors bor-ror, na se voy-ee-thiss-or
Another slightly different version is: How can I help you today?
If today is added to the end of the question, you will hear: “sim-mera”
What can I do for you? (Hotel)
Ti bor-ror na karno-ya sena
Do you have a, reservation? (Hotel)
What name is the, reservation, under? (Hotel)
Ti orn-or-ma een-ne tor, krart-i-see, kart-or arp-or
Your, name (Hotel)
What’s your, name? (Hotel)
Pos se, le-ne
How long will you be staying with us? (Hotel)
Porso kai-ror tha meen-ees
May I have, your passport? (Hotel)
Bor-ror na ec-hor, tor thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or sou
May I have, a credit card? (Hotel)
Boro na ec-hor, peer-stoh-tee-ki karta
Here’s your key (Hotel)
Eth-or in-ne ti klithi sou
Your room, is on the, (…) floor (Hotel)
Tor dorm-art-io, vrisk-e-te sto, (pror-tor / deft-e-ror / trot-r), or-rorf-or
First floor: Pror-tor or-rorf-or
Second floor: Deft-e-ror or-rorf-or
Third Floor: Trit-or or-rorf-or
room number … (Hotel)
ar-rith-moz thorm-art-ee-ou … –
Note: Greeks say it in reverse. The word room is the second word.
You can take the lift (elevator), to your room (Hotel)
Bor-reet-e na par-ret-e ton arn-el-kyst-eer-a, stor thorm-art-io sas
or you can take the, stairs (Hotel)
i bor-reet-e na pa-ret-e tis, skarl-es
Breakfast is served, from … (Hotel)
Tor pror-inor sev-eer-ret-e, arp-or …
Breakfast is, from … (Hotel)
Tor pror-ino een-ne, arp-or …
Would you like us to take your luggage to your room? (Hotel)
Tha thel-art-e na fe-roum-me tis arpo-skev-ves sas stor dorm-art-ee-or sas
Here is the key to your room (Hotel)
Eth-or een-ne ta klei-thi tou thorm-art-ee-or sas
Do you need anything else? (Hotel)
Kree-ar-ze-sai kart-i arl-or
If you need anything else, please let us know? (Hotel)
Arn kree-arz-es-se karti arl-lor, parakalo enim-mer-roas-te mas
Enjoy your stay (Hotel)
Arp-por-larf-set-e ti thee-a-moni sas
Did you enjoy your stay? (Hotel)
Ar-por-larf-se-te ti thee-a-moni sas
Note: It is essentially the same as Enjoy your stay. Not sure why?
I hope you, enjoyed, your stay (Hotel)
El-piz-or na, ar-por-larf-sart-e, ti thee-a-moni sas
How would you like to pay, cash, or, card? (Hotel)
Pors tha thel-art-e na pliror-set-e, met-rita, i, karta
Your total is … How would you like to pay? (Hotel)
Tor syn-or-lor sas een-ne … Pos tha thel-lart-e na pliro-set-e
Is that correct? / Is that right? (Hotel)
Arf-tor in-ne sor-stor / Eee-ne sor-stor
Yes, of course (Hotel)
Have a nice day (Hotel)
Ka-lee sou mera
Thank you, and, hope, to see you again, soon (Hotel)
Ef-har-ist-or, ke, el-piz-or, na sas xarna-thor, sid-or-mar
Important Greek Hotel Words to Remember
- hotel – xeno-tho-hyor
- room – thorm-art-ee-or
- key – klithi
- Reservation/booking – krart-i-see
- ID card – tarf-tor-ti-ta
- passport – thee-a-vart-ee-ree-or
- credit card – peer-stoh-tee-ki karta (Note: It’s fine to just say peer-stoh-tee-ki, without saying karta after)
- luggage – arpor-skyev-es
- breakfast – proy-in-nor yev-ma
- pool – pis-sina
- tonight – arp-porp-se
- tomorrow – arv-ree-or
- night – nyk-ta
- nights – nyk-tes
Greek Hotel Lesson – Conclusion
The lesson on how to check into a Greek hotel is now complete.
Key Greek words/phrases/sentences taught in LESSON 8: 35
Greek lesson 8 has taught you pretty much all you need to know when checking into a hotel in Greece, so try it out during your next vacation in Greece.
Total number of key Greek words/phrases/sentences from all lessons so far: 215
The previous Greek lesson 7 was how to order souvlaki and gyros in Greek.
Speaking Greek at Hotels in Greece – Thanks to George
George, much thanks for reviewing and improving another Greek lesson. Your excellent input gives every beginner the confidence they need to be able to speak Greek like a local.
Make sure you check out George’s travel blog Letters to Barbara for top travel tips and hotel recommendations (budget to luxury) if you’re planning a trip to Greece.
PS. If you want to make George happy, make a booking through a hotel link on his website 🙂
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