IELTS Cue Card: Describe a hotel you have stayed in

Describe a hotel you have stayed in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 178 with Model Answer:

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.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
I went to attend a seminar at the City University London and stayed at London City Hotel. That was a great experience for me as I have never been out of my native city, Paris.

The London City Hotel, located at the Borough Tube Station, is one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in the entire city and that was a three-star hotel with all the modern features. Most of the modern facilities were accumulated at the hotel for its clients. The services were up to the mark while the accommodations system appeared to be one of the bests. The hotel is always crowded with visitors and most of them are tourists from different countries. The environment is friendly and warm and the treatment as a guest or as an individual is adorable indeed. The hotel is a business run by the family members and thus the values of the noble family is represented by the staffs and crews. Staying at the hotel was truly relaxing for me. 

I went with my college team to participate an information sharing seminar. The seminar was organised by the inter-university association of England. They invited almost all the European universities to send their representatives in the mid-December in 2015. As part of the invitation, my university authority selected me and two other of my seniors to participate the seminar. All the expenses were jointly shared by my university and by the organisers. I stayed for about a week in London. The seminar went on for five continuous days and that began in the morning hours and ended in the evening. I used to spend the rest of the time by sightseeing and strolling on the streets of England. I was in love with the city and it became difficult for me to leave London. However, I promised me to come back again only to explore the city areas someday.

The hotel, London City Hotel, contained almost all the modern amenities. The entire hotel building was covered with the central cooling system. The lobby, the bar, the restaurants etc. were nicely decorated. The rooms were top class with some exceptional and stunning furniture. The staffs and crew members were genuinely cordial with their service. They always smiled before taking the orders or performing something for me or the other clients. Since this is a family business, the advisory body for the hotels always tries to reflect the attitudes of the family and it appears the nobility of the family is worth admiration for the visitors. Moreover, the hotel is located in the centre of the London city and thus it is accessible through different vehicles and routes. The hotel has its own spacious parking facility where the visitors could park their vehicles comfortably. I never felt that I was out of my home.

I liked the hotel most for the outstanding facilities it offered me. The first thing was that the entire hotel building in connected with Wi-Fi and I used internet for free of costs. Besides, the foods of the hotel’s restaurants were yummy. There were varieties of foods and I liked the traditional European foods most. I also tasted the foods of other continents to know about the flavours and tastes. The services I received from the professional staffs of the hotel were outstanding. Besides, the room service was also adorable. One of the important things about the hotel is that the costs are low for everything. Before arriving in London, I was assigned to book a hotel near the conference centre and I had to compare costs. I found that London City Hotel costs were lower than any other residential hotels. I was a bit confused about the service standard and other issues but when I arrived here, all my worries were gone. I, in fact, liked staying at this hotel and wish to return again when I will be in London in future.