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Short Stay Accommodation
Agent: Good morning, Ace Accommodation. How can I help you?
Client: Good morning. I’d like to organize some short-stay accommodation on the Gold Coast, please.
Agent: Certainly. Who am I speaking to?
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Client: Ms. McKinley. Q1 Sylvia McKinley. Could you spell
Agent: your family name for me? please.
Client: It’s M-a-c-k-i-n-l-a-y.
Agent: Thank you. And your first name is Sylvia? Yes. Is that with an I or a Y?
Client: Oh. Y, the old-fashioned way? That’s S-y-l-v-i-a.
Agent: Thank you, Ms. McKinley. Now, just for our records. Can you tell me what country you live in?
Client: Of course it’s Q2 England. Actually.
Agent: I thought so. Now, when you coming?
Client: Well, at the moment we’re planning on arriving on July 26th.
Agent: Oh, the 25th. That’s the last day of the public holiday. And it might be difficult to find something available on that date.
Client: No, we’re coming on the Q3 26th of July.
Agent: Oh, well, that’s fine then we’ll have lots of good places vacant by then. Although you wouldn’t be able to move in until late afternoon because our cleaning crew will need time to get everything ready for you.
Client: That suit says our flight won’t get in until early evening anyway.
Agent: How many of you will that be?
Client: Just Q4 my sister and myself.
Agent: Ans how long do you intend to stay?
Client: Oh, only a couple of weeks. We’d like to stay longer but we’ll have to get back to work.
Agent: So you’re not coming on business, then?
Client: No, it’s just a Q5 holiday. Why? What difference does that make?
Agent: Oh, you’d be surprised. Business people have different needs, you know, wireless Internet, even fax machines and photocopiers.
Client: No, we won’t need any of that stuff. We’ll be coming to relax and get away from all that kind of thing.
Agent: Good. Now, what exactly are you looking for? A house, a duplex, or an apartment?
Client: What’s a duplex?
Agent: Oh, that’s what you might call a town, house, or a unit. You know, two houses semi-detached on the same property.
Client: Oh, I see. I think an Q6 apartment will suit us just fine.
Agent: And how many bedrooms, too?
Client: One or two? It depends on the size. My sister and I don’t mind sharing.
If it’s a decent-sized bedroom with two beds.
Agent: well, that makes it easier, and car parking. Will you require a lockup carriage? There are little hardest of find with an apartment.
Client: We’ll have a hire car. And as far as I know, there are no regulations concerning car parking. I think as long as it’s not parked on the street and did Q7 secure, there shouldn’t be any problems.
Agent: Okay, now I’m assuming you want something by the beach.
Client: Yes, that’s the idea. We want to enjoy the surf, sand, and sunshine.
Agent: Okay, But before we settle on an area and discuss your price range, I’ll need to know about other necessities.
Client: What do you mean?
Agent: Well, for example, do you want to be close to a shopping mall or the casino or the fun parks? Or do you want to be in a complex with or near a swimming pool?
Client: No, None of that really matters to us. But we’d like to have reasonable access to the Q8 motorway so that we can drive up to Brisbane to visit friends there.
Agent: Well, there are quite a few lovely small towns to choose from. There’s Main beach, which is north of surface paradise, or mermaid waters, which is a bit further south, or Palm Beach, which is quite a bit further South.
Client: Mermaid water sounds delightful. Is it close to the motorway?
Agent: Well, not really the M one is actually closest to Palm Beach, and prices are likely to be more reasonable there, too.
Client: That’s settled, then. Q9 Palm Beach. It is?
Agent: Now if you’ll just give me your email address, I can send you information about the town and lots of photos.
Client: Well, my email is email@example.com
Agent: And one final thing. How much are you looking to spend per week on accommodation? Do you want something at the luxury end of the market? You know, newly redecorated, great views, Odomon cons?
Client: Not necessarily. Could we get something clean, comfortable, unreasonable for $1200 a week?
Agent: Could you stretch that $1500 a week? I have got a property in mind that you absolutely love but you will have to go $ Q10 1500. $1200 wouldn’t cover.
Client: Alright then that’s no top limit.
Agent: Good, I will get on to this straight away and there should be something in your inbox shortly.
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