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in terms of • all the stuff • facilities
as well • buffet
  1. Do you want to get a coffee ?
  2. The hotel was okay, but the were a little old.
  3. Did you get you needed?
  4. The most amazing I have ever seen was in Vegas.  They had every type of food you can imagine.
  5. a good education, his university is one of the best.
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824 Hotel Costs
Mini discusses hotel and compares prices from three-star hotels and and up.

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in terms of

50,000 in terms of rupees.

We use the phrase 'in terms of' to be specific about an open topic.  Notice the following:

  1. Living in the city is great in terms of convenience.
  2. Living in the city is terrible in terms of noise.

all the stuff

You can buy all the stuff.

Here, the phrase 'all the stuff' is closest in meaning to everything.  Notice the following:

  1. You can buy all the stuff you need after you arrive.
  2. Do we have all the stuff we need for the party?

nice facilities

You're talking about nice facilities.

Here, 'facilities' means fitness room, sauna, restaurant, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. The place had modern facilities.
  2. The guest house was cheap, but aside from a bed, toilet and shower, it had no facilities to speak of.

as well

It's near the beach as well.

The phrase 'as well' has exactly the same meaning as 'too'.  Notice the following:

  1. There's a beautiful swimming pool as well.
  2. I am going to buy this sweater as well.

buffet

Go for a nice buffet.

A 'buffet' is a meal with many kinds of food where customers pay a set price, serve themselves and can eat as much as they want.  Notice the following:

  1. The hotel has a nice buffet.
  2. The buffet is cheap, but the food's not great.