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Based on the sequence of events you posted, here's the problem. You seem to believe that there should have been a step #2.5: you write back and accept their offer. The problem, in my opinion, is that you can't have it both ways: had you shown up at the hotel at step #3 instead of getting ill, you would have rightly expected them to have a room ready for you....


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I am not a lawyer but... When you book a room, and the booking is accepted, you have entered a contract. If you don't follow through on that contract the hotel is entitled to cancellation fees according to the contract. The hotel sent you a confirmation of booking. If you had not meant to book you should have corrected them at that stage. But by your own ...


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The other answers (to whom +1) have cast light on the moral aspect of your question and I agree with them, you can not expect service (even if not used) at no risk/cost for you. I mean, you got one of the last rooms in town because of the conference and they likely lost on big cash because of your no-show. During big events cancellation terms often are more ...


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Based on your sequence of events: Yes, from step 2 onwards you have undergone a contract with the hotel. Your step 1 was ‘please book a room’. Their step 2 was ‘we confirm your booking’. In my economy and law classes back in high school, step one would have been termed offer and step 2 acceptance of offer. As per the BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, German ...


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Can confirm from my personal experience today, there is a No. 1 lounge in Terminal 3 where you can stay overnight in Heathrow for £60 that includes sleeping pod, shower and some food. Not the best option, but decent if you have visa issues or really early morning flight


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The options for inexpensive short stays near Tempe, AZ include: airbnb Budget hotel chains like Red Roof Inns or Best Western Couch Surfing Hostels There may be alternative academic housing if you contact the university. Also see this site for a few more esoteric ideas like farmstays and monesteries. Safest will most likely be a hotel.


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You are planning to travel during the school holidays in the area, many hotels and hostels will be full to the gills. But if you are willing to spend a few minutes every evening to book accommodation for the next night, you are likely going to be able to stay in or very near to the main cities. Taking Amsterdam as an example, the city is often booked out, ...


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You explicitly asked them to book a room for you. They sent you an email confirming that they had done this. You are now claiming that "Please book a room for me" meant "Please tell me if there is a room available." That is nonsense. You owe them the money.


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I would suggest taking the Airport Express to Hong Kong station and staying at the Ibis, which is quite nearby. You can experience the high-end shopping in Central; traditional shops and restaurants in Sheung Wan; modern bars, restaurants and clubs in the Lan Kwai Fong area and the Mid Levels or if you are feeling a little more adventurous, then WanChai. If ...


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For Poland, it depends on the season of course, if you plan to visit Gdansk during the weekend or holidays (anytime in July and August) I doubt you'll find anything cheap anywhere on whole Polish coast. This year, due to well-spread terrorism in Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, etc., most Polish people chose to visit Polish seaside and it was all booked long before ...


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With your body clock only 2 hours from HK you have a fair bit of time. If you want to go cheap, grab the Airbus (about HKD 35) to Kowloon and stay at a relatively inexpensive hotel. Expect to pay around HKD700 for a reasonable place (depending on season etc. it was much more expensive a year or two ago), or less than that for a smelly and poorly ventilated ...


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The free option (except for food) would be to sleep at the airport. There are free resting lounges that are quieter than the main area. Of course you're still in the open and there's no guarantee of finding a seat. The next cheapest option would be to take a bus to somewhere in the city, probably Kowloon, and find a cheap hotel/hostel there. But don't ...


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Booking.com has this functionality. Search for hotels in a given city, then sort by price: Booking.com will then offer you to exclude shared rooms:



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