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I would consider both statements insufficient for what I usually want, which is generally connecting a personal laptop to the internet. Some hotels advertise «Free WiFi internet access», yet getting to the internet from the room requires an extra charge (usually disproportionate and daily). You need to look at the fine print which says that restricts that ...


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European (or even single European country) hotel pass: I could not find any examples of this existing for Europe (there seem to be some hotel and hostel passes in NZ and Aus). I tried generic serach terms, and also dug around the websites of: Marriot, Hilton, Accor, Ibis, Best Western, HostelingInternational, HostelWorld, Generator Hostels, Wombat hostels. ...


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beforehand read reviews and search them for your keywords, e.g. "fire alarm", "escape routes", ... check the hotel website for information on the property and make your own guesses. I would be more concerned about earthquakes in a high-rise hotel than in a wooden bungalow on the beach, whereas in the latter a tsunami might frighten you more at the ...


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I can only speak for hostelworld.com which I use a lot, the difference there is pretty clear to me: Free WiFi This means Wireless LAN is available in the facility, but not necessarily everywhere. Often it's just in the lobby but not in the/all rooms. The WLAN is connected to the public internet, so if the guest has a device supporting WiFi, she can use it ...


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I actually know of a hotel, which has free WiFi but charges for Internet access. Through the free WiFi, you can access the hotel's internal entertainment system, order room service, check out, "call" the front desk, etc. But if you want to connect to the Internet, you have to pay an extra fee (which you can also book through the free WiFi). As soon as you ...


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I think that the websites are confusing terms. I have also seen this on AirBnb where places have separate checks for WiFi and Internet. I think that what they actually mean is: WiFi - non-wired internet access Internet - Wired internet access As someone who deals with computers on a daily basis for work, these types of bad definitions annoy the hell ...


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For the hotel chains Hilton and IHG this is possible: Hilton For Hilton this is an official feat of their booking site. Select a hotel, a room type and a rate, click "change dates" and you'll arrive here: check the button "Use flexible dates" and you can see the best rate and scroll back and forth by as much as you want. tip of the hat to travel-...


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To the best of my knowledge such a pass does not exist for Europe as of now. This does not exclude its existence, but it is highly unlikely. Furthermore I doubt you would be able to make significant savings if there were such a pass, compared to careful price shopping. Why I don't believe it exists Googling "Hotel Pass Europe" or "Hostel Pass Europe" ...


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Hotels don't have access to information about your bookings at other hotels and can't charge you for cancelling your stay at the first hotel. Likewise Booking.com itself doesn't charge customers and only passes on credit card information to the hotels. Therefore it will be up to the first hotel to try and charge your card after you fail to show up. If the ...


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In the US hotels I stay in, room service dining typically includes a service charge and delivery charge with wording such as: All Room Service Orders are Subject to State and Local Taxes, a Delivery Charge of $3.50, and a Service Charge of 22%. The Service Charge Includes Gratuity. Being the USA, there will normally be an extra space for yet ...


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Typically in-room dining is charged to the room. The person who delivers it will hand you a slip of paper to sign. There will be room on this slip to add a tip. You don't know if that tip will go entirely to the person delivering your food, or be pooled with other people in the same department, but tipping that way is the norm. If you prefer, you could ...


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Having managed hotels for Hilton I can honestly tell you it varies depending on a number of factors including the room type (Kings, Doubles, Suites), day of the week, how booked the hotel is, as well as events that may or may not be going on. Hotels with good management will know in advance when all the big events are so they have the higher rates set over a ...


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There is nothing you can really do about it. The charge is contractual. You accepted it while booking the room. You might look into the terms and conditions as there might be some exceptions like death of a relative that would allow lifting this charge but I doubt that an event move will be enough. As someone mentioned in a comment, you can also try to ...


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Hotel room rates are now similar to airline ticket prices; they can change often depending on a variety of factors, besides time of year. Other factors: Big boxing match in town Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the first week in January, or other big conventions Big-name concerts So it is almost a roll of the dice (sorry) to get the best rate. If your ...


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I'm sorry, but though it might be common that Corfiot hotels tolerate, accept or even promote the usage of their facilities by non-guests, you have absolutely no carte blanche as in 'you can roll up to any other swimming pool and use that, free of charge'. You must especially expect restrictions from hotels offering all-inclusive-service, since they might ...


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Although I'd never presume to tell people what they should do, it would be quite common to tip for delivered housekeeping items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, extra soap, extra pillow or whatever. The only thing I'm ever likely to ask for is a toothbrush and/or toothpaste if I've forgotten mine, and I often don't have local currency on me. So, sometimes I ...


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So as mentioned in the other answer, you have Hotel Tonight and then there is also Very Last Room. Then another way to obtain last minute rates is to directly reach out to the hotel and ask them for a last minute discount. Some will deny and some will be happy to offer this to you...


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It is, in fact, a thing. One source is the app Hotel Tonight, which works with hotels to post last-minute room availability. Your success will vary a lot depending on the city, season, and events going on, but it's worth looking to see what you can find.


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The world’s first 'no star' hotel has opened in a disused nuclear shelter. (Sevelen, Switzerland) None of the rooms have views, there is only limited hot water, no room service, no TV and guests are warned to be expected to share with soldiers, firemen and emergency workers if nuclear war breaks out. But the hotel scores over many of its competitors ...


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As a rule, capsule hotels are not set up for multi-day stays. However, this one appears to be an exception, and you can keep your locker during the day - with the major caveat of not being able to enter the hotel (and access your belongings) between 9:30AM and 4PM. Beware that capsule hotel lockers may be quite small and a full-size backpack may not fit. ...



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