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A folio is a list of your charges. For example, phone calls, minibar, laundry services, room service, valet, etc. anything that is billed to your room. Hotels maintain separate folios, typical ones are: Guest Staff Master (assigned for group accounts; for example a tour group consisting of multiple guests) Non-guest (assigned for other services; for ...


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Folio is the hotels record of your stay's finances and an invoice is your bill for that stay.


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The term Prepayment covers any payment made prior to arriving at the hotel. From ebookers.com terms it seems that their prepayment is done at the time of booking. Others such as Agoda have a variable policies as to when they will bill your credit card, sometimes at booking, sometimes at a set date prior to your arrival (like a week before or two weeks ...


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From ebookers.com: For all products apart from certain hotels full payment is required at the time of booking in order secure your reservation. For hotel rates that do not require prepayment, your credit or debit card typically would be charged at check-out. From the above, it clearly means that you have fully paid for the hotel already, and you ...


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The prices in Saudi Arabia vary a lot depending to the location (city) and the time of the year. In general around the $50 mark you can find decent accommodation. I personally stayed at Makkah Arac Hotel in Mecca for $49 last April. It was a weekend stopover from Dubai and I took the opportunity to have a look around the great city of Mecca. Obviously if ...


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Here is the cheapest way to be something like backpacker in Saudi Arabia. I did it before couple of years :) You should have membership of the "Saudi Arabian Youth Hostels Association" The membership is for 200 Riyal=53 dollar for a whole year. (There is no other options only whole year). You can have it if you are older than 15 years. And you can ...


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The site http://www.hotelwifitest.com/ aims to do this sort of thing; I don't know how good it is.


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One thing I noticed is that more expensive hotels tend to have softer mattresses and fluffier pillows. While probably not universal, it might be worth experimenting with selecting a slightly lower class hotel, or just a different chain. In extreme cases, sleeping on the floor is of course an option, even at home I have to do that sometimes when I've a ...


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I could not find the exact sales conditions for Expedia, but they have a FAQ entry for a similar issue. It is possible to cancel a part of a vacation package (i.e. a booking with multiple parts, like flights, hotels, cars) for some fee. Apparently, Expedia does not charge anything themselves for such cancellation, however, the airline/hotel/car rental ...


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The only personal experience I had with having to cancel (adjust, really) was within the past months, but it was through another carrier. Firstly, Expedia won't care if you book or not. They sold the ticket and that's the end of their business need. Now, if you wanted to try to get money back before the trip or tell them that the ticket was never used and ...


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The only real problem is if you are creating a ruckus or some other disturbance and the hotel has to call in the local authorities. Otherwise, as long as you keep your PDA in check, you will have no problems in Dubai. Keep in mind that some hotels are more tolerant than others to unmarried couples.



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