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Rick Steves has a post on this and his answer comes down to: Interpret hoteliers’ reticence as “I have lots of good furniture and fine floors in this room, and I don’t want your drippy laundry ruining things.” But as long as you wash carefully and are respectful of the room, go right ahead. It's also possible they want to save on water, but then ...


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If your hotel uses access / swipe cards, and you really believe someone has been through it, you could report it to the front desk / security office. They'll have a log of who has used which card for any given room, and would tell you if someone has entered. Alternatively, if you're the paranoid type and really want to go to extremes, or if there's no swipe ...


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Well, some may have their own policies. For example, some require you to book or check in with a credit card - and you have to be 18 to own one of those. However, I have found a couple of hostels that would accept this, with some restrictions, if you would consider that. Many hostels, especially if you book a private room, work just like budget hotels, ...


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To answer the first part: You need a photo ID card with a photo and a number which is recognised nationally or at the level of Europe. In the case of all Spanish nationals, this means their ID card called a DNI, or Documento Nacional de Identidad. Only if this has been lost or misplaced would a Spanish national use their passport instead. This card is used ...


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TL;DR - Depends, on your pre-paid card, the hotel, and how you book the hotel. There are a few different charges to consider here: Pre-payment of the room at/shortly after booking Holding the room on a flexible booking Deposit at checkin Room charge, meals, drinks, extras etc at checkout With many OTAs and hotel websites, if you make a non flexible ...


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I did some research and could find information about the standards of Hilton Hotel Chain. They are one of the leading hotel chains and might set the standards for smaller hotel chains. Hilton offers also an American Express Prepaid credit card. See link: Hilton AMEX prepaid card. And you would expect that their own prepaid credit card would be acceptable ...


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"Firstly, is this checking of ID a legal requirements in Spain, or is it just something the hotels seem to like doing?" That's an excellent question, and I've never known whether it is a legal requirement, and if so, whether that is enforced by the city, the state/department/canton, or the country in question. Note that in Spain it is strictly regional. ...


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This seems to be a common practice across Europe that passports/ID are checked at accommodation check-in. Most likely only official government-issued IDs are considered, so most European IDs and all passports. I could not find anything backing this up, a priori no Schengen/Interpol/european law, but I think I heard that multiple times, the only reference I ...


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You've stated that your main interest is status. Good news here, all Hilton stays booked through Hilton (Hilton website, Hilton HHonors call centre, hotel themselves etc) qualify for nights and stay credit. Doesn't matter if it's a money (cash) booking, reward (points) booking, or points+cash booking, all will count towards status by nights or stays. It's ...


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Your main question has been answered by others, but regarding the prepaid card idea; most hotels will put a hold on your card (prepaid or not) for a certain amount (e.g. $40). That in essence, 'holds' the money for them, should they need to use it for incidentals. Therefore, you can't simply use a prepaid card that has $1 on it, because when they try to put ...


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sybaris is a great one in Illinios and Indiana (i have tried it and its NICE) there is another one in perrysburg Ohio (yeah you wouldn't think) but is private (i personally haven't been in it)


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One thing to consider is that, despite what common sense or simplistic views of economic theory might suggest, many businesses actually rely to a large extent on the customers' honesty. For example, I have worked at a café in an area with many tourists (i.e. people we don't know and who have no reason to fear having a bad reputation or being denied service ...


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There are a few things you have to consider. I worked before at a hotel refilling those minibars. So I know a bit of how it works. Some hotels have an electronic system. This system registers if something has been taken from the minibar. Please note them some people replace a can of coke (or take it out and after putting it back) and the system will see ...


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I travel quite a bit and there are a number of different ways that the minibar set up might work. In more upmarket hotels the mini bar is often automated. With small pressure sensors that activate it the item is removed. It tells the hotel billing computer to add the charge to your final bill. In a hotel where i stayed recently the minibar was empty, with ...


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Where I'm working they have 4 different ones. I'll start from biggest then to smallest: Towel - To dry off after a shower Bath - To step on after shower Hand - used to dry hands after you wash them. Duh Face - the smallest towel for the face


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I would recommend the Galle Face Hotel. This is less than 4kms from these casinos:- Ballagio Casino Marino Casino MGM Casino If you are staying at a 4 star hotel and spending lots of time at the casino, the cost of a taxi or auto-rickshaw over 4km is going to be minimal in comparison.


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If you want to have a Japanese bathtub, it's best to stay in a Japanese-style hotel! Yes, Western-style hotels and business hotels generally have more western bathtubs. Remember, in Japan, baths are for bathing, not washing. In general, showers are better at washing your body. Many Japanese consider it gross to sit in a bathtub of your own body's dirtwater ...



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