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Do US hotels make a copy of the ID shown by guests?

When traveling to hotels in the United States, they frequently require that you show them your driver's license when you check in and then they make a copy of your driver's license. I recently read an ...
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Flight and hotel prices after Thomas Cook bankruptcy [closed]

Starting to plan my 2020 holidays, I was wondering if bankruptcy of such a big travel group from the tourist perspective (of course not the one stranded in one of the resorts) planning a trip in a few ...
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Do hotels in Japan always have manual baths in their rooms?

In Japan, most homes have automatic baths which set up the bath at a pre-set temperature and pre-set level. However twice I stayed at high priced hotels and the room bath was a manual bath like you ...
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Receptionist took a copy of my passport

This is my first visit in the UK. I'm from UE. A receptionist in a hostel I am staying took a picture of my passport (of the page with my picture and all my personal data). I understand that the ...
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Tipping in hotels in Germany

When staying in a hotel in Germany (Bavaria), what are the customs concerning tipping hotel staff, in particular chambermaids? Is tipping expected, and if yes, how much? What is a reasonable amount ...
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Are APA Hotels in Japan a good choice for budget travel? [closed]

I am planning on travelling around Japan for 2 weeks in May, starting off in Tokyo then riding the Shinkansen to Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Whilst looking at hotels in Tokyo I have noticed the APA ...
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Destroyed sheets and towels in a turkish hotel [closed]

Me and a friend had too much to drink one night in turkey and he ended up making a sheet and towel unusable. The hotel now wants compensation for these and I wonder how much they will charge us. The ...
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Hotel booking: Why is Agoda much cheaper than booking.com?

I noticed that Agoda.com often offers significant cheaper prices than booking.com when comparing prices (looking at the same hotel, same room type, same dates...). I wonder why that is considering ...
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I have discovered that the hotel room toilet is blocked, but too late. What should I do?

Ok, I have used the toilet after holding myself for too long because of a long haul flight and I am not comfortable using the airplane's lavatory. The problem is, after releasing all the damn load, I ...
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How to use a hotel voucher on a charter trip?

I and a friend decided to book a charter/package trip with flight, hotel and transfer included. I've only booked the cheap flight seats from these company for like 20€/return and this is my first ...
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London Heathrow: What are the options while waiting for hotel check-in?

I am traveling with my wife and son (infant) to London from Dubai. The flight lands early morning (6 am) and hotel check-in time starts at 3 pm. I contacted the hotel and they refused to accept an ...
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Compensation from hotel

The hotel charged me twice on my credit card. But said that it is denied. In fact it is paid. I showed them the message that I received on my cell phone. Still I was denied check in. This causes ...
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How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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Can I cancel a hotel booking after receiving my Dubai visa?

I booked a hotel in Dubai and mentioned it on my visa application. I now wish to stay with a friend of mine instead. Is it safe to cancel the booking right now, or would doing so impact my visa ...
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Would a hotel in Turkey question absence of entry stamp in passport?

I have the passports of countries A and B neither of which require a visa to Turkey (to avoid doubt, none of them is Turkish). I am planning to book a flight in passport A, present passport B at the ...
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Forget to add a guest in non-free cancellation booking in booking.com

A friend of mine that lives in a country where they don't use credit cards asked me to make a reservation for him through booking.com. I wrote his name in the first field, then, I selected "pay for ...
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Why are some hotels asking you to book through Booking.com instead of matching the price at the front desk?

It's happened to me a few times when I've wanted to book a room the same day. I've researched the prices on various hotels before visiting a hotel. At the front desk I present how many days I want to ...
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Is it possible to pay for hotel without physical card (booked via booking.com)

I booked a hotel through booking.com - where you pay at the property. However, my credit card provider - Sainsbury's bank - have massively let me down by being so slow in sending out my card. I got ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

I am looking for a site or service that allows me to search a hotel (or hotels, or a specific beach/location) for the cheapest date. Most sites want you to tell them when you plan to visit. I WANT ...
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Cheapest hotel in Europe

In this video a hotel in Belarus is shown with rooms for $4.10 per night. But the city is not mentioned. So, is this the cheapest hotel in Europe and where is it located?
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Room with Kitchenette, Who Does the Dishes?

Got a room in a guest house with a kitchenette. The owner said she would do the cleaning, but does this usually include doing the dishes? Even if I've been in a room with a kitchenette before, I had ...
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Can male guests ejaculate in hotels' dispenser bottles? [closed]

I was reading Marriott International announced that it will discontinue single-use bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel at its 7,000 properties worldwide. Then I saw someone is going to ...
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About long layover at Istanbul

We have 13 hours layover at Istanbul while traveling to Europe by Turkish Airlines. We don’t have a transit visa. Can we book a room night at any hotel within the airport premises?
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Check in to 2 hotels at same location

I am planning to check into 2 hotels at the same time and I am wondering if it is allowed or hotel can raise concerns if they find out. Situation is like this, I want to stay in a dormitory as I am a ...
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Cancellation of booking (without credit card) from booking.com

I booked a room from booking.com just for the visa. The room that I booked didn't require a credit card information and I did the booking without reading the conditions. Now I noticed that 320 CAD is ...
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Guests at a motel

My boyfriend and I are renting a room weekly at a local motel while we search for an apartment. My brother, who pays for the room, visits about once a day to check on us and make sure we don't need ...
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How should I deal with declined card with Hotels.com?

I reserved a hotel room using Hotels.com, and the card got declined due to the exceeded limit. They were able to charge me part of the bill (one night out of the several), however. I increased the ...
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Is it safe to stay outside the Boulevard Périphérique in Paris?

I'm planning on staying in Paris with my wife for a few days in April. I've found a number of hotels for a reasonable price and with overall good reviews on TripAdvisor. But all of them are located in ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

So many hotels I stayed at (3~4 stars ratings) provided too slow Wi-Fi. The speed is somewhere around 2~3Mbps, and it frequently falls down to <200Kbps. However, once you find that your hotel ...
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Non-refundable hotel stay

I have a non-refundable room booked at a Holiday Inn in the US, and they have charged me one night's stay already. I asked at IHG and they said they couldn't do anything as it was with the hotel. The ...
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May a hotel provide accommodation for fewer people than booked?

I booked a room in a hotel in Vienna for 3 people (2 adults and 1 child - 8 years old). I received an email from Agoda.com that confirms these details. The hotel sent me an email confirmation too, but ...
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Why do hotels often not allow you to swim after dark?

I have seen many times, usually when the hotel swimming pool is an outdoor one (maybe that has something to do with it) that you are not allowed to swim outside certain hours (e.g. 10am to 8pm), even ...
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Booking with “Pay at the Hotel” option

I want to ask, when you book a hotel with the "pay at the Hotel" option, they mention: "You don’t need to prepay. However, the property may take a deposit from the card you booked with. This is a ...
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Is there any way to tell if someone has been through our hotel room?

I ask this question because I frequently go on lengthy trips, and we bring a lot of stuff. For this reason, we use Do Not Disturb signs. But when we get back to the hotel rooms after exploring a ...
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Host telling me to cancel my booking in exchange for a discount?

I booked through booking.com about 2 months ago, made a prepayment and everything. The place I booked has free cancellation up until 2 weeks prior. Now, the host has e-mailed me offering me a ...
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Is there a website that would let me search hotels by public transport distance from a given landmark?

When I'm traveling to a city with good public transport, I often prefer to save money by booking a place that is well connected to the city center by bus/tram/metro instead of a hotel that's directly ...
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Efficient way of travelling with a lot of coins for coin machines

What would be the most efficient way to handle traveling to a touristy place such as Disney, San Francisco, Seaworld or Knott's Berry Farms where you know you will need many rolls of coins to go ...
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How to tip room cleaning in the US if you don't use cash?

As a matter of habit, I never deal with cash while staying in the US. All I have on hand is a few credit cards, which also means using the ATM would incur fees. At the same time I am aware that it's ...
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Why would a hotel charge a higher rate when booking more than one night?

I am looking to book 2 nights at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center - checking in Saturday July 27 and checking out Monday July 29. When I try to book a 2 Double Bed room with the Advance Purchase ...
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Warning: free hotel wifi is a hacker’s dream (alleged)

Is this article correct? A little bit? A lot? Or is it all bollox? Sure using public or near-public wifi (internet cafe or hotel) you should expect your browsing history to be visible to the world, ...
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How do I decipher this hotel address in Greece?

I am flying to Greece and need to stay in to a hotel called "Castello Hotel", in Patras (a city in Greece). I booked the room through hotels.com and thought everything was fine, until I noticed that ...
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Is there a website dedicated to odd hotels?

There is a boeing 747 hotel in Sweden. Is there a search engine or any other way to find similar odd hotels per destination?
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How can I deal with extreme temperatures in a hotel room?

Recently I've been on a business trip in Germany and I had a temperature problem in my hotel room. Since it was an attic room without air conditioning the temperature rose to uncomfortable levels ...
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What will happen if I checked in for another room in the same hotel, but not for the booked one?

I booked a room via booking.com and when I reached the hotel to check in I came to know that the room I booked was not air conditioned. So the hotel staffs offered me another room with air condition ...
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How to get the lowest hotel price on Expedia?

Just did the same search, about 1 minute apart, on Expedia for a hotel with the same dates, number of occupants and filter both in a window where I was logged into Expedia and an Incognito Chromium ...
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Web resources or other resources for villa rentals in Europe? (Spain, France, Italy etc.)

Im looking for resources ala hotels.com but only for villa rentals. Does anyone know of any good sites like this?
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Fairmont Banff Springs vs Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise [closed]

I'm planning to travel to the Canadian Rockies this summer. I called the hotels, but their answers were too officialese and diplomatic. Courtney Brown writes that they're apart by just "a forty ...
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Booking.com prepayment [closed]

I recently reserved an apartment in Budapest through Booking.com, which was free of charge. Once I’d reserved the apartment, I got an e-mail from the host of the apartment asking me for a pre-...
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Travelling in Germany as a 17 year old. What do I need?

I'm a 17-year-old Finnish citizen. I want to travel to Germany and am worried about all the documents you have to have. I've read a lot of sources that say that I don't need anything except my ...
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Below standard baby crib

Recently, I went to a hotel in Switzerland. I phoned weeks in advance to make sure they had a baby crib for my 5 month baby. They told me “Sure”. When we arrived in the room, the crib was so old and ...