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Air conditioning is unfortunately not universal in Germany. There is only little you can do: Keep the window shades closed during the day (when you are likely to be absent) if they are on the outside or relatively bright. Ask at the reception if they have a fan that you can borrow. You already found that you can take a cold shower. Opening the window only ...


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Qualifier: lived in Calgary for years, been to the Banff / Lake Louise area many, many times. Both places are former railway hotels with lengthy histories. The hotel experience 100 years ago was much different than today, but those places have tried to retain many of the older traditions. No room is "the size of a closet" but they are definitely different ...


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Fairmont built neither of those hotels. Both Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise were both originally built over a hundred years ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway company. Each of these hotels is notable enough to have their own Wikipedia article, and it would be worthwhile for you to read about the history of each one. They will both be very ...


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You can acclimatise to heat. After all, humans evolved in a warm climate. According to the University of Connecticut, it takes one or two weeks: Heat acclimation is a broad term that can be loosely defined as a complex series of changes or adaptations that occur in response to heat stress in a controlled environment over the course of 7 to 14 days. ...


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Some sites are now doing price adjustments based on your setting, your history, and even your location / device type. Makes sense if they get more money. Orbitz targets Mac users with more expensive hotels is one example. A study on price at Northeastern University indicated: We saw price steering from Sears, with the order of search results varying ...


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