Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3691 posts, RR: 29 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1009 times:
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 5): And Mr davidson, you are obviously far to well paid if you see nothing out of the ordinary with those prices!
It's not out of the ordinary for hotels though. If I saw those items priced like that at a corner shop then I wouldn't pay them. However, where else are you going to go to get bearing in mind you are at the T4 Hilton? I certainly can't be bothered to walk to Terminal 4 or catch a bus to a corner shop every time I want to buy a drink!
Like many things in life, more expensive hotels mean more expensive additionals. I don't think anyone buyng an Aston Martin every got a service for £50.
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NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 969 times:
It's all about the business travelers! Hotels know the busy business clients don't even look at prices so they pretty much charge whatever they want.
I stayed at a few hotels out in London and never once even looked at my bill I just sent it right on to accounting. Even better than the minibar prices is paying 3 pounds to have a pair of socks cleaned
Charge it to the company baby!
If your not a business travel what are you doing even looking at the minibar? Go anywhere else and pay about 1/20 of the price.
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Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 59 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 950 times:
I wasn't looking at the minibar, my wife was - and she's real mean when it comes to prices!!! lol
And believe me, if I thought I could charge everything to BACX I would.
They are so tight they won't even buy decent stationary or give us business cards. They do provide a Rover 75 as a pool car though, to run the 1/2 mile from the hangar to the airport - now if that isnt a waste, nothing is!!!
Anyway, I'm with you again kirkie, Travelodge rool ko?
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7365 posts, RR: 51 Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 814 times:
The Metro at DTW. It is most airline commuters that stay there. I won't stay there now, but years ago when I did, there were animals inside the walls, break ins were a nightly thing. Anyone who is a commuter can vouch for this place. Why do people stay there? I have no clue. For years, it was a Travelodge, but they yanked the name when they found what they had on their hands.
Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 807 times:
Avoid "The Airport Hotel" at SJU. I stayed there when I had a day-long layover 3 years ago. The hotel is practically part of the airport, but what a dump! The place smelled of cigarettes and there was evidence of vermin. There were cigarette burns in just about everything in the room even though it was labeled non-smoking. Not much food available, save for potato chips and cookies out of a vending machine on the ground floor.
Another place to stay away from is a 'hotel' about 5 mins drive from BGI, I forget the name of the place, but again no food available for miles. They didn't even have cold drinks on hand. If you've ever been to a place like Barbados you know it's dry, dusty and hot so no cold drinks after a long day of hassles (CaribbeanStar Airlines erased my reservation and said I never had one even though I had paper tickets bought through American Airlines... I'll write another thread about that) at the Barbados airport the least I expected after paying nearly $80 US a night at that dump was a cold bottle of water. If you want a real meal and drinks you have to go to Bridgetown. There are also no elevators and at the very least it has no ramps for luggage so if you get assigned to the third floor you'll have to lug all of your bags up two flights of very narrow stairs. There is no security either, other than a giant tired looking dog and many items in the 'hotel' were falling apart like door knobs and windows. One of the windows didn't even have a lock on it so I was weary of leaving my stuff at the 'hotel' to go get a bite to eat. It is marketed as a layover place and now I see why. The place is soooo terrible you'll want to leave the next day.
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