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4 reviews

can anyone tell me if it is any cheaper to upgrade to another room once you arrive in the hotel than through agent,obviously if the room selected is available.?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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107 reviews
1. Re: upgrades

It depends on the hotel, whether it is part of a chain (and perhaps have loyaly programme points asy with SPG at Le Meridien) or an independently owned one. You probably have a better chance of haggling over a deal with a locally owned hotel as international one will have "company policy" and little if any discretion to offer other than rack (full) rates. If you are not bothered whether you get an upgrade or not then probably worth the risk to wait but if you definitely want a better room better to asses the risk of not getting it against the potential saving you might get.

Cape Panwa, Thailand
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120 reviews
2. Re: upgrades


This time as i am travelling in High season for next year i have prebooked as i wanted a pool access room knowing if i did not get this i might be looking at the rooms and wishing that i had. Having said that i have on occaisions e mailed the hotel a month before travel and requested something different and it has been given and not charged. Once i did not even ask and was given a penthouse suite with a private pool instaed of a standard room.It will like Arandora says all depend on the hotel policy but i allways price the room on their room rate and then also with the agent. As sometimes the agents get a better rate or can offer you a good discount agaist your booking which then makes your room cheaper.


3. Re: upgrades

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