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Le Meridien Check In Process

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Le Meridien Check In Process


We are off to LM in December and I recently read that someone had problems at check in in terms of giving a credit card to them. We will have fully paid for our trip when we arrive so does anyone know if we still have to give them a credit card?


Hell, Norway
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1. Re: Le Meridien Check In Process

Depends how you made the payment. Many hotels 'hold' the payment until you arrive and then process it. If you made payment through a third party agent, make sure you have printed proof of the payment and what it was for.

Cape Panwa, Thailand
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2. Re: Le Meridien Check In Process


Yes i remember reading about that and it was a trainee who was inexperienced asking for the pin for the credit card for any breakages or expenses when the guest checked in.This was all sorted out and lets hope the trainee receptionist now knows the correct procedure for check in. After all we all have to learn it was probably her first day.

Upon arrival you will be given a drink and cold scented towell while you fill in a standard check in form of your details. You will be asked for a credit card but this is not to take any money from you it is for what you might spend in the hotel. I suppose if you run off without paying the bill they will then just take what you owe.This is standard practice all over the world.


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3. Re: Le Meridien Check In Process

That is great, thanks for the responses. Completely understand them taking details just in case you run off! Can't wait to go, honeymoon here we come!!!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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4. Re: Le Meridien Check In Process

I suppose you've told the Le Meridien it is your hoeymoon? They are pretty good with upgrades, gifts etc. Well, they were for our "second honeymoon" anyway!:)

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5. Re: Le Meridien Check In Process

The travel agents know but may email them before we arrive just to make sure!!

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6. Re: Le Meridien Check In Process

If you don't want to give credit card details you can always offer a cash deposit. We prefer to do this and have never been refused, so far.

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