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  Reply # 1221013 23-Jan-2015 19:07
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Bed Bugs would be the worst possible experience from staying in a hote//motel.




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  Reply # 1221069 23-Jan-2015 19:55
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I travel for work, I'm home one week in eight, but every weekend. I don't stay in hotels, normally motels $150-200 per night but it's interesting to see what people need/want.

I never turn the TV on, the variation in channels from night to night and the fact I don't watch much TV probably is the main influence. As for wifi, it takes from 500mb to 1gb per night. But in reality I rarely bother connecting to that. My Nexus tablet is 4G and so is my phone so it's usually quicker than the wifi. I guess if you want to watch YouTube then wifi is probably important, but I'm mainly reading news and browsing forums.

As for the fridge, turn it down to full cold when you check in, then all the way up to warm when you want to go to sleep. Seems to help.
My only bugbear is checking in and out, I'm a bit tired of the small talk, sounds terrible but I just want to get in and out.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1221097 23-Jan-2015 20:20
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Aspect ratio on TV's, having to plug my phone in in the kitchen area, crappy sheets/blanket.

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  Reply # 1221108 23-Jan-2015 20:36
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The inevitably nonfunctional clock radio. It may or may not be able to receive any stations, but it won't receive National or the Concert programme.

It'll inevitably be branded "Teac". When I was a lad that was a brand of premium reel-to-reel tape deck. How the mighty have fallen. . .

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  Reply # 1221110 23-Jan-2015 20:39
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kiwigander: The inevitably nonfunctional clock radio. It may or may not be able to receive any stations, but it won't receive National or the Concert programme.

It'll inevitably be branded "Teac". When I was a lad that was a brand of premium reel-to-reel tape deck. How the mighty have fallen. . .


And it will be bright green and have visible flicker like all cheap mains powered LED clocks.




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  Reply # 1221113 23-Jan-2015 20:50
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richms:
kiwigander: The inevitably nonfunctional clock radio. It may or may not be able to receive any stations, but it won't receive National or the Concert programme.

It'll inevitably be branded "Teac". When I was a lad that was a brand of premium reel-to-reel tape deck. How the mighty have fallen. . .


And it will be bright green and have visible flicker like all cheap mains powered LED clocks.


And never be set to the right time and all the buttons will be stuffed.

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  Reply # 1221120 23-Jan-2015 20:59
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freitasm:
vexxxboy: Pillows, how hard is it to provide a decent comfortable pillow.


This. Either a rock or some fluffy thing that is so thick I get neck aches. And why bother placing six or eight of them, all the same, on top of the bed? 




What about the pillows that are as thin as a doormat? yell




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  Reply # 1221138 23-Jan-2015 21:30
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Any place that has LCD "HD" Tvs but run crappy Analog TV systems.



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  Reply # 1221149 23-Jan-2015 21:42
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graemeh: Air conditioning that is so old and decrepit that it frequently breaks and then when the guest complains move them to another room with broken air conditioning.  When they complain again upgrade them to a much more expensive room that also has broken air conditioning.

Tour buses that arrive early in the morning and sit just outside hotel rooms with their engines running.

Room service breakfast that is so expensive that even the reception staff can't believe your bill is right when they print it out.

The minibar full of stuff is easily fixed, just remove all the hotel items and leave them on a nearby flat surface.


Unless you are staying in a hotel in Vegas where the minibars operate on a weight basis. You are automatically charged the minute you remove something from the minibar, even if you don't consume it and leave it on a nearby flat surface.

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gmball: Unless you are staying in a hotel in Vegas where the minibars operate on a weight basis. You are automatically charged the minute you remove something from the minibar, even if you don't consume it and leave it on a nearby flat surface.


Jesus!




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  Reply # 1221158 23-Jan-2015 21:55
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You can usually request that all minibar contents are removed and they comply.




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  Reply # 1221161 23-Jan-2015 21:57
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gmball:
graemeh: Air conditioning that is so old and decrepit that it frequently breaks and then when the guest complains move them to another room with broken air conditioning.  When they complain again upgrade them to a much more expensive room that also has broken air conditioning.

Tour buses that arrive early in the morning and sit just outside hotel rooms with their engines running.

Room service breakfast that is so expensive that even the reception staff can't believe your bill is right when they print it out.

The minibar full of stuff is easily fixed, just remove all the hotel items and leave them on a nearby flat surface.


Unless you are staying in a hotel in Vegas where the minibars operate on a weight basis. You are automatically charged the minute you remove something from the minibar, even if you don't consume it and leave it on a nearby flat surface.



Singapore hotel had a sticker on the mini bar door which said $25 fee if opened and nothing consumed..



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  Reply # 1221178 23-Jan-2015 22:23
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What annoys me is signs about water conservation and reusing towels, and then they just replace your towels everyday anyway.

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  Reply # 1221180 23-Jan-2015 22:35
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gmball:
graemeh: Air conditioning that is so old and decrepit that it frequently breaks and then when the guest complains move them to another room with broken air conditioning.  When they complain again upgrade them to a much more expensive room that also has broken air conditioning.

Tour buses that arrive early in the morning and sit just outside hotel rooms with their engines running.

Room service breakfast that is so expensive that even the reception staff can't believe your bill is right when they print it out.

The minibar full of stuff is easily fixed, just remove all the hotel items and leave them on a nearby flat surface.


Unless you are staying in a hotel in Vegas where the minibars operate on a weight basis. You are automatically charged the minute you remove something from the minibar, even if you don't consume it and leave it on a nearby flat surface.
what do they do if you add weight? I often buy drinks or milk etc and store in the fridge!





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  Reply # 1221204 23-Jan-2015 23:26
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richms: And it will be bright green and have visible flicker like all cheap mains powered LED clocks.


And never be set to the right time and all the buttons will be stuffed.


And the one in the empty room next door will have been set for 4am, and left on at full volume.

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