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We got kinds of Christmas greetings from the hotel we stayed at in Bosten last September.

The full bill, withdrawn from our credit card.
Again.

They accepted the voucher clearly marked "PAID AT AGENCY", were all smiles when we checked out, now they simply withdraw the money. Without even trying to contact us first.

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Contact you CC - reverse the charges. They will do it without any fuss.
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Well, even apart from this matter, I would never again book at the Park Plaza because the rates they charge for Wifi in the room are outrageous. The building itself is pretty nice, though.
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I know this doesn't help you with your current situation, but these days I think it's best to just book my hotel stay directly with the hotel itself, rather than going through a middleman. It's too much hassle to save a buck. And I'm not even convinced it saves money anymore, because if you book direct they will sometimes give you discounts that you wouldn't have gotten by going through a middleman.
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Leezer wrote:
I know this doesn't help you with your current situation, but these days I think it's best to just book my hotel stay directly with the hotel itself, rather than going through a middleman. It's too much hassle to save a buck. And I'm not even convinced it saves money anymore, because if you book direct they will sometimes give you discounts that you wouldn't have gotten by going through a middleman.


Yeah, at some hotels they said so directly. However, there are some fine legal points to consider given European consumer protection law. If there's any trouble, and I booked with a travel agency based in Europe, they are responsible that the contract is fulfilled. Any issues would be resolved based on European law, and (if it came to that) before European courts.
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Robert, sorry to hear about that...not exactly the kind of "thank you" I'd like to see Boston send you after your visit!
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Oh, I don't really have anything bad to say about Boston. It was a great trip for us!
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It might have just been a clerical error from the hotel's accounting department that can be corrected by calling the hotel and letting them know what happened.

Mistakes do happen!
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My hatred towards Boston is focused only on their sports teams.
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Coyotek4 wrote:
My hatred towards Boston is focused only on their sports teams.


I can go with that.
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Coyotek4 wrote:
My hatred towards Boston is focused only on their sports teams.



I support this message.
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I really don't like higher end hotels. The budget hotels normally give you free wifi, and a terrible free breakfast. The fancy hotels will give you a comfortable bed and upcharge you for everything else.
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Jpwoo wrote:
I really don't like higher end hotels. The budget hotels normally give you free wifi, and a terrible free breakfast. The fancy hotels will give you a comfortable bed and upcharge you for everything else.


Right. We didn't even get any bathroom furniture - although there was plenty of room.


On the financial front, it seems that an intermediate agency has declared bankruptcy. So we paid our travel agency, they paid the intermediate agency, but the hotel never got paid. So they try to get the money where it's easiest.

Or so they think.


Didn't someone further up suggest to "cut out the middle man"? Way to go, it seems.
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Coyotek4 wrote:
My hatred towards Boston is focused only on their sports teams.


Which is exactly how I feel about New York...and the teams that play in Jersey but are labeled as New York teams.
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I recently stayed at the Lenox. I can definitely recommend it.

http://www.lenoxhotel.com/?gclid=CjwKEAiA_s2lBRCe1YPXxtSe-Dc...:20150112215822:s

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You came to Boston and didn't come visit angry of the game groups i am in? Hurmp.
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Rappak wrote:
You came to Boston and didn't come visit angry of the game groups i am in? Hurmp.


Only because I didn't know about them. I didn't do my homework, I admit.
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Heck, I came to Boston over a year ago and haven't visited any of Rappak's angry gaming groups. Maybe you should change the names to make them more inviting?
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... i thought you did. Didn't you post something about Boston last year? I could have sworn you did. I need to actually come back again. Stupid work.

Ps. None of my groups are angry.
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I might have posted when I first moved here, but I still haven't gotten to any gaming groups. I haven't even played go since I moved here! Family, job, rock climbing, my night job, and suddenly my free time is gone.
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Rappak wrote:
... i thought you did. Didn't you post something about Boston last year? I could have sworn you did. I need to actually come back again. Stupid work.

Ps. None of my groups are angry.


Hi, Rappy! Long time no read!
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That sounds about right. Which rock climbing gym do you go to?


And I'll make a longer post sometime. Life is busy.
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Rappak wrote:
That sounds about right. Which rock climbing gym do you go to?
I go to Central Rock in watertown. I live in Lexington, just 10 minutes drive away, so it in convenient. I also looked at BRG (ugh) and Metrorock (about as nice as Central, but twice as far for me to get to). Outdoors I've been to Crow Hill, Pawtuckaway, Quincy, and Rumney. Do you climb?
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Kinda. I go if people i know go. U have friends that go all the time. I need to work on my upper body strength as i use my legs too much.
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Although, i really want to do trampoline dodge ball. I heard that is fun. I think theres one near metro rock.
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