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  1. This is what you need to write to people posting their results. "Thank you for posting your result. Your contribution helps to keep this board useful and relevant to others." This board would do better if you encouraged people.
  2. Here is my follow-up to the hotel in Victoria as you requested. This is why I did not post again. We booked a hotel through Expedia instead as it was more certain. Then we cancelled it and decided to have a staycation. I hope my reply has added to this board. In my opinion, posting that would not have been necessary. I already thanked anyone who replied who helped me.
  3. Here is my follow-up to the hotel in Victoria as you requested. This is why I did not post again. We booked a hotel through Expedia instead as it was more certain. Then we cancelled it and decided to have a staycation. I hope my reply has added to this board. In my opinion, posting that would not have been necessary. I already thanked anyone who replied who helped me, and that was not enough for you? I will post it in the topic now.
  4. Hmmm... my first posting in a while. And you decide that now is a good time to scold me for not posting more often. So you know better in the future, scolding someone does not encourage them to post more. It has the opposite effect. I even said in my post that I was posting to help others as this property was not identified and has not been for several years. This was the start of my posting more often. I'd read that people are posting less often on these boards, and it seems nobody can figure out why. I have noticed often the attitude of the replies when people are seeking help. They'll ask for help identifying a hotel, and then a snarky reply saying, well, you need to give us more information, you dolt. Did you notice that they never write back in reply? I can literally see the responses as being face palms. Not encouraging to any posters, especially first time posters. Scolding me is like telling a blood donor who goes in for the first time in many years that they should have come in more often. It's hard enough getting people to donate blood. Why would you lay the guilt trip on them when they do finally take the time to come in? Also, fyi, if you think this is the only board that I use to make my decisions, you are incorrect. I use at least three other sites to help reveal the identity of the hotel. Also, a Tripadvisor rating of 3/5 is acceptable when you're only paying $126 for a room big enough for 4 in Paris. You were suggesting that I should have figured that was the tip-off.
  5. Free internet, boutique hotel, internet access, pet friendly, business hotel. This was the first time I've ever bid on a room in Priceline or Hotwire having no clue what it would be. I was unable to find anyone identifying this hotel as it seems to have popped up in the past few years. I'm starting to think now that hotels which have bad reviews like to go on Hotwire to sell rooms, otherwise they would not be able to. I chose this hotel over the 4* Montparnasse one because I thought it would be closer to the centre of the city. Unfortunately it is situated right on the furthest border of the area. In other words, it is as far as possible from the centre as can be and still be in the Saint Germain zone. Some of the reviews are downright terrible for this hotel on Tripadvisor. I hope that the reviewers are just the ones who were disgruntled and that the majority of guests found the hotel to be satisfactory. So while I am disappointed with paying more money for a lower star rated hotel with a lower (80%) approval rating simply because I wanted a better location (and it wasn't much better), I am hoping for the best. The consensus seems to be that it is a tired hotel with some mould problems and small rooms. I am posting so that others can make an informed decision as it appears that this listing has been here for at least the last two years.
  6. Thank you very much! And thanks also to Rocky.
  7. Thanks for your reply. Travelling September 1-4, 2012. I am guessing Harbour but no spa is listed.
  8. I've checked the hotel list for Victoria and this one does not exist. Amenities are: Indoor pool(s) Smoke Free Rooms Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Laundry Facilities (self-service) High-Speed Internet Access Free Internet In-room accessibility Handicapped parking Thank you for your help.