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  1. The forum's HOTWIRE link got me the Novotel (I could narrow it down, since they offered the "it's 1 out of these 3" plus the Tripadvisor ratings). Decent deal, indeed cheaper than the best online price. Complimentary: Free internet Amenities: Business center | Fitness center | Pet friendly | Restaurant(s) | Smoke-free rooms Accessibility: Accessible for hearing impaired | Accessible path of travel Total price including taxes was $78.65 (minus the JUSTFORYOU Hotwire Coupon)
  2. Clicked the forum's HOTWIRE link and then got the Moevenpick for ~30% less than booking direct. The hotel is what I guessed I would get, so no complaints here. Amenities: Free Internet, Pet friendly, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Self-service laundry, Internet access, Golf nearby, Spa services, Children's activities
  3. Used the forum's link to get this PRICELINE EXPRESS deal. Amenities listed prior to purchase: Pets Allowed Business Center Airport Shuttle Free Internet Free Breakfast Indoor or Outdoor Pool Fitness Center No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Regular price is $136 + taxes, so I am pretty happy with this deal. FWIW, hotel with very similar amenities and price shows up on HOTWIRE, as well. I am very well aware that this might be a completely different hotel, but since everything matches, including the amenities the hotel provides, and the Tripadvisor rating, and the number of ratings, it might be more than a conincidence. So just in case someone is looking for this later, here the data from Hotwire: MIA International Airport area Free breakfast Free Internet Airport shuttle Condo Fitness center Pet friendly Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms $89 + taxes I eventually booked with PRICELINE since the end amount was a bit lower there.
  4. Got this hotel. It's not really close to the Verona arena and the Romeo & Juliet balcony, but there is a bus stop in front of the hotel, so it's located good enough. I was once again hit by the usual Hotwire problem in Italy - you get the same price at other websites, too. But well. Hotel Amenities: Free Internet, Pet Friendly, Restaurant(s), Internet access, Accessible path of travel, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking, Roll-in shower 75% Satisfaction JFTR: used the forum's HOTWIRE link for booking.
  5. is there an easy way to find out those amenities? I did write them down prior to booking, but can't find my notes.
  6. Just saw that I forgot to report this win. Used the forum's link to go to PRICELINE and then bought this PRICELINE EXPRESS offer (the "9+" rating stood out). Very nice hotel, and about 40% cheaper than the Internet rate. Unfortunately they only had one room left on PL, so I had to buy the second room at the regular rate. Total amount w/ taxes and fees was approximately $260.
  7. since I did book a backup hotel this thread can be closed.
  8. Amenities identical to the previous report of this hotel on the forum: Pet friendly Indoor pool(s) Fitness Center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business Center Internet access Golf Nearby Spa Services Accessible path of travel In-room accessibility Accessible bathroom Handicapped parking Roll-in shower Price including taxes ~$200. Used the forum's HOTWIRE link. About 50% less than the cheapest internet price.
  9. same here - once I click on the search result, I do not get the details page any more :-( Went ahead and booked a (refundable) hotel just to be safe.
  10. I did book outside Priceline/Hotwire (IIRC)
  11. the Boston thread was already closed since I mentioned last year that I was too late to book the offer. I just did also close the London thread (where I also mentioned last year that I did not find the offer again).
  12. Any idea what this hotel might be? It could be the Aloft [especially because of the 3.5/5 location rating], but I did not find this particularly boutique if you ask me ;-) Checkin: 11/27/2014 Checkout: 11/29/2014 Price per night: $84 Amenities: Free Internet, Boutique Hotel, Smoke Free Rooms, Fitness Center, Restaurant(s), Business Center Tripadvisor: 4.5/5 Found on US site, using the forum's link.
  13. used the forum's PRICELINE link and bid $85, 90, 95, 100, and finally 105. Was actually hoping for the Hilton Olympia, but well. Price is ~$134 including taxes, cheapest online price I could find was $160. Probably the second-worst deal I ever made with opaque bidding, but of course still a bit of a bargain.
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