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About Chris26WI

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  1. effectively, West HK Island would be more convenient to get to Wanchai/Causeway bay, especially if you get a hotel @admirality station (like the JW Marriott or the Conrad). TST is not a very big issue neither, just that you'd have to change from the red line to the blue one @admirality station. http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/flash_eng/index.php
  2. not really.. (been there last time in march 2011).. there is still a free wifi access available which is "low-speed".. you have to pass via the usual log-in window there that comes up once after you've connected to the in-house-wifi. They first offer paid premium access, but then there's a small (little bit hidden) option too, to use free basic access with auto-discon every 60 minutes.
  3. yeah something like that... but of course it depends if you want to take the risk of changing hotels in case if
  4. Tough battle.. tried first for 23 to 25 may (only West HK Island+free rebid zones, excluding TST) up to $185, rejected. Changed dates to May 28-30. Only West HK Island, @$170, rejected with counteroffer to raise by $40. Refused counteroffer, added East HK Island, upped to $189 - got the JW Marriott (my preferred choice). Jw Marriott Hong Kong 5 Star West Hong Kong Island Pacific Place 88 Queensway Central, Hong Kong 852-28108366 Check-In Date: Sat, May 28, 2011 / After 02:00 PM Check-Out Date: Mon, May 30, 2011 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: US$189.00 Subtotal: US$378.00 Taxes & Fees: US$53.72 Total Charges: US$431.72 Used the PRICELINE Link, of course :) Marriott.com wants 2640 HK$+Taxes for these dates (advance purchase rate), so around 340 US$+tax..
  5. Got the Moevenpick on first try (only for 4star, FRA-West zone). It's ok though i was hoping for the Marriott. Moevenpick Hotel Frankfurt City Check-In Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2011 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out Date: Sun, Mar 13, 2011 / 12:00 PM Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: US$69.00 Subtotal: US$138.00 Taxes & Fees: US$19.84 Total Charges: US$157.84 used the PRICELINE Link, of course.
  6. just behind the Four Seasons :-) you you were lucky not to be "upgraded" to the Amari Watergate.. have a good stay!
  7. this period is high season.. and it's been years ago that 5stars BKK (excluding the Amari) have shown up @bids of around +/-US$50, and the Thai Baht is still strong... so I wouldn't expect any good deals for the time being on PRICELINE for 5stars (Sukh + Silom-Riv) for this period.
  8. looks like a free "upgrade" to 5star... while the 4star Courtyard in this zone is superior to the "5star" Amari, IMHO happened to me, too, last time when trying to get the CY.. ended up with an "upgrade" to the Amari on PL
  9. sorry, check-out date should be the 11th, it's 2 nights
  10. A friend of mine got the Ren Harbourside in Vancouver, downtown zone for 85$ bid; original offer: $70 for 3-star downtown - was rejected with counteroffer of $85 which she accepted. Was upgraded to 4-star and got the Ren. She used the PRICELINE Link. retail price was around $220 us per night incl tax, so more than 50% savings
  11. A friend of mine got the NH Carlton in Amsterdam for this night, first bid of $90 was accepted (maybe a slight overbid).. (sorry, but she forgot to pass via the PRICELINE - Link from this board :-( )
  12. hmm.. no idea... i rarely take breakfast... and didn't ask.. and wasn't told anything neither.. sorry
  13. Very nice aparthotel in Sathorn, soi 3. Well, it's not really a 5-star-hotel, as classified by priceline, as it doesn't come with the usual amenities of a full-service Marriott-hotel, but otherwise you'll get at least 65sqm of space in your suite which is really nicely furnished, two LCD screens, one 40". HBO, Starmovies available + DVD Player (HDMI). There's a nice sitting room with couch and desk and TV and an open kitchen including dishwasher, microwave and coffeemaker, big refrigerator that serves as minibar as well (items rather expensive for Thailand, better buy your own outside). The sleeping room is of good size too, and also comes with a flat TV and another desk (hi-speed internet available, wired, at charge, around 650 THB for 24 hours). Rather big bathroom with rainshower and seperate tub. Hotel is quiet, windows can be opened a bit. Smoking rooms available. There's a saltwalter pool on the 5th floor, reasonably sized (plus pool bar and gym and games room). Location is not bad, I personally like Sathorn, but it takes some walking to get to Lumpini Park MRT station (subway). Saladaeng Skytrain better to reach by taxi-meter or motorbike taxi. Not a lot to do in immediate neighbourhood of the hotel, but silom road / patpong is quite nearby. posted some photos here.
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