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  1. Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West Check-in: Tue Feb 18, 2020 Check-out: Mon Feb 24, 2020 Room price: $77.00 avg./night Number of rooms: 1 room Number of nights: 6 nights Room subtotal: $462.00 Taxes & fees: $105.18 Priceline Coupon: - $23.10 Total: $544.08 Amenities:: Free Internet, Spa, Gym, Restaurant, Casino, Handicap Accessible, Business Center
  2. Since the no one has reported any other bookings for 5* Madrid (Airport Barajas) I thought I would mention what I ended up with, because it was even better than what I expected. At the last minute booked a regular booking at Best Western Hotel Villa De Barajas which I was able to cancel when I found an even better deal at Hilton which I originally wanted in the first place. Hilton announced a special in the first week of December called Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale (06 Dec 2010-25 Nov 2011) and I've written a review of the hotel and this particular special here too.
  3. I've decided to write this because there's no review of this hotel even though in theory it's still possible to get it, even though it has not been reported on BB since 30th April 2010 which is now eight months ago. It's worth checking if they have hotel specials because this is actually what I ended up with, something called Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale available until 06 Dec 2010-25 Nov 2011 which brought down their Bed and Breakfast rates to 50% off. I paid
  4. Just as an update: we didn't get the Junior Suite with jacuzzi but they didn't stuff us into a double room either. We got a corner room with a mini-bar but no coffee making facilities, a large bathroom (by European standards), and extra bed already made even though we didn't ask for it, which was a nice touch. I've also written a review of the hotel for others hoping to stay within the Old Madrid-Bourbon Madrid area. It's closer to the boundary of Priceline's area for Old Madrid-Bourbon Madrid and may, or may not be, what people want if they want quick access to transport or tourist spots.
  5. This hotel is not in the city centre but a few Metro stops away, in a mixed residential-commercial area. The nearest Metro stop is probably Palos dela Frontera, roughly a 10-15 minute walk. If you arrive with several suitcases it's better to take a cab which will set you back
  6. thereuare: Thanks for Hotwire advice. valencia: Thank you too for the excellent tip, I very tempted do as you advised. However we're physically in Madrid for only 15 hours minus airport transit+waiting times. With a 6:55am check-in, it means we have to depart from the Pullman hotel before breakfast is served at 6am. So instead I'm booking using the BB support page, a non-refundable 'hot Deal' at Best Western Hotel Villa De Barajas (which incidentally includes breakfast but only at 7am). At
  7. Thanks for tip, I've never used this option before. Tried all links and getting only $219-245 for Dec 30-31, 2010. I'm guessing it's because I need a room for 2 adults+1child. I'll take the next few days to think about whether it's worth bidding at 4* for the Barajas area and just accept what fate throws at me, or I get a room elsewhere with the PRICELINE Best Price Guarantee. I can't really be bothered going back to a room in the city centre for an overnight stay in Madrid.
  8. I am still curious why PL will downgrade a hotel's rating when there is no obvious change in the services it provides (at least nothing I can trace from online hotel reviews). Is there some logic to the way PL does this?
  9. I was just about to bid for an overnight stay at a 5* hotel in PL's Madrid's Airport Barajas area and found to my surprise that 5* in this area is no longer available. The last bid submitted here for this area was over six months ago on 30th April 2010 also for another overnighter (05/3/10-05/4/10). I googled 'Hilton Madrid Airport' and found out that true enough, Hilton has been downgraded to 4* by PL but not by Expedia, Tripadvisor, Booking.com, Hotelclub.com, etc. I did notice the last star in these sites' ratings literally looks like a half-star. Nevertheless I'm baffled, and have the following questions: - Does anyone have a logical explanation for what has happened? - Can someone give me an educated guess as to what happened to Hilton in the Name Your Own Price option: is it most likely gone, or has the 4* category just gotten wider? Thanks in advance.
  10. Your Offer Price: US$81.00 No. of Rooms: 1 No. of Nights: 3 Subtotal: US$243.00 Taxes and Fees: US$35.13 Total Charges: US$278.13 + Bonus Cash US$10 x 3 nights Background: I put in nine bids (over a period of 2 weeks) starting from $70 eventually working up to $80. Didn't want to stay anywhere except Old Madrid-Bourbon Madrid because I wanted to be as near as possible to a chocolater
  11. Got this on my third attempt. Started with $70 on first day, $75-76 second day, up $76-77 today. Was hoping for Moevenpick but it's not too bad, everything's still within walking distance. Price per night: 77.00 Subtotal: 154.00 Taxes & Fees: 26.88 Total Charges: 180.88 US dollars
  12. This is an excellent property with great service. I've just written a review here to recommend it (in spite any problems that may be caused by construction at Z
  13. We were at this hotel 3-7 July 2010, which was won at Priceline +3 months ahead of time at US$76/night plus charges (no breakfast included). Building is accessible from Amsterdam Centraal, there are two trams that can take you there #25 and #26 in less than 5 minutes. It was always going to be a busy week because a large European conference was on, and when we arrived the hotel was fully booked (I tried unsuccessfully to get a room for my mother who decided to tag along at the last minute). I was expecting to get a second rate room (if that's possible in such a new looking building), but I'm pleased to say we were treated very well. Room was quite high up the building and faced the city. A built-in sofa with movable cushions along the window wall is designed to maximise the view, I had nice evenings watching the day turn into night (which in summer is a long time). Bathroom was well appointed and spacious (for Dutch standards).
  14. First bid accepted. I purposely put my bid $10 lower than the four most recent posts on Betterbidding.com for Zurich ($99-135 for July). Maybe I should have started at $80... My Offer: US$90.00 Taxes & Fees: US$14.19 Total Charges: US$104.19 I used your PRICELINE link.
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