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  1. Won this a month or so ago and forgot to post it so the exchange rate may have changed - it was 30UKP per night. Didn't do a great deal of research - just started at
  2. I wish I could help but despite several tries over the last week or so I'm not having much like trying to book three rooms in A'dam for 3 nights in May /June via piceline. We went up to
  3. Wow, is it the same for priceline.co.uk I wonder? Very good news if so.
  4. Hey, look on the bright side - you've come here instead :) The more of us who post our winning bids here and use this board as our primary source of bidding info the better it will continue to get. The eziboard software sucks. But hey, who cares, TOBB is becoming more and more obsolete anyway.
  5. Stayed at the Marriott for 2 nights last weekend. Great location near the Rijks and Van Gogh museums, Leidseplein and the Concertgebouw. Overall a very comfortable and convenient hotel. Service was good although more impersonal than the smaller NH hotels we'd stayed at earlier in the week. There was a queue at Reception when we checked in around noon. I think official checkin time is 3pm. We requested a twin bedded room and were told we could either come back at 3pm or there was a room with a kingsize bed immediately available and they could provide a rollaway bed. So we took that and were more than comfortable. No kettle or tea & coffee making facilities in the room but they did bring me up a kettle when I requested one for preparing a flu remedy. In addition to a well-stocked minibar there was a basket of overpriced chocolate bars and sweets on the dressing table which we managed not to touch. There were also some bottles of wine there at 6.90 Euros each which I was quite a bargain in comparison to the minibar stock and to the bar prices downstairs.
  6. I got charged the E3.30 per night for city tax too. Can't be bothered to fight with priceline about it.
  7. Checked out today and checked into the Amsterdam Marriott till Sunday. Now sitting in a cosy internet coffeeshop on a sidestreet off Leidseplein overlooking a canal. We are having a GREAT week in Amsterdam. Now, about the hotel. I think I should probably post a review in a different thread but then I'd need to type out the hotel name and region and price information again. The NH Caransa is one of Amsterdam's many NH hotels - good solid chain. It's a 3 star according to priceline but they call themselves 4* I think. Anyway, 3 is more accurate. Great location on Rembrantsplein, lovely little square with loads going on, central enough to be within walking distance of just about everything but not in the most touristy bits of the city. Right next door to a tram stop. Sadly they have extensive renovations going on at the moment at the NH Caransa. We checked in and were allocated a twin room which had clearly just been redecorated. In fact when I hung 2 shirts on the clothes rail it fell off the wardrobe wall. We requested and were given a room change, to a smoking floor but with a better view and a wardrobe which worked. The plug in the sink didn't either but it was clean and comfortable, with a free easy to use safe. We'd been told on checking in that the restaurant was closed due to said restoration work, but to use the sister hotel over the square instead. Fine, we weren't planning to eat at the hotel anyway. The next moring we were awoken at 8am local time (7am our time) by workmen who were noisy working in every room on our floor. I was fine with that but my daughter was knackered and whiny so I went downstairs to ask for an extra sachet of hot chocolate to cheer her up. I came away with 5 sachets of hot chocolate and a transfer over the square to the much nicer sister hotel over the square, the NH Schiller for our remaining 4 nights of our stay. We threw our belongings into cases and dragged them over the Rembrantplein, stopping to marvel at the exhibition of statues depicting the Nightwatch in front of the statue of Rembrant himself, and checked into the NH Schiller which will be the subject of my next post. Whew, it was wondereful... One final point about the NH Caransa, which I would be delighted to get again at a 3* price once the renovations are over, was that neither they nor the Schiller reception staff had heard of priceline so at both places I had long embarrassing conversations at checkout about the fact that I HAD prepaid. But both reception staff handled it very professionally and apologised profusely when I turned out to be telling the truth! Right, back to the Marriott to meet the ex in-laws!
  8. Grrrrrrrr, I'm fairly sure I could have either got a 4* for this price or a 3* for less. I initially bid
  9. We stayed here for 1 night on 1 Sept 2005. Was very happy to get it for
  10. Aw, thank you very much. We did. I'm going to write a review of the hotel right now.
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