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    Stayed in quite a few hotels over the last few weeks, and I noticed three very interesting things.

    well, they are interesting to me. Thats what I mean. I am not implying that everyone will find them interesting

    1. WiFi now comes as standard
    2. Coffe and tea and kettle in the room are a thing of the past
    3. Cards - the smaller hotels will deal only in cash. they dont even bother to swipe a card




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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    Stayed in quite a few hotels over the last few weeks, and I noticed three very interesting things.

    well, they are interesting to me. Thats what I mean. I am not implying that everyone will find them interesting

    1. WiFi now comes as standard
    2. Coffe and tea and kettle in the room are a thing of the past
    3. Cards - the smaller hotels will deal only in cash. they dont even bother to swipe a card




    One thing I have seen is that small places WIFi is standard, but big chains you pay an stupid about for it, best is £3 for 24 hours, worse is £15 for 24 hours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    One thing I have seen is that small places WIFi is standard, but big chains you pay an stupid about for it, best is £3 for 24 hours, worse is £15 for 24 hours!
    its been free in every single place I have stayed



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    I've only noticed free wifi is increasing. If I stay anywhere that charges for wifi, I always mention it in the feedback, but generally I avoid those places. Some largecos have a policy that they'll only book staff into hotels with free wifi. The more that go that route, the more prevelant it will become.
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    Not all of us were born in the 19th century
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    Quote Originally Posted by BA to the Stars View Post
    The 19th century is 1800-1899

    You were born in the 20th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    Stayed in quite a few hotels over the last few weeks, and I noticed three very interesting things.

    well, they are interesting to me. Thats what I mean. I am not implying that everyone will find them interesting

    1. WiFi now comes as standard
    2. Coffe and tea and kettle in the room are a thing of the past
    3. Cards - the smaller hotels will deal only in cash. they dont even bother to swipe a card




    In the US,

    1) Wifi comes at $14.95/$19.95 even though it's free in the lobby
    2) No coffee or tea, plus $5/$7 for a bottle of water
    3) No idea what you're talking about. It's all card, they probably even want a tip for using it.

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    Hmm, I certainly haven't noticed the wireless or lack of kettles. I thought in room refreshments was part of the star system and not mandatory do make make up part of the score towards rating? And where wireless is pretty standard the quality and cost varies wildly. Paying silly prices for one bar is just not in this day and age.
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