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Old Jan 6, 18, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by Norri View Post
Actually it's not clear, it reads that a cancellation before 72hrs will incur a one night penalty and after that may incur more.
I'm pretty sure that "made 72 hours prior to check-in" means between 72 and 0 hours of scheduled check-in.

No penalty up to 72 hours, this penalty afterwards.

Originally Posted by dulciusexasperis View Post
Why stress over nothing? There is never a need to worry about cancellation fees IF you book directly with the hotel. If a hotel has a 72 hour or 24 hour or whatever cancellation policy, all you do is call up and change your booking to a different date a week or more ahead.
What part of "or changes" in the penalty term doesn't apply to this change?

Originally Posted by dulciusexasperis View Post
You can call up and change a booking at less than 24 hours notice and no one will blink an eye.
Bzzzt.

Hotels are a bit smarter than you give them credit for. When I last called for an after-deadline change, the property asked me for the flight number that was cancelled, and verified it. I had stayed there every week for 6 months.

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