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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi {MDV}

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Notes: All prices are in US Dollars and are exclusive of taxes unless specified (by ++)

Tax Information
• 10% Service Charge (levied by resort. For info on this and how it's distributed, see this post)
• 12% T-GST (Tourist Goods & Services Tax, levied by the Maldivian government, current as of Oct 1, 2014)
• Total tax is 23.2%, not 22% as one would think. Example; $100 + 10% = $110, then add 12% on to $110 for a total of $123.20
• • Tip: To work out prices before the 23.2% taxes, multiply by 0.81169, i.e; 123.2 * 0.81169 = 100
• A Green Tax of $6pp/pn (levied by the Maldivian government) has been introduced starting from 1 November 2015. Points/Redemption bookings are exempt from the tax for up to two guests per room

Booking with points
• Bookings must be cancelled 30 days prior in order to avoid one full night's charge at BAR. (previously 14 days)
• Website and phone agents state that a cash deposit equivalent to the BAR per night will be taken when booking stays with points. This is an error. NO CASH DEPOSIT IS TAKEN WHEN MAKING A POINTS BOOKING
• Free night certificate: The phone agent states that a cash deposit equivalent to the BAR per night will be taken when booking your free night. This is an error. NO CASH DEPOSIT IS TAKEN WHEN USING YOUR FREE NIGHT CERTIFICATE

Transfers To and From Resort
• Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi is located in South Malι Atoll, 23km southwest of Malι and Velana International Airport [MLE] (also known as Malι International Airport, previously known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport)
• Transfer experience includes personal service for your group after luggage pick-up until arrival on the yacht; yacht includes dedicated server for champagne, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks. Departure experience on the yacht is the same, and your group be personally escorted through airline check-in until airport security.
• Pricing in 2020 is $600++ per person, and in 2019 it was $350++ per person per way ($1724.80 return inclusive of taxes for 2 passengers). The price for kids 5 and under is complimentary while kids 6-11 years old are charged $300++ per person. If the yacht is not available, a speedboat will be provided by the resort. If this happens, you may be refunded the yacht transfer fee.
• See this post for a detailed review of the yacht transfer (Courtesy of jphripjah)
• Third party transfers are not permitted by the resort.
• Transfer to / from Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: A private seaplane transfer from the Waldorf to the Conrad, taking approximately 25 minutes, is approximately USD 8,125++. Most guests travel between the resort booking the standard round trip seaplane from Male to Rangali and then the Yacht transfer round trip from Male to Waldorf.

Resort Information / Spa / Activities
• WA Ithaafushi is made up of three islands (95% man-made)
• There are 2 standalone OWVs (Over Water Villas) and 121 villas in total
• Click here (Hilton's website) or here (dedicated website) to visit the resort on the web
• The kids club (one of the biggest in the Maldives) is for children between 4 to 11 years. Click here for detailed information and here for the schedule. Click here, here and here for basic reviews and comprehensive sets of pictures (All courtesy of Traveler Dave)
• See this and this post for info on the Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Gala Fee
• Click here to visit the resort's listing on TripAdvisor
• Tennis courts: See this post
• For a new map of the resort click here
> For the old map of the resort click here * Note that this map is orientated north and so the SUNRISE and SUNSET written on it are incorrect. Also note that you receive a black and white map when you arrive and this is not as good nor as detailed as the one posted here. For comments on the quality of the map, click here
• Snorkelling spots and other info 3e4sd:Link to post: (Courtesy of AirForceFlyer)
• Scuba Diving pics :Link to post: (Courtesy of Traveler Dave)
• Activities Brochure (prices as of July 2019)
• Spa pics and review :Link to post: (Courtesy of Traveler Dave)
• Wellness Programme :Link to post: (Courtesy of AirForceFlyer)

Resort Information - F&B and Menus
• The resort has 11 restaurants / bars
• Some restaurant menus are available in PDF format on the resort's website. Click here to visit the relevant page on their website
• Menus for most restaurants as of early October 2020: See this post
• For pictures of most of the menus: Part 1 and Part 2
• Dining Programme / restaurant opening times: See this post and the post below it
• IVD (In Villa Dining) menus: See this post
• Yasmeen - Menu version discussion here.
• Terra is $298.00++ per person. As of December 2019, the set menu includes Amuse Brioche (3 selections per person), a starter (tuna, avocado, caviar), 2 courses highlighting lobster and wagyu beef with a pallet cleanse in between, a dessert course, then finishing with 3 additional sweet selections per person.
• The Ledge - See this post. Note that this menu changes daily but there are probably only 2 for each day and 14 in total (7 for lunch and 7 for dinner). Chefs rotate to the resort from Burnt Ends in Singapore.
+ Peacock Alley 1/2 priced drinks daily after 9:30pm. High-quality cocktails and liquors available at a very affordable price ranging from $13-$15 post discount
+ Tasting Table full buffet breakfast with made to order entrees and complimentary Champagne for $65++/person or Free for Hilton Diamond / Gold
+ Glow and Yasmeen wine selections are priced in the $65 - $85 ++ range per bottle.
• Lunch can be purchased at the main pool or beach from Nava or The Ledge. The majority of lunch entrees cost $30-$50++. Lunch is also available at Tasting Table, Tangled, or In Villa Dining.
• A new pizza oven was flown in from Italy to replace the original oven installed at Nava, and an Italian chef traveled to the resort to work with the team to elevate pizza quality in early December of 2019.
• During festive season 2019, the resort introduced a lobster & champagne dinner on the beach, including tasting stations, free flow champagne, and a live band for $298++ per person.

Miscellaneous Information
• Villa pool depth: See this post
• Best snorkelling spots: See this post and this post
• Complimentary water (in villa): See this post
• Walking / getting around the resort: See this post
• Sunset / Sunrise at the resort: See this post and this post
• Power outlet configuration: See this post



Elite member benefits:

Hilton Honors GOLD MEMBERS:
  • Full breakfast at Tasting Table
  • In-villa VIP welcome bottle of wine and fruits
  • Complimentary daily afternoon delights (see here for pic) with a fine selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier from 16:00 to 17:00 at Peacock Alley
  • 50% special offer on selected beverages at Nava Beach Club from 22:00 to 23:30
Hilton Honors DIAMOND MEMBERS:
  • Full breakfast at Tasting Table
  • In-villa VIP welcome Champagne, sweet and savoury amenities
  • [Diamond only benefit] With a selected 60-minute massage, enjoy a complimentary additional 30-minute at Waldorf Astoria Spa
  • Complimentary daily afternoon delights (see here for pic) with a fine selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier from 16:00 to 17:00 at Peacock Alley
  • 50% special offer on selected beverages at Nava Beach Club from 22:00 to 23:30

Accommodation:
At opening the resort defined Beach Villas as the lowest category of accommodation (only this category bookable with points). The next highest category was Reef Villas then above that, the Overwater Villas. Note: villas on the Private Island do not count.
This will change in 2020. Quote from the resort "Please be informed that for next year we have changed our villa category. Kindly note that the Reef Villa will be our base category, next will be the Overwater Villa and then the Beach Villa. Basically the Beach Villa will be a higher category compared to reef Villa and Overwater Villa."
See this post for the conversation related to this. Pricing has changed as well to reflect this. See below for 2020 pricing.
Note that as of August 2019 the BV is still available to book on points in 2020. This may change, however.

Prices - Accommodation (2020):

***** March 2020 Figures *****
• Beach Villa USD 2630
• Overwater Villa USD 2430
• Reef Villa USD 1930


Prices - Accommodation (2019):

***** July 2019 Figures *****
• 2 Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool USD 3850
• 2 Bedroom Over Water Villa with Pool USD 4350

***** October 2019 Figures *****
• Beach Villa USD 2100
• Grand Beach Villa USD 2300
• Reef Villa USD 2300
• Grand Reef Villa USD 2500
• Overwater Villa USD 2500
• Grand Overwater Villa USD 2700


***** Upgrade Costs - Jul 2019 *****
• Two Bedroom Beach - US 2000
• Two Bedroom Grand Beach - US 2200
• Two Bedroom Reef - US 2200
• Two Bedroom Overwater - US 2400

***** Upgrade Costs - Oct 2019 *****
• Reef Villa USD 200
• OWV USD 400


Villa Types and Abbreviations used in this thread (listed in order from most basic to most luxurious)

-- BVs (Beach Villas) --

BV (Beach Villa)
GBV (Grand Beach Villa)

-- RVs (Reef Villas) --

RV (Reef Villa, the Garden Villa category shown in the pre-opening promo video)
GRV (Grand Reef Villa, also a type of Garden Villa shown in the pre-opening promo video)

-- OWVs (Over Water Villas) aka Ocean Villas in rewards booking --

OV (Overwater Villa)
GOV (Grand Overwater Villa)
SMR (Stella Maris Residences)

-- Occupancy Information --
See this post for maximum occupancy of each villa type

Villa Selection
• See this post and this post
• Privacy - Beach Villas: For pics, info and opinions, see the following posts; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Travel & Safety Information
• The Maldives is listed in Category 1 (the highest category) on the
WHO Zika virus classification table. However, don't let that scare you because as of April 13, 2017 there has only been one confirmed case of Zika in the Maldives
• Click here for information related to the single Zika infection in the Maldives (reported in January of that year)


Contact
• General Enquiries: [email protected]
• Reservations Department: [email protected]
• Tel: +960-4000-300


Weather:
Note: since the resort is close to Mahibadhoo (where there is a weather station), I have added this info from the Conrad Maldives thread as both resorts are close by and the weather will be the same as far as forecasts go (MaldivesFreak)
• General info on weather in the Maldives: Link 1 Link 2 (Maldivian government website)
• Recommended Android weather app: eWeather HD. See this post for detailed info on the app, settings, tips and general weather info (Courtesy of MaldivesFreak)
• Want to get an idea about the weather in the month of August? Click here to read a post from a FT member that spends 2 weeks at Rangali during this month (Courtesy of Splotly)


Pictures - Resort under construction:
• January, 2018 :Link to post:
• June, 2018 :Link to post:
• Approx October, 2018 :Link to post:
• January, 2019 :Link to post:

Pictures & Videos - Post-opening:
• General pics of the resort (July, 2019) :Link to post: (Courtesy of jphripjah)
• The Stella Maris exclusive! :Link to post with links to videos: (Courtesy of alanslegal)
• Breakfast buffet at Tasting Table - Post #1 :Link to post: (Courtesy of alanslegal)
• Breakfast buffet at Tasting Table - Post #2 :Link to post: (Courtesy of jphripjah)
• Breakfast buffet at Tasting Table - Post #3 :Link to post: (Courtesy of Traveler Dave)
• Breakfast buffet at Tasting Table - Post #4 :Link to post: (Courtesy of Another Getaway)
• IVD(in villa dining) :Link to post: (Courtesy of Stivelio)
• Terra (views from all 7 'cages') :Link to post: (Courtesy of jphripjah)
• Terra and Family Pool :Link to post with link to video: (Courtesy of alanslegal)
• Reef Villa with sunset view :Link to post: (Courtesy of Stivelio)
• Views in the direction of Male (night & day pics) :Link to post 1: (Courtesy of wekxbrainx) :Link to post 2: (Courtesy of jphripjah)
• Bicycle tour :Link to post:
• Various resort and villa pics from a stay in November 2019 :Link to post: (Courtesy of aspenedelen)

Reviews:
• Review by goldelite8
• Review by escape4
• Review by Falcons05 (text only)

Historical Information for high rollers:
+ $135 shisha, Check out this post
+ If you do NOT have Gold/Diamond status with Free breakfast AND you decide NOT to pay the $65++ for full buffet at Tasting Table, then you may or may not encounter a $35 charge for a single egg
+ 106,000 dollar bottle of wine: Click
here for a picture of the wine menu (reactions follow on subsequent pages)





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Old Oct 30, 20, 2:11 am
  #3616  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 287
Originally Posted by joykid View Post
Hi, can you please kindly suggest which OWV villa do you stay in 700 row? I heard villa facing south (even numbers) is the best since you can see sunset? How about the furthest villa in the corner (villa 730)? does it offer complete privacy and is it regular OWV or grand OWV?
Funny you should ask. I am currently posting from the deck of 730 and watching the sunset last night was amazing.

In terms of privacy I thin the odd numbers would probably be more private. There have been quite a few boats going back and forth between the main island and the private island since someone booked the private island starting today.




96 hours before is correct.

Those restrictions are if you are going to doha not transiting through doha

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Old Oct 30, 20, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by myb821 View Post
Those restrictions are if you are going to doha not transiting through doha
"those restriction" is the 48 hours one, right? I am only transiting through DOH so would be fine with 96 hours one, correct?

Originally Posted by myb821 View Post
Funny you should ask. I am currently posting from the deck of 730 and watching the sunset last night was amazing.

In terms of privacy I thin the odd numbers would probably be more private. There have been quite a few boats going back and forth between the main island and the private island since someone booked the private island starting today.


Wow! that's super amazing! thanks for sharing and the sunset indeed is beautiful! May I ask the villa # 730 is OWV or Grand OWV?

Originally Posted by joecool1885 View Post
there are a couple better threads for this that your question and my reply should be moved to:
I would say with a 99% certainty that adding a leg prior to your main trip would not pan out. My experience has strictly been on separate tickets though, so maybe I'm off. But if you fly say southwest or united to get to JFK and then hop on a Qatar flight, Qatar Airways won't care about your previous flights when you check in, they only care about the 72 hours prior to their flight.
Actually not 72 hours, according to their official website (https://www.qatarairways.com/en/visa...l)....it's "96 hours before departure of the first flight"

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Old Oct 30, 20, 2:35 am
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Yes is transiting doha to mle you need 96 hours prior to departure. It's an owv not grand.
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Old Oct 30, 20, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by myb821 View Post
Yes is transiting doha to mle you need 96 hours prior to departure. It's an owv not grand.
Thanks. Do you think the difference between OWV and Grand OWV is big and it's worth to go for Grand OWV rather than OWV? How's villa # 716,718, 720, 726, 728....which of them is the best for Grand OWV in terms of privacy and sunset view (like yours)?
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Old Oct 30, 20, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by joykid View Post
Hi we are also in bay area, how did the PCR test go and did you get the test within 24-48 hours? which clinic did you go?
Strongly suggest to take two PCR tests for redundancy. On the other Maldives thread a few people suggested the Pixel self test kit, me and my SO mailed our kit at the same time but mine was delayed a day by FedEx stuck in Tennessee, would have been denied boarding by QR as the results were not out when we checked in at LAX. We also took PCR test at Action Urgent Care clinic, they have multiple locations in the bay. Download the Kyla App to schedule the appointment. You drive in and take swab inside the car, tell them you need PCR for travel. We got our results within 2 hours after taking the test on a Sunday.
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Old Oct 30, 20, 5:24 am
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Join Date: Feb 2019
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My trip is coming up fast and looking at room availability, i'll be in a 'standard' reef villa. Looking at maps etc its hard to see which ones to try and get into or avoid...

Perhaps avoid 325?? Also not sure if i'd prefer to have an external or lagoon view?

Anyone who has been in a reef villa care to share their views (and/or photos!?) please?

Went last year and was upgraded to Grand OWV 101 - pretty sure that won't be happening again. Thank you
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Old Oct 30, 20, 7:51 am
  #3622  
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Originally Posted by james0499 View Post
My trip is coming up fast and looking at room availability, i'll be in a 'standard' reef villa. Looking at maps etc its hard to see which ones to try and get into or avoid...

Perhaps avoid 325?? Also not sure if i'd prefer to have an external or lagoon view?

Anyone who has been in a reef villa care to share their views (and/or photos!?) please?

Went last year and was upgraded to Grand OWV 101 - pretty sure that won't be happening again. Thank you
I stayed in 508 (standard reef) for a night, then 506 (grand reef) for 8 nights. In that area, the lagoon view is ok, the problem IMO is that they didn't keep up the island in the middle of the lagoon. So instead of a white sandy beach with palm trees, now you see a rockyish island with some shrubbery and a swing.
There's an outcropping on the other side, and the view of the ocean from those villas includes bright runway lights from MLE at night (could even spot the airport beacon).

I checked the website just prior to my stay, and they were showing availability for every type of Grand Villa (Beach, reef, overwater). You could always offer 2-3K to upgrade (for 7-10 nights) and see if they bite.

Originally Posted by joykid View Post
Actually not 72 hours, according to their official website (https://www.qatarairways.com/en/visa...l)....it's "96 hours before departure of the first flight"
Correct, but it was 72hrs when I wrote that post.
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Old Oct 30, 20, 8:56 am
  #3623  
 
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Originally Posted by joecool1885 View Post
I stayed in 508 (standard reef) for a night, then 506 (grand reef) for 8 nights. In that area, the lagoon view is ok, the problem IMO is that they didn't keep up the island in the middle of the lagoon. So instead of a white sandy beach with palm trees, now you see a rockyish island with some shrubbery and a swing.
There's an outcropping on the other side, and the view of the ocean from those villas includes bright runway lights from MLE at night (could even spot the airport beacon).

I checked the website just prior to my stay, and they were showing availability for every type of Grand Villa (Beach, reef, overwater). You could always offer 2-3K to upgrade (for 7-10 nights) and see if they bite.
Interesting... when you were in 508/506 did you ever wish you were on the other side/missing out on anything? I don't know if to just let them allocate tbh as there doesn't seem to be a 'bad' standard RV to be fair.

Sadly no availability for any 1 bed OWV or RV, only Grand BV. Only 2 queen bedded and don't fancy that. Looks like it's gonna be a busy week.
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Old Oct 30, 20, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by james0499 View Post
Interesting... when you were in 508/506 did you ever wish you were on the other side/missing out on anything? I don't know if to just let them allocate tbh as there doesn't seem to be a 'bad' standard RV to be fair.

Sadly no availability for any 1 bed OWV or RV, only Grand BV. Only 2 queen bedded and don't fancy that. Looks like it's gonna be a busy week.
Didn't really feel like we were missing out. We were offered a free move to the other side or an OWV for a couple nights at the end of our stay, but declined. I went to an outcropping on the ocean side of the 500s one evening, and the runway lights at MLE were the most prominent feature of that view. Dont recall how it looked in the day.
If any villas had as good a view as at Amber, then I might've been inclined to move.

View from villa #506 (Grand Reef Villa)


Finally got my points dispute resolved... well, as resolved as it can be...
Email came back in broken English, so tough to tell exactly how I was credited.
On a bill of ~$8700 pre tax and service fees, looks like I got points on ~$6400.

From the email "However, we have also received the information regarding your "package dinner" and the hotel team informed that the dinner package which was attached for availing half board credit in one of the reservation for which we have given the points and also as a special case Guest’s one night was booked via TA which also we have issue the points on extras"

So this confuses me. I booked one night at the Stella Maris through a travel agent, which included half board. We gave up the half board (which would have applied only at a select couple of restaurants) in favor of destination dining at the villa. So this makes it sound like they charged me to NOT use the half board credit? Was half board like a requirement where I go eat out and get half of it covered but I'm still expected to pay the rest??? I dunno, but it was a $300+ charge, so I plan to contact the hotel directly to figure it out.
Also, their message makes it sound like they gave me points for the destination dining even though it was on a night we booked with the travel agent, so if that's the case, then what charges are still excluded from earning points????

Anyways, its all very confusing, but I think I'm settling for the 191,000 points + the other 150,000 I'll earn from putting the bill on my Aspire card.

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Old Oct 31, 20, 3:08 am
  #3625  
 
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Originally Posted by stenning View Post
Does anyone know if you can order breakfast yo your room instead for no extra charge or is there a tray charge? Breakfast is included in our rate. Thanks in advance.
I would be interested in this too..... :-) TX
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Old Oct 31, 20, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by zoneflyer View Post
Strongly suggest to take two PCR tests for redundancy. On the other Maldives thread a few people suggested the Pixel self test kit, me and my SO mailed our kit at the same time but mine was delayed a day by FedEx stuck in Tennessee, would have been denied boarding by QR as the results were not out when we checked in at LAX. We also took PCR test at Action Urgent Care clinic, they have multiple locations in the bay. Download the Kyla App to schedule the appointment. You drive in and take swab inside the car, tell them you need PCR for travel. We got our results within 2 hours after taking the test on a Sunday.
Thanks for the suggestion for the PCR test clinic in the bay. I checked Action Urgent Care (AUC) Clinic website and it seems that their branches in East Bay is "temporarily telemedicine only". Only their branches in San Jose (South bay) area are accepting walk in or appointments.

I also downloaded the Kyla app as you suggested and they asked some questions in the app. Most importantly when they asked if I have any symptoms or believe that I was exposed through someone who has a covid......I answered yes and a new pop up pages appears and said I am eligible to get tested at AUC Clinic in San Jose.
But one thing that I am concerned is when I checked AUC Clinic website (http://actionurgentcare.com/ActionUr..._Hamilton.html) it says that "ALERT: IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR HAVE CONFIRMED EXPSOURE TO COVID-19, YOU MUST CLICK THE "GET TREATED VIRTUALLY" BUTTON.
If you are NOT experiencing symptoms/confirmed exposure, you can get a COVID-19 test anytime by paying $95 at any Action Urgent Care clinic."

Since I choose that I possibly have exposure to Covid 19, I am afraid that they will require me to be treated "virtually" so it won't be a PCR test.
Did you just pay $95 for the test? I believe it's covered by insurance right?

Originally Posted by SkilleZ View Post
We were in villa 725. Any villa facing out is amazing. The ones facing in will be looking in will have the private island in their site lines (to the side). It doesn't effect privacy that much, but I thought looking at ocean was more serene than half ocean with an island on the side. 711 - 737 odd numbers would probably be my top choice, though I imagine the 101-145 units are great also (i honestly never went over there).702-728 even numbers would probably be my least favorite OWV.
Are you sure about " 711 - 737 odd numbers would probably be my top choice, 702-728 even numbers would probably be my least favorite OWV."? because if you are looking at the map, 702-728 even numbers would have clearer view of sunset than 711 - 737 odd numbers (which might have the sunrise view, but I choose sunset view over sunrise view).

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Old Oct 31, 20, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Schtingi View Post
I would be interested in this too..... :-) TX
Our concierge told us we can have breakfast in villa for a $20 fee, given that breakfast is included already via your rate or Gold/Diamond member.

Originally Posted by joykid View Post
Thanks for the suggestion for the PCR test clinic in the bay. I checked Action Urgent Care (AUC) Clinic website and it seems that their branches in East Bay is "temporarily telemedicine only". Only their branches in San Jose (South bay) area are accepting walk in or appointments.

I also downloaded the Kyla app as you suggested and they asked some questions in the app. Most importantly when they asked if I have any symptoms or believe that I was exposed through someone who has a covid......I answered yes and a new pop up pages appears and said I am eligible to get tested at AUC Clinic in San Jose.
But one thing that I am concerned is when I checked AUC Clinic website I’m(http://actionurgentcare.com/ActionUr..._Hamilton.html) it says that "ALERT: IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR HAVE CONFIRMED EXPSOURE TO COVID-19, YOU MUST CLICK THE "GET TREATED VIRTUALLY" BUTTON.
If you are NOT experiencing symptoms/confirmed exposure, you can get a COVID-19 test anytime by paying $95 at any Action Urgent Care clinic."

Since I choose that I possibly have exposure to Covid 19, I am afraid that they will require me to be treated "virtually" so it won't be a PCR test.
Did you just pay $95 for the test? I believe it's covered by insurance right?
Don’t worry about that, just follow the app to schedule your appointment. The other thing is if you chose insurance to pay instead of the $95 out of pocket fee, you will need to have a quick Zoom meeting with one of their nurse before confirming the appointment. Also, remember to mention you need PCR for travel when you arrive at the clinic for test.
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Old Nov 1, 20, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by joecool1885 View Post
Finally got my points dispute resolved... well, as resolved as it can be...
Glad that you were able to get it mostly resolved! If you don't mind me asking (or PM if you'd like), what was the rate/agent for a night at the Stella Maris and do you think it's worth it to try?
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Old Nov 1, 20, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by sam_goh View Post
Glad that you were able to get it mostly resolved! If you don't mind me asking (or PM if you'd like), what was the rate/agent for a night at the Stella Maris and do you think it's worth it to try?
Was around $2200++, on a rate that I'm pretty certain was an error rate through TMobiletravel.com.

Rate was posted here back in August, and at least one other FTer was able to take advantage. Unfortunately it is no longer available.
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Old Nov 2, 20, 3:49 am
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What is standard tipping here?

Service Charge of 10% isnt that right?

This resort is absolutely amazing so far!!!
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