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Last Minute Australian Hotels - $50/night

Old Sep 8, 07, 4:42 am
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Last Minute Australian Hotels - $50/night

From the Great Outdoors, and on Lastminute.com.au:

http://hotels.lastminute.com.au/hotels/promo41add0.html

The Great Outdoors - Mystery Room

LEX 1669
Secret 5* CBD Sydney Hotel - The Great Outdoors (5*)

LEX 1665
Secret 4.5* CBD Brisbane Hotel - The Great Outdoors (4.5*)

LEX 1666
Secret 4* CBD Melbourne Hotel - The Great Outdoors (4*)

LEX 1642
Secret 3.5* CBD Sydney Hotel - The Great Outdoors (3.5*)

LEX 2082
Secret 3.5* Melbourne Hotel - The Great Outdoors (3.5*)

Did anyone book these?
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Old Sep 8, 07, 8:34 am
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Check wotif.com for possible deals w/in 28 days of your stay dates. Often vary good values thru them and this might help ID the properties involved in the above.
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Old Sep 9, 07, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by futaris View Post
From the Great Outdoors, and on Lastminute.com.au:

http://hotels.lastminute.com.au/hotels/promo41add0.html

The Great Outdoors - Mystery Room

LEX 1669
Secret 5* CBD Sydney Hotel - The Great Outdoors (5*)

LEX 1665
Secret 4.5* CBD Brisbane Hotel - The Great Outdoors (4.5*)

LEX 1666
Secret 4* CBD Melbourne Hotel - The Great Outdoors (4*)

LEX 1642
Secret 3.5* CBD Sydney Hotel - The Great Outdoors (3.5*)

LEX 2082
Secret 3.5* Melbourne Hotel - The Great Outdoors (3.5*)

Did anyone book these?
If someone does, particularly Sydney, which hotels are they?
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Old Sep 24, 07, 12:46 am
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Ok, I booked a couple of stays at the $1+$3.85 booking rate in Oct in Brisbane and Gold Coast. See this page on lastminute.com.au

NB, the above codes only show up when you highlight next to the stars.

LEX 1665 - (Secret 4.5* $1) Royal on the Park Brisbane - Cnr Alice & Albert Streets, Brisbane, Queensland
LEX 1668 - (Secret 4.5* $1) Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise - 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Hope I can get Priority Club points at Holiday Inn Surfers.
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Old Sep 24, 07, 9:46 pm
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are the $1 hotels for the day of booking only

and second are they only available 2-4 the next two days?

as there seems nothing at all now
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Old Sep 24, 07, 9:52 pm
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$1 rates show up at random times between 2pm and 4pm AEST. Yesterday's $1 rates were only available to those who subscribe to the newsletter. There is a link to this page on right of lastminute.com.au.

Most of the rates are for the next week or two. And only available for one night at a "secret" hotel.
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Old Sep 24, 07, 11:32 pm
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is anyone seeing anything today??
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Old Sep 24, 07, 11:38 pm
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They went in about 2-3 minutes. Same two hotels mentioned above, and another Melbourne one on 8th Oct 07, I think.

Maybe something extra will pop up in the next hour or two, maybe not.

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Old Sep 25, 07, 12:05 am
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hehehhehe such a fizzer today wed 26th
that not worth bumping up

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Old Sep 25, 07, 1:00 am
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Like every other $1 sale, the webservers get overloaded, to the point where getting the transaction to go through can be frustrating. I did manage to book two $1 hotels yesterday, but I suspect that it was because not as many people were hammering the site.

Ctrl+F5 / Ctrl+Refresh is your friend, when the servers go down.

lastminute.com.au is run by the same guys who run travel.com.au ...

See their customer support .
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Old Sep 26, 07, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by dldkjones View Post
Check wotif.com for possible deals w/in 28 days of your stay dates. Often vary good values thru them and this might help ID the properties involved in the above.
Also discoverwest can give good rates for WA stays
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Old Sep 26, 07, 5:53 am
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Red face

wotif is definitely a better deal
at least they dont stand behind a deal that was unreachable
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Old Sep 26, 07, 6:04 am
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molasis also got a $4.85 rate, according to this post.

I've never seen anything AMAZING on wotif.com.au that you couldn't get on other sites, though. I think they're so popular because they were the first on the market.

These sort of sales that jetstar, tiger, etc do always overload the servers...
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Old Sep 27, 07, 8:07 am
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Yeah I did get a night at a recently refurbished Holiday Inn at Surfers Paradise. Wasn't difficult really. Kept refreshing the page, didn't try to go for the most popular property, got through first time. $180/night room for $4.85 is hard to argue with. Especially when they give you a nice upgrade because I have status with that chain.
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