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Forum: Europe
Jul 16, 15, 8:51 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,211
Posted By 3recondoc

If you still have AMS on your trip I would check...

If you still have AMS on your trip I would check hotel prices for your dates. You do not want to be in amsterdam during the mid September IBC as far as a hotel. A 80 euro hotel room could be going...
May 6, 15, 11:09 am
Replies: 23
Views: 9,419
Posted By 3recondoc

"I perfer to book directly with the hotel...." ...

"I perfer to book directly with the hotel...."

My last NYOP win was for a hotel that was going for a little over $200 a night. About $225 for the basic standard room.

I paid $68. And I was...
May 3, 15, 5:55 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 9,419
Posted By 3recondoc

I never had this happen. Not in the US and not in...

I never had this happen. Not in the US and not in Europe. I have been upgraded now and then despite being on a PL NYOP stay.

A friend of mine on NYOP was upgraded to a full on suite.

Being...
Forum: Europe
Apr 24, 15, 9:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By 3recondoc

I have taken maybe 10 canal tours over the past...

I have taken maybe 10 canal tours over the past decades. Many with recorded audio a few with live commentary.

I have enjoyed each and every one of them. If you are doing a few in the course of...
Apr 14, 15, 4:00 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3recondoc

B1, a lack of NYOP activity is one thing. But if...

B1, a lack of NYOP activity is one thing. But if this lack of reports of activity is being furthered by Flyer Talk I find that very sad.

Nothing shows how well travelers can work to assist each...
Apr 14, 15, 10:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3recondoc

Thanks Amsterdam NL I still see a lot...

Thanks

Amsterdam NL

I still see a lot of suggestions for people to bid. And I have yet to see other prices as low as the rare wins I do see at times via NYOP.

And the Express Deal does at...
Apr 14, 15, 9:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3recondoc

So why so few NYOP wins?

For years I have followed one city in Europe as far as NYOP. It's a very popular hotel city.

A few years ago both bidding4 travel and better bidding had lots of wins. It was not unusual to see 5-7...
Forum: Europe
Mar 14, 15, 9:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By 3recondoc

I realize this is to,late to be of any help for...

I realize this is to,late to be of any help for the OP.

But if anyone is coming in from the airport to the Marriott the best, cheapest, most direct way is the express bus.

The bus will drop you...
Jul 24, 13, 10:20 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

SF, just hold your ground and ask to speak to...

SF, just hold your ground and ask to speak to management if they do try.

It's a mixed bag. Some Nh hotels still try it seems. But no one should be paying any extra tax.

As far as the comment...
Jul 22, 13, 6:51 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

SFVOYAGE, with Pl you only pay PL. although some...

SFVOYAGE, with Pl you only pay PL. although some Nh hotels in Amsterdam do try to charge you city tax at check out.

When they do they are overcharging. Don't pay it. PL backs you on this. The...
Jul 21, 13, 8:24 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

Saw another for Amsterdam. A 4 star double room...

Saw another for Amsterdam. A 4 star double room for $55 in November. And it was a very nice hotel.

Two people cannot stay in a dorm for that kind of money in Amsterdam now.

Bet you can't find...
Jul 7, 13, 6:00 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

More very recent Amsterdam 4 star wins. $57...

More very recent Amsterdam 4 star wins.

$57 for several days over Christmas

$65 one in July 2013 and one in mid August.

A fairly recent trend of truly very low win amounts. Usually the wins...
Jul 1, 13, 8:49 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

A FYI I just saw a posted win for an...

A FYI

I just saw a posted win for an Amsterdam hotel win in November. A nice 4 star double room. For 8 nights.

45 euros or $59 USD a night was the win price

A tiny single room for one person...
May 10, 13, 9:00 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

Mel, the doubletree gotten through bidding? ...

Mel, the doubletree gotten through bidding?

I have never seen that one show up before.

That would be a great option if they remain in play. The hotel has gotten very good reviews and has a...
Apr 30, 13, 6:33 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,102
Posted By 3recondoc

Amsterdam has over the last several years been...

Amsterdam has over the last several years been very good for PL bidding.

And with the new zones it has become even better as far as avoiding certain hotels if there are any you would rather avoid....
Forum: Europe
Apr 5, 13, 7:22 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By 3recondoc

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-s409/Ams...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-s409/Amsterdam:The-Netherlands:First.Time.Visitors.html

Amd this one will give you more general advice for first time visitors.
Forum: Europe
Apr 5, 13, 7:19 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By 3recondoc

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188553-c79954/T...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188553-c79954/The-Netherlands:Schiphol.Layover.html

Nut gave some great suggestions already for Amsterdam.

But this piece was done exactly for people like...
Forum: Europe
Apr 2, 13, 9:56 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By 3recondoc

OK some great suggestions above for Amsterdam. ...

OK some great suggestions above for Amsterdam.

That canal boat tour at the top of the list.

But a trip to the Heniken Experience on such a short trip?

Spend your time walking the inner canal...
Forum: Europe
Mar 16, 13, 11:15 am
Replies: 2
Views: 5,574
Posted By 3recondoc

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188590-i60-k...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188590-i60-k2241637-2_3_or_4_star_hotel_with_balcony_near_Dam_square_please-Amsterdam_North_Holland_Province.html

Here is an old thread but hotels in...
Forum: Europe
Mar 16, 13, 11:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,924
Posted By 3recondoc

Priceline NYOP is your best choice by far for...

Priceline NYOP is your best choice by far for value in Amsterdam.

The 2nd best choice is Priceline NYOP bidding

As is your 3rd.

On another forum they follow PL bidding for AMS all the time....
Dec 24, 12, 9:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 35,868
Posted By 3recondoc

Do some googling. You will see one thread...

Do some googling.

You will see one thread after another of complaints. Plus many threads or posts where good service was gotten.

YMMV

Most of the complaints were of two kinds.
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Oct 11, 12, 5:54 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,199
Posted By 3recondoc

There is no rule you have to check in on a PL...

There is no rule you have to check in on a PL reservation by a certain time. Certainly not by 6 pm.

They could not be waiting until a certain hour to resell PL rooms. That makes no sense.

Now...
Oct 11, 12, 9:16 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,199
Posted By 3recondoc

http://contracts.onecle.com/priceline/hotel.shtml...

http://contracts.onecle.com/priceline/hotel.shtml

When you are wrong you are wrong and should man up and say so.

And I was wrong.

Here is a sample PL-Hotel contract.

It spells out the...
Sep 30, 12, 11:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,199
Posted By 3recondoc

What rugrats said. The hotel gets paid for...

What rugrats said.

The hotel gets paid for the days you have bid for. And that is exactly why they enter into a contract with PL-----they do not have to worry or adjust for customers that cancel....
Sep 29, 12, 7:33 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,757
Posted By 3recondoc

It's a small sample of one. So not all that much...

It's a small sample of one. So not all that much of a sample I will grant you.

But I know 100 percent for sure that BONUS Money affected my bid one time for one city.

We follow one city all the...
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