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Today, 2:11 am
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Posted By MrM2016

You need a car for this property unless you want...

You need a car for this property unless you want to rely on the shuttle schedule. Walking isn't really practical or feasible, unless you want to walk up/down the mountain (on top of all the walking...
Yesterday, 1:14 pm
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Posted By MrM2016

Stayed here earlier this year. The bad: 1....

Stayed here earlier this year. The bad:
1. Booked a mountain view room and this is what we got. No upgrade as a Titanium.
2. The bathroom was falling apart and had dreadful build quality.
3. The...
Oct 1, 19, 10:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By MrM2016

My bad - had no idea that you could get a 25k...

My bad - had no idea that you could get a 25k cert on the UK card. Apologies. The rest of my post stands.
Sep 30, 19, 11:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By MrM2016

Nothing about this scenario should prevent you...

Nothing about this scenario should prevent you using a SNA. A booking with a credit card certificate is the same as a redeemed points redemption. Both result in a e-certificate attached to your...
Sep 20, 19, 7:18 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 91,912
Posted By MrM2016

Who has been saying the sky is falling? Who are...

Who has been saying the sky is falling? Who are you addressing?
Sep 16, 19, 8:59 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,257
Posted By MrM2016

If you are on a pre-booked safari or are self...

If you are on a pre-booked safari or are self driving and serious about maximising your chances to see the animals, you will be leaving before breakfast starts to be at the park for 6am opening. You...
Sep 16, 19, 2:17 am
Replies: 462
Views: 91,912
Posted By MrM2016

I have just checked one of my reservations where...

I have just checked one of my reservations where I had deducted points, which is now on peak pricing. I am still seeing the e-certificate in place and the original points price.

So given the...
Sep 15, 19, 3:28 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 91,912
Posted By MrM2016

It would be good if the Lurker team could...

It would be good if the Lurker team could definitively confirm on this topic.
Sep 15, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 91,912
Posted By MrM2016

Just so I can wrap my head around this for my...

Just so I can wrap my head around this for my specific case:
1. I have a PA booking for May next year for 3 nights, 35k/night.
2. My intention was to apply two credit card certs (for 35k/night)...
Sep 11, 19, 1:07 am
Replies: 410
Views: 94,336
Posted By MrM2016

Any comments from anyone on this?

Any comments from anyone on this?
Sep 7, 19, 4:28 am
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By MrM2016

No free nights with the UK card unfortunately. ...

No free nights with the UK card unfortunately.

At least it earns more from base spend than the US cards due to the value of GBP tanking because of Brexit (US cards earn 1 point from $0.50 of...
Aug 31, 19, 10:03 am
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By MrM2016

Four Points Nairobi Airport, Kenya [Master Thread]

Couldn't find a master thread for this property, so starting one. Mods please merge or remove if I am mistaken.

Lucky raved about this property on OMAAT and I can certainly see why.

1. Elite...
Aug 30, 19, 7:09 am
Replies: 65
Views: 19,355
Posted By MrM2016

Completed a 3 night stay today. The previous...

Completed a 3 night stay today. The previous reviews in this thread remain accurate.

The local reserve and safari drives were fantastic. It was immediately a good sign when we came across National...
Aug 25, 19, 3:03 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 6,886
Posted By MrM2016

Could you outline what your best efforts entailed...

Could you outline what your best efforts entailed prior to starting the journey? The reason I ask is that aside everything else it seems that this was going to happen anyway - even if the flight was...
Aug 23, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,257
Posted By MrM2016

Agree on staff. They also saved us a table each...

Agree on staff. They also saved us a table each night at the buffet.

There is only one room type so there is no upgrade potential other than room location - part of the reason we booked on my GF's...
Aug 23, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,257
Posted By MrM2016

Completed a 3 night stay on points at 12500 per...

Completed a 3 night stay on points at 12500 per night. Girlfriend booked (silver status) as we hit the points transfer limit for this year, so cannot speak to platinum/titanium amenities.

The...
Aug 20, 19, 1:25 am
Replies: 193
Views: 13,905
Posted By MrM2016

Overall, it has been better for me. Pros: ...

Overall, it has been better for me.

Pros:
1. Incredible award redemptions at SPG aspirational properties, even at 85k a night these often are significantly cheaper than SPG prices before the...
Aug 19, 19, 2:10 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By MrM2016

They didn't contact me so I went to the front...

They didn't contact me so I went to the front desk and showed them the video of what happened. This caught them by surprise and the duty manager reacted well when she saw the scale of the leak. I...
Aug 19, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By MrM2016

So, on the topic of iffy build quality: A major...

So, on the topic of iffy build quality: A major water leak just occurred over the toilet and bath tub. The ceiling has started to crack due to the volume of water coming through.

I had the...
Aug 18, 19, 11:44 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By MrM2016

Currently here finishing a breathless LOA full of...

Currently here finishing a breathless LOA full of travel.

The top (7th Floor) directory listing has been removed from the elevators although the button still says pool. I saw a report on...
Aug 15, 19, 6:40 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 23,292
Posted By MrM2016

This is going to be such a mess with the call...

This is going to be such a mess with the call centers. It has already been a crap shoot to see if staff are adequately trained to understand honoring a points advance reservation where the rate has...
Aug 14, 19, 4:34 am
Replies: 282
Views: 57,785
Posted By MrM2016

I was there last weekend on a three night stay....

I was there last weekend on a three night stay. Can confirm the $16 value voucher for Platinum and above. The breakfast prices are eye watering, even by local standards. My partner and I ordered...
Aug 13, 19, 3:47 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 19,187
Posted By MrM2016

Thank you for your assistance a few months ago,...

Thank you for your assistance a few months ago, William. All the best for your retirement!
Aug 13, 19, 6:13 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By MrM2016

Transiting through JNB on Saturday. Can you share...

Transiting through JNB on Saturday. Can you share what happened and any tips to minimize the risk?
Aug 11, 19, 11:30 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 17,674
Posted By MrM2016

Strongly disagree that it is worthless. I...

Strongly disagree that it is worthless. I currently have a Dodge Charger out of SFO from the 5* lot with 2000 miles on the clock. There were even two of these available this morning.

To the OP: My...
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