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Mar 6, 14, 12:51 am
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Posted By mario33

To clarify the MH transfer desk I mentioned was...

To clarify the MH transfer desk I mentioned was actually in the departure area, I entered using the online boarding pass ( you must never assume the online check-in works all the time). I assume they...
Mar 5, 14, 4:57 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By mario33

Even if they are open, they wont issue you the...

Even if they are open, they wont issue you the boarding pass until something like 3hr before departure. They display a chart at the transfer counter on the check-in times for each flight to KUL.
Mar 5, 14, 12:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,916
Posted By mario33

I am no expert, but I understand that they would...

I am no expert, but I understand that they would only provide overnight accommodation if there is no other flight combination which they operate that does not involve an overnight stay.

Looking at...
Mar 4, 14, 10:46 pm
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Views: 2,916
Posted By mario33

I believe to qualify, the connection has to be a...

I believe to qualify, the connection has to be a "forced" overnight connection (or whatever jargon they use) whereby there is no other flight you could take to avoid having to spend a night in KL.
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Mar 4, 14, 6:05 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

It's not quite the same when the hotel makes it...

It's not quite the same when the hotel makes it standard. Sure the lounge attendants are nice, but there is no guarantee they will give it to you. You might even get barked at if an associate trained...
Mar 4, 14, 5:09 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

Which is precisely my point, one doesn't stay at...

Which is precisely my point, one doesn't stay at the Skyline (or Sheraton) for the lounge access.
Mar 4, 14, 5:02 pm
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

I started getting those benefits since last year...

I started getting those benefits since last year (none before) for 3-4 consecutive stays mostly 1 night. The only possible explanation is that I was Plat100 last year, but then I thought all...
Mar 4, 14, 11:40 am
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

And how could I mss this 4) Not so great...

And how could I mss this

4) Not so great lounge with loud Americans for entertainment :D
Mar 4, 14, 11:37 am
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

Thought I have posted it elsewhere but here it...

Thought I have posted it elsewhere but here it goes again

1) Half bottle of wine (and signed welcome note from manager)
2) Generous fruit basket (even by Asian hotel standard)
3) Full Breakfast...
Mar 4, 14, 10:46 am
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

Being better than Marriott and Rennaisance (which...

Being better than Marriott and Rennaisance (which I have no experience) does not make the Skyline lounge great (by global standards). While I appreciate the convenience of being able to drop by for a...
Mar 4, 14, 7:18 am
Replies: 281
Views: 54,064
Posted By mario33

If you have lived in the region long enough, a...

If you have lived in the region long enough, a Camry is a "limo" ;)
Mar 4, 14, 7:07 am
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Views: 145,476
Posted By mario33

Shouldn't it be club room if you are on the top...

Shouldn't it be club room if you are on the top floor ?
Mar 4, 14, 6:49 am
Replies: 344
Views: 73,863
Posted By mario33

The only thing special about the club lounge here...

The only thing special about the club lounge here is that you can view the planes land in between the trees across the road.

The lounge is small (size of 2 rooms ?), always crowded and the food...
Mar 4, 14, 6:35 am
Replies: 119
Views: 24,485
Posted By mario33

At least they don't say silly things like " 4...

At least they don't say silly things like " 4 star hotels do not offer newspaper " like Aloft BKK :D

Australian hotels tend to be quite proactive in offering newspaper to guests. So I highly doubt...
Mar 4, 14, 6:20 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By mario33

There is no air-conditioning for the rooms at...

There is no air-conditioning for the rooms at this hotel and windows don't open much.

Alright it's not quite summer now, but I wouldn't want to be stuck in there during the warmer months.
Mar 4, 14, 1:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By mario33

You shouldn't make an assumption based on the...

You shouldn't make an assumption based on the counter is open for another flight, I have experienced instances where they just refused to accept check-in until a specific time though not in Singapore.
Mar 3, 14, 10:31 pm
Replies: 769
Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

The property I was referring to was non-spg...

The property I was referring to was non-spg (Hilton) and I was pleasantly surprised when the FO Agent volunteered to run to the newsagent to get me the newspaper of my choice (which I declined),...
Mar 3, 14, 10:19 pm
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Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

I remember once there was only 1 bottle, and when...

I remember once there was only 1 bottle, and when I asked for another bottle I was told to use the mini-bar.
Mar 3, 14, 10:08 pm
Replies: 769
Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

Only if you restrict yourself to spg properties,...

Only if you restrict yourself to spg properties, and only if you don't mind staying in those rooms with no view.

Otherwise there are plenty of options in Bangkok, especially when the rate...
Mar 3, 14, 10:07 pm
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Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

Can you come up with something more creative and...

Can you come up with something more creative and original, whatever your point of view ?
Mar 3, 14, 6:58 pm
Replies: 769
Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

How many Platinums know what "chic" and "urban"...

How many Platinums know what "chic" and "urban" is supposed to meant when you are the rate selection page ?

Instead of describing it as "chic", if they are really transparent why not say "no view".
Mar 3, 14, 6:09 pm
Replies: 769
Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

He is a nice guy on a social level, but if thats...

He is a nice guy on a social level, but if thats the way he manages a hotel I wont be staying at those properties.
Mar 3, 14, 5:52 pm
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Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

Didnt I admit I made a mistake on their booking...

Didnt I admit I made a mistake on their booking page (after whimike clarification) and that I was taking back what I said about the room assignment ?
Mar 3, 14, 5:43 pm
Replies: 769
Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

Yes, I would avoid any business (whether in...

Yes, I would avoid any business (whether in Thailand or not) which takes me as a fool.
Mar 3, 14, 6:38 am
Replies: 769
Views: 118,697
Posted By mario33

.. Which is what I am doing now. However its my...

.. Which is what I am doing now. However its my right to whine and warn others here even if it annoys you.

I thought I would survive those 'transit' stays of 12-15hrs or less, but the little...
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