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Old Feb 3, 17, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by ajnaro View Post

I've asked for the folio. I'll post the result.
It seems there was a mistake with my reservation. I asked for free nights and got “points and cash” somehow. I was therefore charged USD 110 per night and the 21% VAT (still due when I was staying there). Now that it’s sorted, I prefer to simply leave it the way it turned out.
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Old Feb 10, 17, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ajnaro View Post
It seems there was a mistake with my reservation. I asked for free nights and got “points and cash” somehow. I was therefore charged USD 110 per night and the 21% VAT (still due when I was staying there). Now that it’s sorted, I prefer to simply leave it the way it turned out.
You don't have to pay Hotel taxes (VAT) anymore

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...at-eliminated/
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Old Feb 10, 17, 6:15 pm
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However, aren't there still service charges at some properties in Argentina, or are these part of the "taxes"?
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Old Jun 15, 17, 7:27 pm
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Is there any way for USA citizens to make a day trip to the Brazilian side without an advance visa?
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Old Jun 15, 17, 7:33 pm
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Is there any way for USA citizens to make a day trip to the Brazilian side without an advance visa?
No
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Old Jun 15, 17, 7:39 pm
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Not legally, but in the past there were reports of people doing it and sometimes getting caught.
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Old Jun 17, 17, 11:03 pm
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Is there any way for USA citizens to make a day trip to the Brazilian side without an advance visa?
A lot of the cab drivers will offer to - even if you don't request them to!
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Old Jun 18, 17, 9:16 pm
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When crossing from Argentina to Brazil by car there are no barriers on the Brazil side, but a visa is required for US passport holders and the border police will ask for it if you stop or get caught.
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Old Jun 19, 17, 3:43 pm
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When crossing from Argentina to Brazil by car there are no barriers on the Brazil side, but a visa is required for US passport holders and the border police will ask for it if you stop or get caught.
When using a car service in the opposite direction, there's a stop at the border and passports are checked (but apparently not for locals). My USA passport was apparently stamped out of Brazil and into Argentina. I assume there would have been a problem if I had not been already stamped into Brazil somewhere.
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Old Jun 21, 17, 12:08 pm
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hi guys,

just want to confirm that

at check-out, i will not be charged 21% tax as im not an argentinian citizen.

refer to the special condition their website.

Argentinian Tax Information
Per national law, a 21% room tax must be paid by Argentinean citizens. To be exempt from this 21% VAT (IVA), a non-Argentinean must present a valid, original passport sealed at the port of entry and must pay with a foreign credit card.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 4:21 pm
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Yes definitely true.
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Old Aug 25, 17, 3:51 pm
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Leaving Marriott on September 29, 2017

Leaving Marriott on September 29, 2017

per:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sherat...ropertyID=1152

Looks like the new owner intends to renovate it and convert it to a Four Seasons:

https://www.clarin.com/economia/econ...SyEEZsT_b.html

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Old Aug 25, 17, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by James Luckard View Post
Leaving Marriott on September 29, 2017

per:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sherat...ropertyID=1152

Looks like the new owner intends to renovate it and convert it to a Four Seasons:

https://www.clarin.com/economia/econ...SyEEZsT_b.html
This is a HUGE bummer, because I had a points reservation for January '18, and it sounds like it wouldn't be honored, if I read the announcement correctly. Not sure what the impact will be. Fortunately I didn't book a flight yet.
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Old Aug 26, 17, 8:13 am
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WTH, Ihave upcoming stay this November.

What should i do? Any recommendation for alternatives?
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Old Aug 26, 17, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by James Luckard View Post
Leaving Marriott on September 29, 2017

per:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sherat...ropertyID=1152

Looks like the new owner intends to renovate it and convert it to a Four Seasons:

https://www.clarin.com/economia/econ...SyEEZsT_b.html
This would be a huge step up. They must plan to invest lots of money in a complete renovation.

OTOH, the Belmond (formerly called Orient Express Hotels) in the park on the Brazil side is fancier, more expensive, and seems to do well.
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