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11. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Dang! One of the hotels in Amalfitana originally quoted us "80 Euro for your whole stay" - which to me means 80 Euro altogether for 4 nights. Turns out they forgot to write "per night" and now they won't budge. Dang! So close!

tway:

Did you book this hotel here? On traveller's point system?

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting nutsnbolts

Quoting tway

Dang! One of the hotels in Amalfitana originally quoted us "80 Euro for your whole stay" - which to me means 80 Euro altogether for 4 nights. Turns out they forgot to write "per night" and now they won't budge. Dang! So close!

tway:

Did you book this hotel here? On traveller's point system?

No, no - my friend wrote directly to the hotel. I think something got lost in the translation, although the original price was a preliminary quote and not an official statement. I'm a copywriter so I read things literally - although I had a feeling it was too good to be true.

Don't worry too much about booking accommodation over the Internet. Pick a reputable site (like Travellerspoint) and go for it. I've booked accommodation in a half-dozen cities over the last couple of years, and haven't had a problem yet. Just bring copies of your confirmation form, and perhaps call ahead to double-check.

13. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

A post in another thread remember me to tell you two important tips about TRAINS:

1) you can buy the ticket at the automatic machine (there are many in every station) where you can pay by cash or by credit card. It'a a way to avoid the queue. You can also use that machines to check the timetable, If you don't have an internet point available and don't want to queue at the information point in the station.

2)REMEMBER TO IMPRINT (OBLITERATE?don't know if this word does exist in english!:)) the ticket AT THE LITTLE YELLOW BOX MACHINE, LOCATED IN THE STATION AND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH TRACK. (if you forget you could pay a fine). If you buy a return ticket you must imprint both when you leave and when you come back.

14. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting amanecer

2)REMEMBER TO IMPRINT (OBLITERATE?don't know if this word does exist in english!:)) the ticket AT THE LITTLE YELLOW BOX MACHINE, LOCATED IN THE STATION AND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH TRACK.

I think the term is "validate" - like they do in France. You mean get a little hole punched in the ticket before you board? I came t-h-i-s-c-l-o-s-e to getting a fine In Caen, but I used the old (after swearing I wouldn't) "that's not how it's done at home" line and the ticket man growled but let it pass. Phew!

15. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y

If you are in a rush to get a train and can't validate it, look for the staff on trains and tell them or use the old method: write hour and day on it with pen. It worked several times for me, just in the extreme cases

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