Breakfasts & Bars.

Now bars in fancy hotels are not cheap places to buy drinks …however they often provide generous bar snacks.  Have no scruples about using these bar snacks as cheap “grazing” to maximize the amount of time you can last until …

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Casinos.

Faites vos jeaux! Mention Casinos and most people will think of Las Vegas.  We have not yet visited Las Vegas (I am sure it is just a question of time) … however … that does not mean we have not …

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Restaurants. Get what you can.

Dress to impress, ask for the rest. Fancy restaurants are usually much, much cheaper at lunchtime than they are in the evening … again this comes back to the flexibility thing … if you are prepared to do your upmarket …

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Hotels.

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Speak up if you’re unhappy. If you are not satisfied with the room you are first offered … have no qualms about asking for an alternative.  We remember one stay at a Lake Toxaway resort hotel in North Carolina (www.greystoneinn.com) …

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Hotels. Getting the most out of your stay.

Burrow through chain hotel web-sites. Often their luxury brands will offer the same type of deals (e.g. 3 nights for the price 2) on the luxury hotels as are offered on the bread-and-butter ones Be flexible … if you can …

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Hotel upgrades.

Take a punt, there’s nothing to lose. Large chains, such as Hyatt, will normally charge if you ask for a room upgrade (you will have the option of utilizing some of your hotel loyalty points you have been earning so …

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