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Booking for a month


Havver

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Hi,

 

My initial plan was to spend 1 week on Samui, 2 weeks in Pattaya and a week in Bangkok.

However, after reading the forum I am now convinced I won't be going to Samui and rather extend my stay in Pattaya to 23 days.

 

Now here's my "dilemma", I've been looking at the Pattaya Bay Resort and reading a lot of good reviews here on the board and more or less decided to chose this hotel for the duration of my stay in Pattaya.

 

The daily rate is roughly 1000b/night, and as I said, I'll be staying 23 nights so that would make it 23.000b. The monthly rate is quoted at 14.900b + ~2.000b electricity & water, making it ~17.000b. Would it be ok for me to book it for a months stay and check out after the 23rd night or is this way of "using the system" frowned upon?

 

Would appreciate if anyone could shed some light on this as I wouldn't mind saving those 6.000 baht for other "activities". :Circle_Sharks:

 

Cheers

Havver

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It shouldn't be a problem. I have done it elsewhere. Just tell them when you will be leaving a few days before you actually do.

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If you're paying for a month then you have nothing to worry about there mate, just to echo bocelli's advice, give them a couple of days notice prior to checking out so that they'll have you bill (including your elec/water bill) ready to go for you.

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i would say if you pay the monthly rate you can stay anywhere between 1-30 nights, if you leave early it is good for them because they can rent the room again.

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Thanks for the reassuring replies. I'll go ahead and book it for a month then.

Just wanted to hear you out as I didn't want to cause any unnecessary problems on my first trip to Pattaya.

 

Cheers

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Thanks for the reassuring replies. I'll go ahead and book it for a month then.

Just wanted to hear you out as I didn't want to cause any unnecessary problems on my first trip to Pattaya.

 

Cheers

 

Just remember they will probably expect upfront payment and maybe a deposit for the elec/water

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Upfront meaning when I arrive at the hotel or when I book it?

 

I have not stayed there so i am not sure about booking but at least when you arrive

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This situation often comes up here at Canterbury Tales Cafe and usually when someone books about 3 weeks or so I will advise them that a month is the cheaper option although I would offer some discount on 3 weeks as I would on most bookings depending on length of stay and which room.

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Many hotels will TELL you its cheaper to book the rack rate if you book 16 days + so I cannot see it as a problem.

 

One thing I have found is that if you do then you will pay up front - maybe on booking and maybe on arrival depends on the hotel.

 

If you then left after a few days the contract would probably mean no refund and that is understandable. They are only able to manage risk by taking up front payment. This is also why many of the internet bookingss require full payment up front as without that they could not offer the lower rates.

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This situation often comes up here at Canterbury Tales Cafe and usually when someone books about 3 weeks or so I will advise them that a month is the cheaper option although I would offer some discount on 3 weeks as I would on most bookings depending on length of stay and which room.

 

I'm not sure I follow. You would advise them to do as I'm about to do and you wouldn't think it's "using the system to your advantage"? Or would you advice them to actually stay for a month and if not, offer a discount on the 23 days? Good to hear the views of an actual owner(?) as well. :)

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I'm not sure I follow. You would advise them to do as I'm about to do and you wouldn't think it's "using the system to your advantage"? Or would you advice them to actually stay for a month and if not, offer a discount on the 23 days? Good to hear the views of an actual owner(?) as well. :)

 

Dave is suggesting that you can usually negotiate for your stay, especially if it is longer than a few days, and perhaps you can negotiate a better rate for three weeks than paying for the whole month. Have you looked at Canterbury Tales Cafe? Very reasonable rates there for sure. They have a website (it's above Daveo's avatar) you should check 'em out.

 

Best thing to do is start your negotiations for your actual length of stay, then go for the monthly if it works out to be a better deal. Keep in mind whether your negotiated stay includes electricity or not.

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Dave is suggesting that you can usually negotiate for your stay, especially if it is longer than a few days, and perhaps you can negotiate a better rate for three weeks than paying for the whole month. Have you looked at Canterbury Tales Cafe? Very reasonable rates there for sure. They have a website (it's above Daveo's avatar) you should check 'em out.

 

Best thing to do is start your negotiations for your actual length of stay, then go for the monthly if it works out to be a better deal. Keep in mind whether your negotiated stay includes electricity or not.

 

Looks nice but I'm looking for something with a pool and pretty much have my mind set on PBR.

 

What I was thinking is that if I start negotiating for the price of 23 days and it turns out to be more than the cost for a month it would look kind of bad booking it for a month yet still leaving after 23 days. Especially since I then would have already asked about the price for 23 days. Or am I being too soft?

 

I just don't want any anger from the hotel for using the system to get a better price.

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Looks nice but I'm looking for something with a pool and pretty much have my mind set on PBR.

 

What I was thinking is that if I start negotiating for the price of 23 days and it turns out to be more than the cost for a month it would look kind of bad booking it for a month yet still leaving after 23 days. Especially since I then would have already asked about the price for 23 days. Or am I being too soft?

 

I just don't want any anger from the hotel for using the system to get a better price.

 

I doubt they will care, always try to get the best price in Thailand, it is expected. Find something else to worry about mate.

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