4* Brussels Euroflat Hotel European Quarter Sat. 10/17 $55

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4* Brussels Euroflat Hotel European Quarter Sat. 10/17 $55

rmf5
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Joined: 09 Jul 2003, 00:30

10 Oct 2015, 13:21 #1

No success at $49 and $52 in Rogier and European Quarter, increased bid to $55 using a rebid opportunity for Rogier.  Bid $55 for the European Quarter and got the unlisted Euroflat hotel.  This property does not warrant a 4* rating and the hotel web site offered a room at $2.32 less. One of my worst Priceline bookings:
Room Subtotal: $55.00
Taxes & Fees: $10.52
Total Charged Today: $65.52
Total Charged: $65.52
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

10 Oct 2015, 13:27 #2

Please clarify your travel date and always post your bids when you obtain them.  Did you remember to bid through our link to Priceline?
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rmf5
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10 Oct 2015, 13:40 #3

Hotel stay is Oct. 17, 2015. I always use the PL link on the site.

Having reached curmudgeon age/status, I called PL hoping to cancel. I did managed to receive 100% of the rate differential, plus a 20% code for an express deal.

It looks like the name your own price doesn't shave much off the Express option in some instances.
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Sheryl
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10 Oct 2015, 14:15 #4

Thank you for placing your bid through our link to Priceline.

How do you know this hotel doesn't merit its rating if you haven't stayed there?

The average bidding discount from Express Deals is 5%-10%
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tilepusher
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10 Oct 2015, 17:52 #5

NYOP was significantly cheaper than the 4* Express Deal in this zone ($72, obviously for a different hotel). I think you meant the retail rate. When a hotel has a very low retail rate, they're not likely to offer discounts through opaque services.
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rmf5
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18 Oct 2015, 08:29 #6

I can confirm that other hotel rating sites had it right for this property.  I'll post a review and suggest caution in bidding for a 4* in the European Quarter as one can end up with this 2* hotel.
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Sheryl
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18 Oct 2015, 12:00 #7

If you feel it's a 2* hotel, convey your concerns to Priceline. If it were me, I'd ask for a refund.
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rmf5
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19 Oct 2015, 22:49 #8

Hello Sheryl:

Much thanks for your insights and suggestions.

Soon after notification of the accepted bid, I did contact Priceline and was told that they stood by their ratings and there would be no cancellation which I sought.  Many years ago, I did get a refund when I showed a disparity in Priceline star ratings. 

The best I could get was a refund of the difference in the price I paid and the slightly less rate available directly from the hotel.
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Sheryl
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20 Oct 2015, 01:49 #9

Asking for a refund of a misrated hotel is usually best after the stay.
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