4* Hcc Regente Barcelona Las Ramblas North 6/13-6/18 $121

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4* Hcc Regente Barcelona Las Ramblas North 6/13-6/18 $121

almendesb
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Joined: 15 Apr 2013, 00:26

09 Apr 2014, 22:31 #1

Hi... 

I am posting this topic to share my bidding attemps for a 5* Hotel at Barcelona - Las Ramblas North-Paseo de Gracia Area.

I tried 5* hotel just to make sure that the rates really are too high. (I tried yesterday, but, my day was so hurry that only today I got time to post my attemps).

I made a research before, and, the two 5* Hotel at this Area, has the following rates per day: USD352 (Le Meridien) and USD 234 (Renaissance).

The dates I want is: CheckIn 13/jun/2014 and CheckOut 18/jun/2014.

For 5* hotel in this area, PL has the following express deal: USD 237

My max value per day is USD 100 (or a little higher for a 5* hotel).

Madrid has 8 areas without 5*: Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - Barcelona Airport (BCN) / Nou Barris - La Maquinista / Sagrada Familia / Sant Cugat - Bellaterra / Sant Gervasi - Gracia / Vila Olimpica - San Marti - Forum. 

I have not used the system of permutations because this good amount of areas without 5*.

Here is my failled bids:

/ Las Ramblas North / USD 80
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / USD 82
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / USD 84
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - (BCN) / USD 86
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - (BCN) / Nou Barris / USD 88
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - (BCN) / Nou Barris / Sagrada Familia / USD 90
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - (BCN) / Nou Barris / Sagrada Familia / Sant Cugat / USD 92
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - (BCN) / Nou Barris / Sagrada Familia / Sant Cugat / Sant Gervasi / USD 94
/ Las Ramblas North / Castelldefels / L'Hospitalet de Llobregat / Llobregat - (BCN) / Nou Barris / Sagrada Familia / Sant Cugat / Sant Gervasi / Vila Olimpica / USD 98 

I tried the bids trhu biddingfortravel link!

My max value is so low for 5*... I will try today for a 4*, then I will share here.

Cya...
Last edited by almendesb on 14 Apr 2014, 00:19, edited 2 times in total.
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almendesb
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Joined: 15 Apr 2013, 00:26

09 Apr 2014, 23:24 #2

Hi...

Now my bidding attemps for a 4* Hotel at Barcelona - Las Ramblas North-Paseo de Gracia Area.

I made a research before, and, the eleven 4* Hotel at this Area, has the following rates per day:
Avenida Palace - USD 397
Hotel Majestic - USD 422
NH Calderon - USD 285
NH Podium - USD 193
Rivoli Ramblas - USD 230
Royal Ramblas Hotel - USD 267
Silken Gran Hotel Havana - USD 260
Silken Ramblas - USD 260
Evenia Rossello - USD 147
987 Barcelona Hotel - USD 157
Casanova - USD 202

The dates I want are the same: CheckIn 13/jun/2014 and CheckOut 18/jun/2014.

For 4* hotel in this area, PL has the following express deal: USD 127

My max value per day is USD 90 (or a little higher for a 4* hotel).

Madrid has 3 areas without 4*: Castelldefels / Nou Barris - La Maquinista / Sant Cugat - Bellaterra.

I have used the system of permutations.

Here is my failled bids:

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 78
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 2-Castelldefels / 80

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 82
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 84

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 86
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 88
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 90

I tried the bids trhu biddingfortravel link!

I don't know what to do... I am pretty sure that the hotel in the Express Deals is the Evenia Rossello, and of all the hotels on the list, this is the only one that I really don't want to stay. It is far from the subway and does not appear, by the pictures, to have the quality of a 4* hotel...

Someone suggests something?
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

10 Apr 2014, 01:32 #3

Your 5* bids were a waste of your time. I think it's just too early for a 4* bid and you won't be successful for that much lower than the Express Deal rate.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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almendesb
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Joined: 15 Apr 2013, 00:26

11 Apr 2014, 15:55 #4

Hi...

I know it about it for my 5* bids, Sheryl, but, you know, Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Image Thanks for your constant attention!

I made a new attempt today for a 4* Hotel at Barcelona - Las Ramblas North-Paseo de Gracia Area.

For 4* hotel in this area, the express deal stills USD 127.

I increased my max value per day to USD 110.

I have used the system of permutations again.

Here is my failled bids:

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 89
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 2-Castelldefels / 92

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 96
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 99

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 103
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 106
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 110

I received a email from PL informing to me try the USD 90 bid again, because of that I started my bids in 89. Even though I received this e-mail, I tried the bids trhu biddingfortravel link, and not by e-mail link!

I will wait a few days and I will try again with increasing my max bid to USD 115.

Best Regards!
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almendesb
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Joined: 15 Apr 2013, 00:26

12 Apr 2014, 23:06 #5

Hi again...

I made a new attempt today for a 4* Hotel at Barcelona - Las Ramblas North-Paseo de Gracia Area.

For 4* hotel in this area, the express deal is now 1 dollar more expensive (now is USD 128).

I increased my max value per day to USD 115.

I have used the system of permutations again.

Here is my failled bids:

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 109
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 2-Castelldefels / 110

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 111
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 112

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 113
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 114
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 115

At this point, the average rate per day, with PL taxes, was USD 130.40 ... So, it's almost the same price of one of the cheapest 4* hotel at the list of Bidding For Travel for the area... So, I think values ​​above what I've tried is not advantageous.

I tried bids trhu biddingfortravel link.

Maybe wait some weeks to try again?

Best Regards!
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

12 Apr 2014, 23:16 #6

If you've bid as high as a retail rate without success, book the retail rate. Priceline is not the best deal 100% of the time. Honestly, I think you are spending too much time on this.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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almendesb
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Joined: 15 Apr 2013, 00:26

12 Apr 2014, 23:24 #7

You are right Sheryl... Thank you again!
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almendesb
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13 Apr 2014, 23:59 #8

Today I finally win a Bid to Barcelona 4* at Las Ramblas North Area.

I had been thinking about give up, but, I researched a little more the rates for 4* in the Las Ramblas North Area, and, with the taxes, I figured it would still be advantageous bids up to a maximum of USD $122.

And thank goodness I did, I found the very positive outcome, and the hotel winner was not listed: Hotel Hcc Regente 4* (excellent location!!!).

Failed:

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 115
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 2-Castelldefels / 116

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 117
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 118

New Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 119
Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 120

Winner:

Re Bid - 5-Las Ramblas North / 12-Sant Cugat / 9-Nou Barris / 2-Castelldefels / 121

Just for reference, the rate of the hotel is USD 177 per day in the dates I want. I win with the bid USD 121, and, with the PL rates, the avarege rate was USD 137 (difference of USD 40 per day - almost 23% off).

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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

14 Apr 2014, 00:16 #9

I'm glad you were successful but I still think you bid too high for this as I previously commented.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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almendesb
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Joined: 15 Apr 2013, 00:26

14 Apr 2014, 00:24 #10

Maybe Sheryl, but I really need to know the location of the hotel in advance to better prepare my travel itinerary.

I know that all you want is to give us the best advice, always!!!

Let me ask you... I read a lot here in BFT, but, I'm still in doubt about rent a car in Europe... From what I understand, PL is not very good for rent a car in Europe, isn't?

I've searched a lot but did not find anything very good for one-way rentals (pick-up at Madrid, drop-off at Barcelona, just one day)...

I know that here is probably not the best place to ask this, but, have you any tip for me about this?

Thank you again!
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