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4* Hilton Garden Inn Milan Malpensa 8/11/16 $55 Express Deal

dcfamily
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3:49 PM - Aug 03, 2016 #1

This is actually an Express Deal. 

I checked the one 4* hotel listed on the BFT hotels list, and found that the Sheraton Malpensa was charging a minimum of E 117/night. I then clicked on the link and tried Name Your Own Price, bidding $50 for a 4* at Malpensa Airport. The bid was rejected out of hand. There were no free rebids, since every zone in Milan has 4* hotels.  I could have waited and tried again later, in the hope that some inventory would come into the system. But it just didn't seem worthwhile when there was a 4* Express Deal for $55. So, just caved and went for the Express Deal. The hotel turned out to be a Hilton Garden Inn, which has pretty good reviews on TripAdvisor.
Last edited by dcfamily on 6:06 PM - Aug 03, 2016, edited 1 time in total.
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Sheryl
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6:05 PM - Aug 03, 2016 #2

Thank you for making your purchase through our link to Priceline. That is a terrific deal.
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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1:51 AM - Aug 04, 2016 #3

Is the date correct? For August 11, the retail rate for this hotel is currently $61 and the 4* Express Deal for this zone is $43.
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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dcfamily
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4:24 PM - Aug 06, 2016 #4

Date is correct. Lowest retail rate for that day is indeed $62. So not a huge saving. But something.

Of course, if more people posted about European hotels on BFT, there would have been more information out there,  and I might have saved even more. But I'm not complaining. $55 for a decent hotel, rated on TripAdvisor about the same as the E117 Sheraton, is not a bad deal.
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