Knightsbridge-Harrods best deal 5 star

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Knightsbridge-Harrods best deal 5 star

Traveldiaries
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Joined: 11 Jun 2016, 14:43

11 Jun 2016, 14:43 #1

Hi,

check in is June 24 and check out is June 26.  When is the best time to start bidding? I saw a rate for 181 per night with these credentials I like on Hotwire. I have already bid 150 usd and it was rejected. 
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

11 Jun 2016, 15:35 #2

The best time to bid is addressed in our Hotel FAQ. Hotwire is not always an apples to apples comparison as their zones are not always the same. The same can be said about their hotel ratings. That said, I suspect you are just bidding too low. If the parameters are the same as Hotwire, I would definitely bid into the $170s as Priceline will beat Hotwire.

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Traveldiaries
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11 Jun 2016, 16:57 #3

Thanks Sheryl.

Here is a rate from the direct hotel website of jumeirah lowndes hotel

It's 285 usd

I read all the faqs and know of free bids

What should I start with and what should the max be ? ( I have a backup booked already) I was thinking 60% off at $114

Should I start a week before ? Thanks!!!
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

11 Jun 2016, 20:34 #4

$114 is definitely too low. You should expect 5%-10% less than the Express Deal. As it says in the Hotel FAQ, there is no way to know the best time to bid.

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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

12 Jun 2016, 15:25 #5

Please post an update.
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Traveldiaries
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13 Jun 2016, 09:14 #6

Hi Sheryl,

I haven't bid yet. I was wondering, how come the discounts aren't that deep for london? Is it really impossible to get 60% off retail price for central london?

Thanks
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Traveldiaries
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Joined: 11 Jun 2016, 14:43

13 Jun 2016, 10:28 #7

Is the express deal likely what I will get?
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

13 Jun 2016, 15:29 #8

Likely but not definitely.
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