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Old July 8th, 2004, 12:56 AM
J Asking
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What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?
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Old July 8th, 2004, 06:48 AM
Edwin Lau
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Usually when I travel, I would stay in a 2 to 3 star hotel depending on the
location. I guess for me what is important is really accessibility to where
I need to go (near public transport zone), a safe environment and a
no-nonsense
place. Basic comfort is important which includes clean sheets,
air-conditioning
and a personal shower.

I guess it depends on the situation. If you are travelling to meet a
business
client then a business class hotel might be a good place to be in or if it
is
your honeymoon and you want it to be a time to remember. Some travel
via tour packages and they do not really have much choice of where to
stay.

Edwin

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What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?



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Old July 8th, 2004, 06:48 AM
Edwin Lau
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Usually when I travel, I would stay in a 2 to 3 star hotel depending on the
location. I guess for me what is important is really accessibility to where
I need to go (near public transport zone), a safe environment and a
no-nonsense
place. Basic comfort is important which includes clean sheets,
air-conditioning
and a personal shower.

I guess it depends on the situation. If you are travelling to meet a
business
client then a business class hotel might be a good place to be in or if it
is
your honeymoon and you want it to be a time to remember. Some travel
via tour packages and they do not really have much choice of where to
stay.

Edwin

"J Asking" wrote in message
om...
What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?



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Old July 8th, 2004, 09:03 AM
A Mate
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Normally I choose 3 star!! Except in Bangkok, where I keep going back to the
Phatumwan Princess - 4 star - at a 3 star price; and so well positioned!!!



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What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?



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Old July 8th, 2004, 07:43 PM
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"J Asking" wrote in message
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What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?


Everyone's circumstances and preferences are different. I know one person
who would book a 5* hotel at the end of trips, just so she enjoys some
luxury before heading home.



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Old July 8th, 2004, 07:43 PM
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"J Asking" wrote in message
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What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?


Everyone's circumstances and preferences are different. I know one person
who would book a 5* hotel at the end of trips, just so she enjoys some
luxury before heading home.



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Old July 8th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Knut Sømme
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amy harrison wrote:

Personally I think hostels are a bit scary as most often you have to share
the room aswell as the bathroom but is is a great experience if you like
that kind of thing & you can meet lots of people(watch your belongings!) I
agree with the other guys tho, air-con is pretty much a must over there and
private bathroom is always nice. I do always have a week of luxury if I can
afford it tho. A 5* hotel can be the same price as a crappy english b&b so
why not for a while!
"J Asking" wrote in message
om...
What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?


Absolutely agree. It is well worth some extra $$'s to be able to get at
good
shower, clean bed, good space to unwind after a long day out in the hot
humid
city (or whatever). I have had my share of lousy lodging while
travelling round
europe by train in the late 70's early 80's. If you can afford it the
extra $$'s
spent is forgotten the day after coming home anyway.

knut
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Old July 8th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Knut Sømme
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amy harrison wrote:

Personally I think hostels are a bit scary as most often you have to share
the room aswell as the bathroom but is is a great experience if you like
that kind of thing & you can meet lots of people(watch your belongings!) I
agree with the other guys tho, air-con is pretty much a must over there and
private bathroom is always nice. I do always have a week of luxury if I can
afford it tho. A 5* hotel can be the same price as a crappy english b&b so
why not for a while!
"J Asking" wrote in message
om...
What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?


Absolutely agree. It is well worth some extra $$'s to be able to get at
good
shower, clean bed, good space to unwind after a long day out in the hot
humid
city (or whatever). I have had my share of lousy lodging while
travelling round
europe by train in the late 70's early 80's. If you can afford it the
extra $$'s
spent is forgotten the day after coming home anyway.

knut
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Old July 8th, 2004, 08:30 PM
amy harrison
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Default Worth staying in a classy hotel?

Personally I think hostels are a bit scary as most often you have to share
the room aswell as the bathroom but is is a great experience if you like
that kind of thing & you can meet lots of people(watch your belongings!) I
agree with the other guys tho, air-con is pretty much a must over there and
private bathroom is always nice. I do always have a week of luxury if I can
afford it tho. A 5* hotel can be the same price as a crappy english b&b so
why not for a while!
"J Asking" wrote in message
om...
What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?



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Old July 8th, 2004, 08:30 PM
amy harrison
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Default Worth staying in a classy hotel?

Personally I think hostels are a bit scary as most often you have to share
the room aswell as the bathroom but is is a great experience if you like
that kind of thing & you can meet lots of people(watch your belongings!) I
agree with the other guys tho, air-con is pretty much a must over there and
private bathroom is always nice. I do always have a week of luxury if I can
afford it tho. A 5* hotel can be the same price as a crappy english b&b so
why not for a while!
"J Asking" wrote in message
om...
What are readers thoughts on travelling to Asia and spending big $$$
to stay in an expensive hotel? Would people prefer to stay in a
hostel given that hotels should only b eused to sleep in?



 




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