Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 The ever-popular Chip and Pin Credit Card
  2. 2 Is It Better to Book Hotel Direct
  3. 3 Paris Under Seige...
  4. 4 Sample European Itinerary for a solo traveler.
  5. 5 where to visit besides Oslo for 2 days 1 night in mid december
  6. 6 Italy with my 22 year old son
  7. 7 Global Travel Warning...
  8. 8 What one thing in Paris?
  9. 9 16 night honeymoon in Spain
  10. 10 Visiting Turkey for Fun and Adventure, Oasis or Chaos
  11. 11 Giving credit card details to Hotels for reservation
  12. 12 Trip Report Celebrating Christmas Vienna!
  13. 13 Beaches via Public Transportation
  14. 14 Turkey Gulet Cruises
  15. 15 Need Help with Locations of Naples Apartments
  16. 16 Sweden and Finland for 6 days in mid December 2015
  17. 17 advice on my 3 month backpacking trip itinerary?
  18. 18 6 days in Portugal in December
  19. 19 Trip Report Must be the season of the witch: Nikki's autumn trip to London and Paris
  20. 20 Establishing a Realistic Food Budget
  21. 21 Edinburgh apartment choice, please advise
  22. 22 Glastonbury vs Bath
  23. 23 Trip Report Christmas windows of Boulevard Haussmann in Paris 2015
  24. 24 Northern Italy - where to go?
  25. 25 Holiday in Austria
View next 25 » Back to the top

Non-refundable hotel reservations

Jump to last reply

I finally finished making my hotel reservations for eastern Germany--Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Weimar, Wernigerode, and Frankfurt. All but Berlin and the Motel One in Frankfurt (where I wanted to stay near the airport) were non-refundable.

I could have made refundable reservations, but they would have cost considerably more--like $40 per night more--$280 for my 7 day stay in Dresden, and probably $1000 more for my long-ish trip.

I checked out various hotels, including some suggested by Fodorites, and I tried to make a reservation at the Hotel Martha, but it was no go. I just didn't see anything I liked more than the Hilton.

Same for the Westin in Leipzig. Usually I like to stay in homier places--like the Bregenz in Berlin, but I didn't see very much that I liked.

I am wondering if this non-refundable thing is common anywhere else. I have never encountered it before.

29 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.