Air Conditioning in May


Apr 16th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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Air Conditioning in May

I was told that some hotels may not turn on their air conditioning until a certain date. Is this true? Have you been able to get AC when you needed it?
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Apr 16th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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It is true that hotels probably won't have their AC on in May. However, depending on where you are going you may not need (or miss) AC. I usually travel in May and do not stay in hotels with AC and have never needed it.
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Apr 16th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Many hotels turn their AC on at a certain date - or a certain temp - usually not controlled in each room as in the US. We were once in a hotel where they turned the AC off at night - since the staff went home. Had to create a huge scene the next day (as in threatening to move to another hotel) to convince them they HAD to leave it on at night - when the guests needed it to sleep - rather than during the day when we were out touring. (It wasn't just us - there were at least 10 guests complaining - so they finally agreed to leave it on at night.)

If heat is going to bother you contact the hotel and find out their details.
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Apr 16th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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We also suffered in September when they had turned A/C off for the winter. One of the requirements I had for choosing a hotel was A/C. They had set dates for turning A/C on and off regardless of the weather.
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Apr 17th, 2011, 01:21 PM
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Why would you want air con in May? Italy is not tropical, May is still spring time.
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Apr 17th, 2011, 01:56 PM
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"Weather" is whether it will or not be hot in May or even Sept anywhere. Seasons are screwed up everywhere. What's usual can change from year-to-year. Best to check with your hotel if/what schedule they may have. Even if they have room controlled a/c. Some newer hotels do!
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