how will the Ireland?

Mar 14th, 2008, 01:42 AM
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how will the Ireland?

having little or no currency exchange acumen...if i reserved BnBs for ..say 40 euros in July ,can i still expect to pay 40 euros upon arrival? thank you for your help
calvo2 is offline  
Mar 14th, 2008, 01:50 AM
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Of course, currency exchange doesn't make any difference to prices within a country ... of course most places will put up their prices once a year or so, but it would be bizarre to do it in the middle of the season.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 02:33 AM
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Ireland is one of the most beautiful and friendliest countries in Europe. The people are so hospitable. Unfortunately, it is one of the most expensive countries in Europe. I think that you will be hard pressed to find a 40 euro B&B. Bring lots of $$$$$$$.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 03:09 AM
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Yes, but your 40 euro room may cost more in $ term come July, depending on what happens to US$ rate against euro. It's been hitting record lows repeatedly, currently standing at around $1.56 to the euro.
You can 'lock' the value of euro against $ by buying euro now. If you want to do this, the best way is to contact B&B and ask if you can prepay with a credit card now. Don't buy cash euro in a bank as it will give you a poorer rate and a commission on top.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 05:32 AM
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€40 per room sounds suspiciously low. Are you sure that it's not €40 per person?
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Mar 14th, 2008, 05:42 AM
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I read it as €40 per person, as B&Bs normally give price per person sharing. For a room (even with single occupancy) that rate would be abnormally low.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 12:20 PM
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yes friends it is 40 euros per person -sorry for not stipulating ,and i do have confirmations on all the bnbs but wasn't sure if the proprietors could or would raise the costs due to the enemic dollar.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 12:29 PM
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Do you think people with a small business in Ireland countryside can be affected,up to the point of rising their prices, for the weak dollar ? Take it easy and enjoy Ireland !!
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Mar 14th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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One B&B owner where we will be staying (3 weeks from today!!) specifically said she was keeping her prices the same this year BECAUSE of the lousy dollar.
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Mar 14th, 2008, 03:45 PM
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If I run a B&B in Ireland, and most of my visitors are from the US, and my advanced booking is below last year, I would be lowering my price, not raising it.
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