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Le Sireneuse - - $700 a night - -could this be right? Is it really worth it?

Le Sireneuse - - $700 a night - -could this be right? Is it really worth it?

Aug 6th, 2003, 02:10 PM
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Actually, the potato chips, olives and nuts were complimentary with the $80 bottle of prosecco that we could very well afford.
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Aug 6th, 2003, 02:15 PM
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Personally, I'm a budget traveller. I don't have anywhere near that kind of money, to spend on someplace where I'm just going to sleep.

My philosophy in life is this: I look at everything in terms of car payments. IE "How many car payments could I make, for what they are asking me to pay for that hotel/service?" It's just my way of balancing everything out financially, and that applies to any travelling I might do, as well. I want to make my dollar stretch as farrrrrr as I can, in order to squeeze in as many experiences as possible, when I'm away from home.

I know many of you probably have more dinero to spend than I do, so my point of view might not make an impact, but wowie kazowie....just how much time do you plan to spend IN the hotel anyway?
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Aug 11th, 2003, 10:00 AM
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I enjoy both kinds of travel. Sometimes I want to stay in charming, eclectic, budget hotels, meet the local families, etc. Sometimes, I want to be pampered. Le Sirenuse is fabulous. I had a massage that was better than any I had at Canyon Ranch. I love sitting on my private balcony just soaking up the view, but most of the time, I enjoy the salons or pool area for the view. I am going back next year for the 4th time and I am trying to decide about my room. I usually get the deluxe sea view, but it has gotten so pricy that I am considering a room without the view. I believe this is a place where it is really worth the price you pay. Stay there if you can afford it!
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Aug 11th, 2003, 11:28 AM
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I had friends who stayed there a few years ago and loved it. Now, they are people who really use their hotel. They loved the spa, the treatments, room service, etc. Actually, they took a spa vacation in Italy so to them the price was worth it. If you are not going to use those services, I'd opt for another spot. Personally, I would lose sleep paying that much for a hotel.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 11:34 AM
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i have a serious conflict with paying anything over 100 euros for a place to lay my head.

my normal routine is to rise early and catch the breakfast. at around 5 or 6pm, i'll take a two hour nap and prepare for dinner at 8:30 or so.

by the time dinner is over and we've gone to a cafe, it's close to 1am. why would i want to pay an extravagant price simply to sleep?

the difference is much better spent in restaurants and cafes in my opinion.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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I feel the same way BR.....It must be nice to stay in such fantastic places, but when I travel I spend all my time walking and enjoy my surroundings..Even if I stay at a super deluxe place, the only time that I actually stay there is at night..But of course, we all have different views and priorities in life, but if you can afford to pay such prices and if it make you feel good, be my guest and I am very happy for your good fortune..
Enjoy,
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Aug 11th, 2003, 11:56 AM
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Initially I thought that is a lot of money; then I realized I've been on cruises where I paid $900 daily for the least expensive room(that did include meals). If you have the money and don't mind spending it, then it's probably "worth it." If you would feel uncomfortable about the rate, than there are many more reasonable alternatives:non-seaview room, a different hotel, etc. It also depends how long you plan to stay there. As mentioned, there are many comparable hotels in Italy and the Riviera that charge similar amounts.

Enjoy whatever you decide to do. Many people wish they had such problems!
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