Minibar News

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Arks's picture
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Just heard on the news that more and more hotels are eliminating minibars in their rooms because people don't won't use them.

Of course we know why they won't use them. Outrageous prices for the convenience. People just won't pay them anymore. They have learned to take their own snacks when they travel, and to find drinks somewhere else. Having a minibar in the room is way down the modern traveler's wish list.

What DO travelers want, according to this report? Wi-Fi and LOTS of electrical outlets.

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Here bottles of water in the guest fridge is free

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A lot of them moved the mini bar to the lobby. Prices are still outrageous. Candy bars for $2+ and water the same.

Last time we went to  CA we bought a case of water in Vegas for $4. Bottled water in the room was $2. We laughed.

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I keep cokes in for myself £7 for 30 - we will sell them if people want at 50p - everyone is happy

We are also going to sell bottled water in the summer at a sensible price - means they don't have to pay the ridiculous prices at the HIC (conference centre) last year it was scortching and we sold at 50p for a local charity - sold every bottle as over the road it was £2

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The 500ml bottles at the local warehouse store is 10c, we sell them 2-4-$1. The stores sell them for $1.

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I don't mind paying a little extra for the convenience of drinks in the room, but most are ridiculous.  £2 for a can of coke when I know it's for sale in the supermarket down the road for 50p, bars of chocolate like Mars in a hotel in Dubai for £3, small bottles of water for £2.50 when I can get a 1.5ltr for less than a £1.

It's just a total rip-off, I don't know who the hotels think they're fooling. Surely it would be better to charge a more sensible price and give guests a service they want.

Hotel phones are another area of complete rip-off.  

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