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Monday, 9 August 2010

Haiku #228

Room cleaning's extra
as is storing your luggage -
new budget hotels

17 comments:

Cloudia said...

everything has a price...

but real values decline..

sadly..



Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

Helen said...

Wonderful and funny! Ranking right up there with charging for aisle seats, meals and anything else they think they can get away with ~ on airplanes.

Gwei Mui said...

Oh yes, next they'll be chargng for a bed and lying down!

Tabor said...

Or charge per towel.

Madame DeFarge said...

Must be run by Ryanair.

steven said...

-nailed it dave. there are so many surcharges that used to be included with so many services the base price of which has actually gone up on. oh well. steven

Raj said...

thank gawd air is still free.

Dave King said...

Thanks everyone
This is actually a Chinese outfit, but they are already building in London with other hotels to follow in other parts. Apparently the plan is to charge £7.50 a day for cleaning (at today's prices), £2 for use of a hairdryer. Same for parking your suitcase etc, etc.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Lol..but that is so true...no wonder I am still stuck on the budget to plan out a trip..from last year...
I had no clue that parking a suitcase is been charged :-o
I have to be more social and dig out frnds (and stay at their places) on my trips
:D

Rachel Fenton said...

To think I used tyo complain about the cost of a locker at the local swimming baths! Perhaps I should go there for my holiday....

You're a whizz with haiku now!

Carl said...

learning from the airlines. realizing they have a captive audience they can take advantage.

Paul C said...

Bring your own towels too or else? I just added you to my sidebar, Dave.

Dave King said...

You're right. Towels are being charged for as extras! Thanks for pointing that out - and for adding me to your sidebar Paul.

Kass said...

Gosh, what could be next?
Hotels charging for the 'no tell?'

Derrick said...

I wish folks would wise up and realise that these budget deals are far from it. Splash out and book the Dorchester!

Gerry Snape said...

Who ever told Raj that air was free?!!!!

Dave King said...

I forgot to add that it is £1 to use the toilet and extra for the loo paper, but I don't know how much extra!