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Does anyone take advantage of the Wot Hotel Mystery deals that are offered on Wotif.com? Wotif seems to be becoming the corporate travel agent for SMEs. I haven't ever taken ...
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    Does anyone take advantage of the Wot Hotel Mystery deals that are offered on Wotif.com? Wotif seems to be becoming the corporate travel agent for SMEs.

    I haven't ever taken up one of the deals as the price difference doesn't seem significant enough to reward the risk of staying further away. I find the 'star' rating on Wotif a little variable.

    I wonder if it is a consideration to have a thread or sub-forum devoted to the current success or bids people are having taking up the Mystery deals. What do you guys think? Would a forum devoted to uncovering the real identity of the Mystery deals be beneficial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albatross710 View Post
    Would a forum devoted to uncovering the real identity of the Mystery deals be beneficial?
    I've stayed on "mystery" deals a couple of times - but had a good idea of what the hotel was before purchasing (and I was correct). In many instances, it does not take terribly long, nor is it terribly difficult to identify (or at the very least narrow down) the mystery hotel, by looking at amenities, car parking details and/or various phrases in the description, and compare to listed hotels. However, I think more recently they have wisened up to that and are a lot briefer in their descriptions.

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    I have purchased these a few times and always correctly worked out the hotel prior to purchase. The last one was the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne several months ago which saved about $50 a night. IMHO well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dajop View Post
    However, I think more recently they have wisened up to that and are a lot briefer in their descriptions.
    I agree, and it's driving me crazy! I always pride myself on being able to figure out where it is, but lately I've been left scratching my head figuring some out.

    My last one was I got stranded in Sydney (screw you VirginBlue!) for 2 nights and didn't care where I stayed, so paid $160/night for a 5* wot hotel which ended up being the westin. Incredibly handy, since it's on the airport train line

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_sheep View Post
    paid $160/night for a 5* wot hotel which ended up being the westin. Incredibly handy, since it's on the airport train line
    That's the sort of info we need to collect!


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    Is a good idea.

    There is a similar forum that has been operating for at least five years for Priceline (bidding not fixed price) that provides feedback on what hotels and what prices - very useful in the US

    Priceline and Hotwire Forum

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    The Brisbane 5 star is the Sofitel while the 4.5 star is the Sebel Citigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albatross710 View Post
    Wotif seems to be becoming the corporate travel agent for SMEs.
    Thats an interesting statement, have you got and hard evidence to back that one up??

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    Quote Originally Posted by markis10 View Post
    The Brisbane 5 star is the Sofitel while the 4.5 star is the Sebel Citigate.
    If you know what the Adelaide Wot hotels are, that'd be useful come May
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    Quote Originally Posted by markis10 View Post
    The Brisbane 5 star is the Sofitel while the 4.5 star is the Sebel Citigate.
    Disappointing - I hate the sebel chain. I don't know why, it always feels like I'm on the set of a low budget porn film when I have walked in.

    I think I'll try one on the Gold Coast when I'm there overnight in 2 weeks, just for information gathering purposes of course

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