Hotel drink vouchers

Mattg

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I've stayed at several hotels recently where I've been given a drink voucher at check-in as a welcome amenity/status benefit.

Generally the fine print on the voucher states that it can be redeemed only for a soft drink, house beer or house wine. But in every instance, when I've asked at the bar they have been happy to give me any drink I liked - even coughtails or champagne.

What are other people's experiences with this?
 

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My experience with Accor, in Australia and overseas, is that they stick to the script (ie beer, house wine....)
 
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1 nt in HH BNE 2 weeks ago with EL closed so free drinks and nibbles in Lobby Bar - clearly told only house wine and beer free.

I replied ‘But I know boomy’ - they replied ’WTF is boomy?’ - I stuck with a house beer or 3.
 
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With Accor I have had a mixed experience, sometimes I have been allowed a house spirit, other times told only house beer, wine etc. Seems to depend very much on the bar attendant.
 

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Interesting - I got a gin & tonic at an Ibis Hotel this week.

Ibis! :mad: Pah. Even at the Pullman in Paris I got the house plonk (but it was better than yer normal stuff :) )

 
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1 nt in HH BNE 2 weeks ago with EL closed so free drinks and nibbles in Lobby Bar - clearly told only house wine and beer free.

I replied ‘But I know boomy’ - they replied ’WTF is boomy?’ - I stuck with a house beer or 3.

Geez you're lucky. I would have expected them to turn around and say water only for you. And tap water at that :)
 
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