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I've eaten at the Golden Arches DH when I've been running late, but never enjoyed it.

I did enjoy the mushroom omlette this morning at the Hi Potts Point.
 

millesm

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Crowne Plaza Auckland

14/02/10-16/02/10
Booked - Club Room
Allocated - Corner Club Room (view in 2 directions)

Welcome gift (chocolates).
 

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HI Esplanade Darwin

Booked Loft Suite, got Loft Suite (there are only two rooms above that so no big deal).
Welcome Gift - Bottle of Wine & plate of fruit along with a card and no hot water for the night (plumbing broke just before i got there at 10PM).
 

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CP Newcastle

Booked: Standard room
Received: Upgrade to the Executive Floor and welcome letter. I say upgrade, but the room are the same as every other floor, the only difference is a sign that says "Executive Floor". I didn't see anything special that made this an upgrade. I could be missing something though.

:shock:
 

markis10

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CP Newcastle

Booked: Standard room
Received: Upgrade to the Executive Floor and welcome letter. I say upgrade, but the room are the same as every other floor, the only difference is a sign that says "Executive Floor". I didn't see anything special that made this an upgrade. I could be missing something though.

:shock:

The drinks during coughtail hour and the free breakfast?
 

markis10

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There was no mention or evidence of a free breakfast or a coughtail hour.

Sounds like poor service:

1 QUEEN CITY EXECUTIVE FLOOR NONSMOKING
LOCATED ON THE EXECUTIVE FLOOR OVERLOOKING NEWCASTLE CITY SKYLINE WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET ROOM FACILITIES INCLUDE SEPARATE LIVING AREA IN HOUSE MOVIES FULL MINIBAR AND BATHROBES EVENING DRINKS AND CANAPE SERVICE AND BREAKFAST INCLUDED ROLLAWAY BED AVAILABLE AT CHARGE


From memory the "lounge" is the hallway adjacent to the lifts on the second highest floor, I was there when Bush invaded Sydney and it was chockers with people trying to escape. The return flight home from NTL was interesting , with fully armed F18's landing that were patrolling in Sydney, it was odd to see them pull to one side of the runway without exiting to have their missiles "safed"!
 

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Sounds like poor service:

1 QUEEN CITY EXECUTIVE FLOOR NONSMOKING
LOCATED ON THE EXECUTIVE FLOOR OVERLOOKING NEWCASTLE CITY SKYLINE WITH HIGH SPEED INTERNET ROOM FACILITIES INCLUDE SEPARATE LIVING AREA IN HOUSE MOVIES FULL MINIBAR AND BATHROBES EVENING DRINKS AND CANAPE SERVICE AND BREAKFAST INCLUDED ROLLAWAY BED AVAILABLE AT CHARGE


From memory the "lounge" is the hallway adjacent to the lifts on the second highest floor, I was there when Bush invaded Sydney and it was chockers with people trying to escape. The return flight home from NTL was interesting , with fully armed F18's landing that were patrolling in Sydney, it was odd to see them pull to one side of the runway without exiting to have their missiles "safed"!

That being said, there have been reports of PC hotels (Mal's stays come to mind) where upgrade to Exec Floor is given, but no club/lounge access.
 

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Crowne Plaza Newcastle

08/05/09-10/05/09
Booked - Queen room with city view on 5,000 point break
Allocated - Queen room on executive floor (4th floor)

Notes - executive lounge access and free breakfast included.



Flashware, I am well aware of the other hotel reports where upgrades to club level are given without club access, however I was referencing also the earlier reports such as Johns above where benefits were given at the specific hotel including lounge and breakie, and that was on a pointsbreak award!

The purpose of this thread is to give others an idea of what they can expect, so they can follow up and inquire if its not received, while not guaranteed it never hurts to ask! The lounge is not secured at CP Newcastle and they just make sure your room number is on the right floor, so I would have been surprised if the benefits were not available, to be frank its not something I would be paying for as the quality was not great!
 

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I did enjoy the mushroom omlette this morning at the Hi Potts Point.

Glad you enjoyed your omelette!
If you can get a window seat in the restaurant it is certainly interesting watching the passing parade in Kings Cross :!:
 

millesm

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Crowne Plaza Cuaseway Bay, Hong Kong

24/02/10
Booked - King Bed Deluxe

Requested a 7am check-in but when I arrived there were no rooms available.

Given a free breakfast while they found a room and was not fussed what I received so got a twin bed in time for a shower and change before heading into the office.

Staff are really friendly here and as I type this a bowl of fruit has just arrived.
 

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Crowne Plaza Parramatta

Booked King standard (corporate rate). A week out from stay was showing as upgraded to Deluxe room, and was showing right up to the night before. On check in - gutted to find I got what I'd booked :mad:

Handed a welcome note and invitation to Wednesday night drinks. And that's about it....
 

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Just checked in to the PC Perth - my first time and initial feelings are that it is far and away better than the HI City Perth and will become my second choice in Perth CBD (after Hilton).

Booked: King Deluxe Spa
Rate Type: Travellers Choice (choice of two from Breakfast (for 1), Intrenet access, In-house Movie & Valet parking)
Received: Laura at Front Desk guessed my to choices - the first two...
Welcome Amenities: Personalisd letter from Manager on Duty, salted peanuts and 2 Matilda BAy Big Helga's (also got free drink voucher being a PC member) Excellent :cool: :idea:
 

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Status: Priority Club Platinum
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (Singapore)
Booked: King Club Room, non-smoking
Rate Type: Advance Purchase. Room includes Club Lounge access and breakfast at either Club lounge (continental) or hotel restaurant Azur (full).
Received: King Club Room, i.e. no upgrade
Welcome Amenities: Personalised letter informing of Club benefits (probably a standard gesture for all Club level guests), plate of chocolate profiteroles, two bottles of complimentary water
 

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Status: Priority Club Gold
Hotel: HI esplanade Darwin
Booked: queen bed Room, non-smoking
Rate Type: flex for 4 nights. 5th night added later at higher cost.
Received: executive suite, bottle of wine.

Night 2 into stay, staff excellent so far, location good, bathroom a bit old but on what I'm hearing from others, this is one of the better hotels in Darwin! By report, the CP Darwin is not flash.....
 
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markis10

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Status: Priority Club Gold
Hotel: HI esplanade Darwin
Booked: queen bed Room, non-smoking
Rate Type: flex for 4 nights. 5th night added later at higher cost.
Received: executive suite, bottle of wine.

Night 2 into stay, staff excellent so far, location good, bathroom a bit old but on what I'm hearing from others, this is one of the better hotels in Darwin! By report, the CP Darwin is not flash.....


The HI next door has the most moden decor, its just had a refurb, bathrooms are not the greatest at the HI Esplanade, but the locale is good, the ducks nuts is good for a morning coffee from 7AM and its a short walk from the back of the HI.
 

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Crowne Plaza, Kobe Japan

Booked standard Club Room.

Upgraded to a corner room, which had a seperate bedroom with its own TV.

Suprisingly large room for Japan
 

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Status: Priority Club Gold
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra
Booked: standard room, non-smoking
Rate Type: Standard rates
Received: Executive suite. Separate loungeroom etc.
Welcome Amenities: nothing. but the upgrade was awesome

Status: Priority Club Gold
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Gold Coast
Booked: standard room, non-smoking
Rate Type: Standard rates
Received: King Suite
Welcome Amenities: None..

Both hotels were booked by the office
 

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IC Adelaide - Up grade to high floor room
Drink No
Water/Fruit/chocolate and welcome letter from GM
Best shower pressure I have experienced (i thought ADL had water issue??)

Easily go back - good staff, no fuss.
 
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