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Trumbull...
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taxi fare

does anyone know the righttaxi fare from jkia to a hotel within 4miles?

London, United...
posts: 1,401
11. Re: taxi fare

The price quoted in post 3 is absolutely correct, 700Ksh-1000Ksh.

The $20 (1700Ksh) quoted to the original poster by the hotel in question is a blatant rip off however you look at it unless the pick up car is an air conditioned Rolls Royce or something similar.

The current exchange rate is £1 = 136 Ksh, how many hotels will be offering that?

Obviously one doesn't have to take the expensive options and it always pays to do your homework BEFORE reaching your destination, and although the costs of running and maintaining hotel taxis may be relevant to hotel management it is not to the customer who just wants to get from A to B safely, cheaply and in comfort.

Mombasa, Kenya
posts: 607
12. Re: taxi fare

nic6, did a hotel in question force their guest to take their transfer? They gave him their price for their service, that is it. There is always a choice. So every option has the right to exist as each would have a consumer, it is all about the individual preference and choice. Someone will take a hotel transfer if it suits them. Someone would take a taxi, others are happy to ride a matatu. There is no force applied to anyone, but choice is given.

How much do you pay for a pint in a pub as opposed to the same pint that you can have at home having bought your beer at the supermarket? Or a restaurant meal against your own cooking? Girl's manicure in a saloon at a price or free at home? One can see an elephant and a lion in a zoo for five quid or free of charge on TV, and one would spend thousands on a safari. One would stay at a self catering camp and one would happily pay a thousand dollars a day to stay in the same park to see the same wildlife. One uses Asus and another only MacBook, one would only use iPhone or latest Galaxy, whereby someone else would use the cheapest Nokia. One would only shop at Harrods and the other is happy to buy things in a local supermarket. One would fly first class and one would use only a budget airline that has a special offer on! Toyota vs Bugatti... Cheap costume jewellery vs carats of diamonds... Flip flops vs Laboutin... The list is endless. The essence is that these are the same things serving the same purpose but at different prices. What is really a rip off? Who forces who to pay an amount they are not willing to pay? We all pay what we choose at the end of the day. The reasons behind a particular price is indeed not relevant to the end user; the user is given a choice of a product or service that has that price and is free to take it or reject it :)

Larissa

London, United...
posts: 1,401
13. Re: taxi fare

So 700-1000 bob then :-)

Mombasa, Kenya
posts: 607
14. Re: taxi fare

Whatever the poster feels he wants to pay! The choice is his :)

Larissa

Killenaule...
posts: 116
reviews: 1
15. Re: taxi fare

SO in general that tourists have to spend so much time on research . be it taxi fares, and all the hidden extras of airlines etc.

no wonder the car ferry business is dramatically improving in so many places in Europe.

llatest 18 day holiday through Vietnam is 1000€ cheaper than 7 days safari in Kenya,,.

London, United...
posts: 1,401
16. Re: taxi fare

Quite correct Sorrymess H, Kenya has become very expensive, one reason why there are so few tourists at the south coast hotels.

Killenaule...
posts: 116
reviews: 1
17. Re: taxi fare

am still makeing plans to go but I am not as happy about what I hear ,,,,between politicics security and terrorism etc still I loved the beach in decenber,,,,,,,...//.,.cheers,

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