The hotel is ok, but having just come from a Hilton a step or two down!
What annoyed me was that the lodging had been paid up front, but the pre-authorisation was still $400? I only had to pay the $25 per day for valet parking (the going rate around here) and the $8+ per day hotel tax!!! For 3 nights about $100 in total. The tax was for hotel amenities whether you used them or not!
The receptionist said the $400 would be debited from my account on checkout and repaid back 3 days later?? I am paying cash on checkout? Doing this will incur double transaction charges - not that she cared! All a bit odd and just hoping that the money will arrive back in the account - I stay in lots of hotels around the world and pre-auth doesn't normally work that way. Can't checkout and go somewhere else as they will charge $100 on top of non-refundable payment already made. Rant over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Italia Hotel is Miami Beach’s brand new boutique hotel, located in the heart of South Beach where everything from restaurants to nightlife are within walking distance.Our hotel features 12 uniquely furnished tranquil guestrooms and 1 magnificant Villa Suite; each comes equipped with a 42-inch LCD Television with free premium movie channels. Other in-room amenities include minibar, in-room electronic safe, soundproof system, speaker phones and conference call capability, Ipod docking stations. All our suites are equipped with large glass enclosed showers. All guestrooms have new central air conditioning and non-smoking. To ensure the quality of your stay, our signature bedding has pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, and triple sheeting. All of our rooms at Villa Italia feature a private bathroom with shower, bathrobes, deluxe toiletries, and hair dryer. Guests can also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free unlimited internet (both wired & Wi-Fi), local and toll free dialing, daily newspaper, free on-demand premium movie channels, snacks & beverages throughout the day and daily beach towels & umbrellas. ... more less
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