Need help fellow travelers who had stayed at Best Western Astina before. I just booked 5 nights via Best Western international website with breakfast and a traveler came up with this review at tripadvisor last oct 2:
Now I'm concerned, aside from the bfast charges when it should be included, is the bfast coupon really worth 1000 yen or just 500 yen?
FRAUDULENT BREAKFAST CHARGES FOR COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
The people that work in this hotel are dishonest. The International website of Best Western says that for the price there is a complimentary breakfast. As soon as my wife arrived with me to the hotel we were given coupons for the supposed complimentary daily breakfasts. We were told that they could be exchanged at the Lawson convience store in the first floor of the hotel if could not have breakfast. That was the first warning something was wrong, because at Lawson convience store we were told that they could be exchanged for 500 yens only in spite that they were 1,000 yens worth.
At the end of our six days, on September 30 we were given initially only the credit card slip for the total, telling us that it was customary in Japan to do so. I asked for a paper because there was a discrepancy between what I knew to be the price of the daily rate and what they said they were charging us. The employee said there were some taxes that were added. But when we saw the complete daily account what they were doing was chargin g1,000 yens per person per day in a fraudulent way.
I consider this dishonest and not worthy of a hotel that uses the Best Western logo in everything they have so they represent Best Western dishonestly.
We are now going to contest these fraudulent charges with our Credit card company because I don't intend to pay for them.
Lots of other clients only had coffee and toasts. Imagine being charged for these 2,000 yens. On top of disguising the fraudulent charges.