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Thinking about cancelling stay at PA . . .

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Thinking about cancelling stay at PA . . .

The closer it gets to my vacation, the more I am thinking that I should switch hotels :( I originally chose PA for a few reasons:

1. AI option: it was not much more than the non-AI and my mom is traveling with me and has an injured foot - on the days she didn't feel like she could get around, we would be set for food and drink

2. Grand Platinum Suite w/roof top pool: again, because of my mom's foot, we could relax right at our room and take a quick dip when needed (I realize the "pool" is not for swimming)

3. Location: right on (well, across the beaten path) the beach

My concerns are that we booked through a 3rd party site and it appears that lately those upgraded room bookings have not been honored. Although I am a very laid back traveler, not getting the room I paid for would really tick me off. I also have concerns about the level of service that people who choose AI receive - while I certainly do not expect anyone to fawn all over me :) I don't want to beg for a glass of water. Finally, on a few other sites that I follow, there seems to be a number of issues with being double charged at check out.

Sooooo . . . I have just a day or two to figure out what I am going to do here. I could probably cancel and rebook the same room and take the non-AI option, which kind of defeats my purpose of choosing PA and still could have the other problems. Or, I could simply cancel the reservation all together and choose something else (assuming I can find something available).

Any opinions and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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22. Re: Thinking about cancelling stay at PA . . .

Thanks to those "on topic" posters about my original post :) I decided to just leave things alone and keep my fingers crossed that all turns out well!

Regarding injuries and the inability to get any kind of compensation, I am not surprised. In the States, we have the ability to litigate for compensation of injury (some outlandish claims, others not). Many countries do not have this policy. I have seen several injuries on my travels around the world, but have yet to hear of any real compensation other than maybe a hotel voucher for a free stay. One of the great things about traveling is that you get to experience how other countries do things - but it also means that you travel at your own risk. This is why they invented travelers insurance :)

Good luck and safe travels to everyone!

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