I don't write reviews very often, but I think this is worth sharing. We had a guaranteed booking for a night. When we arrived late evening the desk clerk told us that the hotel was overbooked and we had to move to another hotel. When we asked how this can possibly be when we have a guaranteed booking the desk clerk said there have already been a few guests this night who also faced overbooking. Pardon, but do you really think it makes us feel better, when you tell us that you treat many of your clients that way? To make things worse, the room in the other nearby hotel was a worse category than the one we had booked AND payed for. The clerk (Hector) was neither helpful nor friendly.
To me this business practice is absolut inacceptable in the hospitality industry. As a guest I expect that everything runs smooth and I am treated welcoming. This experience in the Charter Inn was the opposite as we had to carry our luggage back to the car, drive to another hotel and get in all 30 minutes later into a room that was worse than what we had payed for and that we did not selected.
To Charter Inn management: If you really think you have to do overbooking in order to maximize your profits, then develop a process that works for your clients. Like calling clients with guaranteed bookings before you take their rooms away and ask if they would accept to move to a room of at least equal standard when they get a small voucher or whatsoever for their inconvenience.
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