First of all, I'm writing prior to even staying at "The Shorewood" . We will be staying there over Canadian March break. I have never written a review and I am not a complainer by nature, but I feel the need to vent today. This morning we received a friendly reminder via e-mail from 'Royal Shell Vacations' that we needed to submit our final payment. A month ago when we booked, we paid (via our "Business Travel' VISA) the first down payment.
Upon getting the email this morning, I felt excited and relieved to get the final payment out of the way, so we could say that all the details have been completed and 'we are ready to roll!'....until I read the fine print..... THEY DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD for the final payment!!!!!??? They only accept a personal cheque, OR wire transfer (which is expensive!) OR 'E-Check' form (which costs $5.55). I called Visa and asked if they could write a credit card cheque. They indeed are willing to do this at a huge cost to us. We will not end up with travel points, we will be charged, and this is also considered a "cash advance" and we will have to immediately start paying a very high interest!
I called the RSV office to confirm this, as I really couldn't believe it myself... In this day and age I simply can't wrap my head around a company that will not accept a major credit card for a holiday!!?? .....Mailing a personal cheque??! Wire Transfer?? Really?? This isn't the 80's anymore!!
My husband and I are very disappointed as we always book our holidays with our Business Travel Visa. We collect points this way, and as a result end up paying for a portion of our holiday. AND this is also how our company pays for our holiday. We have NEVER experienced a time when we could not use our credit card to book a holiday!!
We are hoping our stay at Shorewood 1D makes up for this.
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