Hotels are always looking for ways to make money. Thus, they have devised subtle ways to rake in more money-which may appear ingenious to them but not to their guests. Check your bill closely and always speak up when a hotel hits you with any of the following ridiculous fees shared by Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency.
- Additional person fee
Hotel room rates are usually based on double occupancy. You don’t have to pay extra charges for kids or friends in the room. To avoid this fee, you need to be aware of it before you book so that you can search for another hotel that doesn’t charge it.
- WiFi fee
WiFi should be one of the perks customers enjoy when they stay in a hotel. But a lot of hotels charge a fee for WiFi. This said, when you find such a fee on your bill, do not hesitate to make a complaint especially if it is ridiculously expensive.
- Parking fee
You should not pay to park your car at a hotel you are lodging. But in a desperate bid to earn more, some hotels charge this absurd fee.
- Early check-in fee
Some hotels will charge you extra if you check in at a certain time. If you arrive early, ask whether there is an early check-in fee. If there is, you should not hurriedly pay. The hotel should be magnanimous enough to check-in whether you arrive early or not.
- Luggage Holding
Some hotels charge guests to leave their bags at the front desk. Always confirm if this service is free before stashing your luggage with them.