H-G-L, I appreciate what you said. Annibal, that is revolting where did this waiter go to school. You should have apologised to your Italian friend on behalf of all Algerian and wrote a letter to Management and ministry of tourism for that. Hotel Aurassi has great view but I will not stay there even if it was free. I prefer the Sheraton, Hilton, Sofitel but you do have to bear in mind the stuff are very arrogant and behave as if they are doing you a favour. PRIMITIVE is more like it.
I prefer Moroccan service because in Tunisia where I was recently they are getting worst that Algerian unfortunately…Man we are talking about 5 Stars hotels for god sake
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23rd April 2005 12:36 #8Member
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25th April 2005 07:47 #9Junior Member
Originally posted by Happy_golucky
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Kewl, I am so sorry to hear that!
1) You should complain to your travel agency and try to get a refund these people are a disgrace to my country.
2) You should not accept and ask to see the manager talk to him politely and try to touch his heart by diplomacy. Algerian can be really rough but when you are kind and sweet they melt and cannot resist.
You should say forgive me dear sir, but I’ve heard that you were so civilised and most hospitable and generous country how on earth can you expect me to get another room for my fiancée, my to be wife, common law wife, whatever. I do not have a budget for another room because it is just out of the question. If all these fail, tell him fair enough I will go to the Hilton, Sheraton, St George etc. He will give in if all this fail tell him I’m going to call the press and sell my story no European will put feet in Algiers anymore and that will be the end for your already fragile economy. Let me know next time I will come with you as I live very near hotel Aurassi
Actually we did try that in every hotel that we went to (try to talk sense to them) and they all said the same thing. That unmarried couples cannot stay in one room and that's the hotels' policy. So, we didn't have any other choice.
Thanks for the offer Happy, but the next time I will go there, we won't have the same problem as we are already married
8th August 2005 14:31 #10Registered User
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The same thing happened to me and my husband-to-be at the time! We had to pay the price of a double and and single because we were not married. It's incredible hypocrisy because the hotel management knew we would stay in the double room. They could then rent the single room to another guest and get twice as much money! One way around the problem is to show them an official 'proposition de marriage' which is enough proof of your soon-to-be married status. Fortunately, my husband has always been an effective haggeler, so we always managed to get the prices down with a little charm!