millimole wrote: Equally, if hotels would stop the stupidity of dynamic pricing there'd be less late cancellations.
That low deposit -- high deposit thing is really dodgy and should be outlawed.
You pay a low deposit like £30 ( as quoted in above post ) with balance due at a point (12 weeks before you go I think ) but if you have to cancel you pay a high deposit.
It's to fool you into thinking you have time to change your mind but in reality you've paid a high deposit.
You have no idea what that "high deposit " is costing cos it's not shown anywhere on your documents ( received by email)
This high deposit is hidden in the small print on a page you have to hunt through their website to find and even then it's hard to decipher cos the high deposits are on another page listed as a percentage deposit but not a "high deposit" and doesn't really correlate with your actual full price but just gives % price bands.
Very sneaky and can't really be legal to do that.