Can I trust the VAT and city tax “estimations” on the hotel websites? When I pretend to book and see the rundown, I see more like a 10% tax rather than the 20-24% I expected.
For instance, The Corinthia (I can dream, can’t I?) does NOT include VAT in their room prices. Other hotels do. They do not. It says in fine print “excluding taxes and fees” and so when I look at the total costs (right before hitting submit) I see a line item for estimated taxes and fees that amounts to only 10% of the total.
I’d rather avoid any astronomically shocking financial surprises.
(Also, Corinthia has a two bedroom “residence” sleeping 3 but I have not received any info on the bed in the second bedroom, no answer to my email, and methinks it is a pullout sofa bed. I’m not young enough to think that sounds like fun. Hmmmmm. Anyone have experience at the Corinthia on a hide-a-bed? I have many unpleasant memories of those things. Two rooms at the Corinthia seems a bit steep especially since I gotta pay for my own room.)