Booking hotels through booking.com
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 9, 2012 11:48 AM Last Post By: battybilly
Nov 5, 2012 10:24 PM
Booking hotels through booking.comI am reviewing Turkey hotel options using www.booking.com and want to know what the words 'includes half board' mean against some pricing options> I can't find a definition easily on the website. Can someone please advise as we don't use this terminology in Australia.
Nov 5, 2012 10:27 PM
Nov 5, 2012 10:31 PM
Nov 6, 2012 3:58 PM
3want to know what the words 'includes half board' mean against some pricing options...Half board means evening dinner is included in the price.This does tie you to the hotel in the evening
And breakfast, usually, of course...as #1 says, it does tie you to the hotel and limit your options but normally it's good value, if you don't mind that...sometimes it's at set times which can be handy for singles that don't necessarily like eating alone in a restaurant, later on at night...
Nov 7, 2012 1:15 AM
4sarıkanarya, you are so very funny, what a hoot, and you have an incredible vocabulary :-)
"Dosh,spondulicks,readies,greenbacks(from the USA?) and the very modern wonga"
I never heard of spondulicks until this thread, even though WorldWideWords says:
Though originally a bit of mid-nineteenth-century American slang for money, this has travelled widely, being cast up on the shores of Britain and Australia among other places. It’s a member of a group of words created in a century-long fit of logographical exuberation which also gave us slumgullion, rambunctious, and absquatulate (not to mention, as Elsie L Warnock did in Dialect Notes in 1913, such lost treasures as scrumdifferous, hyperfirmatious, and supergobosnoptious).
Concerning readies I had to dig a bit deeper and found that The Free Dictionary 's 5th definition is: +"Available: ready money."+???
Greenbacks I know but perhaps a younger generation might not?
And *wonga*?? Wiktionary says:
Etymology: From the Romany word wangar (coal); "coal" was also used as a slang term for money in England in the 18th and 19th century. (slang, UK, chiefly London, New Zealand) money (as in) "A whole wodge of wonga."
Nov 7, 2012 1:38 AM
5Thanks Waterhazard Jack, yes I know the pensiyon I am booking has great food but good point about if you are travelling single. They had a restaurant attached with a musician at night. I ate there once and felt out of place with all the romance around me. After that I always ate happily by myself in the courtyard.
Nov 9, 2012 11:48 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$255.15 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$169.00 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$275.00 per night