The first time i saw this was a few years ago at the Sofitel. I found this pretty cool at the time. It didn't take me long to start hating that system. The last time i saw such a mini-bar was during one of my last stays at the Sheraton. They're a pain & i'll only use the mini-bar if i can squeez a few cans of pop over the others already in there. More often than not with such mini-bars, i wind up with a surprise on my bill when i'm checking out. So beware. Beware of the modern-day mini-bar. Beware, beware, beware!Voyager said:The only thing to be careful about is some mini-bars are "automatic", meaning that once you remove an item (even if you take it out to look at it!) the price is added to your bill. I can't remember which hotel, but I've had to corect my bill twice there because I was charged for mini-bar items.
They're not that hard to miss. They look more high-tech when you look inside & there's usually a warning posted somewhere about what will happen if you lift a drink from its place. I don't believe that the HDLM uses them yet, but since they've been renovating quite a number of rooms over the past few months, who knows.rollingstone said:Like Voyager I prefer to empty the minibar and put my own stuff in it, but this is the first time I have heard of automatic minibars. How does one spot them? Anyone know if HDLM uses them?