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  • Kevin C says:

    Hilton have introduced confirmed connecting rooms during booking. This will presumably be helpful to some families. I’ve always found requesting connecting rooms to be quite hit and miss.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Nice spot. this is a genuine game changer for us

  • Sam says:

    Hi all, what are the decent places to eat/grab coffee/cake at Wimbledon?

    • Rob says:

      There is a lot to be said for doing a full tour of the grounds before deciding, top to bottom, then head back to one you like the look of. They are far less crowded than normal years. Most places tend to look a bit like school canteens unfortunately.

  • Max says:

    Is 500 Eurostar points for an £86 one-way ticket good value?

    What’s a point typically worth?

      • Max says:

        £86 / 500 = 17p though?

        • Max says:

          To add, I wasn’t clear about the calculations in that article, eg. it says a £239 return provides 13.8p per point, but £239 / 1000 = 23p value.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            239-32=207/1500(peak pricing) = 13.8p

            I think where it gets confusing is Rob then switched to off peak pricing for 2/3 months out as I assume he thought there would be “off peak” redemptions available that far out.

            your £86 vs 500 + £32 = 10.8p per point

        • Cabal of rabid baboons says:

          Possibly not good value it appears then Max?

          • Max says:

            Either it’s not good value, or my maths on that article is bad this evening…

          • BrightonReader says:

            The value is when you actually come to use them compared to possibly losing them altogether because they have expired.

            500 points getting you even say a £5 discount is surely better than not getting any value from them at all. Sure £50 is better but £5 is better than nothing

  • Ming the Merciless says:

    What are the fees to the user for paying HMRC with the commercial card? I habe personal so can’t check.

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