Friday, February 27, 2009

Dirtiest Hotels around the world

Read all about it here at this link

And, the reviews at

On the top Ten list is Aseania Resort.

1.First Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
2.Hotel Grand Central, Singapore, Singapore
3.The Imperial Hotel, Hong Kong, China
4.Royal Peacock Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
5.Woraburi Sukhumvit Hotel and Resort, Bangkok, Thailand
6.Colmar Tropicale, A French-Themed Resort, Bentung, Malaysia
7.Oxford Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
8.City Gate Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
9.Royal Parkview Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
10.Aseania Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia

Monday, February 23, 2009

It's a shame you spent so much money on HGVC, and don't know how to exchange correctly.

It's not your fault! Very few people do.

Here is a typical information being transacted on the internet. Do you see yourself doing it?

Quote:Originally Posted by Kuro2009
Hi Cleomate :)

Bvc doesn't have home resorts in Sarawak therefore you have to pay surcharge for their affilated hotels in Kuching. Here are the list of hotels available in Kuching and their surcharges:

Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Kuching RM70 (hotel room)
Hilton Hotel, Kuching RM70 (hotel room)
Sommerset Gateway Kuching RM80 (1 bedroom apt) RM120 (2bedroom apt)

Which is ur preference?

I need 1 nite at Swiss-Garden Resort & Spa Kuantan (2rooms), 1 nite at Awana Kijal Golf & Beach Resorts (2rooms) in May/June and 1 nite at Swiss Garden Hotel KL (1room) sometime in mid/end of June.

Hi Kuro2009,

I'm also a Heritage Grand Vacation club member. If you are still interested in the exchange, I can exchange with you BVC. You can contact me at

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Should we buy into this pitch from Selling Time?

by Tony Levene
The Guardian, Saturday 14 February 2009
Article history
Should we buy into this pitch from Selling Time?

In November we had a phone call from a timeshare sales company called Selling Time, based in Malaga.

It asked if we wanted to sell our timeshare week in Scotland. We said we were interested but only if there was no upfront payment.

This was agreed. A few weeks later we received another call to say it had a buyer for our week - Americans who had paid a 25% deposit. But then it demanded a €1,200 "retainer". Are we right to be suspicious?
KS, Cornwall

The more you told Capital Letters about this, the worse it became.

First, Selling Time inexplicably offered you £5,500, far more than the market value. Then, how did the Americans know about the timeshare, which was not on the market? Why would anyone buy, sight unseen, from a firm previously unknown to you?

What about the complicated Selling Time sales process, involving two contracts and a courier to collect the certificate of ownership?

And finally, there is the upfront €1,200 fee. This is a hefty percentage of the promised price. But you should only pay a fee once the deal is completed and the proceeds safely in your bank account. You know nothing of Selling Time, not even an address or phone number. Selling Time offered another consumer £8,000 for a timeshare worth £4,000. When this seller said no, Selling Time went up to £9,500. Strange.

Last week, the Office of Fair Trading appealed for complaints from timeshare owners who have received unsolicited approaches from people claiming to be resale agents, promising a "guaranteed buyer" and a high above-market value price for unwanted timeshares. The OFT says owners have already lost large sums to bogus timeshare resale companies. You may find the only way Selling Time will "help" you is if you join a so-called "holiday club" or buy another timeshare for an inflated price.

Friday, February 06, 2009


Read all about it through this link at TravelGuide dot com dot my -

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Room facilities checklist

The following offers a standardized checklist.

Entrance lock
Bedroom lights
Bedside panel lights
Air Conditioning
Long bath/shower
Toilet bowl/Flush system
Water supply (hot/cold)
Towel rack
Bathroom lighting

*Remember to date when the checklist is done and the room room being checked.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Graphic intepretation of TimeShare - comments?

I personally like the, "you can sell it, will it, share it, rent it, trade it" slogan.