"The old Bait and Switch?" Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Tip by Callavetta

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Heidelberg: 185 reviews and 3 photos

  Four Seasons
by Callavetta

I didn't stay in this hotel and I am not planning to. I'm writing this to comment on my experience when I attempted to book a room online.

I was really excited to find this on the hotel website:

If you book directly in the Hotel, no Travel-Agency, you can pay your bill in US-Dollars.
Exchange rate 1 to 1
Ask for our summer-specials
In the winter ask for: ? 3 days staying - 2 days paying ?


What a nice deal, given the state of the USD against the Euro right now. So I inquired about staying 3 nights and paying for 2, and also about the payment offer.

The reply told me I could book a room for 3 nights and would get a 4th free. If I wanted the payment offer I would have to pay cash for all 4 nights.

Hmmmmmm, suddenly the hotel was no longer in my price range! Also, they offered me a double room at the top of the 85 euro to 100 euro range.

Unique Qualities: The hotel looks like a great location and a lovely place. I just didn't like the bait and switch tactic.

Address: Haspelgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 06221/24164 + 2 76 19
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.4-jahreszeiten.de/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 3, 2005
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