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Deyja

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unable to book a hotel room?
« on: 10.01.2016, 10:20:44 »

so, first time going to eurofurence this year, very excited about it  ;D

however, when i woke up this morning and tried to reserve a hotel room it kept saying that i should contact the hotel directly ??? ???
i thought it might have been a problem with my browser or my cookies, so i tried to use my mobile
there it said that it was past the cutoff date.. (see attached)

does this mean that all the rooms are allready filled?
or am i just panicing without reason?
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #1 on: 10.01.2016, 10:26:16 »

The online booking option has been disabled for now.
You need to write an email to them, in order to book a room. :)
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Deyja

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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #2 on: 10.01.2016, 10:28:27 »

well shit... (doesn't like writing emails  :-X)
but thank you ^^
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #3 on: 10.01.2016, 11:25:47 »

Is there a reason for it to be disabled? The number of registrations is already high but as the hotel is big I doubt that all the rooms would be booked already.  ??? ???
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #4 on: 10.01.2016, 11:41:07 »

Well, considering that there were over 2,000 registrations within the first six hours, there is a certain probability that they may have exhausted the initial room block over night.

If the web site says to contact the hotel it's probably best to email them or phone them up. Last year they were running a waiting list, and there's usually some reshuffling going on once the dust settles and when people share rooms with their friends some double reservations are usually freed up.

You can also check right here in the room sharing board to see whether you can team up with someone else, or, penutimately check this thread for alternative accomodation in the area. It doesn't hurt to book a fully refundable(!) room elsewhere, then cancel that one when you get a spot at the Estrel.
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Deyja

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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #5 on: 10.01.2016, 11:55:54 »

whelp... email sent :-X
now lets hope for the best
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #6 on: 10.01.2016, 12:26:45 »

I am pretty sure some people booked a room extra to be on a safe side and some will be open up...I personally will post here if I dont need mine anymore, because its a right thing to do :)
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #7 on: 10.01.2016, 12:43:54 »

Same here. Sent the mail to the hotel.

Now waiting for the reply. Let's hope the best :)
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FinnOWolf

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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #8 on: 10.01.2016, 14:39:19 »

Good news!

The hotel room booking page is functional again. ^^
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Deyja

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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #9 on: 10.01.2016, 14:46:55 »

huh, guess that was just for a minute or two then, because it's giving the same errors again..
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #10 on: 10.01.2016, 14:51:21 »

huh, guess that was just for a minute or two then, because it's giving the same errors again..

That was very unexpected. o_O
Keep checking the page and it might open up again for a short moment. Lets hope for the best.
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #11 on: 10.01.2016, 16:41:34 »

I mailed them and also gave them my phone number and they called me back. We clarified some questions and I got my reservation.
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #12 on: 10.01.2016, 18:04:16 »

I also mailed them and they've sent me back the confirmation.
Anything is sorted now, I have a confirmed reservation :)
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #13 on: 10.01.2016, 18:14:13 »

haven't heard anything yet, but there's like 8 months left
so i'm not going to let this ruin my spirit  ;D
i'll find some way anyway *excited*
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Re: unable to book a hotel room?
« Reply #14 on: 10.01.2016, 18:45:30 »

Emailed and called them. They told me thatvthey will not book rooms for all existing emails due to lack of rooms. If this is true i will surely be sad/upset
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