We're visiting Northern Ireland in September. I've noticed some hotels post prices in Euros some in Pounds. Are both accepted?
They'll accept them but at what rate?
So are we better off just using Pounds?
Don't know - I would presume they dual rate because of folk from the Republic a few miles to the south.
Personally I'd be using a CC to pay for hotels - and only in GBP so as to avoid the joys of Dynamic Currency Conversion
Dynamic Currency Conversion! Sounds scary. The CC makes sense, thanks for the help
It would be cheaper for you to stick to pounds as the hotel will charge commission for using Euro if you need to know anything else about Belfast let me know and I'll try and help.
Use cc for larger transactions and withdraw some sterling from an ATM for those smaller purchases.
Enjoy your visit.
I see you are from Easthampton, lovely town stayed close by at Amagansett a few years ago.
Rule of thumb; when in the UK carry pounds. It avoids confusion and dodgy conversion rates.
Dynamic Currency Conversion is a bit of a legal scam employed by hotels where say a UK hotel charges you in Euros and makes a killing on the exchange rate.
I was staying at a hotel in Bristol in south west England last year and they tried it on there. When in the UK, pay in GBP only.
thank you all for taking yhe time to help us. we really appreciate it.
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