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show up without a reservation?

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show up without a reservation?

Hi,

Will probably fly to Santorini on December 26 and stay for several days. Since it is low season, is it advisable to show up without a reservation ? Some places that are opened year round are requesting a 30% deposit via credit card and I would rather pay in cash when I arrive.

Other European cities do not ask for a 30% deposit, they simply ask for a credit card.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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1. Re: show up without a reservation?

It is better to make a reservation in order to confirm the room of your preferance. A 30% deposit is not unusual in Santorini.

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2. Re: show up without a reservation?

Most hotels will be closed then. The challenge you face if you show up without a reservation will be to find a hotel that's open in December. You might have to walk around your chosen village for quite a while until you find something affordable.

http://www.santorini.com/hotels/allyear.htm

Edited: 17 August 2012, 00:41
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