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Old 1 Dec 20, 10:21 AM  
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cabana bay good deal

had an email from travel republic. they have got some great deals at the moment

universal cabana bay for 16 nights in sept was £1260 with volcano views

£15 down and the rest to pay before you go so you know exactly what your paying.

if you book with universal you pay a deposit and the rest at the hotel but this can fluctuate with the exchange rate at the time of booking and time of holiday.

not sure how long its up for.

cancelled my booking with universal and gone with travel republic. the £130 saving can go towards my ubers

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Old 1 Dec 20, 12:14 PM  
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The problem being if you have to cancel there’s a £25 fee with travel republic and if you need to get hold of them for any reason it takes absolutely ages
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The problem being if you have to cancel there’s a £25 fee with travel republic and if you need to get hold of them for any reason it takes absolutely ages
Rang them to see if they would price match stayforlong.com took around 7 mins to speak to someone and unfortunately would not price match as the other company were not abta and atol bonded

I asked would it cost a £25 cancellation fee after my 14 day booking period and was told no.

Under their new flexible agreement i could cancel foc up to 1 week prior to travelling

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Yes we were not charged for cancelling, I know that charging £40 for cancelling is the normal practice.We were given back our £15 deposit too
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do you still get the early entry to the theme parks with travel republic?
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do you still get the early entry to the theme parks with travel republic?
yes as you are staying in a universal hotel.

you can also use the top universals hotel pools as well unlike disney

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The difference is about £100 for us - I keep looking for the catch - we booked with Universal last night but it can still be cancelled
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Ok that was a difficult conversation. I've just rang travel republic and was told by the gentleman that this was a standard reservation and there was no early entry to the parks included in it - if you want to pay deposit then there is a fee of £3.95 however its fully refundable including deposit.

To be honest he didn't give me any confidence whatsoever !

What would be the difference in booking the room with travel republic and booking direct with universal - before I cancel with universal? deposit was £15 with TR
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Ok that was a difficult conversation. I've just rang travel republic and was told by the gentleman that this was a standard reservation and there was no early entry to the parks included in it - if you want to pay deposit then there is a fee of £3.95 however its fully refundable including deposit.

To be honest he didn't give me any confidence whatsoever !

What would be the difference in booking the room with travel republic and booking direct with universal - before I cancel with universal? deposit was £15 with TR
Wonder if he was mixing up early entry with express pass like you get at the 3 upper range hotels.

As far as I remember you only show the people at the park gate your room key.

From Universal website. No stipulation regarding hotel guests that book direct



The turnstiles to the park(s) participating in early entry will open between 60 and 90 minutes before the official opening time. Both hotel and day guests will be admitted to the park, and each EPA-eligible guest (including children) will need to show his or her own room key to pass beyond the park's entry plaza during the early admission hour. Guests not eligible for early park admission will be held in an alternative area to await the official opening time.

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