Welcome To The Wellesley London, Where Three Bottles of Water Cost $127

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  1. uggboy
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    but they were 0.5 liter bottles :eek:
     
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    No, the waters were £5.50 each. Not aware of the minimum charge?
     
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    The costumer had never seen the menu, so he wasn't aware of the minimum charges, wasn't told by the waiting staff either it seems.
     
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    Doesn't the math look wrong?
    anyone who sits down at the terrace of the bar - though not the bar itself - after 4pm must meet a minimum spend of £25 per head.

    I see what looks like two issues:
    1. How does £25 per head * two people = £50.17?
    2. Shouldn't the £16.50 count towards that minimum?
    I would expect to see a £50 minimum less £16.50 = £33.5 charge to get to minimum of £50 for two persons?

    I see he was meeting two others.
     
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    Good one, this has bugged me too, as I saw it the same way. It's all about 3 people.
     
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    It was him plus two others = 3, so they adjusted the bill to get it to £75.
     
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    Nevertheless, it's odd that a London hotel Bar has something called "minimum spend" from 4 PM. Even more so because they didn't tell him or his guests.
     
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    Simply stated, highway robbery!
     
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    I think you mean motorway robbery?
     
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    Makes the $4 bottles of water at the Marriott sound like a steal.
     
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    I wonder how much of a tip Jessica received.
     
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    Depends on their sizes. ;)
     
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    Albeit in this case it should have been "cash back" for the customer. :oops:

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    Well look it this way. Only $9,925 left for the 90 day AA Citi Exec card spend :)
    Reminds me of the movie (actually the both versions) of Brewster's Millions. "Quick give us 3 bottles of water, where do I sign?"
     
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    8.33 service charge?
     
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    Maybe its like Domino's..."Any delivery charge is not a tip to your driver".

    I think Jessica got shafted.
     
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    Indeed, Jessica was clearly in the "middle" of all of this.
     
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