Don't Rely on a Phone Booking/Price Quote for Accommodation!
Going to Gladstone & booked at Grand-Childers as a single traveller to support independent QHA members. Booked a single room with a young lady-Emma on Friday 23rd July for Sunday, 25th July was quoted $60 which I accepted.
When I arrived Sunday about 2pm - Childers Festival was on and the highway closed etc. & I eventually made my way through back streets to the hotel. Here my booking was found and confirmed but I was informed that the price as now $100 take it or leave it….and as I was a stranger to town/first time there and had nothing else booked on a Sunday afternoon, I had to accept and pay the amount asked.
Its totally wrong/ unethical for the business to take a booking in via a verbal contract 2 days earlier and then and then not honour the room price as quoted/agreed when the person has arrived has has little other choice. I spoke to owner Pam in the morning and she couldn't care less!