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Nan
06-23-2011, 03:01 PM
Has anyone used a hotel laundry service? It seems like a good option for an extended trip to save packing space, but I'm very picky about my laundry.

What has your experience been?

skaternum
06-23-2011, 03:17 PM
I've used the service a few times in different hotels, mostly when I was in Belgium on business. I never had any problems.

Jackie Sparrow
06-23-2011, 03:17 PM
Well, what kind of hotels are you going to stay at? 1*?
It might also depend on the country. Europe is very diverse, you know ;)

Jenny
06-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Has anyone used a hotel laundry service? It seems like a good option for an extended trip to save packing space, but I'm very picky about my laundry.

What has your experience been?

Excellent - we use pressing services often, and occasionally laundry and drycleaning as well. If it's a service they promote, then it's either onsite for large hotels or with a local service that the smaller hotels use themselves (bedding, towels, uniforms).

If they don't promote the service actively, you might want to ask a few more questions, particularly about timing and if they can accommodate special instructions.

If you have something that you fear shrinking, you might want to hold that back, just in case. Anything else should be fine.

Nan
06-23-2011, 03:54 PM
Well, what kind of hotels are you going to stay at? 1*?
It might also depend on the country. Europe is very diverse, you know ;)

Right now, I'm looking at Mercure hotels in Frankfurt and Munich.

Rob
06-23-2011, 04:22 PM
I have always has fantastic laundry service in upscale or midscale European hotels, but any hotel laundry service can be pricey. I have also dragged some to a laundromat and did it while I sat at a cafe next door. I have had worse days. Sitting at a European cafe never sucks.

Nan
06-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Sitting at a European cafe never sucks.

I would give that a GOE of +3. :)

Thanks for the idea.

millyskate
06-23-2011, 04:41 PM
I would give that a GOE of +3. :)

Thanks for the idea.

I would trust the hotel above the laundromat :shuffle:

Poor student with extensive laundromat experience speaking here :lol:

Nan
06-23-2011, 04:43 PM
Poor student with extensive laundromat experience speaking here :lol:

Ah! Well, the cafe part sounded good. :lol:

PrincessLeppard
06-23-2011, 05:08 PM
I've used laundromats all over Europe and never had a problem.

Hedwig
06-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Some laundromats even have a café build into it.

Mercure in Germany will be fine. But they usually charge per item so a laundromat is much less expensive.

Nan
06-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Great input. Thank you all very much. :)