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Friday, January 28, 2022

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RobertBose1

This is extremely interesting. Thanks for the write up. I've been in SL forever and while I've seen hotels, I had no idea there was an actual subset of SL users that RP (and pay for!) staying in hotels and eating in restaurants. I'm definitely going to check some out. Thank you Cajsa for this and for always alerting us to interesting photo streams!

lkosov

Browsing through the website, there are/have been places charging up to at least L$4,500/night (Cheri Noel's Chateau).

I've known about a couple of very lower-tier (L$9-20/day) motels that I've stumbled across, but never realized there was this whole other world of accommodations out there. Very cool!

A Facebook User

Hi, first of all thank you Cajsa for the amazing shout out, I appreciate that the topic of SL Hotels is kind of niche, which is probably why I'm the only one doing this.

In answer to the comment about the prices, there are some places that are basically free. The Baxton Motel for example charges a nominal membership fee of 100L a year. However to a certain extent you get what you pay for, and most of the free or almost free places are pretty basic.

However, the Smith Hotel, which is good, is in fact free (https://virtualhotels.online/blog/review-the-smith-hotel). Having said that, the owner intends to change this soon.

And yes at the other end of the scale, I once almost died of shock when paying 7000L a night (that rate included RP dinner and spa) for a date and myself at the now shut Cairo Garden City.

What's interesting for me is how the hotels landscape will evolve as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic.

After all, I originally got into this as a form of pandemic therapy, at a time when I rarely ventured more than two miles from my house.

Lyssa Oh

He's gone to something like 40+ hotels so far, but hasn't even looked at one of the oldest on the grid? Brunel Hall has been around for years, not even a hint of a mention of it on his blog.

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