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960 days ago

Everything was done exceptionally well, thanks. Great moving company!

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963 days ago

We stayed here during SxSW '09. It's a pretty nice hostel. It has a big grassy area and docks leading up to a lake. It's quite pretty. There is also a private parking lot in front. There's a communal kitchen with free bread, which comes in handy for your drunk, late-night munchies, oh and breakfast.

There are some some smaller rooms for 4 or 6 people, but there is also a large dormitory room with many, many beds. Luckily, I was in a 6 person room, which was fine. They have lockers you should definitely use because my friends had an iphone charger and a sweatshirt stolen here. I think it's pretty safe if you just put away your stuff though. It's a hassle, but it's worth it.

The bathrooms are okay. There are numerous stalls and sinks, but the showers are in just a big room with curtains sort of stringed across. Definitely bring shower sandals, and try to lose your sense of modesty. To use the furtherest shower head, you actually have to cut across the showers which may possibly be in use....uhh, awkward! I think they should fix this!

The staff are super friendly. It's clean. There are "lockout" hours in the rooms so they can clean them, but they aren't too strict about it. The bathrooms close during this time too, which is awful! If you wake up too late, you might not get to shower (this happened to my friends).

There's also a nice communal living room with comfy couches and a few older computers. There is free wifi, so bring your laptop as computers are a commodity and usually in use. There is also the sweetest cat that lives here! You'll love the kitty, such a chiller.

My own main problem with the hostel is that it's kinda far away from downtown. There is a bus, but it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the bus stop and it doesn't come very often. It's about a 45 minute trip into downtown from leaving the hostel, but only if you know the bus schedule; otherwise might take considerably over an hour to get there.

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1046 days ago

When I booked the Limo I had a good experience. The staff was very helpful and the limo arrived on time. After that the experience was not good. The limo driver had been given specific directions on how to get to 6 places around town, and they were popular places that a limo driver should know. It was to take about an hour and 45 minutes and it ended up taking a little over three hours. The Limo Driver got lost going to each place and did not contact the contact person for directions instead she just drove around looking for it. She did not read the directions that were sent to her or contact anyone. For this reason we were not able to complete all the places we needed to go. When I spoke with the staff at AAA on Monday they told me that the Limo Driver did the best job she could and that it is what it is. Not the professional courteous service I was expecting after spending the amount of money I did to rent their Limo. I would not use this service again because their drivers do not follow direction and the staff does not care. I think this is a way to charge clients more money.

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1078 days ago

I heard about Austin from my collage friends, they had a big blast there attending theaters, tubing San Marcos River, Barton Spring poll, Mt. Bonnell and many more. So we four friends have decided to plan a trip to Austin.

So we started making arrangement for the trip and first of all we need a cheap accommodation at best locations in the city. Finding cheap hotels in Austin was never so easy, so we decided to book our hotel online.

After going through several online hotels booking website, I came across hotels2stay.net that looked really wonderful to us and having great chain hotels in Austin at cheap rates. There were many hotel options available that goes in our budget and also at 70% discount.

Then I called up my Uncle and asked him “Is it safe to book hotels online as they require personal details. He asked me website name and said “Yes, it’s a wonderful website, why don’t you asked it to me!!!” Without wasting too much time we booked our hotels in one of the best located hotels in Austin. I thought that its confirmation will come up in 24 hrs. or so but within a few minutes I got a confirmation mail that our hotel had been booked having all details specified.

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1184 days ago

I have one boat or another at Yacht Harbor since shortly after they opened, around 1981. I have had boats at several other marina's on Lake...

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1194 days ago

This is a GREAT place to stay. The views of Lake Travis are mind blowing it is so beautiful at sunset. The pool is also very pretty.

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1199 days ago

I rented a car from ACE for my 9-day stay in Austin, TX. I was a bit skeptical because I had never heard of them before, but it was a surprisingly great experience. I picked up my car without any problems or delays. I was offered a free upgrade. The lady who helped me was nice. She offered me some extras at some additional costs to which I declined, but that is expected. She did try to trick me into paying a few extra bucks for an upgrade, but when I said "No, thanks" she then offered me a Suzuki Grand Vitara free of charge and said that was all that was available at the time. So I drove off in a nicer car without spending any extra money. The car was new and was very clean. I called them twice during my stay to ask for help, and was promptly atended. Returning the car was also a breeze. No delays. The agent was efficient, nice and polite. I would recommend it to anyone, and will also go back to ACE to rent another car whenever I'm in Austin again.

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1212 days ago

I rented a car through ACE for a business trip almost a month ago. When I returned the car I asked for a receipt and the printer wasn't working, so they said they would e-mail it to me. A week later, still nothing, so I called and asked to have it emailed and now the email isn't working, so they said they would fax it. Three weeks later, I called AGAIN and after being on hold for over 20 minutes they said they would fax it. Their phones were cutting in and out so badly it took 10 minutes before the guy could even understand what I said. I feel I shouldn't have to check-up on them all the time just for a receipt! Very poor customer service!

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1215 days ago

Had family arrive on short notice to spend the weekend. I spoke with Joni at the front desk and she took care of me. She arranged my reservation (and set up so I could pay for it) with ease. My aunt and uncle had dinner at their restaurant and said that it blew other hotel food out of the park, unexpected! They also said that the beds were very comfortable and loved that the location was in south austin (near me) and easy to find (it is on the corner of two major highways. They said that they are going to become Omni loyal, and after hearing them, I will do the same.

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1219 days ago

Everyone who works here are soo helpful and friendly. I was able to find everything here for my first ski trip - and the employees were alw...

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