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VAT at the Bay?

By Pork Hunt - 2 November 2011 29

I was looking at a Batemans Bay motel web site and came across the following:

“Standard Twin Room
Prices are per room.
Included in room price: 10 % VAT.”

Are they on drugs? What’s VAT? I’d like to stay there but I’m afraid they’ll want payment in Egyptian pounds or Albanian lek.

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29 Responses to
VAT at the Bay?
qbngeek 1:08 pm 02 Nov 11

mickey said :

gospeedygo said :

First mistake: thinking about going to Batemans Bay in the first place.

Going to Batemans Bay vs spending the holidays in Canberra ? …. Hmm

Go to Eden, Wallaga, Bermagui or Tathra (or if it is more than a weekend go to Mallacoota or Gipsy Point) all beautiful places without the craptasticness of the Bay. I grew up on the South Coast (Ulladulla) and we stayed away from Batemans Bay as much as possible.

I also highly recommended camping in the Snowy Mountains at Blue Waterholes or Long Plain if you are looking to get out fo Canberra for a weekend.

dtc 12:51 pm 02 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

Nothing wrong with that. Canberra has heaps to do if you get off your arse.

Except a beach. So Canberra loses.

EvanJames 12:43 pm 02 Nov 11

shirty_bear said :

Yep … go somewhere else … anywhere else.
Batemans is designed specifically for ripping off Canberrans.

Ssshhhh. No, Batemans Bay is the ultimate, there is no where better, anywhere. Goooo tooo the baaaaaaay.

KB1971 12:19 pm 02 Nov 11

mickey said :

gospeedygo said :

First mistake: thinking about going to Batemans Bay in the first place.

Going to Batemans Bay vs spending the holidays in Canberra ? …. Hmm

Nothing wrong with that. Canberra has heaps to do if you get off your arse.

shirty_bear 11:58 am 02 Nov 11

gospeedygo said :

First mistake: thinking about going to Batemans Bay in the first place.

Yep … go somewhere else … anywhere else.
Batemans is designed specifically for ripping off Canberrans.

poetix 11:57 am 02 Nov 11

gospeedygo said :

First mistake: thinking about going to Batemans Bay in the first place.

There are many beautiful spots just near BB.
It’s useful to have it there for the shops. And the weird parking in the main drag, which was obviously designed when there were about 20 residents.
The bridge is quite interesting.

mickey 11:56 am 02 Nov 11

gospeedygo said :

First mistake: thinking about going to Batemans Bay in the first place.

Going to Batemans Bay vs spending the holidays in Canberra ? …. Hmm

gospeedygo 11:36 am 02 Nov 11

First mistake: thinking about going to Batemans Bay in the first place.

blowers 11:31 am 02 Nov 11

Why not call and ask them? Which site are we talking about?

arescarti42 11:04 am 02 Nov 11

Be careful. Maybe when you go to pay you find out that VAT is their “very admirable towels” charge or something, and you still have to pay 10% GST on top.

TheDancingDjinn 10:08 am 02 Nov 11

micky_c85 said :

They’re probably breaking the law by saying VAT instead of GST.

Quick! If they are breaking the law you must be able to stay at the hotel for free!! – or does that rule apply only to speeding tickets?

micky_c85 9:45 am 02 Nov 11

They’re probably breaking the law by saying VAT instead of GST.

G-Fresh 9:17 am 02 Nov 11

synonymous, kid

Sammy 9:17 am 02 Nov 11

Value-Added Tax. UK equivalent of the GST.

qbngeek 9:10 am 02 Nov 11

VAT is just like GST. Are you sure they are not a UK company?

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