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#1 sohappy

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    Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:31 PM

    I'm just curious what the room tax rate at your hotel was in cabo? I was quoted 28%.

    Can the different hotels charge different tax rates?

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:33 PM

      I believe it can vary between resorts. Also, some resorts add a "resort fee" which ups the percentage.

      #3 Maura

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      Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:08 PM

      this is word for word copied and pasted from my contract with the westin, the portion about the taxes. the room rate is taxed at 17% there:

      Tarifas en D³lares Americanos, por habitaci³n, por noche, plan E.P. (sin alimentos), en ocupaci³n sencilla o doble, sujetas al 10% de IVA y al 3% de Impuesto Sobre Hospedaje.
      Las tarifas estan sujetas al 4% de cargo por servicio, el cual incluye:
      § Caf© diario en la habitacion via cafetera
      § Dos botellas de Agua en la Habitacion por estancia
      § Acceso al Seaside Putting Green
      § Acceso al gimnasio powered by reebok
      § Servicio de ama de llaves

      Keep in mind that this does not include the service fee for the bellhop (which is $6.50/pp, one time fee on arrival). Also, La Palmilla is one of the most expensive hotels in Los Cabos, so I would expect your tax on rooms to be a bit higher because it may include things that rooms at less expensive hotels don't have or don't include.

      #4 sohappy

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        Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:31 PM

        Thanks for everyone's input.

        I spoke with O&O, the 28% does include service charges and we are getting a lot of services included in our wedding package. I tried negotiating to see if they can throw anything else into my package. No such luck.




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