I've never been able to bargain for a good hotel room. I know how to bargain at a market, but that's a whole social process. I fail at hotels! Does anyone have any easy suggestions?
Part of my problem is that I don't want to spend a morning tramping around looking at rooms, and it probably shows. I've also seen Western Europeans act like **** in other places trying to bargain discount rates out of luxury hotels.
So, for example ... I'll be traveling to Mardin. I know of two good hotels and one skanky one. Is it better to call a day ahead, or just show up in the morning? Does cash get a discount? Is it a simple case of asking, on the off-chance you might get a discount, or is there actual negotiating and bargaining involved?