My apologies to those of you that don’t get the reference.
Boy, Nice, Cannes, and Monte Carlo sure are pretty, though the prices are leaving me a bit speechless.
Yesterday I went to Monte Carlo and couldn’t help but chuckle at the prices:
€16 for a “traditional” milkshake?! Okay, in fairness that was at Cafe de Paris in Monte Carlo, so you pay a bit for the location and “scene,” so I had no problem with those rates. In context that’s “reasonable.”
Now I’m at the Grand Hyatt Cannes. I got in late last night and was dead tired so figured I’d just order room service for dinner. Cannes is very expensive so I was expecting a club sandwich might be €25-30. I’ve stayed at luxury hotels in lots of the most expensive cities in the world, and I’ve never seen a club sandwich more expensive than that. Well, until last night:
€49 ($64USD) for a club sandwich?! Unless it comes with a seven piece mariachi band, a side of caviar, or with fries that are deep fried in 1999 Dom Perignon, I just can’t come to terms with that price. Again, I fully understand that you get charged Cannes prices and not Topeka prices around here, but that’s just the single most absurd price I’ve ever seen on a room service menu.
Can anyone top that?
On the plus side I thought the Diamond welcome amenity was well worth forgoing 1,000 Gold Passport points for…