"In Aug 2009, 4 friends and I spent 4 days/3 nts at Londo Lodge. We
had a very nice time (the staff are excellent) and upon checking out
we were presented with invoices that accurately reflected the $USD
rate that was quoted to us by the owner when we made the reservation
-- all appeared to be in order. However, when we got home our credit
card statements indicated we'd been charged $1000 more than the $USD
amount on the invoice. I raised the issue with the owner, and 7
months, many emails and phone calls later, nothing has been resolved.
The owner has been largely unresponsive. He says that the $1000
difference was because we used credit cards, rather than paying
cash/wire transfer. Even if this was an adequate explanation (it's not),
we were never told that using a credit card would result in additional
fees, let alone $1000!
At best this is unprofessional and bad business, at worst it's stealing."