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Hotel

In Hotel you had to move around the board buying hotels. Not only did you have to purchase the foundations (as it were), you had to literally construct your hotel/s. Yellow door stops enabled you to collect rent (similar to Monopoly). Obviously, the winner is the last-man-standing.

I always tried to get The Towers. The Village and Lakeside were also popular. There is one hotel which I would compare to Old Kent Road in Monopoly (in that it was the quickest to build and the cheapest to buy) but I can't remember what it was called. It consisted of a single unit to build. Was it The Ritz? Or was The Ritz the next step up?

The game I remember is supplied in a HUGE black box! My Dad still has this in the loft. I told him I have first dibs, LOL.


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Do You Remember Hotel?

  • Anonymous user
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    Yep...I still have this game, in fact I just recently found it again in parents loft during clear out.
  • Ralphy Cade
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    I used to have the original one. Lent it to a friend and never got it back! I LOVED this game especially the 3D buildings. I think the cheap café was called Auntie Flo's on my version.
  • Anonymous user
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    Loved this game many moons ago. Been trying to locate a reasonably priced 70's version but no luck as yet. The single Hotel back then was called, I think, Auntie Flo's. Some of the others were Centrepoint and The Village. Pasadena was usually a popular one to buy as it had three(?) buildings to it, and for whatever reason, I always landed on the thing!
  • Anonymous user
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    I think I stll have this game (in my parents loft, probably caked in dust). I had the version produced in 1986 - black box. Frm what I came remember some hotels were better to own than others. The best money earner was 'Boomerang' hotel as it was quite cheap to build yet guests had to pay quite a bit to stay there. 'President' was the flashy skyscraper you needed a lot of money to build it, although it did bring the most money in, it was just you needed to take the risk in buying it!
  • Anonymous user
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    This was the best game ever! in fact mine fell apart and i recently bought one for £40! some of the best properties were the president, the boomerang, the wikiki beach, and i can never remember the chinese one? the hotel names have changed over the years and they now have themed boards like the las vegas one, still the ultimate game!
  • Anonymous user
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    To comment on my own 'memory', my Hotel description referred to the OLD-STYLE Hotel game, that was supplied in the huge black box. A lot of what is available on eBay is the 80's version - the buildings are different, as are the actual names of the hotels.