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A refrigerator in a hotel room containing a selection of refreshments that are charged for on the bill if used by the occupant.
- ‘You've finished the last of the plonk in the wine rack, you've drunk the miniatures stolen from minibars and found at the bottom of your suitcase.’
- ‘Accommodation is in interconnecting rooms, kitted out with PlayStations, colouring books and minibars full of Ribena.’
- ‘In-room options are limited to the crisps and noodles in the minibar, and the hotel has no restaurant.’
- ‘There's a soda machine instead of a minibar, and a kitchenette, not room service.’
- ‘Hot-off-the-printer news from home may soon become as commonplace as minibars at hotels around the world.’
- ‘Its dog and cat goodies are sold in 20,000 stores and hotel minibars in 18 countries.’
- ‘So Michael, he grabs a bottle of cheap champagne from the hotel minibar, rips off the foil and begins drinking right out of the bottle.’
- ‘And you're never going to believe this: a free minibar in my hotel.’
- ‘I call hotel minibars the ‘tipsy tax’, because you'd have to be falling-down drunk to pay those prices!’
- ‘But despite their rusticity, the huts are fitted with all things cosmopolitan - a western-style toilet, a 14-channel TV and fridge with a minibar.’
- ‘Our rooms feature 24-hour room service, voice mail, dataports, minibars, hair dryers, an iron, and pay to view movies.’
- ‘It has long been rumored in Sweden that when his self-discipline fails and he drinks an overpriced Coke out of a hotel minibar, he will go to a grocery store to buy a replacement.’
- ‘Angel smiled, watching Lori get up and start searching around his room for the minibar.’
- ‘There are coffee-and-tea making facilities, decently stocked and not outrageously priced minibars and safes; most rooms also have air-conditioning.’
- ‘Some people, residents and tourists, also raided hotel minibars and dragged away furniture.’
- ‘We had no fewer than three minibars and full access to room service.’
- ‘Check the minibar when you first get into the room.’
- ‘There are locked minibars and safes provided in the modern and clean rooms.’
- ‘The company claims a long history of firsts, such as the first guest credit card, 24-hour room service, and even the first minibar at The Westin Ottawa in Canada.’
- ‘The Ritz-Carlton placed Vosges products in its minibars, and the Peninsula hotels put them on guests' pillows as part of the evening turn-down service.’
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