Some quarantine hotels in Sydney are charging a premium for rooms with balconies, with returned Australians revealing they have paid hundreds of dollars extra for access to fresh air.
- Some quarantine hotels are pocketing up to $1,400 for rooms with balconies
- Quarantine guests say the practice is “cruel and unfair”
- Experts say access to fresh air is “incredibly important to reduce aerosol spread”
Radha Govil told 7.30 she forked out $1,400 for a room with a balcony when she checked into the Meriton Suites on Sussex Street in Sydney in mid-November.
“We were told that to have a balcony it would cost us $100 per night, which came to an overall charge of $1,400 for the two weeks,” she said.
Ms Govil, who is a lawyer for the United…