Hotel Booking Websites

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Re: Hotel Booking Websites

Post by TimC_28 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:19 am

Estéema wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:28 am
DH typically do the booking thro one of these websites as u can do free cancellation if yr plans change. It also gives us more time to scout. S’times I’ll follow up with checks to direct locations - s’times u get them cheaper, s’times u don’t but they upgrade u or provide extras such as b’fast/meals or not charge for extra beds, etc.

Our June trip to Taiwan going direct enable us to get a lot of free services such as owner loves to promote eco-trip to view their scenery & famous spots & we got 50% discounts for ferry trip. Our last trip in Nov to PJ, our direct booking came with club entitlement which includes b’fast, afternoon tea break and evening cocktail - they serve finger food but u’re free to any amt u wish to take (spaghetti, Turkish or Mediterranean food, pandan chicken, etc and they brew yr choice of coffee/tea). Clubhouse comes with penthouse view.

So do try check out direct. You never know.
I agree with you. Some third-party booking websites charges web and other service fees. It is still better to check directly with your preferred hotel and they might give you a promotion that these booking websites cannot give.

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Post by RYeo1982 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:23 pm

hquek wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:37 am
oh oh...and I like to go www.tripadvisor.com to look out for pp's opinions on the hotel first. Will take those advice with a pinch of salt - but better something known than total unknowns (esp travelling with 2 kids in tow).
we need to make sure the hotel if it is the best and if we can enjoy and if it fits in our taste.

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Post by RYeo1982 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:25 pm

hquek wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:37 am
oh oh...and I like to go www.tripadvisor.com to look out for pp's opinions on the hotel first. Will take those advice with a pinch of salt - but better something known than total unknowns (esp travelling with 2 kids in tow).
we need to make sure the hotel if it is the best and if we can enjoy and if it fits in our taste.

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Re: Hotel Booking Websites

Post by LiliChung » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:32 pm

You had me looking at the recommended websites, only familiar with few booking sites. This helps a lot, thank you.

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Re: Hotel Booking Websites

Post by brues » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:47 pm

i opt booking online, based on experience, especially when I will be checking in a day after. because they usually give us 25% discount, compared to when you do walk-in they usually don't.
Most of the websites I visited, agoda.com, booking,com, tripadvisor.com offers great deals and you can also save time scouting for good hotels based on the reviews. I
I guess with online booking, its essential that you check the reviews and the pictures (but these can be deceiving), better to check the reviews


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Post by kssthan » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:39 pm

I agree that checking reviews on 3rd party sites can be quite helpful! In my case, I will usually check reviews to see if there are any instances of bed bugs. I've had a bad experience with bed bugs in a hostel in Penang, so I always want to make sure that the hotel is clear.

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Re: Hotel Booking Websites

Post by alleyquit » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 pm

Looking for the best hotel and apartment booking websites in Dubai.

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Post by alleyquit » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:31 pm

hquek wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:37 am
oh oh...and I like to go www.tripadvisor.com to look out for pp's opinions on the hotel first. Will take those advice with a pinch of salt - but better something known than total unknowns (esp travelling with 2 kids in tow).
Yes, this is the best one as I think.

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Re: Hotel Booking Websites

Post by honkah » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:20 pm

The 18 Best Websites for Booking Hotels at the Cheapest Prices [2020]
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