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The Secrets to Booking Hotels

If you’re thinking of booking a hotel stay online, it can sometimes be quite daunting. There are hundreds of sites all claiming to offer you the best deals. More often than not, the internet has the best prices for hotel bookings.

When booking online, you will have the choice of booking with a booking agent such as booking.com or directly on the hotel’s website – but which way is best?

By booking directly with the hotel you would assume that you will get the best price, simply because you are cutting out the middle man. However, because of Booking.com’s strength in the market, they have been able to negotiate very competitive rates with the hotels and often are able to offer rooms at a better price than the hotel itself.

Inspiration

If you fancy a trip away but are unsure of where to go, Booking.com showcase their latest deals on their homepage and offer an insight into each destination

Find the right hotel

In many destinations, there are thousands of hotels to look through which can often be very time consuming and frustrating. Booking.com allows you to filter results and will only show results which are relevant to you. You can filter results based on: star rating, location, budget, facilities, and many other helpful filters.

Honest Reviews

Booking.com only display reviews from guests that have genuinely stayed at that hotel. In order to write a review, you must have booked your stay at that particular hotel through Booking.com, this prevents any fraudulent reviews. This means you can trust that the reviews on their site are genuine and trustworthy.

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Free Cancellation

On many rooms booked through Booking.com, you can take advantage of their Free Cancellation policy. Often this will allow you to book a stay safe in the knowledge that if anything prevents you from staying at the hotel you can cancel free of charge up until a certain date (usually 1-2 days before you are due to stay). This is a brilliant way of adding protection to your booking. Rooms that are available to book with Free Cancellation are clearly stated next to the room type, you can also filter the search results to only show rooms with Free Cancellation.

Hotel Information

Booking.com will tell you everything you need to know about each and every hotel, they will tell you all about the location of the hotel, the facilities they offer as well as plenty of photos to give you an idea of what each hotel is like.

Map View

One of the most important factors when choosing the right hotel is its location. Booking.com’s map view allows you to see exactly where each hotel is located on a map of that particular area.

Manage Your Booking

Once you have made your booking, you can make changes, add requests and cancel your booking online with ease. They also have a Help Centre which should answer any questions you may have, if not, Booking.com are able to help via email or over the phone.

Things to bear in mind

If you are booking a hotel abroad and are using the Pay at Property option, you will pay in their currency and Booking.com will display the price in pound sterling based on the current exchange rates, depending on what happens to the currency rates, you could end up paying more or less when you arrive at the property – you will still pay the same amount in their currency but it may cost you more or less in pounds sterling.

With over 1 million properties to choose form in over 96,000 destinations worldwide, Booking.com is the perfect place to find and book your hotel stays!

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