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AdvantagesQuick, convenient

DisadvantagesNone that I am aware of

"or Norway, Spain, Portugal, Turkey or even the UK come to that. Fancy something a little more exotic - like Africa or the Americas, well you could possibly do a lot worse than visiting this site. www.bookings.nl has been around for quite a few years (1996), initially designed specifically for hotels in the Netherlands. During that period, its facility has become more sophisticated and expanded its beady eye to cover hotels throughout the world, ..." Read review

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The best hotel website around

AdvantagesEasy to navigate, clear information and good independent reviews

DisadvantagesToo many hotels to choose from!

"...a hotel I always use booking.com to make my selection as it's the one I trust the most and the one I think is most user friendly. The website is a hotel search engine where hotels and guest houses pay to advertise their accommodation on the site. The layout is really easy and user friendly to use and unlike a lot of these sites the information is laid out in a way that is both simple to understand and intuitive to use so there is no going round in ..." Read review

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Community Level 5nigelblue


Book a dutch treat.

AdvantagesNo advance payment

DisadvantagesNone apparant

"My son and his partner recommended me to this site as they always used it for there hotel bookings. They go to Amsterdam quite regularly and once they went to Naples. *** THE WEB SITE *** Very simple to log in . www.bookings.nl is all that is needed. You are then into the home site. It comes up in the Dutch language at first which can seem a little daunting. To find your own language you need to click on your home flag which is near top left ..." Read review

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Booking accomodation for a reasonable price

Advantageseasy to navigate and to book, don't charge anything, good prices


"...that the description provided by booking.com and the reviewers is good. We weren't disappointed with any of the hotels. We tried luxurious hotels and cheap ones as well. So when you decided which hotel would meet your expectations click on the hotel's name, choose which type of room do you want, the quantity of rooms and press book now. You have to give your name, e-mail address, guest's name, credit card details. Then they need your address and ..." Read review

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Community Level 1seth66


Booking.com helps hotels cheat customers.

Advantagesextensive database of hotels, many quite inexpensive

Disadvantagesif a hotel cheats you, they will apologize, but do nothing.

"...tried for months to get Booking.com to address my complaint. I have reserved rooms using this service in the past, and have been very pleased. This, however, came to an end this summer. I booked a room at the Travel Inn in Reykjavik, only to find, upon arrival, that my wife, son, and myself were escorted to a car with no explanation. Eventually the clerk told us that we would be driven to the "other" location. The Travel Inn has, it seems, bought ..." Read review

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Useful for finding hotels and quick booking

AdvantagesGood range; worldwide; quick and easy booking

DisadvantagesSometimes too much choice! Overall appearance of the site isn't inspiring.

"...day or so ahead through booking.com very easily. There are small, privately run B & Bs and guesthouses shown as well as large and some quite expensive and luxurious hotels. If you've put in specific dates, only hotels with availability will be listed so if you want more of an idea of what's in the area, don't put specific dates. == Pricing == From what I've seen, the prices are much the same as if you go into one of the chain hotel's own websites ..." Read review

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Community Level 3purple_lady_


Will always be booking.com

AdvantagesFast, easy to navigate, secure booking, large search database


"...searching it was clear that booking.com had the best rates for my criteria and I booked securely online using there reservation system. The outcome: I got a lovely B&B for £32 a night with breakfast included in the heart of edinburgh. The only small downside was that you need a printer to print off the reservation email to show to the B&B or hotel and my printer was broken so I went to the library. Not a problem with booking.com but could be an issue ..." Read review

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Hotels can prevent poor visitor reviews on Booking,com

Advantagesreal time availability

Disadvantages'booking' is misleading - you are paying up front

"...stayed, paid whatever), and then Booking.com do not send you a feedback form, and if you ask for one, Booking.com will not send you one, unless you kept your signed receipt (if you remembered to keep it and sign it). On a recent tour of Sri Lanka, this happened to me twice - the only two disappointing hotels on the whole 10-day trip, both reported me as 'no show', though I did arrive at both, and stayed at 1 (the other was too bad, so I did not stay). I ..." Read review

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Deceiving website! Beware!!!

AdvantagesIt lists cheap hotels

DisadvantagesIt's an extremely deceptive website

"Booking.com is a very deceptive and badly constructed website that reflects the kind of business done through it. I strongly recommend any traveler to use a different hotel finder than this one. Unaware of it's awful reputation as it has, my husband and I tried to make a reservation to stay at the Country Hearth Inn in San Francisco for March 16th and the reservation was made for some time in January! When you start making a reservation on Booking.com ..." Read review

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Worst travel agency

AdvantagesConvenience if book with good hotel

Disadvantagesworst system, unhelpful staff

"...receipt from the hotel. Also booking.com will never know that hotel charges the customers until they get the confirmation from their customers. So, you think about you travel in the region and you book 2-4 hotels from booking.com and booking.com give your credit card detail to 2-4 hotels that they can charge your credit card any time. So, as I said before, if you book with good hotel, this system works but if you book with bad hotel, you will find ..." Read review

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Community Level 1engholm_ni...


Overpriced rooms with untrustworthy categorisations


DisadvantagesDiscount rates in fact overpriced. Classifications untrustworthy. Price guarantee with no value.

"...saw the same hotel at booking.com advertised with a 70% discount... looking closer at the room rate the price had been even more inflated Best regards ..." Read review

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Community Level 1swinslow


the horrific upgrade


Disadvantagesno late dining, needs a updte

"...based on the hype on booking.com , it was almost like a auction. I happen to take a room for 3 even though there were only 2 of us simply because I know in general that British hotel rooms are small. This particular room I chose because it was quoted as 300ish down to 2 rooms available and a special price of 117 uk pounds, Upon our arrival, I was given a upgrade to a quadruple, first floor next to the dumpster. From my point of view , I cant even ..." Read review

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Community Level 3razzer246


Blue Rainbow Apartments

Advantagesin city centre, plenty of space

Disadvantagesreally warm, lights in bathroom really dim

"We decided to stay at the Blue Rainbow apartments in Manchester as a change from staying in a hotel when visiting family. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for £100 a night. This price included bread, butter, tea, coffee, cereals and a pint of milk. The apartment was large, with 2 decent sized bedrooms, though they are not the biggest Ive ever seen. One bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, with just a shower, sink and toilet. There is also another ..." Read review

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AdvantagesNo charge until you have stayed.


"I have used BOOKING.COM where we have made the booking and stayed at the Hotel and also where we have needed to cancel. BOOKING.COM is another site that often appears to be the cheapest when we trawl HOTELSCOMPARISON.COM. We booked for Vila Gale in Tavira Portugal for our January trip. Booking process was very easy, we had two double Rooms with Buffet Breakfast and Pool View (Pool View was 1 Euro per night per room, Saga were Charging 2 ..." Read review

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Community Level 1putjek



AdvantagesQuick and easy booking hotel

DisadvantagesNot many hotels offer for Asia region

"...hotel was 125 euro, but booking.com offered 50 euro rate. I think I was a big deal for me. And at that time, I could not make print out of my booking because it was an urgent situation. But I did not have a problem at all with it. Just need to confirm my name with hotel's reception, then I got my room's key within 10 -15 minutes, of course I need to fill up some details again for the hotel's form. Pity that we could not find lots of hotels ..." Read review

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