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Community Level 1MikeLecter

MikeLecter

If you need them, they''ll hide

AdvantagesNothing really

DisadvantagesNo trusthworthy, hard to contact, you have to pay in advance

"We used twice the service from Octoupustravel. The first time, everything went OK, even though I didn't like the idea to pay in advance. The second time, however, was that what you would call a disaster. We had booked a hotel in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Unfortunately, our 1 year old daughter got badly ill (hospital, ICU,...) so that we moved the trip by three months. I changed the date at the Octopustravel page and got a positive reply. On the day before ..." Read review
04.03.2012

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Community Level 5ginger59

ginger59

Octopus travel.How to save squids..

Advantagesspeed, price, convenience

Disadvantageshotel unseen, if you haven't done this before it might be intimidating

"I first used Octopustravel when I was booking a flight with Easyjet to Madrid. They are linked automatically but it does not prevent you from using Octopustravel independently-without booking a flight through Easyjet. I have recently booked a hotel in Amsterdam with them, and was extremely pleased with the hotel that I booked-for price, cleanliness and facilities. Another success! What I noticed was the speed that the system worked. All you ..." Read review
25.03.2003

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Community Level 1vicky1967

vicky1967

good service worth a try

Advantageseasy booking system

Disadvantageshotels of choice not always available

"I have used octopus travel twice, once in Berlin which was excellent 5* Hotel at a budget price worth every penny. The second time was in Paris. This time I went for economy. I tried to book one hotel but it came back that it was full so offered an alternative; unfortunately this was on the opposite side of the city. I eventually found a 2* hotel within walking distance of the Gard Nor (train station). The hotel was described as clean and basic ..." Read review
30.03.2005

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Community Level 1Gointropo

Gointropo

Octopustravel.com

AdvantagesProvides hotel information

DisadvantagesBookings are bogus

"Tigerairways (49% Singapore Airlines) books accommodation online via Octopustravel (no customer service or thinking human). Any problem and you are on your own. The Octopustravel booking takes 48hours for confirmation, during which time you have to wait or risk multiple credit card billing. The time delay is also a disaster if approaching peak season and the final straw, it gives false reports. Note the following: Hotel: HOTEL81 - ORCHID, Singapore Date: ..." Read review
11.09.2008

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Community Level 2sammie_jayne

sammie_jayne

Reservation for Octopussy

AdvantagesGreat value for money

DisadvantagesCan't think of any at present

"I have just booked a hotel through Octopus4easyjet (formerly Octopustravel), which is an EasyJet company and have to tell you how impressed I am with the results. It's so easy to use and not only have I booked a really nice 5-star hotel for the night, but it was 60% off the original price should I have booked through the hotel chain direct. Bargain! If you already have in mind the location you wish to stay and the type of accommodation you want, ..." Read review
21.04.2004

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Community Level 1SMITTY46

SMITTY46

D Smithson

AdvantagesHELPS VENT MY FRUSTRATION

DisadvantagesNONE

"VERY SHONKY OPERATERS. Octopus Travel booked our hotel transfers from our London Hotel to Heathrow Airport. They told us the incorrect time for pick up which was stated on the booking. The hotel called HotelInk for us to confirm the booking the day prior to departure. They did not ammend the time, nor did they call at our Euston Hotel the next morning. The helpful Concierge at the hotel called Hotelink when they didn't arrive and they insisted that ..." Read review
13.11.2007

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Community Level 1coolwater84

coolwater84

Octopustravel

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesMany

"We had a lots of problems wit Octopustravel.com We booked a hotel in London for 1 night. We arrived at that hotel in the evening. BUt than, they said that all the rooms were full beacause of restorations.... But they offered to drive us to anyother hotel in the northern part of London. It would be the same company and the tube way to London city center would be even shorter. After waiting 30 minutes (!) for a driver, who drove us through the whole ..." Read review
18.08.2008

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Community Level 1veryvexed

Quick review of octopustravel.com

"Was a loyal user of Octopus Travel since 2002 for all Hotel bookings. Paid charges for amendments/cancellations when required. Made a booking for 2 couples for a Berlin Hotel in September 2007. Due to a later arrival via River Cruise than first thought, needed to make a slight amendment; dropping one of 6 nights for one couple and shifting from 1&2 September to 2&3 September for second couple. Octopus Travel has charged me an extra £198:50 for this. Will not be using them again after such an experience.
14.08.2007

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Community Level 1nwright

nwright

Octopus made my holiday!

AdvantagesCheap, easy, superb accommodation

DisadvantagesPossibly lacking in detail

"GENERAL Octopus covers hotels and sightseeing tours for various countries around Europe. Their website is available in numerous different languages and results are available in various currencies as well. Still relatively unknown, Octopus still has the wide range of hotels available. However, some details may be missing (pictures etc), but if you’re buying a holiday online, research of this sort is easy. MY EXPERIENCE Last November 2002, ..." Read review
11.12.2003

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Community Level 2nenz

nenz

More Euros to your pocket

Advantagesfast, easy to use

Disadvantagescould do with more hotels at the lower end of the price range

"I have recently been looking for hotel accomodation in Paris. I tripped over this site via the easyjet booking page. I am not sure what connecition there is between the 2 companies but I found this an excellent and fast way to find a range of accomodation - everything from the very (and I mean very ) cheap ( about £30) right up to £430 per room per night. Its easy to use, fast and you can find the hotel of your choice if you know the name.Unusually ..." Read review
21.08.2001

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Community Level 1Andrew64

Andrew64

Fast, easy to use hotel booking website with great choice

AdvantagesWell laid-out site, quick to use, with good prices. Good customer service too.

DisadvantagesNone.

"I found this site through a Google search when I was planning a European tour. Prices were invariably good and it was easy to narrow down my searches to the area of the cities where I wanted to book. The map pages were clear and straightforward to use, and after my stays I was pleased I'd chosen the hotels that I did. For one of my bookings I needed to call their call centre as I wanted to check on a couple of details and I found them very helpful ..." Read review
08.09.2011

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Community Level 1JamesBrown...

JamesBrown1234

Fast and cheap

AdvantagesBest price, easy to use, quick

DisadvantagesTentacles

"Just booked the Mint Hotel in Leeds with Octopus Travel. I tried several of these hotel sites and Octopus was the cheapest and the site works very quickly. Really easy to get around the site and the booking process is very straightforward.They don't try and pile on the extras once you've agreed to book. Why can't airline sites be this simple? I have now started researching a break in New York and Octopus appear to come out tops again. Huge range ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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Community Level 1hotelsreview

hotelsreview

Great deals on hotels and fantastic customer service

AdvantagesQuick online booking, can book within minutes

DisadvantagesOffers are so good that sometimes they get sold out

"I started using Octopus.com a few months ago as I had heard about them from a few. Have been looking around for sometime for a decent hotel and prices and had almost given in until I came across Octopus Travel, they had some good offers and unlike most websites these offers were actually as they said to be. The booking was quick and easy and I had confirmation within seconds. There was no need to confirm my stay with the hotel or call before arriving. ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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Everything is bad

Advantagesnil

Disadvantagesslow refund, did not fufil what they promised .

"My mum made a hotel booking with them to china, but when she was there, the hotel was under renovation , when she approached the frontdesk , they were kind of rude by ignoring my mum existence. when she asked questions regarding the hotel, the frontdesk staff asked her to patron other hotels. But my mum already made payment with octopus travel for that particular hotel, but when there is renovation, they didnt inform her about it. I feel that this ..." Read review
17.11.2012

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Community Level 1adamakemp

adamakemp

Octopus saved me money and was easy to use...

AdvantagesGreat value, easy to use

Disadvantagesnone

"...the St Regis on the Octopustravel.com site. The rate I paid was considerably lower than the other hotel websites I checked. Over the 3 night stay I saved nearly £100. The Octopustravel.com website is also extremely easy to use. It has a refreshing clear and uncluttered approach to selling hotel products. The search and filter capabilities helped me find a hotel that met the criteria I was looking for. Whilst the hotel reviews gave me confidence ..." Read review
10.10.2011

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