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    • MSE Sally
    • By MSE Sally 11th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    Cheap Hotels guide discussion
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    Cheap Hotels guide discussion 11th Jul 17 at 4:13 PM



    Hi folks,

    We'd like to hear your feedback on our Cheap Hotels
    guide.

    If you've tried the tips mentioned in the guide, were you successful? Are there any tips or hotel booking sites you'd add, or if you work for a hotel, have you any insider tips? Please let us know by poisting below.

    Thanks
    for your help!


    MSE Sally

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    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Jul 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:20 PM
    No mention of the Tesco clubcard hotels.com catch that could cost you more, research this and update the guide asap.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 12th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
    Just scanned through and can't see any mention of Sunday night discounted rates for UK and European city hotels. For business class hotels, Tuesday is often the most highly booked and most expensive night of the week, whilst Sunday is the cheapest.
    • Chriswmids
    • By Chriswmids 18th Jul 17, 11:43 AM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:43 AM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:43 AM
    Hi, just booked through Hotwire.com in London. I accepted an additional 35 fee on top of the booking as it seemed a good deal, and had a pool, which I know the children would love. I found out after I had paid that I will have to pay an extra 10 per day to use the pool!! As you Soon as you pay, you are committed, no get out. Would never use them again, as feel very misled. No mention of pool fees in description, and as it was a 'secret' hotel, I couldn't check the hotel first. On looking on the hotel site afterwards, I only save 30! (Not 50% as advertised). Feel like this is a big con, not a way to get better deals, but to tie you into rubbish ones!
    Last edited by Chriswmids; 18-07-2017 at 11:44 AM. Reason: Typo
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 18th Jul 17, 11:29 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:29 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:29 PM
    Hi, just booked through Hotwire.com in London. I accepted an additional 35 fee on top of the booking as it seemed a good deal, and had a pool, which I know the children would love. I found out after I had paid that I will have to pay an extra 10 per day to use the pool!! As you Soon as you pay, you are committed, no get out. Would never use them again, as feel very misled. No mention of pool fees in description, and as it was a 'secret' hotel, I couldn't check the hotel first. On looking on the hotel site afterwards, I only save 30! (Not 50% as advertised). Feel like this is a big con, not a way to get better deals, but to tie you into rubbish ones!
    Originally posted by Chriswmids
    err....?

    The guide warns you explicitly about Hotwire and their hidden charges.

    So are you trying to set a forum record for a derail/hijack, or are you just blindly and impotently thrashing about without any concept of what and where you are posting?

    No wonder Hotwire took you for a sucker.

    eta - your first post found the appropriate thread, so this one is just spam!
    Last edited by pogofish; 19-07-2017 at 12:15 AM.
    • TaleQuale
    • By TaleQuale 8th Jan 18, 10:08 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:08 AM
    booking.com 15 (+15 for a couple) cashback "trick"
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:08 AM
    Not sure if it has been mentioned before, but booking.com has a "refer a friend" scheme where when a friend (or family) books a hotel through a link you provide them, they receive 15 when they're back from the trip and you receive 15 (booking.com has a cap of 150/year).
    We used it with my wife and we booked the hotel through her account using my reference link so we both got 15 a couple of weeks after our stay at the hotel. Not bad
    • vegasvisitor
    • By vegasvisitor 10th Jan 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 9:11 PM
    ebookers have their bonus+ scheme, giving money back to spend on hotels and also free lounge passes. Expedia, who I believe are owned by the same company, have a similar scheme but with different benefits.
    • JennyP
    • By JennyP 14th Jan 18, 10:54 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 10:54 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 10:54 AM
    I've always assumed that hotel comparison sites were cheapest but have just booked two weekends in London for my mum at different hotels and both were cheaper bookiled direct.

    In one case the comparison sites wanted 99 and 113 per night without breakfast and with no option to cancel. Going direct, I got 3 course dinner, bed and breakfast with parking for 169 for two nights.
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