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    • richardw
    • By richardw 9th Feb 18, 1:36 PM
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    It!!!8217;s exchange rate fluctuations beyond booking.com control.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 9th Feb 18, 1:47 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 1:47 PM
    What were the prices?
    • mark3528
    • By mark3528 9th Feb 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 4:30 PM
    booking.com are 1229 hotels.com 1114 so not exactly a currency fluctuation,
    • richardw
    • By richardw 9th Feb 18, 5:39 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 5:39 PM
    What are the prices in Euros?
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 9th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
    I think with hotels.com you pay upfront in GBP, but with booking.com you usually pay on arrival or whatever the hotel's policy is, in the hotel's currency.

    Are you sure the booking.com price isn't EUR? And are they the same cancellation conditions?
    • mark3528
    • By mark3528 10th Feb 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:52 PM
    I think with hotels.com you pay upfront in GBP, but with booking.com you usually pay on arrival or whatever the hotel's policy is, in the hotel's currency.

    Are you sure the booking.com price isn't EUR? And are they the same cancellation conditions?
    Originally posted by zagfles
    yes both prices in gbp and same cancellation conditions, have given up anyhow the price match guarantee is a lie and i wont be useing booking.com again
    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Feb 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 11:27 AM
    If the bookings are both pay now then the price in GBP is relevant. If either booking is pay later at the property then the price in EUR is relevant.
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    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 11th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
    yes both prices in gbp and same cancellation conditions, have given up anyhow the price match guarantee is a lie and i wont be useing booking.com again
    Originally posted by mark3528
    I've just tried a booking on booking.com and the price is charged in EUR. As booking.com usually work.

    It says "You will pay the property in the property's local currency (). The displayed amount (in GBP) is indicative and based on the exchange rate at the time of booking."

    I think hotels.com charge in GBP.
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