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Hotel expedia booking

Post by den123 » Fri May 13, 2016 12:04 am

hi guys as anyone booked hotel through expedia are they any good ect thank you guys

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Post by Big Boy » Fri May 13, 2016 12:15 am

Why not use the forum's booking service, found under accommodation on the right hand side?
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Post by HHCanuck » Fri May 13, 2016 8:31 am

I booked recently for the WSBK in Buriram the hotel couldn't find the booking even when I showed them it on my phone they kept asking me Agoda and I said no Expedia. In the end we got our room after waiting in the lobby for an hour. I think Agoda is far more popular in Thailand I don't use Expedia anymore mostly because of an issue with airline tickets.

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Post by Roel » Fri May 13, 2016 8:28 pm

Not Expedia's fault. If you received the booking confirmation then so did the hotel. That the hotel manager with the password is not there that week or the staff noticed the confirmation was in English so decided to ignore it, is also not Expedia's fault. Happens all the time in the smaller Thai hotels especially if the booking is made only a few days in advance.
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Post by Gregjam » Fri May 13, 2016 9:31 pm

Expedia are okay but Agoda seems to work better here in Thailand (my personal opinion for what it's worth). If the place you want to stay has their own website if might be worth checking that as prices may be similar. When comparing prices you may find that tax and service is included on the hotels site whereas Agoda will add it on later. By booking direct with a hotel you should be assured that they have the booking in their system.
Expedia should not be a problem for flights or hotels with big international companies. Regardless of who you use it is always worth shopping around to see what deals are available. Look out for things like breakfast being included or date flexibility. I recently found that a similar price deal had different conditions depending on the operator you used.

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Re: expedia booking

Post by Homer » Sat May 14, 2016 5:54 pm

Roel wrote:... is also not Expedia's fault. Happens all the time in the smaller Thai hotels ...
Not Expedia's fault, but also a reason not to use them.

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Post by RCer » Sat May 14, 2016 8:02 pm

Expedia works well, but as others have said, use Agoda in Thailand.

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Post by caller » Sat May 14, 2016 8:10 pm

I had a bad experience with Agoda with a hotel booking in Thailand and a promise of a 'goodwill payment' that never materialised, so switched to Expedia and have never had any problems. I have an account with them, get nectar points and the occasional special discount. When I was in the UK for a couple of weeks last year, I had sufficient to spend in excess of £50 in Sainsburys, gratis! Plenty for a tea bag buying frenzy.
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Re: expedia booking

Post by Thistle » Sat May 14, 2016 9:07 pm

I am quite surprised nobody as mentioned booking.com,i have been using them here in Thailand for 6 years,in addition throughout Europe and the Americas,and never once encountered a problem.This is however only for hotel reservations not flights.I tend only to book flights direct with the airlines,after checking Skyscanner.

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Post by pharvey » Sat May 14, 2016 10:27 pm

Thistle wrote:I am quite surprised nobody as mentioned booking.com,i have been using them here in Thailand for 6 years,in addition throughout Europe and the Americas,and never once encountered a problem.This is however only for hotel reservations not flights.I tend only to book flights direct with the airlines,after checking Skyscanner.
I'd go along with booking.com - have used them numerous times without issue - whilst obviously if booking in HH, use the Forum's sponsers. I've done so in the past and always had a decent deal.

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Re: expedia booking

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:05 pm

I just tried 3 sites and got identical results and not great fares with long stops-- which sites are forumers using?

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Re: expedia booking

Post by Thistle » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:14 pm

Why not inform the forum where and when you planning on travelling,,,,,,,,,,,,sure you will then get results!!

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Re: expedia booking

Post by Lev » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:55 am

You can book all accommodation via the forum at competitive rates here: http://huahinforum.com.r24.asia/huahin/

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Re: Hotel expedia booking

Post by Blacky » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:54 pm

All B2B travel booking systems (booking.com, agoda.com, expedia.com, hotels.com.....etc.) are pretty much all the same and you would be surprised who is affiliated with whom. Hotels are mostly linked to all B2B's and give either the same room rate or discount more depending on the commission each hotel has to pay, which is also linked to the positioning on the B2B webpage.

I suggest to find a hotel you like in your chosen destination and then compare all major B2B's. Don't forget to include the hotels own website in your comparison, as most chains or individual hotels offer a best price guarantee. Reason being they safe on the commission they have to pay to the B2B which can be up to 30%. Classic Travel Agents usually take around 9% commission....

So really hard to say which one is the best, I prefer to book directly as I usually find for myself the best rate and no information is being lost through a third party.

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Re: Hotel expedia booking

Post by HuaHin61 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:07 pm

as i know, there are some dependencies:

=> agoda.com + booking.com (same owner, both are owned by Priceline Ltd.)
=> hotels.com + expedia.com (+ trivago.com) are company of expedia-group
=> hotel.de + hrs.de (company of hrs.com)

there are some special for last-minute rooms:
=> http://www.laterooms.com/
=> http://www.laterooms.com.au/ (has overtaken http://www.asiarooms.com)
take it easy

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