Efficient booking on booking.com
Even if you book hotels on booking.com not for the first year, there are still a lot of questions: how to shorten the search time, not to miss a profitable offer, to understand the rules and conditions of booking? On the site booking.com there are new options that are useful to know and use. Tips for beginners and advanced users of the booking.
Online booking system booking.com (booking) has the largest hotel base around the world. Of course, you can search and book accommodation in different ways, but booking.com in many cases turns out to be more efficient.
Pros of booking.com
the largest selection of accommodation options
no booking fee
best price guarantee
Before you start using booking.com, I advise you to carefully study the Frequently Asked Questions, from them you will learn about the booking procedure, payment, cancellation, changes and more.
Registration on the site allows you to reduce the time of booking and select the settings (language, currency) that will be saved. The name and surname must be written in Latin as in the international passport, then the booking confirmation with booking.com is suitable for a visa. Please enter a valid email address.
Search hotels on booking.com
Search for accommodation options on booking.com can be in several ways, depending on the purpose of the trip.
The traditional search is to enter the city, dates, guests and search the entire database. To make this process as efficient as possible, you need to configure filters (preferences). Vertical filters on the left “Select by criteria” allow you to select a price range, type of accommodation, area, amenities. The upper horizontal filters sort the options in the issue: by price, reviews, distance from the city center, stars.
Special offers and discounts
On the one hand, filters help specify the search, on the other hand, they narrow down the number of options. Who knows, maybe the 5 * hotel, which you have previously screened out, offers a 90% discount on your dates. Therefore, before setting up filters, go to the Seasonal discounts page, enter the name of the city and look at all the special offers.
When the number of your bookings on booking.com reaches a certain number, you will be given the title Genius-traveler, which gives an additional 10% discount on some hotels. Filters will be able to watch genius discounts first.
Landmark search saves a lot of time. For example, you need to spend the night in Naples before the morning train to Rome. We type in the search box Naples Station, the system offers a hint “Naples – Central Station, Naples, Campania, Italy.” After entering the dates, all accommodation options in the area are shown. Same with airports and other key facilities.
Search by landmarks
The search for attractions is suitable for those who have a dream to live with a view of the Eiffel Tower. We are scoring in the search for the Eiffel Tower and see all the offers within a radius of 1 km from the main attraction of Paris.
Search by map
Search on the map is good for those who know the city to which he goes or prefers this kind of orientation to the terrain. Enter the name of the city in the search form and click on the map icon. A Google map will open, on which all hotels are marked, you can search by address, attractions, etc. Zoom in on the map, move the cursor over the hotels to find out the availability of rooms and prices, from the map you can go to the hotel pages. Save your favorite hotels in the list (heart icon).
As a rule, problems with booking are due to inattentive reading of the conditions. When choosing the type of number, open “?” In the “Conditions” column. The lowest price is offered for booking without the possibility of cancellation and changes (cost is not refundable). Your card will be charged 100% of the amount for accommodation. Free cancellation allows you to cancel or change your reservation without penalty, subject to the deadline set by the hotel. Save or insure – you decide.
Choosing the type of room, it is worth looking for what you pay: how much m2, what type of bed, whether there are amenities in the room (bath or shower, toilet). It also indicates what is included in the price. As a rule, VAT is included, additional charges may apply: city tax, cleaning fee, etc. The same room can be offered with or without breakfast. Calculate the total amount to avoid surprises.