Hotel Comparison Websites - Tips and Advice

One of the first places you should consider to look when searching for the best priced hotel is a hotel comparison website. These services allow you to search a number of booking sources at one time and compare prices.

Tips when using hotel comparison websites:

Be careful of hidden charges
When using comparison websites you need to be careful of any additional fees that may be added at a later stage of the checkout process. Sometimes taxes or other items such as internet or breakfast are not shown within the compared price. This can sometimes be added at the time you checkout and make payment for your hotel booking.

Make a shortlist to focus your search
Try to decide on a short list of hotels you wish to stay at before doing a price search. This will help you concentrate your search for the best deal.

Remember to look for promo codes
Before you make a booking it's always worth looking at our website or searching online to see if you can find a promo code that you can use whist paying for your hotel. You can sometimes save a significant percentage off or get free nights when you use a promo code for booking a hotel.

Note down the best price then book directly with the hotel
Booking directly on a hotels own website can often be more favourable than booking elsewhere. Hotels sometimes do not offer reward points on their loyalty programs unless you have booked directly through their own site. Most hotels will usually match any price you have found elsewhere and may even beat prices or give you added benefits such as Free wifi or spa or restaurant vouchers. Tip: Find the best deal and then ask the hotel if they can beat it!

Book with your credit card
Remember when you book your hotel it is a good idea to use a credit card. By using a credit card to book  you could benefit from rewards such as airline miles, free night stays or travel insurance. Credit cards are also recommended when paying as they can offer many guarantees including fraud protection and refunds for unauthorised charges.

Recommended hotel comparison websites:

  1. Hotels Combined
  2. Trivago
  3. Tripadvisor
  4. Google Hotel Finder