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TSN - the font of all knowledge so...

where do you guys go on the web for the best hotel and travel deals?

we are going to Rome for New Year and want to stay in either the Es hotel or Ripa hotel - tried to find a simple site that will compare prices and give me the best on-line deal (like pricerunner or kelkoo) but most of them seem rubbish

any recommendations of a good place to compare deals?

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I use Dutch and some German sites mostly, so that'd do you no good... But I'm sure if you type somehting like "book hotels online compare" in Google, you'll find plenty sites. beerchug.gif

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Adam,

Try Expedia , I've used them a few times and I'm pretty sure they do price comparisons...whether or not the hotel you want on there is another issue though

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But I'm sure if you type somehting like "book hotels online compare" in Google, you'll find plenty sites. beerchug.gif

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yeah you do but most just offer an on-line version of what you would get if you rang the hotel direct, ie not very cheap deals or link to really poor quality sites

expedia quoted £700 for a double 4 nights v another quote I found at £500!

will try deckchair

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You might have trouble getting a discounted rate for New Year unless you were willing to take the chance and book at the last minute.

Smaller hotels don't tend to use international consolidators to sell their rooms so finding a deal is not as simple as it is for flights.

Bear in mind the Italians are very family orientated and so the city can appear very quiet over the holiday season in case you are expecting the streets to be thronging like Edinburgh!

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Don't think we did when this thread was started. Maybe one of the mods can move it. I thought it was better to add to existing post than start another one. So there.

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Don't think we did when this thread was started. Maybe one of the mods can move it. I thought it was better to add to existing post than start another one. So there.

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Your wish is my command. grin.gif

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Any chance this could be stickied for easy access to a list of travel sites?

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Expedia don't neccesarily check the hotels that they list. I ended up getting a full refund from them this year because the hotel that I booked on the site seemed to have morphed into a hell hole when I got there.

www.octopustravel.com is good as is travelocity

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he travels quick for his job but

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6 months later Colin replies

6 months later - it gets recognition

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Its interesting actually, the papers were reporting last week of the new fad for restaurants and hotels to self-promote themselves on websites such as tripadvisor.

They did a little investigation and showed just how easy it was to manipulate average scores on these sites. Still, its unlikely that they can write all of the reviews on there so still relevant I'm sure. I do like tripadvisor for hotel reviews and I tend to go with expedia for most bookings as they seem quite sorted.

Having said that, just booked Venice through lastminute as they were the only people showing availability for the Hotel we wanted. Slightly perturbed that we'll get there and there will be no room, or more specifically the fact that Lastminute's room categories didn't quite match those on the hotel's website and we don't end up with the type of room I've paid for....

Only one way to find out wink.gif

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Well, best of luck! It must be easy for any hotel to stick a bit of promo onto one of these advisor websites - "The hotel shangri-la is an affordable treat with fabulous food and the manager is hung like a donkey" etc etc, but there are often a LOT of reviews so it's worth reading the whole lot. Us Brits can be fussy buggers so you should find out what to avoid (rooms overlooking cesspits and stuff like that).

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Tripadvisor is a very useful resource and it will be even better if we add reviews of the places we stay - I have. Some were good reviews and some were not but all were genuine views of how I found these hotels when I stayed.

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42 minutes ago, JonC said:

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