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Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Hotel booking sites - UK

Which are the best hotel booking sites? The best offers and most reliable?
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Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:02 PM
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You really should re-post this over on the Europe Forum.

There are a couple of good sites for London - especially Londontown.com But that is mostly because there are hundreds of hotels in London and it helps sort places by price.

But in general for traveling around the UK - you don't need a 'booking site' - just book directly w/ the hotels/B&Bs.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:56 AM
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www.betterbidding.com Priceline bidding in big cities

saves a tonne www.booking.com best if you do not want

to bid book nice discounts with them a lot

Lastly for budget Otel.com great values with cash back

You get vouchers for best room available no

extra booking fees one low price plus cash back.

These almost always save me a tonne over booking direct.

Happy Hunting,
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 09:47 AM
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betterbidding is not a booking site. And of course Priceline is great -- but it isn't a 'booking' site as such. It is a blind bidding site and you don't know which hotel you got until after you've paid for it. In the UK PL is really only good for London and LHR hotels --not for other parts of the country. (BTW - never EVER use PL's regular booking side. The bargains are on the 'name your own price' feature)

booking.com and otel aren't that great for the UK

What works in some other countries doesn't necessarily apply to the UK . . .
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 01:59 PM
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I also find it helpful to first try the town or city's own website for accommodations that can be contacted directly. For London, we have successfully used www.londontown.com several times.

For last minute bookings, try laterooms.com or lastminute.com.

If you want to narrow down your search to a few hotels to contact directly, I have a couple of websites that may be helpful:

http://www.britainexpress.com/accommodation.htm

http://www.hotels-of-britain.co.uk/index.htm

http://www.ukhotel.com/
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