Agoda.com Reviews: Book Cheap Hotels | Hotel Deals
Agoda.com Reviews: Book cheap hotels | Hotel deals
Agoda.com is part of Priceline Group (USA) which also owns Booking.com. Agoda.com is one of Asia/Worlds’ leading online hotel reservation companies with network of more than 500,000 accommodation properties worldwide and localized websites in 38 languages, over 7 million hotel reviews, 18 million customers and hotel options in 37,000 global cities. In this article, we explore agoda.com reviews, book cheap hotels, hotel deals.
The homepage interface is simple, neat and appealing. You can search your accommodation by city, hotel and landmark or destination. It also has a list of Top Destinations you can explore.
Book Cheap Hotels:
Agoda is one of the best sites to book cheap hotels. The result page layout is neat with all the components clearly well laid-out.
I searched for hotels in Kuala Lumpur and results came out pretty fine.
‘Sort by’ function helps you sort your results by Agoda Recommended, Hotel Name, Stars, Price and Review Score.
‘Filter your results’ helps you slice and dice your results by Star rating, Area, Property name, Accommodation type, Hotel facilities, Review score and Hotel chains and brands.
Prices are shown as ‘net price’ with all taxes etc. included.
You can also view your results in a Map format and also explore useful links about city attractions and landmarks.
One thing I found annoying was the small note, which appears under each hotel listing as ‘Popular’ which informs you about how many people are looking at that property. It goes like “68 people are looking at this property right now”. This is perhaps, nothing but an old trick to push customers to make a quick booking.
On selecting a hotel, a new page opens up with property details in great length. Here you can view all the pictures of the property, see list of available rooms, read about facilities/features, policies and useful information about the hotel. At the end, you can also see recent comments left by previous guests of the hotel.
While making a booking, please ensure to read hotel booking, cancellation and refund policies carefully to avoid any unpleasant situation later.
After selecting a room, the checkout procedure is again pretty simple and clear. It takes you through entering your personal and payment information and confirms your booking at the end with an email confirmation.
Once again, rechecking your check-in/check-out dates, room information and booking conditions and policies are highly recommended before making a payment.
Depends on hotel booking conditions, payment is usually collected under ‘Non-refundable’ (deal/discounted prices), ‘Book Now Pay Later’ (with special conditions) and ‘Special Rates, Pay at hotel’ headings.
One must note that Agoda handles all the payment related matters (not the hotel you are going to stay) and so it might get complicated if you arrived at a hotel and didn’t like the place or wish to leave earlier then planned. Hotel will tell you flatly to get in touch with Agoda. A situation like this is very difficult when you are in a new/remote city. I faced this exact situation during my trip to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and it was not pleasant.
Beside the Colombo situation, I have used Agoda.com a couple of times and it was all fine.
Agoda (Secret) Hotel Deals:
- Agoda’s biggest discount!
- Identity revealed after booking
What are Agoda Secret Deals?
Due to the close relationship it enjoys with its partners, Agoda.com is frequently able to offer high-end rooms at very attractive rates. For various reasons, these properties prefer to stay anonymous. This means customers can enjoy great savings on quality accommodation at distinguished brands worldwide, from luxurious five-star to charming boutique.
How does it work?
It’s simple! Browse the list of Agoda Secret Deals and apply filters based on your preferences. Book the deal that matches your liking and upon completion, the accommodation name, location, and contact details will be revealed.
I would recommend Agoda.com for those traveling to or within Asia.
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