- The Booking.com Website
- Booking.com Reviews
- Booking.com Deals
- Redeeming Your Booking.com Voucher
- Booking.com on Social Media
- Contact Booking.com
Looking for your home away from home? Booking.com is one of the leading online sources for hotels, resorts, holiday rentals, B&Bs and apartments around the world. Conceived as a small start-up in 1996, the Netherlands-based company has grown to include close to a million worldwide properties, over 70 million reviews and a great customer service experience that's available in over 40 languages! As of 2005, Booking.com is owned by The Priceline Group and operates alongside sister companies, Priceline.com, KAYAK, Agoda.com and OpenTable.
Part of the main appeal of Booking.com is the sheer convenience of the website. The site is easy to navigate, easy to search, and places a wide range of useful traveler information right at your fingertips. Looking for something specific? The search window on the main page lets you select your destination, your dates and the number of guests, then searches thousands of rooms that meet your criteria. Not sure where you'd like to go? Booking.com offers plenty of suggestions, including popular destinations in the UK, a list of highly rated international hotels and the option to search by interest, such as "sightseeing" "relaxation", "castles", etc.
Sure, a star rating and a list of amenities can give you an idea of what to expect from your hotel, but relying on those entirely means leaving a lot to chance. Booking.com is all about getting you exactly what you want out of your stay, which is why the site offers millions of user-generated reviews to help travelers make better-informed decisions. Every Booking.com review rates the room on several key factors including: cleanliness, comfort, location, facilities, staff, value for money and free Wi-Fi. Guests then assign the property a rating out of 10, and indicate the nature of their trip (i.e. family vacation, business, couple's getaway, etc.)
As for Booking.com itself, the site is highly rated among its competitors and has thousands of glowing reviews from new and returning users. While not all reviews are positive, the site maintains a rating of 4+ out of 5 and generally has a recommendation rate of about 90%.
These days, you've got plenty of options when it comes to booking your trip online. For us pennywise travelers, the deciding factor is the deals offered by one travel company versus another. Despite not advertising itself as a budget hotel site, Booking.com certainly aims to get its users great value for their money. Here are some ways you can save at Booking.com:
- No booking fees: Hate paying arbitrary fees for things that should be free? So do we! Booking.com does not charge booking fees on any bookings made through the website, automatically saving you a few pounds every time you book.
- Best price guarantee: With so many booking sites and so many deals floating around online, it can be hard to commit to a booking with any one company. Booking.com offers a best price guarantee that lets travelers book with confidence! Should you find a better deal elsewhere, Booking.com will refund the difference.
- Secret deals: Booking.com sends "secret deals" to its subscribers via email. Be sure to add your email to the list to get in on the savings!
- Booking.com voucher codes: Booking.com voucher codes are not very common, but they do come up. Watch this page for the latest Booking.com discount codes and subscribe to the PlayPennies deal alert email list to get updates on new Booking.com offers!
Happen to find a Booking.com voucher? Because Booking.com does not require payment at the time of booking, the site doesn't give you the option of redeeming your voucher online. As such, if you find a voucher for Booking.com, follow the individual instruction on the voucher. In most cases, you will be prompted to print out your voucher and present it during check-in at your hotel.
- Booking.com UK on Facebook: Join Booking.com on Facebook for a steady stream of travel tips, holiday inspiration and the chance to connect with Booking.com customer services.
- Booking.com on Twitter: This is the main Twitter account for Booking.com and features plenty of suggestions for your next international holiday.
- Booking.com on Instagram: This account is a great place to catch the travel bug, if you haven't already! Check out the gorgeous views from these amazing worldwide destinations.
- Booking.com on Pinterest: Need ideas on where to set your sail? Check out this Pinterest account for some inspiration.
- Booking.com on LinkedIn: Find out more about the company and checkout current Booking.com job opportunities here.
- Booking.com on Google Plus: Stay updated on company news and get your dose of travel posts by joining Booking.com's circle.
- Booking.com on YouTube: Check out Booking.com adverts and get tips on booking your perfect holiday.
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UK Tel: 0203 564 6725
International Tel: 44 20 3320 2609
Email: Use the direct contact form on the Booking.com website.
Alternatively, you can reach the Booking.com Customer Service team via Facebook by posting on their wall or sending a private message. The company typically responds within a few hours.