You book a room and are happy you got the best deal or the cheapest hotel rate. On getting to the hotel you meet other people who paid less for the same room/service, and you wonder why. The truth is most hotel receptionists won’t tell you that there are cheaper options for you,because they want as much profit as possible. Below are little known tips to getting a cheaper hotel rate.
So what are the secrets to paying cheap when next you book a room? Well, it’s really simple. Follow these steps next time and you never have to worry about paying a higher room rate than others.
TIP 1: CHECK THE HOTEL WEBSITE FOR PROMOTIONS
Often times, hotels have a drop down menu of promotions and offers on their website where you can click for currents promos. Check for the one that is suitable for you, and of course the offer you are eligible for. Be sure to meet their requirements so as not to get turned down.
TIP 2: BOOK EARLY
Most hotels offer discounts for early birds, so be sure you know the date of your stay and book ahead. Try to meet their requirements too which would be stipulated in the advert.
TIP 3: BROWSE HOTEL DISCOUNT WEBSITES
Most of these websites, like Agoda, have insider connections or contracts with hotels around the world to bring you the cheapest discounts, even cheaper than what you might get on the hotel websites. When booking an hotel, the first thing on my list is browsing such websites like Agoda and in most cases I end up getting the best deal that I might not be offered directly by the hotel.
TIP 4: USE YOUR BANK ATM CARD TO PAY
Check if your bank has a direct partnership with the hotel, some banks do and you end up paying a discounted rate. you can also consult with your bank for such benefits.