How to Book Hotellook - Hotel Price Comparison

Today it will be about finding and choosing hotels using the service - Hotellook. Also to help independent travelers we have instructions on how to search and book flights. via Aviasales. And now about how to book hotels through Khoteluk. You can take this post as an instruction, or you can review it.

The content of the article

What is Hotellook

About aggregators

For a start, a little explanation for those whojust discovering the world of independent travel. There are a lot of reservation systems on the Internet, both foreign: Agoda, Booking, Hotels, etc., and Russian: Islet, Oktogo, Ozone, etc. They all look like a site where you can find, select and book hotels. Previously, it was necessary to manually go through several such sites to find something cheaper.

But progress does not stand still and the followingAggregators appeared in the evolutionary chain, looking for hotels in databases of all reservation systems at once. That is, and on Buckinge and on Agoda and many others. There is also a Russian aggregator for finding hotels - Hotellook. Its plus is that, in addition to the world-famous Bucking, Agoda and dozens of other booking systems, it also searches for hotels in Russian systems, where hotels can sometimes be cheaper.

Literally from my last experience. I booked a hotel in Bangkok on Ozone, where it cost 2 (!) Times cheaper than in similar Bukingah with Agoda. Then he got to lower prices on the island. So it’s very cool when there is a choice, and the more booking systems are added to the aggregator, the easier it is for the traveler to make price comparisons and choose a better deal.

Is there a commission and prices differ

Service Hotelluk does not take any commissionfor the information provided, they are paid by the reservation system, and not by us. Thus, prices when entering the same Booking / Agoda, either directly or through the service, do not differ. You can check it yourself in the form below. I have done this more than once, comparing the cost of different hotels: I went in different browsers, cleaned cookies, etc. - the price in Hotelluke is exactly the same as in the booking service itself. And what is very convenient is that it shows the final price with all the fees. Surely, you know that, for example, on Agoda the price without fees was initially shown (17% lower) and you see the final price on the payment page.

How to book a hotel room

Fill out the form

Let us consider the functionality of the site. For example, we will look for a hotel in Prague that fits our requirements from 4 to 5 April.

Go to the main page Hotellook. Here we see the standard search form. Please note that when choosing dates of arrival and departure, a calendar falls out, where the dates of the month are colored in different colors, from green to yellow. The color shows the average price level for this date, the price range is written below. It is very convenient if you are not tied to any particular date when choosing a hotel. Choose April 4-5 (highlighted in green):

searching results

After clicking the button Find prices opensanother tab with search results. From above, we see the data we entered: city, dates and number of guests. These parameters can be changed in the search process, but the filters located in the line below will then be reset and they will have to be selected again (I hope this will be improved sometime).

In the filter bar on the right, we see a link todisplay of the found hotels in the form of markers on the map, so you can change the display type by receiving a map with points instead of a list. If you want to see where the specific hotel from the list will be located on the map, you should click under the hotel name on the line indicating the hotel’s distance from the center. For the first hotel, the search results are 1.14 km from the city center.

The price on the left for each hotel is indicatedminimal, on the big orange button Book from below the booking system is signed. If you want to find out prices from other booking systems (for example, trust them more), you can see price examples in the drop-down list by clicking on the small triangle to the right of the button.

Filters and sorting search results

Hotelluk has very convenient filters forsearch hotels in the form of a fixed line on top (always on the screen). You can select a price range, distance from the city center, etc. When the filter is activated, its parameter is written in green font. It is also convenient that there is a Reset Filter button in mind. In the drop-down list to each filter, the numbers indicate how many hotels meet this criterion. For example, 145 hotels meet all selected conditions.

Under the filter line there is another one, whereDifferent ways of sorting results are presented. By price, popularity, pricing, etc. The extreme right discount option, if at the moment in the place where you are looking for housing, there are hotels that offer a discount on accommodation, this item will be marked in red. It gives you the opportunity to sort hotels by discount. Very interesting and good tool when searching for budget options. In our case, there are no discounts for hotels.

Hotel Map

In the same line as the filters, just to the right,the link Hotels on the map is located, opening the map, we immediately see how the hotels are located on the ground and relative to each other. Each hotel is marked with a green marker. The black circle is our filter “not more than 2 km from the center”.

Huge for me personally Hotellukconsists in the fact that the line with filters is available and in the map mode, the filters can be changed at your discretion. It is the map mode that I use in 90% of cases, because it is almost always important for me the geographical location of the hotel (usually next to something I settle down). And including all the filters I need (rating of 8, price, air conditioning, Wifi, etc.), I get at the point I need a few hotels to choose from. Time to search is reduced significantly.

But back to finding a hotel in Prague. The previous picture shows that when filters are not involved, there are a lot of hotels that meet our criteria, it will be difficult to choose. Therefore, it is possible to correct the request directly in the map mode. For example, select in the Services menu only hotels with wi-fi (246 results):

Now narrow the price range and select hotels withrated at least 9. Now, as you can see, there are very few options. Choose a hotel based on your preferences by geographic location - it is better that the area is pleasant and quiet, with a transport stop nearby, proximity to the station - if this is important to you. By clicking on the hotel marker, you can quickly see the price per night, the number of stars. Clicking on the Book button go to the hotel page.

Hotel page and price comparison

On the hotel’s page we see a slideshow with photos,standard hotel features, price per room, etc. An important criterion when choosing a hotel is the number of reviews for which the rating is made. There may be several, and maybe more than a hundred. The more guests praised the hotel, the more truthful the rating.

Hotellook rating matches us, so pretty easy to navigate. I usually try to choose hotels with a rating of 7-8 and above, as a certain criterion that there will be no problems and I will like everything.

We look, what numbers, at what price, in whatbooking systems are available. You can immediately compare prices and understand in which booking system it will be more profitable to book this particular hotel. If you select a room here and click Book, Hotelhelk will redirect us to the site of the selected reservation system.

In order to evaluate whether the hotel is worthy of choiceand what are the pros and cons of living in it, you can see the average rating. hotel its guests. Below on the hotel page are the characteristics of the hotel, made on the basis of reviews. But of course it is better to read the reviews themselves, preferably not only in Russian. Here, at the bottom of the page, you can follow the link that Hotelluk offers, in this case it is to Read reviews on Ostrovok, but there are links to other booking systems. Alternatively, go to any of the buttons Book (see the screenshot above) and read the reviews in the desired booking system.

Transition to the reservation system

Once we have read all the information provided, you can make a choice. By clicking on the Book button, we will go to the Booking website (in this case):

On the website of Bucking you can read reviews for the hotel,if you have not done so already, as I mentioned in the previous paragraph. It also makes sense to check all the information you need: wifi and air conditioning in the room, 24-hour reception (if needed), is there a transfer, once again look at the photos of the room.

Well, in the last step, if everything is in order, then we reserve a room.

P.S. That's all. Every time I use this or that service, I think how easy it has become to travel in the modern world, preparation takes less and less time, thanks to services like this.

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