Everybody knows that the best place to find London hotel deals is on the Web, it’s just a question of knowing where to look. The Internet has transformed the hotel booking industry; driving down room prices by cutting out the ‘middlemen’ and promoting late deals. The flipside has been the proliferation of online booking agents offering London hotel deals: In fact there are now so many that it’s difficult to know where to begin. We’ve scoured cyberspace to find two of the best:
Hotelclub is something of a breath of fresh air in the world of online booking agents thanks to their understanding of what customers actually want. Their focus is on usability and even committed technophobes will have little difficulty finding a room in a matter of minutes. Hotelclub has been around since 1996 and operates in more than 40 countries worldwide; which means that they’ve built up considerable purchasing power and can offer savings of up to 60% on London hotels (discounts can be even greater on late availability bookings). To help you find the right hotel you can refine your search by choosing from a variety of criteria; including price, star rating and location. Then it’s just a couple of clicks to complete the online booking on a secure server.
Laterooms is prime hunting ground for ‘last minute’ London hotel deals. They’ve started from the premise that no hotelier wants to leave rooms empty rooms and teamed up with thousands of hotels across the capital to give customers access to late bargains. Discounts can be much as 70%, but the best bit is that they publish the standard room price so you can see how much you are saving. Most customers won’t be surprised to learn that the best deals are available at the shortest notice; however, discounted rooms can also be booked long in advance. The website itself is clean, easy to navigate and has detailed information on each hotel (searchable categories include; London Borough, Postcode and the Nearest Tube Station). Once you’ve submitted your request you’ll receive a reference number which you present at the hotel reception when you check-in. Payment is made directly to the hotel, rather than online.