When searching through several of Thailand’s popular destinations Hotels Combined returned a very impressive number of hotels in each of those. For example, in Koh Samui it found 267 hotels with prices for many 3 star resorts starting from only $20 per night. In Pattaya it found 182 hotels with prices starting from only $15 per night for Sawasdee Mansion Hotel. For a popular hotel Baiyoke Hotel Pattaya Hotels Combined has found a price of $42 (at BookinHotels.com) and Kayak.com found only one price of $54 (at HotelClub.com). The same story is repeated for about 70% of hotels.
So, when you’ll be booking your hotel accommodation next time give HotelsCombined a try.
Below is the extract from the blog of Arthur Frommer (founder of Frommers.com). He is as well of a very high opinion about this site.
Extract from www.frommers.com
There's now an aggregator for finding inexpensive hotel rooms anywhere in the world, and its results seem phenomenal
The Australians have done it. They've created a website called Hotels Combined (www.hotelscombined.com ) that searches every other hotel search engine and every other hotel chain, in popular cities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and then impartially sorts the results by price and reveals them to you. And although it also tells you whether the hotel in question has vacancies for the dates in which you're interested, it does not then proceed to book the room for you. Instead -- and I like this feature -- it advises you to go directly to the hotel they name and request a reservation. You also pay the hotel directly and do not incur a penny's expense for using Hotels Combined.
I have recently found some of the best hotel deals imaginable through the use of Hotels Combined. Example: I recently requested a room in New York for a two-night stay starting June 26. Would you believe that Hotels Combined proceeded to name New York hotels where I could get a room (in properties ranging from cheap hostels to decent tourist class establishments) for $29, $30, $31, $32, $34, $70, $87, $92, $97, $99, $102, $118, and so on -- in what has to be one of the most expensive hotel cities on earth? The Australian service not only surveys hotels directly -- including numerous properties that aren't handled by any of the established hotel search engines -- but also surveys such hotel-finding websites as www.venere.com, www.hotelbook.com, www.laterooms.com, www.hotelclub.com, www.lastminute.com, www.orbitz.com, www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com, www.booking.com, www.asiarooms.com, and others. (I assume, but haven't yet found, that it also surveys www.hotels.com and www.quikbook.com).
Below screenshot shows a price comparison table for Four Seasons Resort. As you can see there are 7 different sites where you can book Four Seasons Hotel at different rates. Notice that Hotels Combined actually searches over 30 major sites, but only shows the rates from sites that actually have some availability. In this case it means that most of other reservation sites didn’t have any availability for this hotel.
Have I overlooked anything? If any of the readers of this blog have also used Hotels Combined, could they report on their experiences?