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1. Posted by dd4321 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Just want to ask if anyone has ever used to book a hotel?

I am planning to book a hotel in Malaysia for F1 event next year, but the price listed on seems too good to be true.

My question is, is the price listed the actual room rates or the lowest price to 'lure' people to book with them. I am also not overly comfortable giving my credit card details upfront before knowing how much exactly they will charge. Do you know if they debit my credit card upon booking or upon firm confirmation (hence asking my confirmation before debiting my card)?

Thanks a lot in advance for your advice.



2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've never used before but the listed room rates for hotels in Kuala Lumpur seem to be fine to me, though slightly on the low side. Maybe they have better deals with the hotels.

3. Posted by rhiannon (Full Member 52 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

We didn't personally use while we were away, we used, although I do have friends who have used them, and they didn't have any problems, and used their credit cards without any hassles. I don't know when they were charged, but you could maybe email them and ask? Also, apparently it's cheaper to book in US dollars, as the exchange rate is better or something?! It all made sense when my friend explained it, but that was a few months ago and it's been lost in my head now!!

Hope this helps, let me know if you need anymore info cause I can get in touch with mates.


4. Posted by spencer23 (Budding Member 23 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I havent used but I always use a similar company called We stayed in KL at the Grand Contenital Hotel and it cost about 110 ringits. This company I used are fully legit. I have booked rooms from the in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand and I can personally vouch for them. There was a problem with one of the hotels i booked and they personally tracked me down and organised alternative accomodation.

Also when I was staying in Chiang Mai i cut my stay short by one night. As i had already paid the for the room I resigned to the fact that I was just going to lose my money for that night. Five days later I got an email from directrooms telling me that they had refunded me the whole amount for that nights accomodation.

When you pay online by internet the comapny emails you a reciept that you simply give reception at the hotel. Like you me and my girlfriend when booking online were scared but I dont think you have anything to worry about. Asiarooms is a big comapny and they will be fine. You will get a 3-4 star hotel in Kl for around $25-$40 USD per room per night. In KL the hotel we stayed at was beautiful we great views of the Petrona Twin Towers and only about 10 minute taxi ride from the Golden triangle(KL premier shopping and Business District)

Good Luck with your trip and dont worry about the booking these companies are legit. Oh yeah the reason the rooms are so cheap is the occupuncy rates in Asian hotels are less 50% so they bulk sell rooms to these companies for rock bottom prices to get people into the rooms

This reply is starting to be as long as a novel so I will go.

Good luck in KL


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8. Posted by liciece (Full Member 45 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I never use it,but through my friends' comments---some say yes,and some say no...SO nothing to say...
But if you use online booking,just try and take care of all booking details...mostly it should be ok...;)

9. Posted by Shanna (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've used Asiarooms and have never had any problems with my reservations. I'm shortly of to Malaysia and I,ve used Asiarooms again so I'm happy with them.
There has been a couple of times when I found one or two of their prices to be slightly higher than other web sites. So it is wise just check other web sites. What you see on their web site is what you pay.
Asiarooms will tell you exactly how much you will have to pay before you send your card details.
Once they receive confirmation from the hotel they will debit your card and inform you of the confirmation.
They will debit your card upon confirmation and not before. If you think about it, what's the point in debiting your card before they know weather you can have the hotel or not. Its a lot of messing about if the hotel say they have no rooms and the have to refund your credit card.
These people are ok. Remember with hotels you only get what you pay for.
Good Luck

10. Posted by Shanna (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Forgot to mention during the period of the "F1" hotel prices shoot right up. It,s the hotels around KL who are making a killing at that time.