asiarooms anygood...?

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1. Posted by mahoemm (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

We are booking through asiarooms and wonder if there are any comments on them.

Thanks from new travellers

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3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3932 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I used them for a booking in Cambodia last year and they were fine.

4. Posted by fredchris (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My partner and I have used asiarooms a few times and have never had a problem, we used them for thailand and cambodia.
Go ahead give them a try.

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6. Posted by wai yee (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I recently tried to book rooms with Asiarooms in Ho Chi Minh City. I tried for days before my travel date (13th August 2007) to book 2 rooms but everything I tried was unavailable. Finally, the afternoon before I was due to fly, not having heard from them, I called a hotel in HCMC and managed to get a hotel that Asiarooms claimed is full. I realised 5 days later (while travelling in Vietnam) that Asiarooms had sent me an email to confirm a room at 12 pm of the day I was due to arrive in HCMC. I was at that time already on flight. I had no idea they do confirmation on the day itself and they went ahead to deduct money from my credit card, without my reply or my consent (I had no idea cuz I was already in Vietnam). They have not refunded so far and I've written them 2 emails, called their office in Bangkok to no avail. I think it is truly a dodgy site. Also, the one room I was able to get, the photos did not match the hotel and I end up paying quite a lot for a horribly shabby hotel. I think they have people write fake reviews. I wrote a review on the hotel and that was never reflected.

7. Posted by Louissa (Budding Member 59 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

There are many options to book hotels, many will provide you with an offer without having to give any credit card details, you then have a few days to decide. If you decide to book they may charge 1 night as a deposit and the balance perhaps 2 weeks or 10 days before you arrive at the hotel, others will charge perhaps 10% or 12% deposit and the balance before you arrive.
I never use any service that asks for credit card details just to make an enquiry, never would. You can also find plenty that provide instant confirmation. I would shop around for the best rates.

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 3, 2007, at 10:35 AM by Louissa ]

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