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43. Posted by Irish-man (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

About to travel in Nov/Dec. Two locations have been booked with WD. Fiji and HK. Will get back onto this site once travel is complete, with experiences. Nervous after seeing some of these posts.

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

About wired-destinations :

I was booked three nights - Hotel Charterhouse Wanchai, Hong Kong for 380 EUR , in October 2006. They charged my credit card for this amount - Wired destinations.

On reception desk in Hotel they asked me for credit card - only for guarantee reason. They told that room was paid. Nobody said anything about additional payments.

But when I left hotel and when I come back at home, Hotel WAS CHARGED MY CREDIT CARD - FOR NEW 200 EUR ???

On recption desk nobody give me any reception or invoice , nothing.

So, somebody is SCAM - Hotel comopany or WIRED destinations.

45. Posted by indigoliz (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi zkoprek

It is absolutely normal for hotels to ask for your credit card when checking in. Usually one does not sign the blank credit card slip. Even when items from the mini have been consumed, phone calls made etc., the hotel will always ask you to double check the bill and then charge. For this the card holders signature is required.

Your credit card bill does clearly state the item (payment for what) and the merchant name. You may want to check on that.

46. Posted by Irish-man (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I posted on Oct 17th 2006 just before travelling around the world. I had booked two of my hotels through Wired Destinations, 1st in Fiji (Sonaisali - I would have no hesitation in recommending) and 2nd in Hong Kong - Langham Hotel Kowloon (absolutely 1st class service and a beautiful hotel.) I said at the time I will post my experiences in relation to Wired Destinations. I have to say they were faultless in my experience. In fact I got the date on one of my booking wrong by a day and it was no problem, the hotels were aware of booking and were eager to help with all of my arrangements. Thank you Wired Destinations.

47. Posted by Fireman440 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

My experience with wired destinations was not good. I requested booking with a hotel and they claimed it was overbooked and suggested a replacement that I foolishly accepted without research. The first hotel turned out to have availablity when I checked in person. The hotel they provided was subpar and they refused to change the booking or refund my money.

48. Posted by aham (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

on a recent trip from sydney australia to germany my wife and i decided to stop over in dubai for five days to have a good look at the hyper construction that is taking place there. On the internet we found wired destinations and their accomadation for dubai----hotels in dubai are not generally cheap but we pick one hotel located in the old city area of dubai called arabian courtyard--price quoted by wired destination was very reasonable and heavily discounted to the stated hotel room rates so we put the plastic fantastic card over the net and booked five nights----my card was billed the correct amount in thai baht currency conversion --no problem so far-----wired sent a form to present on arrival at the hotel in dubai------all very well and a big leap of faith on our behalf-----we had decided that the complete loss of our money was not the end of the world if the hotel did not know us on arrival in dubai-----just regroup and find another hotel with the credit card---that was plan B if plan A failed

anyhow the big day dawned as it always does and we arrived at the arabian courtyard hotel in dubai after a 17 hour flight from sydney---at the hotel check in desk was a letter to welcome us and to enjoy our stay in dubai-----a great feeling to know that the whole process with wired destinations had gone through smoothly---we were given a fantastic room which was way above what we expected and found the hotel was exactly as wired destinations had presented it on its website-------we did not change or cancel any of our travel plans with this booking which may help with these net bookings or is it just pot luck---anyhow in the washup i can only give wired destinations the thumbs up on the only transaction we have made with them


49. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


Quoting Sam I Am

I think it's crucial to keep in mind when reading so many posts from 1 time posters that they could all either be a. reps for the company and b. competitors trying to give this company a bad name. It's a well known tactic on forums that a company rep will ask if a site is any good under one username and then sign up 2 minutes later under another username and say, "yes, I've used them and they are great!" .... not saying this is the case with everyone that has posted here, but one should take referrals that can't be verified with a grain of salt really....

Anyway, why even bother with them when you can book right here on Travellerspoint (see, now that's a promo!)

50. Posted by aham (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The post i submitted earlier today on my experience with wired destination hotel booking in dubai was very real. I was just surfing around the net and came across the travellers point website and saw the thread about wired destination and joined up. In the past when ever i buy or book something on the net i always do a google search to see if there are any unhappy punters out there and with wired destinations i found a few and it was usually with people who had changed their plans and were looking for a refund. Beside the hotel booking we had no contact with the wired destination office in bangkok or where ever they are. In the future i am not sure if i will ever book with this company again as i find each of my trips different. My previous trip in august 2006 was to the north coast of papua new guinea and the kokoda trail and there were no hotels---only village guesthouses. You can only report on your own experience-----I am sure if any travel company provides a bad service and is ripping people off it will not last as bad news travels fast over the net

big al --newcastle australia

i will add to my profile later if possible