Skip Third-Party Booking: 6 Reasons Why It’s Better To Book Hotels Directly

You’ll always hear hotels asking guests to book direct, but do you know why? When you book directly through the hotel, there are benefits for both the guest and the property, many of which you may not have thought of. Did you know that when you book using a third party or booking agent, you are paying our best available rate PLUS commission that is charged by the agent? When you book direct, you cut out the middle man meaning you pay our lowest available rate every time plus so much more.

1. Best Rate Guarantee

So you’ve decided to enjoy a staycation and holiday in our boutique hotel in Dublin City, good choice! With so many different prices shown online, how can you be sure you are getting the very best price? The only way to be certain is to book directly with the hotel. We give you our word that the rates you see on our website will be €10 less than any other website. We are so confident that our website offers you the lowest rates that we offer a Best Rate Guarantee. If you find the same room with the same conditions on any other website, we will match the lower rate, without question.

2. Room Priority

Did you know the hotels often have complimentary room upgrades to allocate to guests each night, especially when the hotel is not completely full? We tend to offer upgrades to our loyal guests first, offering best room priority to those who have made their booking directly on our website or with our friendly team.
If you have a special request for your room – perhaps you need an extra bed, a baby cot or would love a view over the River Liffey – it’s much easier to communicate with us directly. When you book on our website we have a dedicated box for special requests and give priority to guests who communicate directly. When you book via a third party, it’s difficult for us to communicate, meaning your special request may become lost in translation.

3. Book Now, Pay Later

When you book with us directly, we don’t ask for payment upfront. We allow our guests to change their dates, their room types and add optional extras to their stay, giving you the flexibility to customise your stay. Payment is taken in the hotel directly & no deposits are charged when you book direct.

4. Flexible Cancellation

We also understand that sometimes plans change. While we will be sad not to see you, we don’t feel this warrants a punishment. We offer our loyal guests a flexible cancellation policy on most of our packages, meaning you can cancel your booking, free of charge, up to 24 hours before you arrive. We do recommend that you read the terms and conditions of your specific booking carefully as some of our rates are pre-paid and cannot be cancelled or amended.

5. Book Direct Perks

Can you think of anything better than checking into a luxury hotel in Dublin city, dropping your bags in your bedroom and visiting the bar for a complimentary drink? As a token of appreciation for booking directly on our website, we offer each guest a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival to help you settle in comfortably.

6. Enjoy The Website

When you book direct you can take your time to explore our brand new website. Recently upgraded, our website is full of information about Dublin, the hotel and some of the great services we offer. Plan your trip using our informative blogs, read our frequently asked questions for a quick way to find out more about what makes Ashling Hotel unique and use our Contact Us page for an easy way to communicate. Don’t forget to browse our gallery for an idea of the luxury and comfort that awaits you in your bedroom or Chesterfields Restaurant.

Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for Ashling Hotel Dublin, a luxury 4 star hotel in the heart of Ireland’s capital, Dublin, stuated in close proximity to Phoenix Park, The Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Zoo. When she’s not taking vibrant street photos, you can find her writing articles about travel, food, and lifestyle.

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