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Finding the perfect hotel can be an unimagined nightmare. Let’s be honest about this. It really isn’t a pleasant experience at all. There are so many booking sites, with just as many review sites to muddle your mind.

I personally hate trying to find a hotel that fits within our limited budget and desires. Each trip we have a very different set of requirements. Shorter stays just need to be clean and close by. A longer trip we might be after a kitchenette and close to a good coffee shop. And then there are those times when we are blowing out the budget and hitting up the luscious luxury hotels on our last night away. Hint – it’s a great way to avoid the post-trip blues but taking advantage of a luxury hotel. I’ve been known to spend hours on the train to and from work trying to find the perfect place for James and I at the perfect price. I know, I know, organizational freak over here.

Thankfully there are much easier ways to book your hotel stay that doesn’t take hours of comparison sites. DirectHotels will now do all that hard work for you. Let me show you how easy it is.

A Quick Hotel Search

The first and most difficult step is to decide what amazing city you want to visit. For this demonstration, we’ll use our hometown of Melbourne.

Within moments the mega search engine has delivered me over 500 hotel options. As you can see from the below screenshot the most affordable option for The Hotel Windsor is to book directly with the hotel.

Once you click on View Deal you are taken directly to the most affordable booking option. In the example of The Windsor Hotel the View Deal link takes us directly to the hotel website.

Now that we’re here we can book directly with the hotel. Leaving any additional requests or requirements. So darn easy!

How does this all work?

This new mega search engine will compare over 200 websites to find you the best deal. Not only does this new mega search engine do all the hard work it also advises you the cheapest booking option. You can easily see in our above example that common websites such as Expedia, Booking.com are included. As are their special deals. So you never have to worry about overpaying for a hotel room again.

The benefit for you as a super busy traveler is the ease of booking the most affordable accommodation. No more hours spent scrolling through comparison sites, calling hotels and asking for a better deal or hoping that your overpaid travel agent has booked you a decent hotel.

So now you can spend more time enjoying your latte then getting yourself into a lather of sweat over your next nights’ accommodation.

Jeanette

Jeanette

Founder, Principal Blogger & Coffee Drinker

Coffee Lover | Travel Blogger | Horse Rider | Adventure Racer | Donut Dame. Generally nice lady-enjoys wine, indie movies & random dance parties in my tent.

Just a little FYI- this article was written in partnership with DirectHotels. By partnership I really mean sponsored but doesn’t partnership make it sound oh so much nicer?

10 Comments

  1. I definitely agree that you need to take the time to find a place to stay. You stand to pay far more if you leave it to the last minute.

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  2. This is great and helpful! There are so many options, it’s overwhelming.

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  3. I always get so frustrated booking hotels and make my husband do it! I want to give Direct Hotels a shot since it just seems so easy and straight forward and easy to compare. Thanks for the great find!

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  4. I am always at a loss while looking for hotels during our travels, that too within our budget. Direct Hotels seems to be a good option to help with our woes of selecting hotels.

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  5. I love browsing hotels, but I’m pretty loyal to a few hotel families and rely heavily on points and travel hacking, so that makes it pretty easy for me to choose a hotel!

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  6. I’ve never heard of Direct Hotels, so this will be something I’ll be trying in the new year. There’s nothing like getting a good bargain on accommodation, and something that fits the budget too!

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  7. Wow this sounds like a great app! There’s a similar one I use, and it also compared all the third party websites as well as the direct hotel website prices and shows the best option. Pretty much like Skyscanner for flights 🙂 But this is an interesting find for me, considering that I’m always looking for the best prices possible while booking flights (and that’s quite often lol). Thanks for sharing, will check it out!

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  8. This is great cause I have never heard of Direct Hotels and I love using good sources for finding cheaper places to stay. I personally HATE spending money on a hotel room while travelling since I am rarely in the room. I just need a good shower, comfy bed, and a secure place with decent wifi.
    Thanks for the info on Direct Hotels! Going to add this to my favorites bar!

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  9. This is awesome! The user interface looks quite easy to navigate through as well. I’ve never heard of DirectHotels so will definitely have to check them out! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  10. I always have a tough time picking out a hotel and it feels like a massive task, so I end up giving the responsibility to my husband. Matching various needs and finding one hotel that has everything you want at your budget, can be a time taking task. Will definitely try Direct Hotel now. Great post!

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