Booking a Hotel Room via Agoda

For quite sometime, i’ve been hearing a lot of positive reviews about Agoda. I am not really a fan of online hotel bookings (because I don’t own a credit card HAHA). I’d rather e-mail the hotel for reservations or if I don’t receive a favorable response within the day, I call them thru phone even if it means i’ll be charged more for international calls.

 

AGODA.COM - Hotel Booking Website

I became curious about Agoda when my PR/Blogger friends Anika and Dani constantly tweet or mention about Agoda. They claim that it is better to book through Agoda because you get instant confirmation within the day and they also have this point system that makes their customers go crazy. When Dani mentioned that I can book a hotel room via Agoda using my Paypal credits as payment, it was when I decided to give it a try.

I’m scheduled to go to Cebu. I need a room for four nights and during that time, I have less cash in hand. I have Paypal credits, but its too late to withdraw and transfer the moolah at my EON card. I finally logged on to my Agoda account (I signed up last year but never bothered to log-in again) and tried searching for hotels.

I decided to book on overnight stay at Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu. It has the cheapest room I found for that particular day. I booked a room for the next two days at Alba Uno Residencia. It’s a bit pricey, but i am using my Paypal credits anyway. I wouldn’t feel the ‘ouch’ in my pocket much LOL.

My current Agoda Rewards standing

I have a good and decent stay at the two hotels I mentioned. Thanks to Agoda for the instant confirmation and now, I am encourage to use the site in some of my future flights. I was able to post my hotel reviews a few days after check-out. Now, my Agoda Rewards page is updated. Hurray!

Have you used Agoda for booking a room in a hotel? Have you earned some Agoda points already?

 

8 Comments

  1. Kristel said:

    I love Agoda!!! 😀 I book everything there! Local or international. I see to it to counter-check with the hotels’ rates but Agoda’s almost always end up being cheaper.

    June 15, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I haven’t tried comparing rates yet, but i’m quite satisfied with Agoda especially with the Paypal option hehe 😛

      June 15, 2011
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  2. nadia said:

    I’ve never heard about Agoda before, but sounds like it’s definitely worth trying! Thanks for the recommendation.

    June 15, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      You’re welcome, Nadia! I might just use Agoda just in case i push through with my plan to go overnight in Dubai 😛

      June 15, 2011
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  3. chyng said:

    rates are always cheaper compared to booking the hotel directly. and i love the promos! =)

    June 15, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      You’ve been using Agoda rin pala 😀 I’m glad i finally gave in with the peer pressure of booking a room with them. Ngayon, no regrets hihi

      June 16, 2011
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  4. Hi,
    Thank you for visiting my blog the other day and leaving a comment on my post reviewing Agoda at
    http://reservethaihotels.net/1249/review-of-agoda/ .
    You said that you would be writing about your experience with Agoda on your blog so I came to read it. I’m glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience with Agoda. I’ve never had any problems with them, but then again I have never had to cancel a booking, which seems to be the thing that most people with complaints talk about.
    Nice blog, keep it up 🙂

    Aaron

    June 17, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hi Aaron!

      Thanks for visiting my blog! Maybe i’ll soon write about the cancellation just in case it happens (i hope not LOL). Goodluck on your hotel review site! 🙂

      June 18, 2011
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