Recently I've spent aaaages figuring out where I should stay, comparing prices, reading all the reviews checking out the traveller photos of hotels rather than the hotel ones themselves.. In short I've spent so much time trying to find a decent place.
Then I made a decision and went to book a place in the LatinQuarter that on most booking sites has an average price of 150 euro per nite. Anyway when I made the booking I went through Ratestogo.com (because the dates I wanted to book is just under a month away) I used the link on the hotel review page at this site. I was really confused at the quote I got, they were offering double rooms at this place at 13 euro for one night. All the other rooms were at the normal expected prices, it was just the double and ony for this one night/date... I was a bit confused but I booked at the 13 euro price anyway and then paid the standard rate for the next night. I went back just now to see if they were still offering this deal on the same date but the price has changed to the normal rate again.
The question is (because I have no previous experience with booking hotels online):
Is this normal? Do booking sites from time to time give one off last minute style deals for some reason?
Confused (and guilty for getting such a bargain).