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booking.com reliable?

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booking.com reliable?

hello all,

i'm heading to sydney next year and booking through booking.com. is this site reliable because when i asked the hotel directly (through email) they told me there isn't any bookings under my name! how does this thing works? thanks in advance for any useful tips!

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1. Re: booking.com reliable?

I have used booking.com without any problem on two occasions.

I also emailed the week before my visit and checked that the booking was there.

You will have a reservation booking number. Why don't you check with booking.com that all is in order. You can check your booking on line or email/ telephone them.

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2. Re: booking.com reliable?

The biggest one is www.wotif.com.au

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3. Re: booking.com reliable?

used it several times, never had a problem

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4. Re: booking.com reliable?

Sometimes, bookings through third party sites do not show up on hotel reservation systems until closer to your stay, as long as you're booking with a reputable site. That's probably why the hotel isn't showing up with any reservation under your name.

Good luck with your planning and have a GREAT time! :)

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5. Re: booking.com reliable?

My family is going to Sydney on 25th Nov and had booked 2 hotels via Booking.com. About 2 weeks ago, I replied the confirmation email to check that the bookings have been confirmed with the hotels. Booking.com did reply that they are booked with the hotel and confirmed.

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