I earlier in the evening I booked a beach front bungalow for our family at Ayara Villas in Khao Lak via Sawadee.com . About 45min after I booked the room and paid my deposit, I received an email from the villas telling me that they didn't have any rooms of any kind available for our time period on the days we wanted, I had been emailing them directly for 3 days. I booked the room within about 20 min of receiving the offer from sawadee.com, so I doubt the bungalows would all sell out that fast. Now I am curious if Sawadee.com is reputable or if I just lost my 5000BHT deposit. Does anyone have experiance with them? I am seen them all over but now I am worried I was just scammed.
Or is it that the Villas and locations like them block a certain amount of rooms for online bookings only so when people call them directly they say that they are booked?
I am very concerned, please put me at ease.