Sitting at the desk, cool wind in my hair, amazed at the awesomeness of startup entrepreneurs… and still those voices are calling from far away – hotels in California, hotels in Paris, hotels in Bangkok, hotels in Sydney… Who can blame me? There are so many great travels tools available that I’m asked to write about. And now there is Hotel-Room.com.
Get More, Pay Less
Hotel-Room is a hotel booking and price comparison engine. Find the perfect hotel room for your stay and find hotel deals among 240,000 global options. Regardless if you need five-star accommodations or little more than a roof overhead, Hotel-Room strives to help you find the best rates available.
A modest landing page, uncluttered by ads, allows guests to get right down to business. Begin a simple search by entering in the basic information of your destination and the dates of your stay, number of rooms and people in your party, and you’re on your way to making a hotel reservation.
Next, Hotel-Room displays all the available rooms that match your requested location and dates. From here, users may refine searches in the left-hand side bar according to the following criteria:
- star ratings
- price range
- hotel facilities
- accommodation type
Each hotel listing appears with its star rating, a picture, map view, and the price of course. Even better, Hotel-Room alerts users to any available packages or discounts pertaining to each option, such as: “Stay 3 nights and Save 15% on Your Stay.”
“Select” an option and peruse a thorough profile of each listing, including an overview, and room options, and stay details. What’s more, in separate windows you’ll find other hotel pricing search engines open so that you can compare rates. Read reviews or share information on social networks to further help make booking decisions.
Captain, Please Bring Me My Wine
Hotel-Room doesn’t bring any revolutionary features to the table, but does what it’s asked to do very well. The interface is straightforward an intuitive. The interactive booking engine quick and to the point. If Kayak and Hotels.com were mashed up, one would hope the result would turn out just like Hotel-Room.
This startup falls under the umbrella of Asian Airfares Group, LLC, which offers an array of travel and hospitality solutions. The company runs similar meta search portals that help travelers find the best rates and discounts for airfare, car rentals, cruise travel, vacation packages and more. Founder and CEO, Drago Maximov, also spearheads Buy-Online.com – a shopping platform where people can compare the prices of products in numerous online stores.
About his latest startup, Hotel-Room, Maximov says: “We believe that travel opens minds to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking. That is why we strive to make travel more accessible to everyone by making it fast, easy and affordable to find great deals on hotels worldwide. We sell globally but price locally, leaving you more time and money to enjoy the journey.”
Enjoy your stay!