Although there are some large and many small booking portals, but all try to promise cheap room rates. Although these portals have a mediating role to advertise rooms of hotel businesses, however, the operators keep for the mediation, of course, a sales commission.
Due to the ongoing adjustment of the amount of sales commissions, there are already some companies that would rather benefit their customers with a direct booking (directly at the hotel) in the form of a direct booking discount or free upgrades and goodies.
Direct booking – book directly at the hotel
So if you book directly on the website of the hotel, or directly at the hotel, you can count on a thank you to some companies. These can be on the one hand special goodies, so “candy” as a welcome drink, a meal voucher or a niceness in the room. On the other hand, some companies already offer a monthly advantage when booking.
Thus, you should look at the website of the hotel before booking a room. Alternatively, you should also call the hotel once and address the staff of the hotel. With a direct booking at the hotel the same room could be 5% to even 10% cheaper!
Where can I get discounts for a direct booking?
5% discount and best price guarantee
The Hotel am Stephansplatz offers a 5% discount on the room rate, including a Best Price Guarantee for direct bookers. For stays of 2 or more nights, the Hotel Austria Wien also offers a direct booker discount of 5%. This is also done at the Austria Classic Hotel Vienna, where a direct booking deducts 5% discount immediately. There is also something sweet in the room as a thank you.
Die Hotel-Pension Haydn honoriert direktbuchende Gäste mit einem automatischen Rabatt von 7%.
The Hotel-Pension Haydn honors direct booking guests with an automatic discount of 7%.
10% discount and best price guarantee
The Austria Trend Hotels offer guests who register on their website and book a room not only a Bestpreisgarantie, but also 10% discount. Furthermore, the Hotel The Levante Parliament offers a discount of 10% on its website for direct bookers.
With the statement “book directly worth it” also advertises the hotel Zeitgeist for direct booking. There is a 10% discount and a free use of the neighboring 1,200 m² fitness center.
15% discount as an advantage for early bookers
Anyone planning early and visiting the Grand Hotel Wien can even get a 15% discount.
Note: The listed companies were chosen purely by chance because these companies have published the discount information for direct booking on their website. The status of this information is: 15.12.2018