Agoda.com may not be a common household name when someone is looking to a book a hotel room on the Internet. If you’ve never heard of them you’re not alone. What you’ve most likely have heard of is Priceline.com, especially if you’re from the United States.
Agoda.com is actually a child company of Priceline.com, an extremely popular travel agency offering deals on hotels, plane tickets or anything else you need to reserve for a vacation.
All they do is basically focus on getting the best rates for anyone shopping for discounted hotel deals and rates all over the world.
The Agoda site is available in many languages, not just English – for example you can find Agoda in German, French, Japanese, Swedish, Thai .. and many more, reflecting the worldwide appeal of Agoda. Not just Thailand, not just Asia, but Worldwide. The site is very easy to use, easy to navigate, it’s easy to find rates, easy to make bookings. I’d suggest checking Agoda for your trip to Phuket and Thailand.
Agoda Reward Program
Agoda offers a reward program. From your first booking you get reward points worth around 5% of the room price. You can use these points to reduce the price of the room you are booking, or you can let the points mount up after several bookings and use them to get even bigger savings, or even free rooms! You decide. A friend here in Phuket said he ended up with a free room on his last trip to Kuala Lumpur, having saved up his reward points. You can earn extra points by contributing a hotel review (good or bad!) after your stay.
There’s a new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch hotel booking app out for business travellers, which will be especially useful if you’re looking to book last-minute hotels on the road.
We used Agoda last year and had no problems, make sure you double check the final pricing as the taxes aren’t added on till the end and it reverts back to US dollars even if you have converted the room price to Aus. I did some comparisons this am for accommodation and the price was at least $10.00 dearer by the time I got to the final part of booking.
Steve from UK:
We have used them over the last four years right across Thailand and also for a few Cambodia hotels.
Have never had a problem with them and would certainly recommend them. Always found them one of the cheapest so would be interested to know if there are cheaper sites out there.
Summet from Bangkok:
I really love “book now pay later ” option on the website, as it benefits me in preparing my visa application. Things get uncertain with visa issue , so the option helps put the worries away from me while I am waiting to finish the application process
I always booked through agoda. It was really easy to compare accomodations. Agoda also provide such reviews from customers and it helps me a lot. I got a lot of point rewards that worth couple of nights in a hotel. What ah mazing! Can stay for free
I have booked hotel via Agoda many times, it always fast, and sometime when I did wrong they support us very fast