Another price comparison post to show you how good is to shop around
We picked the Altamadores Hotel in Puerto Rico (sometimes listed on travel sites as Amadores) for price comparison and we will show you the prices from different websites for the week between the 1st of August and the 8th of August. For those who don't know, the Altamadores Hotel is located on the hill overlooking Amadores Beach. It is an all inclusive accommodation, so every single price that we will show you will be on an all inclusive basis to make a fair comparison.
Read the whole post and you will surprised at how you can save a lot of money on your next holiday.
Accommodation only prices
First we went to Booking.com and tried to find a good deal. Sometimes booking.com can be a really good place to find bargains, depending on the season and the hotel. But not always.
With a price of 1.160 GBP Non-refundable, which means that you will not be able to cancel the booking. It seems like a good price at 165 pounds a day in August for an all inclusive holiday in one of the best all inclusive hotels in Gran Canaria, but lets carry on looking to find the best price.
After visiting booking.com we went to the hotel's website to see how much the same holiday will cost us. Many of you will think that the official website will offer the cheapest price, sadly in Gran Canaria that never happens and hotels don't use their own websites to their full potential, have a look below and see.
We got quoted 1581,30 Euros which converted in GBP are 1180,07 a bit more expensive that booking.com.
But we are still not happy with the prices. Now we start looking to other websites the ones we think we can have the price reduce at least in 100 GBP.
Travel Republic Altamadores
Travel Republic is one of our favourites. We entered the dates and see what happened:
We were quoted 857 GBP in Travel Republic, say what? Yeah 3 clicks, one little search and you have saved 303 GBP !!!!!
As you can see that is a big difference in price, but we want to make sure that we have the best deal so we headed to lowcostholidays.com.
We did the same and entered the dates and the price:
The price went down again only by 6 pounds but we saw that lowcostholidays.com was offering 10% off at the time of the booking. Believe us, if someone is doing a 10% off in their booking price it's because another website was cheaper than them. What about hotels4.com – lets have a look there and see them.
One of the websites that we like to check is hotels4u
owned by Thomas Cook, hotels4u.com acts as their accommodation only website and you can get really good prices sometimes.
Can you see it? 808 GBP, a whole 372 pounds cheaper than what it was in the official Altamadores website and hotels4u.com discount codes as the ones we have promoted before on Gran Canaria Rooms where you can even get a 10 or 15% off your booking.
Last stop after saving 372 pounds we thought wait a minute, if someone is offers a 15% discount surely somewhere we can find the proper price without the having to use a discount code. So we went to our most favourite website, the one we use normally when we need to go somewhere around the world – sunshine.co.uk.
After selecting the resort of Amadores and check the Altamadores in sunshine.co.uk the price went down again nearly 100 GBP, check below. At a fantastic 714.50 GBP Sunshine.co.uk was the cheapest in this search!
If you use the Trip Advisor hotel search, Travel Republic was the cheapest in their search, but the problem with their comparison charts is that they don't show every single website.
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