StayinBath.org strongly recommends shopping around when looking to book hotels, B&B’s, guesthouses or self catering accommodation.
If you book your accommodation with a mainstream online booking website such as Booking.com, Laterooms or Expedia the accommodation provider will have to pay a commission. On 20th January, Laterooms have increased their standard commission from 15% to 17%. This means once you include the VAT this is adding over 20% to the cost of the room.
Whilst online booking websites are efficient and convenient most customers are very unaware how much of the room rate goes to the booking website.
StayinBath.org is an accommodation association offering a direct booking service without charging commission or booking fees. Many of our accommodation members either have preferred direct rates or added value deal that are not available with the mainstream booking websites.