Check for details when you book onlineThere are so many online booking vehicles to book a room in any hotel in the big cities. Some do not even demand upfront payment. However, a particular website that has the word "trip" in its name, took me for a ride sometime ago, when I wanted to visit Coimbatore city for personal work. A very famous hotel that also has a very good and tasty vegetarian restaurant very near the city Collectorate, is also listed in the website.
After discount, I was asked to pay up Rs. 657 for a single room, non-air conditioned room. There is no need for AC in this city that is always pleasant at night. When I approached the reception, they informed me that I was not entitled to free breakfast. I could have got the free complementary breakfast if I had just rang up and booked the room.
The next time, I just rang the same hotel, and was asked to pay just Rs.600/-. I was also given a free breakfast, that, at current prices would cost me at least one hundred rupees. So, I actually ended up paying only Rs.500 in a very good hotel.
Members, please check all details before doing your online booking. These smart guys hike up the rates and then give us the discount.