Cancel a Travelodge advanced room?!

12 replies
Found 6th Jan 2015
Alright folks,

I've booked one of those advanced rate un-cancel-able rooms at Travelodge, but I wasn't really listening to the missus and didn't realise SHE was booking it!

Has anyone ever managed to swing a cancellation off them for some bizarre reason?

Anyone with some experience would be much appreciated.

12 Comments

no you won't get a refund, you are best advertising it on Gumtree or your local fb pages

Worth a try - I managed it once.

Might as well give it a go - you never know...

Original Poster

happymanuk

Worth a try - I managed it once. Might as well give it a go - you never … Worth a try - I managed it once. Might as well give it a go - you never know...


Did you have some elaborate story or were you just honest?!


lovesit

no you won't get a refund, you are best advertising it on Gumtree or your … no you won't get a refund, you are best advertising it on Gumtree or your local fb pages


Will use Gumtree as last resort

JusticeForThe96

Did you have some elaborate story or were you just honest?!



I had booked the wrong day, but I spoke to the actual hotel rather than the central booking line and the manager assisted me and changing it.

In your case I would just be honest and explain that you ended up booking it twice in error.

Let us know how you get on.

'but I wasn't really listening to the missus' - classic!

Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't appear to go through so your partner booked instead but now you have received the confirmation for both. If they think it was a possible error on the website they might be more lenient.

sparky111091

Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't … Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't appear to go through so your partner booked instead but now you have received the confirmation for both. If they think it was a possible error on the website they might be more lenient.



Actually - that sounds to be the best way to put it and might increase your chances....

sparky111091

Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't … Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't appear to go through so your partner booked instead but now you have received the confirmation for both. If they think it was a possible error on the website they might be more lenient.



I'd go with this.

sparky111091

Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't … Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't appear to go through so your partner booked instead but now you have received the confirmation for both. If they think it was a possible error on the website they might be more lenient.



Just a word of friendly advice, I know several people that work as hotel room booking agents, they hear various reasons for customers wanting to back out of a non refundable room on a daily basis, you stand a much higher chance of getting it cancelled if you're polite and honest from the start with them as it is not the booking agent that sets the rules, but the hotels themselves.

Good luck
Edited by: "andymagic" 6th Jan 2015

Original Poster

espirit77

'but I wasn't really listening to the missus' - classic!


Honesty is the best policy!

Original Poster

sparky111091

Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't … Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't appear to go through so your partner booked instead but now you have received the confirmation for both. If they think it was a possible error on the website they might be more lenient.

sparky111091

Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't … Why don't you say that when you tried to book it the transaction didn't appear to go through so your partner booked instead but now you have received the confirmation for both. If they think it was a possible error on the website they might be more lenient.


I was thinking that myself, but.....




I tried this and it worked a treat! Probably a stroke of luck, but got it sorted.


Massive thanks to everyone who responded.

Glad you got it sorted!
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