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    Website for booking hotels in Athens, Greece?

    Looking for a hotel in Athens for 2 nights in October before and after a cruise. Wondered if there are any good websites you have used to book hotels for foreign holidays - I usually book package deals so I don't know what is good and if there are any sites I should avoid - the last thing I want is to be overcharged, or worse, be stuck in Athens with no where to stay.

    If anyone can recommend anywhere specific, or what to do while we're there, all the better!

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    Try travelsupermarket with your required dates...
    Then take the recommended hotels and google them for cheaper deals...
    Or use google maps to search for hotels in the area of the cruise start/end points...
    Google the hotels to find cheaper...
    Try hotel through EASY and see if you can find it cheaper elsewhere...
    Book through EASY and then tell them you have found it cheaper. They refund double the difference...

    I normally use Travel Republic to book my hotels.
    Havent had a package holiday for years now. Always book "direct" with airlines and Travel Republic.

    I normally find TR are great with hotel prices but not so great with airport transfer prices.
    Had some good transfer deals with Alpha Rooms though.

    walterboy;2133162

    I normally use Travel Republic to book my hotels.Havent had a package … I normally use Travel Republic to book my hotels.Havent had a package holiday for years now. Always book "direct" with airlines and Travel Republic.I normally find TR are great with hotel prices but not so great with airport transfer prices.Had some good transfer deals with Alpha Rooms though.



    Why don't you book direct for the transfers?

    Your only paying someone else to search the internet...

    Why pay travel republic to book hotels?

    It could be cheaper to book the hotel direct or book through a customer grabbing site like Easy?

    I've never booked a package holiday...

    I pay no one to book for me unless they offer a price guarantee...

    That way you will only get it cheaper than anywhere else...

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    forharry;2133055

    Try travelsupermarket with your required dates...Then take the … Try travelsupermarket with your required dates...Then take the recommended hotels and google them for cheaper deals...Or use google maps to search for hotels in the area of the cruise start/end points...Google the hotels to find cheaper...Try hotel through EASY and see if you can find it cheaper elsewhere...Book through EASY and then tell them you have found it cheaper. They refund double the difference...



    Thanks, rep added

    forharry;2133289

    Why don't you book direct for the transfers?Your only paying someone else … Why don't you book direct for the transfers?Your only paying someone else to search the internet...Why pay travel republic to book hotels?It could be cheaper to book the hotel direct or book through a customer grabbing site like Easy?I've never booked a package holiday...I pay no one to book for me unless they offer a price guarantee... That way you will only get it cheaper than anywhere else...



    Book transfers direct with who? The last one I booked was a private 6 seater transfer from airport to hotel in Egypt. I had no idea who I was travelling with until I had booked and got the receipt with contact details on. Turned out to be the best transfer I have had. The guy met us off the plane, litterally. He had already bought our visas for us, which I had not paid for up front, and he took us through customs to baggage collection.

    You are right that you MAY be able to get it slightly cheaper by going direct but I have not found this to be the case when i have booked with Travel Republic. And booking in the UK with an ABTA protected travel agent makes me feel much better than sending my credit card details to a foreign hotel who can barely speak english.

    Thats why I recommended Travel Republic.
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