How do I find and reserve a hotel with your service?
Agoda now lists over 45,000 hotels throughout Asia and worldwide. Simply select the destination of your choice from the menu and you’ll see a selection of hotels that can be sorted by ‘most popular,’ price, name, star rating or location.
You can also use our Hotel Search function to find your favorite hotel. Type the name of the hotel you’re looking for in the search box and our internal search engine will provide results that match your criteria. If we dont have the hotel you are looking for, we’ll offer lots of suitable alternatives.
The hotels Agoda offers are in the 2-star to 5-star categories. We usually provide photographs of important features such as the exterior, the rooms, dining and recreational facilities. Important amenities and other facilities will be listed on each hotel page.
Each hotel’s rate page lists our special discounted rates which are all per room, not per person.
Also, be sure to make your reservation for the full duration of your stay. If you do need to extend your stay after arrival, please contact our Customer Service agents so you’re not charged the hotel’s full rate.
What happens when my reservation is placed?
To ensure we’re able to offer the best rates we work hard with hotels and partners to set up the best processes. Depending on the booking there are 3 things that can happen
1) Agoda Special Rates (available) – Pay online: Agoda has instant online confirmation for thousands of hotels. These are clearly marked ‘available’ under the book button. If a room is available and you’ve submitted your credit card details and agreed to the booking conditions on the booking form, the reservation is then confirmed and a hotel voucher will be automatically sent to your e-mail address. The hotel voucher is only issued after we have verified and charged your credit card. The hotel voucher AND credit card must be presented upon check-in at the hotel, together with a valid form of photo ID.
2) Agoda Special Rates (on request) – Pay online: We also work with hotels and wholesalers that only provide rooms “on request”. These are clearly marked ‘on request’ under the book button. For these rooms, our Customer Service agents will contact the hotel or our wholesalers regarding your request. We can typically confirm an on-request reservation within 1 business day. We will charge your card only after the booking is confirmed.
3) Special Rates – Pay at the hotel: Agoda works in partnership with other companies to ensure we offer the best rates. If you choose to stay at a hotel where an Agoda partner has provided the lowest rate, we will confirm your reservation and issue a confirmation email. Please note: In such cases we will not charge your card. You will be required to pay the hotel directly upon checking out and the hotel’s own cancellation policy will apply. These hotels are also marked ‘available’ under the book button and the title of the rate section is ‘Special Rates’ instead of ‘Agoda Special Rates’.
Can I make a reservation directly through the hotel?
The rates listed on Agoda’s website are only available through our service. Rates offered directly from hotels are typically 10% to 50% higher. In addition, you benefit from Agoda Rewards Points that can be used for future bookings of any of the hotels available through our website.
How long does it take to check if a room is available?
Several thousand of our hotels offer instant confirmation. For other hotels, we check availability by contacting the hotel or our wholesalers with your reservation request. We can typically confirm an on-request reservation within 1 business day.
Are your hotel rates per room or per person?
The rates displayed are per room, NOT per person. As a general policy, hotels allow two adults per room and one child under 12 years of age.
What is the hotel policy for children?
Most hotels allow children to stay in the room with parents either with or without an extra bed. The normal hotel policy is not to charge for children if they are under twelve years of age. Some hotels will limit occupancy of a room to two adults and one child. Only a few hotels will have existing bedding for additional children, so an extra bed is usually required. Some hotels will charge for this extra bed.
In those cases where breakfast is included in the room price, breakfast is not included for children when sharing a room with their parents. In such cases the hotel will charge for the child’s breakfast directly.
What is your credit card payment procedure
and how safe is it?
Once we’ve received your credit card details and confirmed that a room is available, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
Agoda uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all information. To check our site’s authenticity and to verify the validity of our secured communication and information exchange lines, please click here
Your credit card will be charged by Agoda Company Pte Ltd, the company managing all credit card transactions for Agoda Travel Network companies including www.agoda.com and www.planetholiday.com . If you have any questions regarding charges to your credit card, please contact our Customer Service agents. They are available 24 hours a day to help with your inquiries.
Why do I need to provide additional documents during the payment process?
In relatively infrequent cases we require additional documents, such as a faxed copy of the credit card, to support a booking. This may occur when the guest name differs from the cardholder; when the acquiring bank for the credit card transaction requires this, when the booking is deemed high value, or when our Fraud Protection program identifies a high-risk transaction. Though sometimes we may complete your booking before these documents are received, we will not be able to finalize and confirm the reservation until the submitted documentation has been verified.
On occasion we may also call to verify these details.
What is your cancellation policy for hotel reservations?
1. Unless specifically mentioned otherwise in the cancellation policy, cancellations received prior to the period(s) or dates(s) mentioned in the cancellation policy will incur a processing fee equivalent to US$15, dependent on the chosen currency and exchange rate at time of booking.
2. Any cancellations received after the cancellation due date specified in the confirmation email (including requests made within this period) are subject to a minimum of a 1 (ONE) night cancellation fee, unless you are notified otherwise in the confirmation email. The additional US$15 cancellation fee will NOT be charged in this case.
3. Failure to arrive at your hotel will be treated as a late cancellation and will incur a minimum cancellation fee of 1 (one) night per room, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED in the confirmation e-mail. We must be notified of all cancellations within our normal office hours (GMT+7).
4. Any changes to your reservation must be made through our Customer Service agents and not directly with the hotel. This applies to change of dates, extension of stay, early check out, delay of arrival or cancellation in full or in part. Any problems or questions on your reservation prior to arrival or during your stay at the hotel should be directed to our Customer Service agents.
5. It should be noted that shortening your stay during high seasons, periods of high occupancy, during trade fairs and conventions, or failure to cancel your reservation prior to the due date noted on your confirmation e-mail, may result in a penalty charge being imposed by the hotel. If a penalty charge is incurred, this will be deducted from the amount refunded.
6. Refunds, after any applicable penalty charges, will normally be refunded within 10 days of submission
Who operates Agoda? How can I be sure that I am using a legitimate service?
Agoda, part of the Agoda Travel Network, has been a trusted provider of discount hotel services since 1997. It is operated by Agoda Company Pte Ltd, a Singaporean company that is managed by a multi-national team.
Agoda.com is a current member of IATA and is Member #96-6 2709 0.
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