Payments and Cards
Why does the hotel require my credit card details?
Every hotel requires credit card details of the customer as a form of security against any no show. In case you do not turn up at the reservation made earlier by you, the hotel will charge a nominal fee (usually a one day charge for the room). The credit card details are not parked with cheap-hotels.com and are neither parked at our partner websites. You can choose to fax your card details directly to the hotel if you do not wish to give your card details through the internet.
Can I make a booking in the hotel without a credit card?
Usually every hotel around the world would require your credit card details as a means of safeguarding themselves. However some hotels might give you a booking without any charges if you call them in advance. You can speak to the respective person at the reservation desk and he shall be able to guide you the best.
What is the method of payment supported?
Since the payment is accepted by the hotel you choose to stay in, so depending upon the hotel there are various methods which it might support. The usual methods are payments through credit cards, debit cards, online banking and cash payable at the time of check out. The prices and availability of rooms are not guaranteed till the online payment is received.
Do I need to pay some kind of a deposit or advance?
Any kind of deposit or payment in advance is at the behest of the hotel which you choose to stay at. If the hotel requires a deposit, it will be clearly mentioned on the information page. Some hotels also run a preauthorization check on the credit cards provided by you as an extra guarantee. This amount may correspond to the price of one night or to the total cost of your reservation. Once the credit card has been validated, the reserved amount will be released.
What types of credit cards can I use to make a reservation?
Usually global cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners are accepted as a guarantee. However, it is possible that the hotel does not accept all of these cards for payment. Some hotels also accept JCB and other local cards. You can also visit the Hotel website to learn more about the payment options supported by your hotel.
What payment method is to be used to settle my hotel bill in final?
You can make the final payment of your hotel in cash or through an accepted credit card.
Can I make an advance payment for my reservation?
Some hotels support advance payment in full for your reservation. All such arrangements depend on the individual policies of the hotels. However you can choose to pay in full if you are provided with an option on the details page while checking out.
Can I use a different credit card to make my payment than the one I used at the time of verification?
Affirmative! The credit card details provided by you at the time of reservation are only for guarantee purpose. You can pay in cash or through other cards while checking out.
My card has been charged but I have a change in the program. How do I get a refund of the payment made?
Cheap-hotels.com does not charge anything from you for the service we provide. Since the payments are made directly to the hotel or the booking engine you choosed, you can proceed with the hotel to initiate a cancellation of your reservation. Refunding the payment entirely depends upon the regulation of the hotel and is a private issue of the hotel. The hotel's contact information can be found in your reservation confirmation email.
Is it reliable to book on cheap-hotels.com?
It is completely reliable to book through us. Our search engine only partners with the most trustworthy booking portals on the internet such as Booking.com and Hotels.com which are backed by laws and regulations. Since the actual booking happens through websites such as booking.com or venere.com, you are not booking at our space but through us.
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