I have written my earlier post on the problems that we, as travelers face while booking a hotel accommodation online. From a long time, my search for a genuine hotel accommodation site continued.
Here is a new one on the block - Myvrooms, which is getting launched today (Oct 14th, 2016). I thought it would be great to share my opinion on the website to my blog readers and travel enthusiasts.
Before I go into the website review, let me jot down the important features that I would love to see in a hotel accommodation portal for travel.
· Genuine Ratings and Transparency
I got tired of reading fake reviews and sponsored reviews in so called famous travel accommodation sites and I want to find a website which is transparent about the features that a hotel room can provide.
· Easy navigation of the site
This is the most important factor for a regular user like me. I definitely don't want to spend more time struggling with not so user-friendly features. I also want the complete process from booking till receiving the receipt, help from support (if required) and the option to provide feedback to be simple and not time-consuming.
· Extra information
I definitely love the websites which provide extra information about the stay, the location, the places of interest around and transport options available.
Now, let's get into the website which claims to be the most innovative travel portal.
The Pune-based hotel booking portal Myvrooms is the world's first online portal with complete transparency in booking by providing a 360 degree view of hotels and rooms. Zoom into this website to know more on how it is making the booking process simple and easy.
Easy navigation and access:
My first impression is that the colors are easy on eyes (not too bright and glossy). Main features are easy to find like basic search for hotel, places of interest around and contact info etc.,
There are filters to narrow the search results by the price of the stay and the distance from the point of interest. Search field for point of interest / city is enabled with Google search which is very good. Distance is also calculated with Google controls, which make it more accurate. The website is integrated with 'HotelsCombined' to provide the best deal for the customers by searching other travel sites.
I have seen some websites in US which show videos and 360 degree view of hotel rooms, which is a great option. This is the first time I saw this feature in an Indian website. 360 degree view is always a better and quick way to determine if the hotel room is comfortable for stay and if it has all amenities required.
Extra useful information:
I liked that the website showed the places of interests near by the hotel and also other hotels around. These places of interest are again categorized to historic/ cultural places, temples, restaurants, museums etc., The terms and conditions, guest policies and the facilities of the hotel are mentioned clearly for each hotel. Each hotel can be located easily by verifying the google map link for the exact address.
So, that's about the new travel site! If you are looking for a good travel site with 360 degree images, genuine ratings, and more transparency in hotel amenities, go for it and try it for sure :-)
Until next time,