Archive for March, 2009
Friday, March 6th, 2009
I don’t think So!
A few weeks ago I wrote about a £1 a night Cheap Hotel Deal being offered by HotelConnect and I decided that if the hotel location was right for me, I would take a look and see If I could purchase a few nights at a hotel myself, thinking that this offer may be just too good to be true. I set myself a reminder on my calendar to take a look at the website a few hours before the deal was set to go live.
In due course, I found out that the £1 a night deals were to be for hotels in Prague. Now I know that it is not a beach holiday location, but I have never been to Prague and I thought that a weekend city break would make a nice change and heck the hotels were only going to cost me £1 a night right?
The time for the deal to begin was at 10am, as that time arrived I went to the page and immediatly you could tell that there must be something up as the whole of the HotelConnect website had really slowed down, infact in some cases it had stopped. An offer like this must generate a huge amount of interest and I guess that their servers were just not able to handle the huge increase in traffic.
Anyway, with patience I could see that there were indeed hotels available and through trying a few times (their booking system crashed twice) I can confirm that I have now booked 2 nights at the Botel Racek Hotel Prague and it cost me exactly £2 fantastic! (see booking confirmation below)
According to HotelConnect I will be staying at “cosy comfortable boat hotel, close to the castle and within easy access to the old town of Prague. Rooms at the Botel Racek Hotel Prague are simple and functional cabins and are all en suite with a shower. You can enjoy Czech food in the restaurant or have a drink on the deck with great views over the river. ”
I have to admit that the Botel Racek Hotel was not my first choice, but as the £1 a night sign up page on their website says, all their 400+ £1 hotel rooms in Prague were sold out in 2 hours and so they were going fast and for the dates that were suitable for me, this was my only choice, but staying in a boat hotel could be fun.
I have to say that even though their site was really slow on the morning of the deal, it is usually great and I was even before booking this hotel deal, a big fan. A few days after booking the hotel, I got the conformation in the post, with a nice little map of the city of Prague… I can’t wait!
I hope that the promotion was a success for HotelConnect.co.uk and that they have another ones soon, but even if you missed it, they have many other offers on fantastic hotels, including 50% off in over 200 destinations, so go and check them out.