This entry is about booking hotels in Jaco and elsewhere, and specifically about our new booking system for Jaco hotel DoceLunas, but there is so much other stuff to blog about that I will be getting to soon, like surf forecasting and mountain biking and new canopy tours with special features that are very literally and undeniably exciting. So stay tuned for excitement, and read on for a brief discussion of how Hotel DoceLunas is fighting to make the world a better place to travel.
Your correspondendent has been overwhelmed. We are upgrading our online booking system at Hotel DoceLunas and we are confident our returning guests will like the improvements in
the new system. Brining me to my Andy Rooney question:
Don’t you just hate those booking systems where if you look for a week long stay in a certain room and its available except for one day in the middle, the only way to find that out is to look for one day at a time? Many people don’t even realize that they could have all but one of the requested days and switch to a different type of room for one day.
That seems to be the most common type of booking engine. Many of them even incorrectly say “No rooms available” instead of “rooms may be available, but are not available for all of the dates requested, so if you really want to stay here, you are going to have to search one day, one room at a time”.
How about a system where: not only do you find out there are rooms available for all but one day, you find out what other alternative room choices are available that day? Do you think computers can do that? Hmm.
Well, we are getting a brand new system and guess what…
Like every other system we looked at, it does not do that. But we have put in an upgrade request to the company and we hope within a year or so, not only Hotel DoceLunas, but 1,000s of other hotels on the system will be able to tell travelers what rooms are available when.
Jaco hotel DoceLunas is a hotel, not a software vendor, but we are on a quest for excellence and we are taking our partners with us or finding new partners.
We hope within the year we will be reporting to you that our new software vendor partner is pursuing excellence and making your travel planning easier by showing you partial availability and suggesting alternative available rooms when some but not all your request can be filled. Not just at DoceLunas, but at over 1,000 other websites!
In the meantime, if you have a multi-day or multi-room request that can’t be filled with a single request because of partial availability, feel free to check by days yourself if you want, but we will be happy to do it for you – just send us an email or give us a call !