lastminute.com

lastminute.com

5 Voted

With 20 years of experience in the market, in certain areas lastminute.com are slightly ahead of the game when it comes to the online booking experience. The website has all the features you’d expect when it comes to reserving a hotel: the option to add a flight and rental car, filter results according to location, star rating and available facilities, and professional, high quality, photos of the property.

 

However, what attracts me time and time again to use lastminute.com to make bookings is their unique ‘Inspire Me’ option. If you have some free time but don’t know exactly where to go, simply enter the type of vacation you’d like to go on – be it a beach holiday or a city break – put in the dates you are free, your estimated budget, and hit search. The website will then bundle together a holiday for you – including flights – while giving you a rough idea of how much the whole trip will cost by letting you know everything, from the price of a coffee to standard entry to a museum.

 

Another great feature that lastminute.com includes on its platform is its ‘Top Secret Hotel’, where you can find hotels for up to 40% less than if you had booked the same named hotel on the website. This means that you have access to everything, expect the name of the hotel until after you have reserved it. These deals are exclusive to lastminute.com, and allow you to find great deals on brands you may normally not have considered.

 

The website doesn’t compare prices across other booking websites, meaning its difficult to know if you’re getting the most for your money. Nevertheless, its price match guarantee and easy to use interface make it, for me, one of the best booking sites out there.

Pros
  • ‘Inspire Me’ and ‘Top Secret’ options make booking a bit more interesting and allow you to make great savings on accommodation
  • Clean and user-friendly interface
  • Choose between different types of accommodation
Cons
  • No price comparison, meaning you will have to search around to take advantage of their price match guarantee
  • Not many filters under ‘Facilities’ category