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#1 cstar

Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

Hi,

We are travelling over to Europe in June and I am struggling to find where to find accommodation, we have booked our flights etc and now need to organise our hotels.  

I was wondering if anyone could help with the following cities please

Milan

Nice

Barcelona

We are a family of 5 (which let me tell you, it's not easy to find accommodation that fits us all)

Any help would be much appreciated.

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#2 Great Dame

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Are you looking at apartments?  We booked all our accommodation for the USA through Trip Advisor or FlipKey.  Trip Advisor have both hotels and apartments.

A search for Barcelona on Trip Advisor for example, http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotels-g1874...nia-Hotels.html

You can narrow the search to hotels, areas, apartments, etc.

#3 twinboys

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Would this site help
air bnb


They have listings world wide and you can find apartments or houses that are not hotels but they do have reviews and would be cheaper than hotels.

(I have not used this site yet - But I can't wait till I can!)


#4 Escapin

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

We used venere.com to book all our accom in Europe. It's really easy to use compared to some of the other sites. Or alternatively, go and see a travel agent. We did that recently and were able to book a 2 bedroom apartment at a hotel that doesn't offer that on their website.

#5 Ehill

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Citadines have apartments all over Europe especially in France so check their website.

Tripadvisor is my bible.  I never ever book a hotel or apartment without checking the reviews on that website.

Www.expedia.com.au

Also, to add, this is something I spend hours on.  I never book the first thing I find.  I have a map in hand (a Lonely Planet or something) while I am surfing to check exact location.  I cross check every hotel with tripadvisor etc.  There are some real dumps in the big cities of Europe so take your time.  Google is your friend!

Edited by Ehill, 20 February 2013 - 04:25 PM.


#6 cstar

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Thank you, I find I get very overwhelmed with trip advisor etc, I might go see a travel agent.



#7 Charlies Angel

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

It will be much cheaper to organise yourself.

I have heard good things about airbnb - and an apartment will probably be more comfortable than a small hotel room for your family.



#8 kandj

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

We used
http://www.vrbo.com/

when we went recently. had no problems with it at all, descriptions were very accurate and was very easy to book etc. there are generally a lot of reviews which help to choose things.

We are a family of 4 and did 4 weeks through Italy and France (flew into Milan)


#9 cstar

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

The only thing that worries me about airbnb is that apparently they can cancel on you with only 2 days notice.  

I also refuse to pay the full amount for accommodation before I arrive, because if you don't like it and it sucks you are stuck,  AHHHHH off to look at VRBO website, thanks.




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