We listen to our guest feedback, constantly make improvements where possible to our facilities, and aim to make your stay with Hotel de Vie as great as possible. For these reasons, bookings continue to increase steadily.
We appreciate that some people don’t already know about us, as so we used to be affiliated with LateRooms and Booking.com for them to take additional bookings on our behalf (although from June 2012 onwards, we ended our contracts with them entirely).
We don’t believe in artificially increasing our prices, just to bring them down again. So we offer you the best rates we can at all times (unlike virtually every other hotel we know).
When you book directly with Hotel de Vie, you will always get the full choice of all the rooms we have available, and you can select between exactly what you’d prefer.
By not paying affiliates when you book directly, it means we can also reinvest more into the hotel, to improve your future visits.
It was disappointing to see these affiliates (and their ‘white label’ partners), pretending to offer up to 70% savings on booking through them for Hotel de Vie. This was a lie. The price is the same, however you book, and no-one can offer it cheaper. Some of them are are also splitting the cost to a ‘per person, based on two people sharing’ just to try and show it cheaper. It’s still not.
We subsequently had to ban any third parties from using the trademark ‘Hotel de Vie’ in any search term advertising bids (ie Google Adwords and similar, for the sponsored listings). We felt this was like our affiliates standing on our front door step, stopping our guests on their way in, getting their details and then claiming to have ‘gained this new guest for us’.
So to confirm..
- The prices on our website are the lowest we can offer (we are contracted this way).
- Anyone claiming to offer a cheaper, or discounted room is therefore lying. You can now ONLY book directly with the hotel, or via our website booking provider Infotel (for whom we don’t pay a commission).
- Anyone claiming to be us, who take your booking details on any website other than www.hoteldevie.com (also other than our current booking provider infotel), or other than phoning 01252 82 30 30, are not us.
- Any ‘sponsored ads’ with our name, on Google, Bing, Yahoo (and other similar search engines and search directories), which redirect you to any site other than www.hoteldevie.com, are in breach of our trademark and our copyright.
- When you book through any other agent, you restrict what the hotel reinvest back into the hotel. You can not get a room at Hotel de Vie cheaper by going through any third party website, whatever they claim to the contrary. The prices listed on our own website, are the best we can do at all times. Anyone offering a lower rate is lying.
- By booking directly with us, you can also choose your actual preferred choice of room.And of course, it’s better for us too at the hotel as I’m sure you can appreciate!
In other words, if you’d like to book a room with us, please contact us directly rather than going anywhere else. You now can’t go anywhere else to book with us anyway!