A cracking app for hunting local crashpads and planning holiday stays generally
Hotels.com HD Review
by on March 13, 2012
Hotels.com has created a slick little app that brings you the best of their website (ie: easy hotel booking) formatted for the ipad.
Opening up the app drops you into a city-scape homescreen with a selection of hotspots based on global capital city locations – London, Tokyo, etc.
It’s search that most people are going to be hitting, which flips up a super-direct nav bar – location (manual or GPS), date (pre-filled with todays date), and number of nights.
Search was pretty responsive, even on slow GPRS connections, and flinging through the results is intuitive. The developers have buried lots of the hotel detail a level below the actual booking process, meaning that booking is fast and simple, but more info is only a click or two away.
Other neat touches include the ability to store booking details locally on the app, avoiding roaming data charges, and you can elect to have details sent via SMS to your phone.
In short, if you need hotel booking on the move, this is an easy win, although of course choice is restricted to hotels that are already listed on hotels.com.
Get it now: Hotels.com HD
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