When is a good time to book hotels for August?

When is a good time to book hotels for August?

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chandraks
chandraks
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May 18, 2016 - 3:02 AM

Hi,

I am reaching Zurich Airport on Aug 27th morning and returning on Sept 4th. I am planning on keeping my bases primarily at Interlaken and Lucerne (tentatively 4 nights each), my question , when is a good time to make hotel reservation ? Is it too early for Aug end travel ? What is the latest I should make the booking to get best bargains ?

Thanks Chandra

Arno
Arno
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May 18, 2016 - 5:46 AM

Hi Chandra,

It is definitely not too early to book as you'll be traveling in high season. Quite some rooms will have been booked already, although I don't think you'll have trouble finding hotels if you start booking now. There's no risk in booking if you make sure you can cancel. I usually check rates on www.hotelscombined.com. They mostly allow free cancellation until the arrival day, but do check for exceptions before you book. Please see here for suggested hotels:

chandraks
chandraks
98 posts
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May 19, 2016 - 2:39 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno for the tips and for the hotels information

i just need to finalize my itinery, then will book the hotel.

Though some of the hotels showing I can cancel , bu t I see 20 or 30 CHF being charged ?

Is it true ? Are there any hotesl which does not charge anything for the booking as you mentioned your post earlier ?

Thanks

Arno
Arno
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May 19, 2016 - 6:03 AM

Hi Chandra,

Many hotels allow free cancellation, either until the day of arrival or until a specified date. Exceptions may apply to special offers. I tend to use these special offers anyway, as I have a travel insurance which covers cancellations for medical reasons too.

Once your itinerary is final, and you still can't find any hotels that suit your needs, please post all your requirements (see here) so we can help.

chandraks
chandraks
98 posts
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May 19, 2016 - 11:21 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno for your kind gesture, appreciated very much

I will provide my requirements along with itinery

Chandra

chandraks
chandraks
98 posts
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May 20, 2016 - 10:25 PM in reply to chandraks

Hi Arno, I posted my itinerary in the miscellaneous forum, would appreciate your comments there , once I hear back from you, I can update here about my hotel choice Thanks Chandra

chandraks
chandraks
98 posts
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May 31, 2016 - 11:26 PM in reply to chandraks

I completed my 3 nights hotel reservation for Lucerne at Ameron near the lake/train station....that leaves just the Zurich for the last night Thanks again for the tips....Chandra

Arno
Arno
7728 posts
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Jun 1, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Hi Chandra,

Did you check the Zurich page and Zurich airport page to see whether those suggested hotels suit your needs? If not, please post your budget, your dates in Zurich and number of travelers. Thanks!

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