Written on: 31/07/2013 by CazWJ (1 review written)
I was struggling to get accomodation for between times of my flights and the cottage I wanted to book in Brantome. I toyed around with the idea of staying at an airport hotel but then browsed on the internet for other ideas. Have travelled before and found somewhere to stay on route but it was always what was available, not choice! Housetrip came up and looked promising but a lot of sites do! It appeared really straightforward and had as much security as you could have with renting holiday appartments. What surprised me was the range of accomodation and the availability. Normally anything worth having is horribly expensive or booked up the previous year.
Looked a bit more, should I risk booking a cheap and cheerful apartment for two nights? If it's dreadful it won't really matter as it's only two nights, went ahead with the booking which is SO straightforward. Very sensible email with details of my booking sent to me, what to do if you're not happy, when payment is taken and how to contact host.
It is very refreshing to use a booking service that keeps it straight and simple and does what it says. The apartment was exactly as described with no hidden agendas or hidden expenses. I am extremely impressed with Housetrip and will most certainly use them again