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    Default Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    Hi All

    Has anyone any experience of booking a hotel abroad through a VPN? Does it work...will the hotel complain upon arrival?

    Looking at booking a hotel in Asia through a US comparison site which is giving me a cheaper rate than UK sites like booking.com etc

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    I can't see why a hotel would complain if you booked through a legit site and paid upfront. The only thing they may care about is if you are ordering at a "locals" rate. I booked a fancy place for my girlfriends birthday in Sri Lanka last year and they had one rate for Sri Lankans and a higher rate for anyone else.

    If it is a US comparison site then you would assume it is a rate they are happy for Americans to pay and I don't know how they would tell you don't live in America if it was even brought up.

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    When checking in they normally ask for a passport meaning it would be a British pp, that's the only point where they might ask why I have booked from the States...this is what I am assuming they might not say jack...anyhow I will book and see what happens

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    I know Brits who now live in the US but still have an active British passport, I can’t see it being an issue personally. I’ve booked flights using Asian sites in the past because they were cheaper than the UK sites.

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    oh okay which Asian sites do you recommend pls?

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    You could be in the states when you booked it... Ive booked hotels from all over the workd and never had a prob checking in.. they ask for your passport and maybe a credit card for a deposit etc.

    One trick I have used is to use two browsers with the same hotel site and switch one to the local language as locals sometimes get a better deal.. this has worked quite well for me in the Philippines, just use the english version to help you navigate if you get lost.

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    I've booked hotels in USA, using Hotwire.com and a vpn and paid the same number in Dollars as I would have in pounds . ie $99 99, so made a saving of 28% as I had dollars already on my currency card

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    Default Re: Booking hotels worldwide through a VPN

    I used ctrip but have tried that since and didn’t make too much difference. I am using booking.com and Agoda at the moment for Asian accom.

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