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Save ££ on your Booking!  

You might not be aware, but each time a guest books through an external channel such as Booking.com, Airbnb, TripAdvisor etc, the accommodation has to give as much as 20% of the booking value to them in commission.

This high cost is throttling the industry, as many accommodations struggle to both stay competitive while also earning enough by attracting the guests they need to survive. Booking with a third party also restricts our ability to offer maximum flexibility; with direct bookings, both the guest and accommodation are in control and as such we can offer upgrades, changes to the booking, flexible payment plans and more that we can’t with external bookings.

This is especially important in recent times in the wake of Covid-19, since many guests found themselves at the mercy of these channels and their terms and conditions, where those with direct bookings could make arrangements with us directly to refund or re-arrange their stay.

Please help accommodations reduce commission costs, and allow yourself maximum flexibility by always booking directly; we really do appreciate it as it enables us to use the extra income to improve and renovate the cottage, and better fund staffing to offer the best service we possibly can.

Those booking direct in the first instance have access to our cheaper rate by default, since our prices are always lower than those on the booking channels. 

Did you already book through Booking.com with free cancellation? No problem - simply cancel your reservation with Booking.com and create a new direct booking with us to make use of this discounted rate. Alternatively we can be standing in the wings to make your reservation with us on our side. 

Please drop us a line on info@cottagebylochness.com (not the Booking.com messenger) if you are looking to switch and save, and we will provide full guidance if needed. It’s important that we book you back in straight away to ensure we can give you the exact same booking.

If you have booked via Airbnb or TripAdvisor, they will have charged you their own service fee on top of the room rate, as well as charging us commission. Cancelling the booking may incur a cancellation fee depending on the timeframe - if you are able to cancel with them for free, we are more than happy to beat their price too! Drop us a line and we'll do our best to help. 

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