Best way to book Desire?

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  1. honeybee

    honeybee Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Looking to book our first trip to Desire and wondering what is the best way to book. I know with booking Temptation, the prices can vary a large amount at different websites but that doesn't seem to the situation with Desire. Thanks.
     
  2. Jen&Kyle

    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    We have always booked through cheaptickets.com but orbitz and Expedia have deals too. All of the above take a certain % off the price. Then cheaptickets has additional promo codes you can also apply to the discount. And Desire runs buy 3 get the 4th night free promotions that carry over to the discount sites. That is how you get 500+ rates down to around 400 and occasionally down to 300.
     
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    AlanK Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Also try trivago
     
  4. honeybee

    honeybee Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help
     
  5. Royce54s

    Royce54s Enthusiast Registered Member

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    In August we were at TTR and a woman there told us that twice a year that DP and DRM ran a sale. Any info on that ? Thanks. R
     
  6. Cheers2US

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    Over Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, I was checking Trivago, Orbitz, Travelocity, TripAdvisor, Hotwire and Expedia religiously for rates at Desire RM for March 2017 I kept getting results of $570 to $678 per night (before taxes)

    Yesterday, I tried Trivago again, and found a rate at $532/night (with Amoma) Eager to capitalize on the lowest rate I'd seen I booked it then and there. I checked the rate about 7 hours later and it had fallen to $464/night! I emailed the company to see if they could adjust my booking to the new rate without penalty. They replied they could/would not. Their cancellation fee is $60 I figured, for 2 nights, I'd save about $90 after the cancellation fee. $90 is $90... not a jackpot, but it would help pay for shuttle, some tips, etc

    So I started booking again, same resort, same dates, but now at a slightly lower rate. Before I could finish booking, I had to step away from the computer and get my kid ready for school (we have a real life, too)

    About an hour later, I got a phone call from Amoma asking if I wanted to complete my booking. I said I was thinking about it. The rep offered me a 4% discount, saving me another $40+ (cha-ching)

    All in all, it took a little effort, some hassle, some hindsight, some luck but I was able to score 2 nights at Desire for $1034 including taxes

     
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    Don't forget if you book through the links on this site which take you direct to the hotels booking page you'll get free airport transfer added in for bookings of 3 nights or more.
     
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