Due to my frequent travels, I usually use apps that allow me to earn points on my frequent flyer airline cards. This time I chose to use hotels.com because it was cheaper than on other websites.
Online booking went smooth and all was ok. The third and last day we decided to stay one more night and extended and paid (50$) trough the app the stay. Yet once back in the hotel, after dinner, we have been told there is no availability and there is no room for us. There was also no possibility to cancel the booking as in the meanwhile midnight passed. Being late in the night, in Cambodia, we accepted to be upgraded to the hotel in front of us.
Once packed and arrived, the “upgrade” room had nothing to do with what we have booked, the guesthouse hadn’t facilities we paid for, curtains were broken, the fridge empty, no swimming pool etc. all this isn’t of course terrible, it was even an ok place, but not for 50$. I checked their rates online and those rooms were sold for 20$!
I got in touch via chat with hotels.com assistant who sweared these things never happen and wrote me to wait online while he would call the hotel. He did so, but in those 20mim the connection went lost and we had to start from the very beginning: another assistant, the same procedure, details, names, codes, he calls again the hotel, he the hotel calls the manager, the assistant calls the hotel back, the receptionist calls the manager back ... after another 45 minutes in which we have be