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Is there an option to Rent the whole villa or each room separately?

Hi

I am wondering whether there is an option to rent the whole villa or each room separately. To clarify this further: I have a three bedroom villa, So I need booking.com to show that whole villa can be booked or separate rooms can be booked as per the guests requirement.

So if someone books the whole villa , bedrooms should not be available for booking during that period and vice versa. 

Is there a way to do this in booking.com? 


Thanks

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Thuild - Your …

Dear Thushy,

I have exactly the same setup, but with 4 bedrooms.

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ro/thuild-your-world-of-leisure.html?label=gen173nr-1DCAEoggJCAlhYSDNYBGjAAYgBAZgBMcIBA2FibsgBDNgBA-gBAfgBApICAXmoAgQ&sid=3af492b7051900cced8467f751598466&checkin=2018-11-10&checkout=2018-11-11&ucfs=1&srpvid=d90f3d5e28b0002d&srepoch=1529916223&highlighted_blocks=210917001_116019369_0_2_0&all_sr_blocks=210917001_116019369_0_2_0&room1=A,A&hpos=17&hapos=17&dest_type=city&dest_id=-1172494&srfid=346aa555778373dbed8d6ef662f2b34e49d0c191X17&from=searchresults;hptv=do#hotelTmpl

Now, you need to know that there is no way to automatically have the rooms disabled if the Villa option gets booked. This cannot even be done with a Channel Manager.

You will need to manually close-out all dates when you don't have the rooms or the villa available because of bookings done on those dates.

Best of luck,

Zsolt - www.thuild.com

1 year ago
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Thushyanthan69

Hi Zsolt,

Thank you very much for the clarification. I have searched everywhere for a solution, but couldn't find any. Thanks again for the help.

best regards,

Thushyanthan

1 year ago
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Casa Nina'

ok so differently than Airbnb here I cannot sync the rooms so that to ensure that if the whole house is taken the rooms cannot be booked and viceversa…. How can you do this I don't understand, every time a room is booked you manually go to the house calendar and block that particular day? if you have a lot of bookings this sounds like a lot of work

10 months ago
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Mark

This is exactly what I want to do - enable someone to book the whole house, which blocks each of the 5 rooms, or enable someone to book a room, which blocks out the whole house.

It's easy on AirBnB.

Why can't the biggest OTA in the world accomplish this simple task?

Support said I can only advertise the property one way or the other. But I don't want someone to book 1 room for £20 per night and then give them the whole house!

Crazy.

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7 months ago
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Eismarsh

Mark,

SPOT ON. And I cannot understand why this is not a standard feature  !!!

 

Air bnb are able to do this = advertise a whole property, for those that want to secure the whole property 

 

AND advertise the rooms within that whole property separately

 

AND sync the Calendars with individual rooms to the whole property; to save any hassle, as a double booking will cause US so much trouble

 

Then all Air bnb syncing (rooms and whole), can be exported...

 

Air bnb are miles ahead, so LETS ALL GIVE Booking.com FEEDBACK collectively, they they will wake up and ACTION

 

P.S. there are a number of enhancements/improvements/obvious i have FED-BACK, eg even simple things like no tags for parking space, kitchen, bathroom, etc

16 days ago
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Julaweg

I do not understand your problem. You need to decide what you want to rent. House or rooms.

We're listing rooms in our Villa simply because we live there and people who want to rent Villa they do not like to share it with owner.

We have 5 rooms for rent each one has it's own bathroom. Guests share kitchen lounge, TV room and so on.

Very often Villa is rented for groups and we just close all rooms on Booking. It works well.

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5 months ago
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Julaweg

I posted already on this subject. If comes to Booking there are many improvements. I love their PULSE. You can easily use it while on the road. You may close the room. respond to clients questions or use your template and have booking send answeres automatically.

I have templates on Airbnb but can not put them in any order, so I need to scroll each time to find the right template. There is no option for scheduling responses as well. The new calendar on Airbnb is not as good as it was, in my opinion.

Talking about rooms or all property in bough OTA's you may list your Villa and put minimum people the reservation can be made.

You may also list the number of room or separate rooms. Separate rooms work very well if you use ical. We have a system which allows syncing with Booking. Airbnb or any modern reservation system. We do not use it (you have to pay for it). I use Booking calendar as my basic calendar and sync it with Airbnb, Tripadvisor. It works very well.

Still, Airbnb service is the best. First I do not need to think of what to charge to cover Booking "free reservation". You place price and not worry about paying for AirBnB service!

I will talk about charges and payments on other Partner Community. Booking is open to any advises so if we all get together we may be able to convince them to change the way They do business with us, Partners.

 

 

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15 days ago
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Eismarsh

@julaweg

Yeah I didn't use the Villa due to the description it gave along with it, as I didn't want people to think it was a separate building in the rural area, when it is a house in an urban area/estate

If they had a "House" or "Urban House" or "Rural House" then that would allow others to select and represent their accommodation

I will try that and feedback here

Thanks

13 days ago
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Eismarsh

Update:

Spoke to booking.com about changing from Guesthouse to Villa, but they said it will still be a Whole-Rental and not optional for room-rentals !

13 days ago