Vacation rental distribution platform for property managers3.0/5 (8 reviews)
Starting from: $0.01
Pricing model: Free
Free Trial: Available
No monthly setup fee or convenience fee. There is a small success commission for every booking generated. Rates depend on each channel partner.
5 reviewers had the following to say about BookingPal's pricing:
Terrible - Now that Marriott doesn't require us to integrate with BookingPal we can't wait to stop using their dreadful platform. I genuinely don't know who is using this software from their own fruition.
The price is very cheap because we were forced to use it to integrate with a specific platform.
Dreadful UX/UI. Hundreds of bugs that never get resolved.
Likelihood to recommend: 0/10
It's OK, but slow on marketing your growing inventory. Communication is poor at best and billing is sporadic, you have to ask them to send invoices and remind them to pay the channels they do direct billing too, also remind when they are not direct billing channels. When you do get an invoice you need to be sure you reconcile it very carefully due to over billing. Too much overhead that is supposed to make it easier.
cost is low
lack of communication lack of good support lack of follow-through lack of regular invoicing, you need to give them repeated reminders lack of accuracy creates double bookings sometimes a reservation is not passed from the channel etc..
Likelihood to recommend: 4/10
It took really long time to be onboard and it was apparently an error from Bc. However, i've used a competitor (Rentals United) for a long time and they are able to onboard me in few hours (instead of few days) The support was not so reactive for Europe and most of the time I had to wait few days. Also, the sync of prices was not working well and the amount of Bc and BP wasn't the same because they are not syncing the discount in Bc. It's really good price for this solution, however even if its cheaper than the competitors, the most important thing is that it work well :)
Likelihood to recommend: 4/10
Even with all the kinks, this software cuts out a lot of manual data entry and saved me valuable time.
The pricing is fair. There are not many other companies that provide this service as of yet. Product is a great idea and will save tons of time if all the kinks in the software are straightened out.
The invoicing and payment is not streamlined. Many times the pricing and payouts don't quite match up (off by at least few dollars or cents practically every time). Getting help from customer service is a nightmare. I have been re-routed in circles through the many different divisions of customer service multiple times.
Likelihood to recommend: 2/10
Good control of my holiday letting business.
BookingPal offers a lot of nice figures such as channel distribution, payment integration and etc. The software is easy to work with.
I do not like the price structure with all the Opt-in's. In my opinion, there are too many which may lead to potential customers are looking at other alternatives.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10