All in all it's an good system and I am happy to have chosen it. Apart from it's flexibility, Hoteliga has by far the best customer support I have experienced in a software company and that is the main reason I highly recommend it.
It's flexibility and the fact that it is constantly updated with new features.
- It lacks certain functions, which I was used to using in previous off-line systems. - There are some hitches in its integration with other online booking systems.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
To start off: Yes, you need a channel manager. When I started this little hotel, people said that maybe investing in software was unnecessary (even if it did not cost much); I'd be able to cope just fine without it. Yes, I'd have coped; if I had only advertise through a single site. But the world and the internet are vast, and locking oneself out of a huge potential market and loyal guests is not a sound business move. And even if you limit your web-presence, what about returning guests who want to bypass the third party website and 15%+ commission those sites charge? If that wasn't enough, a good channel manager software will help you with your book keeping. Or at least hoteliga does. My accountant loves it. While other clients give bring her a folder of chaos, I have neat print-outs, allowing her to easily cross-reference all credit card charges, commissions due etc. The first time i came with my notes and explained, she did not pay too much attention, clients always talk and talk. The next time she asked: "Did you bring..." I grinned, of course I did. It takes less than a minute to do after all and makes me my accountant's favorite client. And everyone in a service orientated industry, as tourism is, quickly finds out that the interpersonal relationships are extremely important - just as you want to give the best to your clients and get those great ratings for your property, you also want to get the best out of the people you work with, and you can only achieve those things by being awesome yourself. Which brings us to perhaps the main point on why I am sitting here writing a 5/5 star review: the people. I could write that the hoteliga team has always been there when I needed them, which they have, but such a review could backfire - after all, you could then say "I prefer a software where I wont need them in the first place." So let me rephrase this: the hoteliga team has always been there, not just when I needed them, but also when I needed someone else. When there was a problem with a partner website advertising the property, the team was there to assist me with their knowledge of the industry. A guest left me a review saying "On top of that there's Stavros, the host, that makes you feel welcome and taken care. " I was grinning for a week. Well, now I am here to pass it on: "Hoteliga is everything you as a hotel need, and on top of that you'll get Eva & co to support you in your business."
Cloud-based and intelligent Property Management System (PMS). Great user interface and data presentation.
Less transparent in how data is processed internally, yet this allows simplified user interaction.
Thank you for your kind words Mathias.
We are happy you liked hoteliga!
All the best from hoteliga team
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
We are a company based in Greece that manages different types of vacation rentals and hotels. We had many experiences with "similar" though old fashion programmes in the past, since we are in the hotel industry more than 15 years. We decided to change and try Hoteliga product and after two years of cooperation with Hoteliga, we definetly recommend this program for its ease of access, for the ease of the program and the customer service. Thank you! Highly recommended! Amalia Thanou Owner of Philoxenia Collection Santoini, Greece
ease of access, ease of use, ease to control
havent thought of that :)
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Saving time in the processes. Greater accuracy in information.
Represents a search engine for reservations that is linked to the hotel's website. It allows color coding the blocking of reservations to manage the distribution of reserved rooms and hotel availability. Another aspect that I like about Hotelga is that it can be applied to small, medium and large hotels
Because this reservation system is linked to the hotel website, there is a risk that due to external factors a good data synchronization will not be made, representing discrepancies at a certain time, however the same system provides the calendar tool that allows visualize said reserves.
thank you for the nice review!!
We are very happy that you like hoteliga!
Regarding hoteliga booking engine that can be linked to the property¿s website for direct commission- free reservations, I would like to clarify that there is almost zero risk of discrepancies. The reason for this is that hoteliga booking engine is actually the same system as hoteliga PMS, it is not an third party integrated system that synchronizes with hoteliga. In this case there are no external factors affecting good synchronization. The booking engine requests availability directly from hoteliga PMS system.
hoteliga booking engine displays prices, photos, descriptions and most importantly availability in real time, directly from hoteliga PMS.
I will be more than happy to arrange a live demo so you can see live how the booking engine for direct reservations works together with hoteliga PMS.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Bronze: For hotels with up to 10 rooms and one software user - $36/month billed monthly or $30/month billed annually
Silver: For hotels with up to 40 rooms and up to 2 software users - $64/month billed monthly or $53/month billed annually
Gold: For hotels with up to 90 rooms and up to 20 software users - $114/month billed monthly or $95/month billed annually
Hotels with over 90 rooms should contact hoteliga for pricing information