Lodgify Features

Lodgify

Vacation Rental Software with a Website Builder

4.34/5 (307 reviews)

Lodgify Feature Summary

  • Reservation System
  • Application Integration
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync with Google
  • Channel Manager
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Support & Hosting
  • Marketing & SEO
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Booking System
  • Real Time Notifications
  • SEO Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Tracking Features
  • Web Design
  • Website Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Website Builder
  • Availability Management
  • Web Analytics
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Event Triggered Email
  • Room Booking
  • Reservations Management
  • Online Booking Integration

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Alerts/Notifications
Applications Management
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Booking Management
Built-in Accounting
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Campaign Management
Channel Analytics
Channel Management
Commission Management
Contact Management
Credit Card Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Design Management
Drag & Drop
Drip Campaigns
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Email Templates
Employee Management
Extended Stay
For Vacation Rentals
Front Desk Management
GDS/OTA Integration
Guest Communications
Guest Experience Management
Housekeeping Management
Incentive Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Lead Management
Loyalty Program
Maintenance Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Marketing Automation
Multi-Channel Distribution
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Multi-Property
Online Booking
Order Management
Owner Statements
Partner Management
Payment Processing
Pipeline Management
Point of Sale (POS)
Price / Margin Management
Promotions Management
QuickBooks Integration
Rate Management
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reservations Management
Reviews Management
Room Booking
SEO Management
Single Property
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Transaction Monitoring
Vendor Management
Website Analytics
Website Integration
Website Management
WordPress Integration
Work Order Management
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API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Alerts/Notifications
Applications Management
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Booking Management
Built-in Accounting
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Campaign Management
Channel Analytics
Channel Management
Commission Management
Contact Management
Credit Card Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Design Management
Drag & Drop
Drip Campaigns
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Email Templates
Employee Management
Extended Stay
For Vacation Rentals
Front Desk Management
GDS/OTA Integration
Guest Communications
Guest Experience Management
Housekeeping Management
Incentive Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Lead Management
Loyalty Program
Maintenance Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Marketing Automation
Multi-Channel Distribution
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Multi-Property
Online Booking
Order Management
Owner Statements
Partner Management
Payment Processing
Pipeline Management
Point of Sale (POS)
Price / Margin Management
Promotions Management
QuickBooks Integration
Rate Management
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reservations Management
Reviews Management
Room Booking
SEO Management
Single Property
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Transaction Monitoring
Vendor Management
Website Analytics
Website Integration
Website Management
WordPress Integration
Work Order Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Alerts/Notifications
Applications Management
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Booking Management
Built-in Accounting
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Campaign Management
Channel Analytics
Channel Management
Commission Management
Contact Management
Credit Card Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Design Management
Drag & Drop
Drip Campaigns
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Email Templates
Employee Management
Extended Stay
For Vacation Rentals
Front Desk Management
GDS/OTA Integration
Guest Communications
Guest Experience Management
Housekeeping Management
Incentive Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Lead Management
Loyalty Program
Maintenance Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Marketing Automation
Multi-Channel Distribution
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Currency
Multi-Location
Multi-Property
Online Booking
Order Management
Owner Statements
Partner Management
Payment Processing
Pipeline Management
Point of Sale (POS)
Price / Margin Management
Promotions Management
QuickBooks Integration
Rate Management
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reservations Management
Reviews Management
Room Booking
SEO Management
Single Property
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Transaction Monitoring
Vendor Management
Website Analytics
Website Integration
Website Management
WordPress Integration
Work Order Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


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Android App


43 reviews

Lodgify Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Lodgify's features:

Damian B.

Really Simplifies Rental Management.

2018-04-30

Central management of property occupancy and availability.

Pros

It is simple to use, gives a central overview of property occupancy and syncs with all the major rental sites.

Cons

Some of the synchronisation is calendar only, not full integration, but this is generally a third party limitation

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nicolas D.

A very neat and promising software with great support and great value

2018-04-27

- A nice website that makes my hosts and I save fees - More integration of the different channels I use

Pros

- Very nice website for my vacation home, I get compliments from webdesign professionnals - Simple to use - Great customer support - Great value

Cons

I miss some features : - a mobile "owner app" - deposit management : the best would be to work like car rental companies : authorize the security deposit on the host's credit card (without collecting the money) and release the authorization after host's departure - More flexibility when recording hosts' payments : I would like to be able to change the amount paid when it differs from what was planned - Of course the increase ofbthe channel management capabilities

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Nicolas, thanks for taking the time to review Lodgify.

We're pleased you are happy with our software overall and it's proven to be good value for money.

Your feedback is highly important to us and will be shared with the wider team. We are always working on improving our service and a mobile app and other payment gateways are definitely in the pipeline for the future. Keep an eye on our blog and our email correspondence with you for updates! All the best, the Lodgify team

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Joel L.

Jump into online hotel management operation with confidence using Lodgify

2019-08-06

Lodgify is our first hotel management system and we are VERY satisfied by our choice.

Pros

- For small operators, this software contains all you need for a first jump into online hotel management system. - Very good and responsive support team.

Cons

- Lack of professional reporting functionalities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hamlet J.

Excellent customer support. Mind-blowing Website Capabilities.

2019-07-08

Just a few more channel api integrations and some improvements to their app and they could easily be the best in the industry.

Pros

The website builder is incredibly easy and incredibly good. Mobile ready.

Cons

Hoping that it and also TripAdvisor (scheduled to come out soon as well) gets the API connection sooner rather than later.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Javier, thank you for reviewing Lodgify.

We're happy to hear you are impressed with our customer support team and the ease of use of our software.

We appreciate any feedback which can pinpoint opportunities to improve our software, and your comments have been relayed to the wider team.

Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience.

Best wishes, the Lodgify Team

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Vera Z.

Super easy software for property owners and small agencies

2018-01-09

Pros

It is super easy to us and set up and the page looks really professional.

Cons

Channel manager doesn't export descriptions to other channels and nonintegration of reports like guests data to send to police that some booking systems have.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Vera, thank you for reviewing Lodgify.

We're pleased to hear our software is meeting your needs fully with regards to your website and the many different languages you require.

We are always working on updating our product and rely on customer feedback to do so. Your comments have been passed onto the development team for consideration for future releases.

Wishing you the best for 2018, The Lodgify Team

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Karen H.

Smart, exciting online point of contact for my VR Business batting me to a new level!

2017-02-18

This could easily be called "Logic-fy" your holiday rental software management because that's what this has done for me in a few easy days of populating the data between the demands of a clunky system of spreadsheets, cashbooks and booking systems, that's about to change as soon as I've completed the Lodgify hosted site.

Pros

The interface, import/export functions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Spencer K B.

Great tech in some areas horrible in some areas. Great entry level software. Wonderful calendar.

2018-01-08

It got our company started.

Pros

I like that it is mobile friendly.

Cons

Very few financial controls (ex. automated payments, credit card storage). API integration lacking support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Spencer, thank you for your feedback about Lodgify. We're pleased to hear you like the calendar function and views and your mobile-friendly website.

We are always striving to improve our product and rely heavily on customer opinions to do so. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us your comments and they will be fed back to the team.

Wishing you the best for 2018, The Lodgify Team

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Andrea C.

Excellent tool

2018-04-26

Property management and property website.

Pros

Full integration with Airbnb and easy configuration of rates and availability.

Cons

Overall its a great tool, my biggeat pain point, if you could call it that, is that it imports reservations from ical for sutes such as HomeWay as unavailable only instead of notating this as a reservation along with the name and ical source even if detailed information (i.e prices) are not available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Andrea, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful five-star review!

It's fantastic to hear you are so pleased with our smooth Airbnb integration and our support team.

Thank you for the feedback regarding calendar import from HomeAway. We will share this with the wider team to keep in mind for future updates to our software.

Thanks for supporting Lodgify! All the best, the Lodgify Team

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Marco G.

Adopting Lodgify made managing my vacation rental so much easier

2018-04-30

Pros

Easy to customise worksheet and reports. Reports well adapted for tax return needs: I just generate the report and forward to my accountant.

Cons

Also, it would be nice to be able to schedule repeated entries (i.e. monthly expenses for maintenance and service) and have them automatically inputed in the worksheet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ria L.

For me as a vacation rental owner te best solution

2018-05-03

All bookings in one place.

Pros

Great to be able to send quotes from my website.

Cons

There s no iDeal payment option available

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Dear Ria, thanks for reviewing Lodgify!

We're happy to hear our solution is a great fit for your business, and we're proud to be part of your success.

We are working on improving Lodgify mobile ¿ keep an eye on our blog for future updates.

Best wishes, the Lodgify Team

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Sean D.

Clunky at times, but overall very functional

2017-03-21

I've been using the Lodgify platform a little over a year and it works quite well. The mobile sites have been a bit clunky, and sometimes when I'm on the website it will look buggy on the screen but the main functions of showing users the property, letting them book and pay by credit, Stripe integration that sends the money straight to my account, all great.

Pros

Easy messaging interface to talk with guests.

Cons

loads slow and mobile is a little clunky

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Lodgify

great value, we've used for a year and no plans to change

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Sean, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about Lodgify. We're pleased to hear you are happy with how your website looks and how guests can pay for their reservations so easily via your website. It's also great to hear you are making full use of our reservation system to communicate with guests, change rates and add promotions. We are constantly performing updates and improvements to our software to make sure it is compatible with the latest mobile technologies. We're glad to hear you are pleased with the value and the overall functions of Lodgify. Thanks for being a loyal Lodgify user! Best wishes, The Lodgify Team

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Rita L.

Great software to start up your own hotel hosting site and to integrate with all channels

2018-11-27

Calendar integrates well with most channels.

Pros

Credit Card integration and easy payment processing.

Cons

The reviews and stars do not impact google search and do not show on google search.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Rita, thank you for your review of Lodgify.

We're so excited to hear your great feedback about the experience so far building your site and connecting with all the main channels you list on.

Your feedback regarding missing features and points to improve on has been passed on to the appropriate team. Thanks again for being a loyal Lodgify user!

Best wishes, The Lodgify Team

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Kash I.

Why I use Lodgify

2019-06-24

Good accounting

Pros

Ease of use, mobile friendly, competitive pricing

Cons

I still believe you should have an option to import leads and add to them

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Kash,

Thanks for your great review of Lodgify! We're excited you would recommend our software.

We're looking forward to seeing your business grow with Lodgify.

Kind regards, the Lodgify Team

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Daniel L.

Not so easy to setup, configuration are spread across too many different pages

2018-04-28

Not so many. I was hoping to organize bookings and finance (expenses, etc..).

Pros

Unfortunately if you book via Airbnb it's easier to just be in Airbnb instead of Lodgify.

Cons

It lacks a lot of UX features for a good responsive design. There are too many bugs in the admin page (I've reported some).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Elio M.

Lodgify partner since 2016 and growing with it

2018-03-09

I have grown our company Mondosol scaling from 10 to 100 properties allowing more direct bookings and control overall

Pros

I also like that I can receive payments on the percentage I decide and I can communicate with the guest with automatic messages.

Cons

I would live a better integration with other channel manager

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Elio, thank you for taking the time to review Lodgify.

We're so pleased you're happy with our software and that it has helped you grow your business and increase direct bookings.

Your comments have been fed back to the wider team and we will keep them in mind for future integrations. Thanks for being a loyal Lodgify user ¿ we're proud to have you on board!

Kind regards, The Lodgify Team

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Hardy S.

Overall good functionallity with a few drawbacks

2018-04-30

Property Management system

Pros

All In concept is good, payment handeled by the system.

Cons

Some important features not included, any request blocks Calender, no safety deposit handeled by system

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Emanuele B.

Its not enough for a multi property management

2017-10-12

My opinion is pay some more Euros per month and go with another Hotel management system

Pros

Easy to use, provides a free website and a domain (in case you don't have one), average price, multi account management.

Cons

The calendar lacks functionality its really outdated, you can't manage rooms of the same type, for example if ypu have 2 reservations for the same day same type of room you can't understand for which room exactly is", the prices they give you are VAT excluded so be ware, No App and the mobile version it's unusable as it takes too much time to load even on a good 3G connection, The channel manager doesn't have a lot of options as you get life modification only on Booking.com Airbnb synchronization is really bad no real time it updates in like 10 hours, almost no support, you write some email and a girl replies to you once in 24 hours.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Jess


Dear Emanuele, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Lodgify. It is important to acknowledge that Lodgify is not positioned as a hotel software, we are focusing on vacation rentals. Therefore, it can neither be expected to perform as a hotel software, nor have the same price point as one. We are pleased to have been in direct contact with you to resolve the issues you were experiencing regarding your website with Lodgify. We apologize for the uncharacteristic delay experienced while communicating with the support team and for the Airbnb malfunction we had at the time – please note this has now been resolved. If you have any future questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Lodgify support agent directly. Your website looks great! Very best wishes, The Lodgify Team

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Sean R.

Some basic functionality at a decent price.

2018-01-19

Pros

Good options for payment gateways.

Cons

Like many other "channel management" applications, Lodgify suffers from incomplete integrations with major listing channels.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Dear Sean, thank you for your Lodgify review.

It's good to hear you found it easy to set up your website and that the choice of payment gateways is useful for your business.

We are constantly working to improve our software and its functions for our users. There are new channel manager integrations in the pipeline, so we look forward to presenting our clients with them soon. In any case, your feedback will be shared with the team to bear in mind for future updates.

Best wishes, the Lodgify Team

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William B.

Mediocre at best.

2019-11-25

I like having a stand alone website that accepts client payments and integrates availability.

Pros

I like having a standalone website with calendar/payment integration.

Cons

Clunky, slightly outdated look, not very intuitive, does not integrate with Homeaway companies, calendars are hard to read, difficult to understand, support is based in Europe and therefore US clients will have dramatically less access to support and responses will likely take longer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hey William, thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us get better. We are looking into the issues you've mentioned and will continue to improve our product to resolve them promptly and accurately. Best wishes, the Lodgify team

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Michael S.

Easy to use, perfect result, even if you are not familiar with coding websites

2018-04-26

Pros

I like the excellent and very friendly customer support and the fast results, when creating the website.

Cons

The built-in channel management is too complicated to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Micheal, thanks a lot for reviewing Lodgify.

We're glad it was easy to build your website ¿ even as a beginner!

Please remember, you can find tutorials on using the channel manager in our Knowledge Base (support.lodgify.com), or you can always reach out to support@lodgify.com if you require specific assistance.

Thanks again for choosing our software for your business! Best wishes, the Lodgify Team

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Stephen D. E.

Great Format

2018-01-06

Pros

Ease of use, I love the design of the website, it looks really good on a mobile phone.

Cons

How to drive customers to the website, Difficulty getting the website listed on the search engines like google

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi Stephen, thanks for taking the time to review Lodgify. We're pleased you're happy with your website looks on both desktop and mobile!

We understand that it can be a long process to build up your SEO and marketing efforts to get your website in front of the right audience, that's why our blog is packed full of tips and advice for working on these aspects!

Your support agent will send over a free guide on SEO and another on 101 ways to boost traffic to your website to help you get started. For more valuable resources, be sure to sign up to our blog updates. Wishing you a successful 2018! Best, The Lodgify Team

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Michele G.

Excellent and affordable tool

2015-01-25

Lodgify has everything you need to create your vacation rental website: a good and easy CMS, integration with other platforms, booking management, payment via CC service.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David H.

My experience with Lodgify

2019-07-17

Pros

Provides both a website/content management for direct bookings as well as integrations with other platforms such as booking.com and airbnb all linked back to a central reservation system.

Cons

would like to be able to integrate with built-for-purpose website platforms such as weebly

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hi David, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with Lodgify.

We're happy to hear it has simplified your business management through integrations with Booking.com and Airbnb.

Currently, Weebly website users can use our booking widget on their website to attract more direct bookings. Check out more in our Knowledge Base article here: https://help.lodgify.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002880853-Use-the-Lodgify-reservation-system-on-an-external-website

Thanks again for your review! The Lodgify Team

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renata r.

it helped me in centralising all in one console

2018-04-26

Pros

features like messaging to customers and sending contract before they pay

Cons

it should get better on mobile -ios , an app would be great; and some better integration of channel manager, but I know they are constantly working

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Dear Renata, thanks for your fantastic review of Lodgify!

It's good to hear you are pleased with our features, and it helps you to centralize your business operations.

You're right! We are working on developing a mobile app and will update all customers when it's ready. Best wishes for the future, the Lodgify Team

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Devin L.

As a web developer, I can't recommend this to anyone

2020-01-31

Terrible customer service.

Pros

I like the idea of the software and the ability to create a website within the platform.

Cons

Currencies were never accurate, rates wouldn't update, billing was totally screwed up, and the website had glitches everywhere.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lodgify


Hey Devin, we always aim to deliver a great experience. We are gutted when we miss the mark! Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn't happen again. We'd like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Please reach out to me at your leisure so we can make it right: ashley@lodgify.info.

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