Price: Free Score: 9/10 By A. Papachristos
The Internet normally serves as a vast, helpful resource for finding exactly what you want with as little hassle as possible. However, with so many sources trying to provide the same service, such as finding the best hotel rates in this case, one’s search can become rather confusing. Having choices may be wonderful, but figuring out which offers are best can be mind-boggling.
With iFindHotels by Hotels Combined Pty Ltd, users connect to HotelsCombined in order to access hotel rates from over 30 travel websites, finding the lowest rates possible in the shortest amount of time. Their database, featuring over 200,000 hotels from 195 countries, collects information from popular travel sites such as Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity and more, narrowing down your search to only the most affordable and relevant deals available.
When you start up iFindHotels, the main page will ask you whether you’d like to simply search hotels for the best deals, or specifically look for hotels by map near your current location. The bar at the bottom will inform you as to the currency displayed, the default being US dollars. Move to the right and you will see a gear icon, which will allow you to adjust settings such as currency, as well as your radius search, the distance unit (which is set on kilometers by default) and the maximum number of hotel results appear on a single page.
When searching for hotels close to your current location, iFindHotels will populate a map, pinpointing where every local hotel can be found. You may search based on when you’d like to book a hotel, or simple perform a general search. Tap the pins to see the name of the hotel, its average price and star rating. If you see anything you like, tap the arrow at the bottom to find the best deals for that given hotel.
To search hotels for the best deals, simply enter the city’s name, your check in and check out dates, the number of guests and the number of rooms desired. Then, iFindHotels will generate a list of all relevant deals available. Sort your results by Price, Popularity or proximity to the nearest Airport. Using the bottom navigation bar, adjust your results by choosing your ideal Star Ratings, Price Range, Location and Hotel Name. Each hotel comes with every detail you’d ever want to know about the hotel itself and the surrounding area. Hotel descriptions include a list of nearby attractions, a general description, and available facilities. Users can also view overall ratings for characteristics, such as Cleanliness, Location, Pricing and more. Each hotel even comes with a collection of maps and images, helping you get a great sense of the quality and atmosphere of your potential lodgings.
Seems like finding the right hotel just became as easy as falling asleep in your room’s beautifully made bed!
To view demo videos of how to use iFindHotels, click here.
iFindHotels [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.