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I want to travel Mumbai and stay for one day there. I want to book a hotel for one day. I want to book a hotel online but can't find any suitable way of doing it.

Whenever I try to book a hotel, there is a customer review saying that they had done a booking through that site but on arrival, they had found no booking existing.

How can I find a hotel booking site that I can be sure makes a booking? Or is there any alternative way?

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    did you try booking.com ? – Nean Der Thal Feb 2 '15 at 14:44
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    How are you trying to book a hotel? Where did you see the customer review you mentioned? Have you ever tried www.booking.com? – gmauch Feb 2 '15 at 14:45
  • I tried ibibo.com is booking.com safe?@MeNoTalk – user26543 Feb 2 '15 at 14:52
  • Safest would be to book directly through the hotel itself, either by phone or on the hotel's own website - did you try either of those? – Gagravarr Feb 2 '15 at 14:56
  • No I did not do these – user26543 Feb 2 '15 at 15:00
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Few reliable options for you would be

  • TripAdvisor
  • Makemytrip
  • Goibibo
  • Expedia

But one thing which I always do after selecting a hotel from these sites is to check for the hotel's independent website and see if a booking option is available on it. If it is present, then a booking can be made easily through the hotel's page and you could confirm your booking over the phone.

If bookings are not permited or the website is not available, you can try getting the contact number from Justdial or simply by searching the hotel contact on google and then talk to them about the booking options and availability.

If somehow, you are not able to get to both of these things, you can eliminate this hotel from your selection and move to the next one! :)

All the best!

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It's been a while since the question was asked. A majority of the hotels offer reliable booking online. You may use local hotel aggregators like:

Or from your preferred international ones:

Also look out for budget stay in standardised rooms across cheap hotels using Oyo Rooms.

Major hotel chains like The Taj Group, Radisson Blu, Marriott and other Accor hotels have their own websites where you may comfortably book your stay.

And lastly, AirBnb is an option too.

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