Have been to Flippers when visiting Ft. Myers and Bonita Beach area -you should try it? Food was really amazing and so were the drinks - little high for evening so we always do lunch. I hope you will try it.
The best and the only place in St.Thomas to shop for Jewelry, They are honest and they will give you the best price and their jewelry is qunique.
Jack & Jackie B.
This site will not release any contact information of the guests until all the payments are complete.
As a remote owner with rental properties in Costa Rica, this makes it difficult to prearrange transportation, tours, and activities with the guests.
All other sites, VRBO, Airbnb, etc. release the information when the booking is made and half payment is received by them.
Another annoying negative is that this is the most difficult site to get thru to on the phone.
Overall Tripadvisor/Flipkey is the worst vacation rrental site for owners. They push their "free" listings but owners pay in not being able to provide the best service for their guests.
I travel a lot and this site is very helpful when I'm searching and booking hotels. Their review section is also a great feature for me to check and see others feedbacks/comment of that particular hotel,restaurant etc.. On top of that I am also getting affordable offers and discount from this site. Highly recommended!
I adore this site. Very useful, a lot of truthful information. When I plan a trip I always use this service.
I love to travel and find it very handy to check accomodations/things to do and or reviews in general when I am in a new country or town. Very handy!
My wife politely asked to replace an item in her order that was not properly cooked. The owner, an older woman, tried to explain away the problem through erroneous and misleading claims, when her explanations were refuted by my wife she grabbed her plate with a huff and disappeared. Her business model appears to be "the client is always wrong"!
I think that due the low identity controls of this site is very easy to create false reviews that can damage a lot a property or the opposite,it can magnify your expectations of it.From the site also they hide they real identity to access a property and inspect it but it would honor them if they comment with the management of the property prior to upload them.
After using Trip Advisor extensively for worldwide travel the past 3 years, I offer an assessment of the company's reviews, listings, bookings, and payment protection policy:
Review Positives: 1) The characters for writing a review aren't limited, allowing for more detailed reviews than several other sites; 2) The site seems to publish all reviews, good or bad, allowing for accurate ratings of the businesses; 3) The site continues to be the largest and most respected source of reviews, providing an invaluable resource for those willing to put the time in for research.
Review Negatives: 1) The computer's "bad word" screener is picky and intolerable, taking no account of word context nor providing a list of banned words; 2) The rejection of a review does not include a reason, nor a copy of the draft to attempt a rewrite; 3) Reviews of new places are discouraged via unjustified rejection of such reviews, including ones that meet the detailed requirements.
Overall, I'd judge TA's reviews to be more inclusive and detailed than booking.com or any other travel site. And while its true that some non-critical reviewers are too generous with their 5 star ratings while others are too unreasonable with their 1 star ratings, the totality of reviews provides immense help and details in determining the suitability of an establishment. I wouldn't book any new place without using it.
Listing Positives: 1) The website's pictures, details, map locations, and reviews for each site are usually clear and user friendly to navigate; 2) You can open and review a specific listing without losing your spot in the prior listing of places.
Listing Negatives: 1) Some of the owners' pictures are very poor quality, suggesting a low standard for photo representation; 2) Some owners submit a rediculous number of un-related photos, covering up a lack of relevant ones, or trying to hide the grim accommodation being presented; 3) Some of the map locations are shown as big, general circles, rather than specific locations which is vitally relevant; 4) Some owners hide mandatory fees in the lower narrative without reflecting them in the listed price, allowing their listing to appear higher in the general listing's order; 5) Many of the prices listed in the specific listings' price details are noticeably higher than the summary listings' prices.
Overall, I'd judge the listings to be useful, helpful, and adequate, but with multiple flaws that could and should be corrected.
Booking Positives: 1) The process is simple, clear, and user friendly; 2) The final cost and details are usually provided on the specific listing page; 3) The payment process is usually easy via credit card or Paypal. 4) Follow-up emails are always provided concerning the bookings and payments.
Booking Negatives: There surely are some, but not to my memory.
Overall, I've found the booking system to be excellent.
Concerning payment protection, I can pass judgement based only upon one recent case incident where I prepaid $1400 (non-refundable) for a month's stay in a specific room. Upon late check-in, I was provided an alternative cruddy room worth half the price. With the private condo owner completely unavailable, I checked out the next day and pursued a refund from Trip Advisor - my first such encounter and test for them.
Payment Protection Positives: 1) The TA staff attentiveness, care, reasonableness in understanding, and status updates on my case was excellent. 2) The resolution of the booking mistake was fairly handled with consideration for both owner and guest. 3) The warranted refund was timely credited within 11 days.
Payment Protection Negatives: 1) The lack of contact telephone numbers on the website was an unnecessary, initial annoyance. Only after my initial messaging did they provide numbers of 844-558-6015 and 877-354-7539 for assistance; 2) The handling of my case by 7+ reps and 3 email sources contributed to unnecessary confusion, stress, and worry.
Overall, I was impressed with Trip Advisor's response, action, and prompt resolution. It's good to know that they do hold the money, at least for awhile til after check-in, so that a guest isn't completely vulnerable to a condo owner's mistake (or a dishonest one). In this sense, the TA fee does buy some insurance that is worthwhile.
We were a party of eight attending the new year's dinner and dance, staying over three nights. The accommodation was very good in the upgrade room except for having the shower being over the bath and water not very hot.
The food was excellent over the whole period but the live group playing on new year's eve was far too loud and only played the same tempo so anyone wishing to have a romantic dance was not catered for except for the disco chap who played a medley of 60's music. This rather spoiled the evening for us, however on new years day there was an excelleny sing over dinner that evening.
We would not go back unless they had a better live group more sympathetic to the age group attending. Our age group was 50 to 60.
What I like the most about this website is that I can see photos taken by people who have visited the hotels and tours, among other things.
We held a meeting at the Fairfield Inn in Monaca, PA and it was very nice. The room was very well equipped and had an efficient set-up. The room worked great for our meeting and short presentation. Carol, the manager was a pleasure to work with, as well as the worker who took care of our room. She was wonderful as well. Thanks & would recommend their meeting room and hotel!
City Tavern is one of my very favorite places to dine when in Philadelphia. Authentic Colonial Fare is always prepared to perfection. Nothing can be better than a turkey pot pie and a cold ale. The ambiance, the food and the service is tops. Walter Steib is a world renown Chef for good reason. Much thanks to Rafael, our friendly server for making our evening out so enjoyable.
Reading reviews here is a waste of time as they don't publish negative reviews and put positive reviews for all business. Travelling around in Europe I found almost every shop or business has a Trip Advisor sticker on them - even the ones you wouldn't visit the second time round. The reviews on Trip Advisor are meaningless and better stick to Google Reviews - they are genuine reviews and not vetted by someone who manipulates your reviews
My family just returned from South Africa and we spent 5 days in Kruger National Park. Our field guide on safari there was so engaging, his energy and knowledge of the park was beyond exceptional. His name is Franscois Rosslee, my husband and were so taken by the care and attention he payed to our group . He made our safari the best it couldve been the drives were unbelievable the sights were amazing. And of course the animals were beautiful and we did see the big 5 before the 4th day. Franscois explained so much about the animals and there daily life there at the park.
Kanyes I is very lucky to have this nature lover on its staff .
Thank you Kanye For a wonderful amazing vacation there in the cape and the park.
This summer I have chosen a hotel based on positive reviews on this site. However, in reality the hotel turned to be AWFUL and I was very disappointed. When I came home, I wrote a 1-star-review describing my awful experience, but tripadvisor REMOVED it without any notification or explanation!!! I tried to reach their support or administration, but they did not reply. Actually, there is no email to send complaints, only ticketing system. This is a very and very suspicios site as many positive reviews are FAKE!! But Negative reviews they just remove.
I do not trust it anymore. Do not recommend.
Its a hotel booking site that is a boiler room operation in India and China designed to charge your cc then never refund the money. Its a scam website and they do not have the hotel rooms they advertise at the rates. I called the hotel directly and they said they do not have any rooms at the prices Cancelon.com shows on its site
I consult TripAdvisor all the time. The site enables me to get a true picture of a resort or a restaurant, because It allows me access to many opinions, both good and bad. Information is power and this site gives me the tools I need to make solid decisions.
I use this site together with Booking one and these two are the best on the net so far. Didnt let me down on my bookings even once and another plus for them - you dont need to pay the site when you book, it is okay to communicate with the hotel directly after you order a placement.
This place was okay with the exception of things that are not maintained properly.The hallways in the ground units smelled of damp musty smell. The hallways were not vacuumed, The locks on the entry doors to the units were out of date. The lower down stair units had ant traps on the window sills.That is a real turn off to owners,and renters.The outside of the buildings had poor lighting.Someone that is a senior citizen would have had trouble on the walk ways.I know I did,and I am of middle age. The laundry facilities were ok,but that automatic card machine did not give the right amount on the washer or Dryer.When Five dollars was spent the dryer said the I was short seventy five cents. which was not true.I had to air dry the clothes. Our trip to Florida was cancelled,so we came to this place for a little relaxation,but all the amenities on the property was closed.We really could not see the lake which was advertised.The units reall need some updating .
This website is intuitive - showing me things close to where I am - I like that. Yet I can elect to do my own searches as well.
Each time we take a trip we look for ideas at trip advisor. There are a great many reviews that are helpful. On a recent trip to the Oregon Coast we started with trip advisor and soon found the best places to stop, sights to see, photos and ideas that were useful. In one case we read a review and thought we had a better idea but if I had to do it again I would have listened to the reviewer Great resource.
Lots of the reviews here are for hotels booked through TripAdvisor - not for TripAdvisor itself. My review is about the TripAdvisor website which is still the best travel website in the world for reading genuine reviews. Yes, there are a lot of fake reviews on TA as well (often written by unscrupulous competitors) - and maybe even some paid reviews - but if you read enough of the reviews, you will soon get a feel of what a particular hotel, resort or restaurant is like. Just ignore reviews that are over the top with praise (possibly paid or written by the establishment's staff) and reviews that are very nasty (often those are written by people who can never be pleased) and read the objective reviews in between. I've not found a website that provides a better opportunity to get an advance feel of a place because TA publishes all reviews (unlike some hotel booking and travel agent sites who won't publish bad reviews to protect their business). The only reason I've given TA four stars and not five is that I'm aware that a lot of people have had problems contacting them when they've had problems with bookings that they have made through TA. That really annoys me when you can't contact big companies, and all you get is an automated response. Personally I've never booked a hotel through TA because they are a third party. I always try and book direct with the hotel because then it's much easier to sort out any problems if they arise (although I do sometimes book through agoda or booking.com if they have significantly better prices that the hotel's website).
Convenient. Very nice 2 day stay. Great front desk service. Outstanding
service in breakfast area by Mr Terry.
Had a trip booked through Trip Advisor when Hurricane Harvey came through. I had to cancel my trip at the resort and got everything back except for what Trip Advisor kept. I feel Trip Advisor should refund my deposit due to the circumstances out of my control. I have NO way of contacting them about this matter. I will not ever go through this company again when booking my next trip. They have NO one who you can call (no ph. #) for help. There is no way of contacting them about anything. Who runs a company without customer service or contact info?? Trip Advisor does!!
Customer Questions & Answers
Votes Thanks for voting!
These guys are a joke, and take advantage of unsuspecting rentors and renters by charging fees and cancellation penalties, even when it was not you who cancelled. I'd avoid them!
Votes Thanks for voting!
Votes Thanks for voting!
Votes Thanks for voting!
Votes Thanks for voting!
Votes Thanks for voting!
Did You Find This Page Useful?
Business owners: What’s your side of the story?
Manage your business