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Reserve ahead?

Posted by Olivcar on 13/4/2015 at 10:07

I am planing a trip to Thailand and Cambodia for January and February 2016. We are looking for flashpacker to midrange guesthouses or hotels. I have looked around on Agoda and Booking.com and so many of my choices say "Not available for those dates." (ie; Kampot) I know it is high season but is it possible that these places are already booked up for next year? Is it necessary or advisable to make reservations ASAP? I traveled in Thailand many years ago and it was fine to arrive and just look for a place. Must I reserve ahead now? Have others just arrived and looked for a hotel?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 14/4/2015 at 19:50 admin

Hi,

There are a lot more places in Kampot and Kep than are what are listed on Agoda and Booking. I'd suggest contacting some of the places directly to see if they have availability and also, even over Xmas, I can't imagine Kampot being 100% full. The online agents may be showing no availability yet cause the guesthouses haven't loaded it up yet.

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Posted by TerroirTravel on 15/4/2015 at 12:25

Hi- I think the problem is not that they are booked up, it's that they may not be taking reservations that far out.

My personal experience being the Cambodia in the "winter" months, is that you'll need some planning around Tet, but otherwise, you can wing it, or plan a first night in a new place, then look around.

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Posted by stek on 21/4/2015 at 21:05

It is high season so at least phone ahead

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