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Wotif's Frequently Asked Questions

✅ Where can I get the best travel deals?

For almost 20 years, Wotif has worked hard to help Aussies find affordable, great-value travel deals. Aussies love a bargain and with thousands of travel options available, we give travellers heaps of choice, as well as the ability to compare deals and make informed decisions based on where and how they like to travel.

Insider tip: Book your flights, accommodation or even car hire all at the same time to create your own custom package! You'll unlock great savings.

✅ How do I find out about Wotif's best hotel deals?

When you book with Wotif, take a sec to create a free account and subscribe to Wotif emails. You'll then receive regular deal and sale updates, and you'll get access to secret Mates Rates deals when you're logged in, which will save you between 10% and 50% on awesome select stays.

✅ Do hotels get cheaper at the last minute?

If an accommodation provider has lots of unbooked rooms for a certain date, they will often lower their rates to try to fill them up, which can mean great deals for you! But if it’s a busy time to travel, rates can also be higher than usual. If you need to travel to a specific destination at a specific time, it’s often better to book in advance to avoid missing out. But if your plans are flexible, booking at the last minute can allow you to jump on an awesome deal. Find last minute deals now.

✅ How can I book a hotel for cheap?

One great way is to use the FREE Wotif app! Booking on the app can unlock exclusive mobile deals, which often aren’t available when you book on a computer. The Wotif app also helps you manage your entire trip, with easy 24/7 access to your itinerary – which means you can change or cancel your hotel bookings while you’re on the go.

✅ Do I have to pay for my hotel when I book?

Many of the hotels on Wotif give you the option to book now and pay later, so the choice is often yours! If you’d really prefer to pay later, filter your search results to show only ‘Reserve now, pay later’ properties. Got a Wotif coupon? Lucky you! Just remember that you’ll need to pay upfront in order to use it.

Insider tip:  If you’re travelling overseas and the Aussie dollar is strong for your destination, it’s a great idea to pay now and lock in your accommodation at the cheaper exchange rate.

✅ Can I book caravan park accommodation through Wotif?

Yes, you can! Wotif is your one-stop shop for travel, with all sorts of accommodation options, including caravan and holiday parks. They’re convenient, family-friendly, and the perfect combo of adventure and comfort.

✅ Is Wotif good to use?

We think Wotif is awesome! But don’t just take our word for it – check out the latest reviews from real Wotif customers, just like you. There are lots of reasons why we think you’ll love booking with Wotif. Three of our faves are:

  • We’ve got real, verified accommodation reviews from millions of Australian and New Zealand travellers, all based on their first-hand travel experiences.
  • With a Wotif account, you have access to our awesome Mates Rates deals, which will save you between 10% and 50% on great select stays.
  • We’ve got round-the-clock, 24/7 customer support, which is just a free phone call away, no matter where you are in the world.

✅ Is it better to book directly with the hotel?

Using an online booking site like Wotif allows you to research, compare, book and manage all of your travel in one place, which is a real timesaver! You can also book your hotel and flight and/or car hire together as a package, which will give you an extra discount on your stay that’s not available if you book separately. Plus, all of Wotif’s hotels and packages are backed by the Wotif Price Promise. That means if you find a lower price online up to 24 hours before check-in, we’ll match it by refunding the difference.

✅ What’s special about the hotel reviews on Wotif?

We’ve got real, verified reviews from millions of Aussie and Kiwi travellers, all based on first-hand experiences. Because Wotif is dedicated to serving Aussie and Kiwi travellers, we prioritise the ordering of our reviews so that the ones written by Aussies and Kiwis come up first.

✅ How old do you have to be to book a hotel?

You must be 18 or older to book a hotel with Wotif. Sorry, kids!

✅ Is there a fee to cancel my hotel reservation?

Booking a hotel with Wotif means you can manage, change or cancel your reservation online or by calling our 24/7 customer support team. While there are usually no cancellation fees charged by Wotif, some properties may charge their own cancellation fees.

Insider tip: If you think your plans might change, look for a ‘Free cancellation’ deal when you do your hotel search.

Book Hotel Rooms in Sydney

The big city is calling you—are you ready to answer it? You're quite through listening to workmates natter on about cruising in Darling Harbour and posting pictures taken from the Skywalk. You're going to see this outstanding place for yourself, and Wotif is going to help you do it. Book Sydney accommodation through us today and set off on a Sydneysider adventure tomorrow.

Suburban Sydney

You can get a cracking bargain on the cheap hotels you book through us, but let us show you around the central business district first!

Is your life incomplete if you're not in the absolute centre of things? The Tank Stream Hotel is the place for you, and it is swanky. Stuff yourself at the daily buffet breakfast and bed down in absolute comfort in the evenings.

Stay within shouting distance of the Sydney Arcade when you book a room in The Grace Hotel. Lounge around in meticulously restored rooms dating back to the 1930s—or let your diet slip by the wayside at the Grace Brasserie's sumptuous lunches.

The Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney is within walking distance of Circular Quay and heaps of other spots to visit. You might be on your feet so much they start to hurt—no problem; let the professionals at the Amora Day Spa look after you.

A bit to the south is Travelodge Wynyard. Use it as a springboard to tour the Sydney Opera House, or let the staff pamper you when you arrange for breakfast to be delivered via room service. After all, you're not on holiday if you haven't had brekkie in bed.

Sydney and Beyond

Constantly on the move? The Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport is right near Sydney Airport for those of you just waiting for a connecting flight. It's also only a highway's drive from the stunning Royal National Park.

Want to use the hotels in Sydney as a springboard to greater things? There's all sorts of great stuff beyond city limits. Head down south to the peaceful beauty of Hyams Beach, which looks out over Jervis Bay.

Wotif has you covered no matter where you want to stay in Sydney. Book Sydney hotels through us today and make the "Harbour City" your oyster tomorrow!

Popular Hotel Destinations in Melbourne

There's nothing quite like exploring a capital city, and there's also nothing quite like spending time in Melbourne. Why not do both of those things in one go? Drop everything and write a memo to your boss—tell them you'll be back after snapping a selfie in front of the MCG.

Now, you could sit around and compare hotel prices, or you could get a move on. We say you shouldn't wait any longer: book Melbourne accommodation through Wotif today and tell your flatmate you'll be busy getting caffeinated in the capital of Victoria.

Suburban Melbourne

Quick: What has two thumbs and demands the highest level of luxury? If you stuck your hand in the air, you're in luck—book a room at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne and get fancy. Beautifully appointed suites and the scrumptious meals at Harry's Restaurant are just the tip of the iceberg, and the hotel's location in the CBD sets you in the middle of the action.

If your stay in Melbourne will be a long one, consider Punthill Melbourne Northbank. Select this spot for full kitchens and spacious flats with all the services of a hotel. You'll be situated just a short walk away from the banks of the Yarra River, and right near attractions like SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and Etihad Stadium.

You'll also find a home away from home at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne. Kick back in a comfy apartment and combat all the dumpling eating you'll be doing with a spin in the gym or the indoor pool. Sore from jaunting all over the nearby Queen Victoria Market? There's a sauna, too!

Melbourne and Beyond

A few blocks to the north is Mantra on Russell, the perfect jumping off point for your exploration of the city. Grab a meal at the Home Kitchen & Bar, then head out to explore: you're right near the Melbourne Museum and the Melbourne Zoo!

Maybe you're not staying in the CBD. Maybe you're on the outskirts—and good for you! The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is a fine place to shack up while waiting for a connecting flight or planning an expedition to the old mining town of Ballarat. We hope you brought your hard hat.

There's nothing like exploring a marvellous city on your own time. Book your Melbourne adventure with Wotif and head for the "Second City" today!

Awesome Hotels in Australia

You love Australia. You want to see Australia—all of it, without worrying about how much it's going to cost or where you're going to stay. How are you going to do that? Put a smile on your face, mate, because Wotif is here to help!

Famous Coastlines

Start off your all Aussie adventure in the famed Sunshine Coast. Imagine catching some waves in Noosa Heads, followed by an evening spent relaxing in Mooloolaba. The entire region will be at your fingertips when you book Sunshine Coast hotels!

What's south of the Sunny Coast? The city of Brisbane, of course, and all the awesome stuff it's got going for it. Book Brisbane accommodation through Wotif and you'll be able to visit Suncorp Stadium, see a show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and watch the ponies run at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

If you go even further south, you'll run straight into Gold Coast. You'll be golden yourself as you explore the gorgeous shoreline and improve your par at the area's various golf courses. No matter what you do, Gold Coast accommodation will be waiting to welcome you after a long day of adventure.

And Everywhere Else, Too

Australia's a big place—there's way more than the east coast to explore. Where can you find the Art Gallery of South Australia and the River Torrens? Adelaide, of course. And where are you going to stay while you're enjoying these places? In one of Wotif's Adelaide hotels!

Far west of Adelaide—clear on the cusp of another ocean—is Perth. Trust us, you'll want to add this phenomenal place to your travel docket. From taking in the fresh air of Woodman Point to hanging out with quokkas at Rottnest Island, you'll find plenty to do when you aren't chilling in your choice of Perth hotels.

Last but not least, secure Hobart accommodation over in Tasmania and get up close and personal with the little devils that call the place home—we mean the famous marsupials, not the people!

Australia's a big place, and Wotif is here to help you explore it. Book one of these cheap hotels today and begin your adventure tomorrow!

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Popular New Zealand Accommodation

See your co-workers over there, glued to their computer screens? Yeah, don't be like that. Instead, go to New Zealand!

We're serious. Bid your cube-mates adieu, tell them you'll send postcards and don't look back. We guess you could conference call some of them while you're taking in the views from the summit of the Port Hills—be sure to mention you rode a gondola to the summit. But before you go and rub it in, book Christchurch accommodation through Wotif. You'll be on your way in no time.

All About Queenstown

If you want a hidden jewel of a town on the rugged South Island, look no further than Queenstown. This city looks like it came off a postcard, and it's the perfect spot if you want spend the majority of your time in the great outdoors. Go kayaking on the waters of Lake Wakatipu, try some fly fishing, and take a jet boat ride. You'll sleep well at one of our Queenstown hotels after a long day of running around.

Gotta Love Auckland

Feel like getting out of nature and experiencing life in the big city? Book a stay at one of our Auckland hotels and you'll be close to all the incredible things this city has to offer. Take in panoramic views of the entire area from the top of the Sky Tower. Then head back to ground level and souvenir shop in Newmarket—it's illegal to go home without presents.

Want to live like a king? Take a look at the Skycity Grand Hotel. This fancy joint has everything you could want, like a pool, a gym and three on-site restaurants. When you're ready to hit the town, just call up the complimentary car service and tell them where you want to go.

Going on holiday means you get to treat yourself to the finer things. Say goodbye to backpacker hostels and say hello to the Stamford Plaza Auckland. Guest rooms with names like the Executive Room and Stamford Suite will ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

And let us not forget to mention the Grand Millennium Auckland. Not only will you be spending your nights in spacious rooms in the city centre, you'll be close to Viaduct Harbour. There's all sorts of great restaurants to eat at and attractions to visit, like the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

Just remember, when you're ready to go, call on Wotif for cheap hotels and all your travel needs.

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Popular Hotel Destinations in Asia & South Pacific

Bali is known as the "Island of Gods", and since you're a travel god in our book, we think you should go immediately. Just book a Bali accommodation through Wotif so you'll have a place to relax after scuba diving, surfing or playing with monkeys at a temple. Whatever it is you plan on doing during your holiday, you'll need a pace to stay.

When you feel like going to a city more futuristic than the one in The Fifth Element, say goodbye to your mates and say konnichiwa to Japan's capital city. With our vast selection of Tokyo hotels, you won't have a problem finding a place to rest your head after a night of wandering around the Shinjuku district.

Get Your Party On

Does it seem like Asian cities have more energy contained in a single square block than entire countries? That's no truer than in Bangkok. If you want to mingle with locals and expats alike, check out our Bangkok hotels near Sukhumvit Road. This bustling district is full of nightclubs, bars and street food stalls just waiting for you to drop as many bahts as you want.

The tallest twin towers in the world are located in Malaysia—more specifically in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. After you wake up in one of our Kuala Lumpur hotels, make your way to the skybridge that connects the two towers. You'll be so high up, it'll seem like you can see across the entire country. When you're done conquering your fear of heights, check out the KL Bird Park and feed some rainbow lorikeets.

Have you ever fantasised about waking up to a traditional dim sum breakfast? What about spending the day finding inner peace at a Buddhist monastery? All that and more is possible when you book one of our Hong Kong hotels.

Fly with Dragons

And speaking of Hong Kong, just to the north is a peninsula known as Kowloon. Fun fact: Kowloon means "nine dragons", so named because of the eight mountains overlooking the area. The ninth is for the emperor who named them. Anyways, book one of our Kowloon hotels and check out sites like the Hong Kong Cultural Centre before partying it up on Portland Street.

All of this is only possible with Wotif, so stop wasting time and check out our deals now!

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Best International Hotel Accommodation

Hey, traveller. Isn't it time you stopped daydreaming about international flights and fancy hotels and started jet-setting? We think it is. Haven't you contemplated drinking fermented cask beer at room temperature in a darkened pub while scarfing down a plate of unbelievable fish and chips? Of course you have!

That's why you're going to book London accommodation through Wotif, because after a long day checking out sites like Big Ben and the Tower of London, you'll need a place to crash. And what's better than Wotif's cheap hotels? You can save plenty of money for extra schooners of beer

Relax in the South Pacific

If you thought being stuck in a remote South Pacific nation for a week would be a bad thing, you'd be wrong. Especially if that nation happens to be Fiji, where any beach there could be used on a postcard. Well, maybe not every single one, but we're willing to bet a lot of postcard pictures were taken here. And if you want to be a part of one of those settings, book one of Wotif's Fiji hotels.

Speaking of tropical paradises, "The Aloha State" is no slouch. How could it be? There's luaus every night where whole pigs are roasted for dinner and hula dancers shake it in grass skirts for your enjoyment. And let's not forget those lava-spewing mountains called volcanos. Just be sure to book Hawaii accommodation through Wotif and all will be right in the world.

New York may be "The City That Never Sleeps", but you'll need to rest at some point. That's why you should book one of our fabulous New York hotels so you'll have a place to relax in between trips to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

The urge to visit one of the most artsy cities in the universe is too much to ignore. You've always dreamed about trying to figure out what the Mona Lisa is smiling at while touring the Louvre, haven't you? Or what about munching on a plate of snails while slugging a bottle of fine French champagne? All that and more is possible after booking Paris accommodation through Wotif. The cheap hotels you score with us may take the pressure off your wallet so you can pick up a print of the famous Ms. Lisa to bring home to Mum.

Good Day, LA!

Do you want to see the city where all celebrities live, the place where movies are made and dreams come true? Yes, you do, because who knows, maybe you'll be spotted by an agent and become the next Brando or Hepburn. Either way, you'll need to get one of Wotif's Los Angeles hotels if you want a place to primp for your headshot.

Whatever you want in terms of hotels, check out Wotif.

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*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.