By Conceited Software
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*** Plan your next trip with Bellhop! ***
Bellhop finds, books and manages your hotel bookings easily… All from your Mac! Bellhop brings you the best hotel rates you can find anywhere.
- Intuitive Flow
Finding and booking the best hotel is now a breeze. No ads, no web pages to load, just hotels and fast navigation.
- Powerful Search
Refine your search with Bellhop's sidebar controls: search for properties based on nightly rate, hotel rating, amenities or customer satisfaction.
- Share your ideas
Press the envelope icon to send anyone a web link to the hotel you like. The recipient doesn't need to have Bellhop installed to view room availabilities, rates, hotel policies, or even book.
See an hotel that you like but don't want to book right away? Hit the bookmark icon and it'll get a blue tint so you can find it instantly in the future.
- Hotel Chains
Bellhop knows about hundreds of hotel chains. If you'd rather stay in a particular hotel chain, tell Bellhop and it'll give these properties a green tint.
- Guest Reviews
Bellhop displays reviews of guests who have stayed in the hotel recently. You always know what to expect!
- Built-in Organizer
All bookings made from Bellhop can be managed quickly and painlessly. Use the Organizer to cancel or update reservations, print or email receipts. No logins, no passwords, instant access.
- Clear Policies
Cancellation policies and hotel policies are outlined clearly before and during the booking process. No surprises.
Bellhop is made for OS X 10.7. It supports fullscreen, resume and autosave. No need to hit that save button anymore - just quit Bellhop and it'll pick up where you left off.
What's New in Version 1.0.5
Fixed an issue where hotels on the map were not clickable on OS X 10.7.4 and OS X 10.7.5
Crappy Hotel Selection
While the interface is quite nice, the results of repeated test searches reveal a plethora of mediocre hotels disquised as 5 star hotels. An example: a low season search of hotels with a minimum 5 star rating in London for 3 nights revealed exactly 3 hotels, none of which is a real 5 star hotel by even the most generous exaggeration. No results for Four Seasons, Dorcester, Hyatt or any other recognized luxury chain. Instead a Base2Stay result that resembled smallish 2 star hotel, another hotel, the Kensington which from my admittedly superficial examination resembled at most a 3 star hotel and finally the Chancery Court which actually looked pretty good, but further research is probably required. My point is that none of the name brands luxury hotels were offered up in my search. I checked the preferences to select them, but to no avail. All in all, I'm not sure of the utility of this app and the fact that it cost $9.99 is kind of galling.
Was working well, now has issues
I've been using it to research hotels around the world (event planning) and it seemed to work well but just today it stopped working. When I open it I get a "data corrupted" error message and now I'm unable to use it (I closed it out and restarted the app a few times but no luck). I'd be more than happy to update my review once the issue is fixed. As I said, it was working well but now it's not working.
Wonderful to use.
Stunning user interface makes planning trips a breeze. Avoids the overwhelming cruft experience in using travel websites. I have not booked a place through it yet, and have only conducted searches and comparisons, but can't wait to book a stay using this app. It would be great to see B&B destinations added in the future.