19 May 2020
Both CultBooking and Nightsbridge are hotel booking engines, also called booking buttons or booking form, installed on hotel’s website to enable guests to check availability and prices and process direct bookings.
They help you move from a classic contact form, email or telephone, to automated technology that is is sync with your channel manager and property management system.Very useful tool for guests and property owners, as their website become a new booking channel in addition to the OTA’s mix already in use. And most important, the costs of producing a booking are reduced from to zero.
Would you like to enjoy the following benefits:
- An online booking system works non stop: 24/7. Potential visitors will be able to book a room anytime the want, at any hour. It maximises your sales because you are not limited to your working hours.
- Hotel booking system will make your staff and work flow more efficient. Your team will not have to be waiting for guests to call.
- Secure payments with your own online booking engine. You can require from your guests to pay when they book and not worry about payments when they arrive. In case of a no-show, you can keep some of the money as compensation.
using software like CultBooking or NightsBridge will help you reach your goals. There are things you can do with one of the tools but not with the other, and vice versa—so it really comes down to your needs, and how you intend to use it. This piece is here to help by laying out the differences and similarities between CultBooking and Nightsbridge. We cover:
- Experience your booking engine from user’s point of view
- 4 reasons our customers choose CultBooking
What are the differences between CultBooking’s and Nightsbridge’s features and functionalities?
For the comparison has been selected this hotel from South Africa using NightsBridge: https://www.sediba.com/
CultBooking hotel booking engine and button has selected this hotel from Germany for the purpose of this analysis: http://www.kunibertderfiese.de
|1. Free demo|
|2. Promo code|
|3. Smart calendar (showing prices &|
available dates, minimum stay)
|4. Book multiple rooms at same time|
|5. Occupancy base discount (E.g. for double is possile to insert reduction for 1 person )|
|6. Children prices||n/a|
|7. Individual link for each room (show only selected room and not full list of offers)||n/a|
|8. Payment processing|
|9. Extras or add-ons (E.g. Parking, flowers, bike ride, breakfast, drinks, cleaning)||n/a|
|10. Property managent systems (PMS), Hotel Software, connected||27||38|
|11. Channel managers connected||1||17|
|12 Price||40 EUR p.m.||29 EUR p.m.|
Experience your booking engine from user’s point of view
- Free demo
CultBooking offers 30 days free demo to test the technology and decide if is the right tool for your hotel or property.
There is not an option to try for free on the website on NightsBridge.
2. Promo code
Hotels use this section of promo code or voucher code to give special discounts to loyal clients or to selected group of guests. Here is how CultBooking does it, by allowing the user to insert the promo code and then search discounted room rates:
For this particular hotel, I was not able to find promo code on NightsBridge, either at check-in or check-out. Maybe is possible to enable later, but is not present for the given hotel.
3. Smart calendar
CultBooking has option to enable: availability and restrictions as minimum stay inside a smart calendar. This way, when user comes he sees directly the available days and rooms and does not have to do a blind search, and receive as response an error message. Also is possible to enable as well prices. So that the lowest price is shown for a certain day. In this case, hotel does not want to display lowest price and this option is turned off.
Here is example of how smart calendar looks for CultBooking:
NightsBridge also has smart calendar. This smart calendar is not shown when opening Check-in and Check-out, but when clicking the right side button from check availability:
Here we can see only date for one week. On CultBooking data of 2 months is shown, so that user has a wider overview and can check faster.
NightsBridge shows prices for each room and for each occupancy. This is nice to see that information is complete, but this is also complex. User has to stop and think to understand the data, so he needs to stop for a while. Moreover, the prices are displayed with no . or , for example: 8550. Would be better to display this way 8.550. What is disturbing is not seeing the currency on front or behind the number. Are we talking about 8.550 EUR, USD or INR?
CultBooking costs less than an espresso per day. Has a monthly cost of 29 EUR:
Nightsbridge, you can not buy just the booking engine, it comes in a package with channel manager. Here is a list of price: