Tripadvisor is a joke most places falsify reviews and competitors bash each other constantly. Tripadvisor has never been neutral. Forget trying to talk with someone from the company. They truly suck.
I use TripAdvisor mostly to review hotels and restaurants, but there is so much more a member can do with this website: one can write trip reports, upload photographs, graph all the places one's travelled to. If one is planning to travel to a specific place, this is a decent site to visit to gather up-to-date tips and advice and even warnings.
People who write reviews don't get the option of editing their reviews once they are posted. I don't like that. Also, not every hotel or restaurant in any given town is available for review.
However, I've also noticed that many disgruntled customers will get on this site to bash a particular establishment, and oftentimes a business owner has to respond to clarify negative comments. Not all the negative reviews are legitimate; people just want to gripe. Businesses do monitor this site!
Trip Advisor has many flaws in how it collates reviews. It is very easy for those affliated with the company being reviewed to manipulate reviews. What is frustrating is that TripAdvisor seems to accept if not promotes this.
It is difficult to trust the reviews.
I work in the Travel industry and I love to check reviews before travelling. Tripadvisor is the best website for it, not only for accommodation but also for attractions. I am also a reviewer and I really appreciated they keep me posted on how many people read my reviews.
I trust TripAdvisor way more than individual on line travel companies, is more objective.
I was looking for a nice hotel in Falmouth but the top reveiw Tripadvisor came back with was actually a Guest House, the second is a tiny three strar, and the third is a Pub! We eventually booked to stay at number four in their list (StMichael's Hotel), which turned out to be excellent. We did have a look at the top three on Tripadvisors list while we were in Falmouth, and were very glad we decided on StMichael's. The others were not even in the same class, Tripadvisor need to address this, as in this case having StMichael's at number four was a travesty. Firstly it is a four star luxury hotel, the top three aren't, secondly the type of people using the different establishments will be wildly different, and finally StMichael's has nearly two thirds more reviews than the highest of the others. The system just doesn't stack up, the way it is. How can a Pub and guest house be compared to a four star hotel, they are completely different types of establishment.
The reviews are essential as they are unbiased. The odd review by a nutcase is easily identified and ignored. I have avoided many mistakes by checking on Tripadvisor before booking
Det bedste sted på nettet, hvis man vil finde et godt hotel eller restaurant. Dejligt at tripadvisor findes!
Der er meget stor konkurrence på hoteller og er et review for dårligt så tag det med et gran salt... det kan meget vel være en konkurrent. Men fint site til at læse hvor på hotellet, resortet man får de bedste værelser, udsigt m.m.
This site is only useful for people that do not have the right to leave a fair review. The ones that was escorted from the premises by the police and you main competitors that put there own reviews on and leave you bad ones.
The site is so outdated and a general fraud. Why people still use it is beyond me. Its time a better site takes over the great idea that tripadvisor was many years ago
There have been many negative reports about bargain sites like Groupon with what appears to be great deals on hotels, restaurants etc.
We have taken advantage of many of these now, but not before researching Tripadvisor first and we have not struck a dud yet.
You have to be selective on how you inteprete the reviews. If there are 90 people giving a hotel 5 stars and one or two who say the place is terrible, then we go with the majority and it has always worked out OK.
Not only that, but when we have had an exceptional experience, we do not hesitate to put a good review of our own on the site.
I use Tripadvisor to find hotels and airlines when travelling. Usually I have no issues, but sometimes the reviews for a certain hotel or place are split evenly down the middle, indicating a certain gaming of the system. I no longer trust online review systems as much as I used to.
I love using trip advisor to find new restaurants and things to done. I was on holiday in Egypt recently and the hotel had blocked trip advisor if you used their Internet. That shows how much they didn't want you finding out about close restaurants or excursions.
Tripadvisor is a good resource for finding info about hotels and customer photos of hotel rooms. However, they do not require any proof of your stay, so the site is filled with many false reviews. As a reader, it can be difficult to make out which reviews are genuine. The holiday apartment rental section also needs to be monitored more closely, as it offers apartments in areas where subletting is illegal (ie. NYC).
è il primo sito che vado a vedere prima di prenotare un hotel per i miei viaggi,è utilissimo e attendibilissimo in quanto i viaggiatori documentano anche con foto le loro esperienze mettendoti davanti a fatti reali e quindi poter verificare realmente l'efficienza e la qualità degli alberghi e resort..ottimo.
When the reviews are quite obviously lies and factious written by somebody with an axe to grind trip advisor do absolutely nothing about it. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall. Why should people be allowed to hide behind anonymity? If they feel so strongly why can't their comments be linked to them and their face book page?
A valuable website to get pricing and information around a city but the pricing differs with regards to restaurant
I remember when trip advisor just started. they maintained their helping advantage to travelers all over the worlld, but their capitalistic appetite is a big no-no in my book. there are way too many ads on any given page and this just takes away from the experience...
It is an unwieldy toot to use. Once you get used to it, it is useful.
I like the idea that we can submit articles and comments. I have written several. However, one that I wrote on The Congressional Cemetery (in the District of Columbia) contained the web page address for the cemetery. TA rejected the article for that reason, saying that the cemetery was a commercial company & their address could not be mentioned. This cemetery is not! It is church managed and owned. How stupid can TA be? I resubmitted the article and it was ignored. I like many others who have lived in the DC area think the National Cemetery is an internesting place to visit, if not to rest. many interesting folk lie there.
I own a small B&B. I have never registered with Trip Advisor.
However, they attempt to blackmail people into signing up with them by putting unreviewed premises on to the site and ascribing very low scores. They have no contact phone number in this country and all e-mails from them only permit a reply if you are joining them.
We have a rating with Booking.com (30 reviews), LateRooms (similar number) and Eviivo (a B&B specialist with links to all the other major booking engines). In each case, we have a rating in excess of 90%.
Trip Advisor (with whom we have no dealings) gives us 76%.
We used Tripadvisor for the first time to plan a very special trip to Italy. I relied on the reviews and ratings to choose hotels that would be special without breaking the bank. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. We stayed at places that ranged from good to perfect and all within a set budget. It is hard work sorting out all of the comments by different reviewers, but once you figure out who is honest and who has an axe to grind, you can make informed decisions and rely on the ratings. A great service that I use all the time now.
I have used tripadvisor thousands of times in order to find places to vacation, stay, eat, and play! I use it for out of town and for at home! I appreciate that I know enough about reviewers in order to determine how their review applies to me. I also love that I can post pictures with my reviews. Great site!
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