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Booking Hotels in Advance?

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Booking Hotels in Advance?


Me and my wife will be traveling to Switzerland for 10 days starting first week of September. We'll be traveling a lot during or visit (doing panoramic trains and other stuff). My question is: should I book hotels in advance or is it likely that i will get hotels on spot. Booking hotels in advance means that we cannot be flexible in our itinerary.

Just to give you an idea, we are thinking to have bases in the following towns

- Interlaken

- Bern

- Lucern

- Zermett

Thanks in advance for your advice :)

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1. Re: Booking Hotels in Advance?

In September ... If you are traveling to the most common touristic spots then there is a good chance that you will be able to find accommodation, however because most hotels are smaller with limited number of rooms, do not expect to have a large choice or any better deals. In fact it may be that the only rooms left would be more expensive rooms or suites - this is the risk you would be taking.

I would strongly suggest booking rooms in advance, and paying attention to the cancellation conditions. Many hotel offer free cancellation up to the day before ...so in the case that you want to remain flexible, this is the option that ensures you have somewhere to go, but you can change your plans as you travel.

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2. Re: Booking Hotels in Advance?

Many thanks for your reply. I also think its better to book in advance!

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