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orchids resort western union payment

Mojacar, Spain
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orchids resort western union payment

Am intending to book at orchids resort in boracay and have had an email from them quoting rates they are asking for me to western union a deposit, everything seems ok but I am a little dubios about this due to fraud just wandering has anyone transfered them a deposit by western union and is all ok. Thanks.

Oslo, Norway
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1. Re: orchids resort western union payment

Orchids has been around for years. IF anything was amiss, you would know it. Its a common practice. If you dont like it, stay elsewhere, but most hotels want advance payments. Western Union for Orchids is trustworthy.

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2. Re: orchids resort western union payment

Thanks, just a bit wary as my partner has had a website cloned before.

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: orchids resort western union payment

Many places do ask for a booking deposit just to reduce no shows. Others who use a third party booking site ask for 10% deposit which is generally non refundable.

If you are sceptical email the resort first to clarify deposit terms.

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4. Re: orchids resort western union payment

It is common to ask for a deposit in Philippines. There are some places taht even ask for 50%!

If you are concern about using WU, check does Orchid has registered with other booking sites like Agoda or Booking.com.

If yes and if you are comfortable, then book through those booking sites.

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5. Re: orchids resort western union payment

Your options to guarantee your room are booking with online booking site like Agoda or making a deposit thru Western Union.

Oslo, Norway
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6. Re: orchids resort western union payment

many hotels ask for 100% on Boracay now, which is okay if you trust the place.

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7. Re: orchids resort western union payment

You can book through this link. It's better than Western Union if you're not comfortable with it.

myboracayguide.com/rooms/boracay-hotel-room-…

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Oslo, Norway
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8. Re: orchids resort western union payment

why pay thru a travel agent when no need to, but I guess its an option for some.

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9. Re: orchids resort western union payment

It's the same rate. Don't forget that you have to pay Western Union charges on top. This way you book direct with the resort, much easier. I always use one of these sites and never WU.

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10. Re: orchids resort western union payment

@ Deb

I would also heed Kegler's advice and prefer to book through a website like Agoda which I feel more comfortable trusting