As you might have heard, both Serge and myself will be attending CoinSummit on London, taking place on July 10th and 11th. We still had to book a hotel when I came across a very interesting website called BTCTrip.
What BTCTrip does, is allow customers to book hotels and/or flights, while paying in Bitcoin. Not only is this excellent new for both of us, but it also gives us a good reason to write an article about this amazing service.
When you open up the BTCTrip website, you’re presented with a good-looking page, allowing you to immediately pick between Hotels and Flights. As we were interested in Hotels, we went for that choice of course.
Having already looked up in advance which hotel we liked most , in the neighborhood of where the CoinSummit event is taking place, we settled upon the Britannia International Hotel. The fact this hotel has an average 88% rating sure helped.
In order to book your hotel through the BTCTrip website, I did it the following way :
– Enter your arrival and departure date first
– Pick the number of rooms, adults and kids
– Then type in the name of the hotel, it will auto-complete within seconds.
– Hit Enter
After a few seconds, you will see the page of the hotel, with the rooms available, and the pricing. The first choice popping up for us was a two-person room, twin beds (no spooning!) , and a lower price than I have seen when looking at Trivago, which is unusual.
Either way, for 3 nights at the Britannia International Hotel, without breakfast, for 2 adults, we paid 1,222 Bitcoin, or $715. Am I glad I could , for the first time in my life, book a hotel and pay with Bitcoin instead of pulling out my credit card! Payments are handled via Bitpay, I should mention that too!
It can take up to 24 hours before you receive your e-reservation from the BTCTrip team. As I placed my order about 2.5 hours ago, I should have it tomorrow afternoon at the latest. Very excited about all of this!
If you are planning to attend CoinSummit in London, and still need to book a hotel, use BTCTrip. They will even give you a 5% cash back after the transaction has been completed, which makes the experience even better.
Check out the BTCTrip website : https://btctrip.com/
BTCTrip on Twitter : https://twitter.com/BtcTrip
Bitcoin donations for our CoinSummit trip are still welcome and appreciated : 1BA2ncT79kCccqe79CgHgSbx4Et31hvyiJ