No bait and switch. Ever tried to make a reservation with a hotel only to be told later on that it is fully booked and wonder if the hotel really is fully booked? Or perhaps find out later the hotel still has rooms available? To be sure it can happen, quite legitimately - especially in the peak season and around major holidays. In most cases the hotel has given allotments for some of its rooms to travel agents to sell. These allotted rooms are considered sold unless and until the travel agents, unable to sell the allotted rooms within the specified time, 'return' the rooms to the hotel. At that time the hotel will again have rooms available. Sometimes though some unscrupulous operators will tell you the hotel is fully booked and try to push you to another hotel - usually where the operator has a special deal (read: make more profit at your expense).
Whilst we at paradise-bali.com can not guarantee room availability 100% of the time, we do our best to advise our customers in advance when we know that a hotel is fully booked. Close-out dates for all the nearly 200 hotels in Bali we have contracts with are listed below (if there are no hotels listed below then all the hotels we work with have rooms available).
In addition, on each hotel webpage we post any closeout dates directly under the room rate information (however should you wish, you can still make a reservation and be put on a waiting list).
That said the hotels are responsible for updating room availability on
paradise-bali.com and many instances small hotels don't have the staff the man power to keep room availability up to date availability all the time. We try to minimise these situations as best we can and apologise for any