Please find below a list of common questions we think you may have, you simply click the question to unveil the answer.
If your question is not listed below, simply click the button at the bottom of the FAQ list.
Absolutely! Our services are 100% free, we don't charge you a penny!
We give you services that no other web company would dare give for free!
We don't discriminate again building types 🙂 , no matter what type of accommodation property you have we will be happy to offer our services to you just as long as your accommodation property is on booking.com.
Visit our signup page and fill out our form.
No! We absolutely hate contracts and textbooks of legal jargon, that's why with Shout Hotels, you will not be locked into a contract and can leave at any time you please.
We do ask however that you agree to some terms & conditions upon signing up, nothing complicated it's just really a set of simple rules so we can offer you our services and get the best traffic/conversions by hosting the website on your existing domain & google business listing.
- High sum of money for website design
- Monthly or Annual fee for hosting & email services
- An extra commission or high fixed fee for using their booking engine
- Additional charges to get SSL certificate
- Additional charges to activate & maintain Cloudflare
- Technical jargon
- Requirement to learn their steep learning curve how to use their booking engine & input rates
- We are 100% free!
- We use booking.com booking links/calendar - (Check our FAQ question about the advantages of using booking.com vs other booking engines )
- No technical jargon
- Friendly & reliable service
- UK company
- We don't charge you any commissions, you just pay booking.com as normal
Booking.com are a lot more than just a booking engine, they have a huge marketing team who spend thousands upon thousands of pounds promoting hotels all over the world including yours at no extra cost to you!
They run "Google Ads" & "Google Hotel Ads" which ensure people land on your booking.com hotel page when people search for your property.
On top of this they are on the "Google Adsense" network which means banner & text ads of your hotel will appear now and then to users around the world who are searching for or are on a website related to your hotel.
Finally, they appear on comparison websites like Trivago which again bring in all the traffic to your hotel.
All this is done by the booking.com marketing team, if you were to ask any other company to give you this kind of exposure the cost would be unbelievable and would need a large team to manage it.
That is why we partnered with Booking.com to be able to use their booking engine links on the websites we build for you.
Simply continue to put your best rates into the familiar booking.com control panel and your newly created website will help you sell those rooms!
If you don't have an existing website we can still accommodate you whether you already have a domain name i.e example.com.
If you don't have a domain name, we can assist you in purchasing one, we will guide you through the process.
When a visitor makes a booking from your website via booking.com, we receive a small percentage of "Booking.com's commission" , this does NOT charge you anything extra as we are simply getting a small cut from booking.com's commission they take from you already.
We are based in Scotland, United Kingdom.
We operate from the support from the small commissions we receive as partners of booking.com. We couldn't possibly provide our services for free without it.
As booking.com is the #1 source of bookings online, it is a good idea to use them so why not signup and try us... after all our services are free so you have nothing to lose!
We highly recommend to use your existing domain name with our services, in order to do this we would simply update your domain name DNS records to point to our server, that way you keep control of your own domain, we simply host the web & email services for you. It's that simple!
We like to keep it to a minimum of 3 email addresses HOWEVER if you require any more we can accommodate your requests with no worries! Just mention this to us when you signup.
We build our websites on the WordPress platform, so if you are comfortable and knowledgeable with WordPress then we would be happy to give you access to edit the website yourself BUT please note if you corrupt/delete/lose any data by mistake it is unlikely we will be able to retrieve it, it's at your responsibility.
Currently Shout Hotels operates at an unusual working time schedule due to this being a side project run by 1 man, as we scale and build our team we be able to operate during business hours.
We operate: Mon - Sun: 6pm to 12am
Currently as this is currently a side project with only 1 man, we can only provide support via E-mail & Facebook, and Live Chat. Please rest assure though that we will answer your questions promptly within our operating hours and as we scale up and grow our team we will provide support via telephone.
Are You Ready For Your Hotel Website?
We would be happy to have you on board with us! To start, simply click the button below to begin your journey with Shout Hotels!