If your hotel has more than a handful of rooms, it pays to use some kind of hotel reservation software. But which program to choose? After all, there are plenty on the market and they all claim to be the best.
Reservation Master is an easy to use hotel reservation software that has also been designed to allow you to check out whether it will meet your needs with a no obligation 30 day trial. That’s plenty of time to look it over and see whether it works better than you existing hotel reservation software system.
What can this hotel reservation software do?
The hotel reservation system shows your current bookings, so you can see at a glance which rooms are available.
When you first run the program, you’ll want to configure it for your hotel. The company details section is used to produce invoices for your guests. Tax codes are fully configurable so, unlike many of its competitors, this program will work anywhere in the world. You’ll probably only set up your rooms once unless you’ve just refurbished your hotel but they are all configurable.
The room and rates tab allows you to set your rack rates for each room. There’s also space to charge for an extra child or adult in the room. And the reservation software will handle weekly and monthly prices as well if you want it to. There is also the possibility of adding package deals, such as weekend specials.
Making a new booking is easy – just click the “new” button and the booking screen pops up:
The hotel reservation software automatically detects where you are, which is why the date format in the above screen shot is in the UK day-month-year format and the currency is set to British Pounds. This will change depending on where you are in the world without any need for you to manually change it.
You can also set different user settings so that your reception staff don’t have access to all the settings of the software, only the parts they need to use.
As well as producing invoices for your hotel guests, there are numerous reports in this hotel reservation software that will allow you to keep on top of your business. These include a sheet for today’s expected arrivals, a housekeeping list so you know which rooms need attention, occupancy levels and much more. You can even use the software to keep track of stock, so if you have a mini bar in your rooms for example, you can keep on top of your stock levels for this.
Overall, Reservation Master is easy to use. Chances are that you’ll pick up most of the features in just a few minutes and anything that isn’t clear on first sight is explained in the help file.
Best of all, you don’t need to decide right away. Because the hotel reservation software has a try-before-you-buy option, you can give it a thorough testing for 30 days before deciding to go ahead and buy it.