It’s a well-known fact: women love shopping. It gives us great pleasure walking into different stores, sifting through hundreds of articles of clothing and then finally finding that perfect dress. And it doesn’t stop there – it gives us even greater pleasure walking into yet another few stores to find the same dress at a lower price! All we look for when shopping is finding the best quality product at the best price.
Men just don’t get it….and never have the patience!
It’s the same when the matriarch of the household pulls together an itinerary for the family holiday. They are inspired through images seen online and then shop around to find the best price. At Ministry of Villas we are proud to share that our customers come back to us time and time again without having to go hunting elsewhere only because they are assured that they are always getting the best price possible for their holiday experience…. Sometimes with additional benefits.
We spoke to our customers and learned there are three reasons why we are chosen again and again:
Reason #1: No hidden costs with best price guaranteed
When booking a holiday, you can be certain we give you the lowest price because we work directly with villa owners – if you find something lower, tell us and we will match it!
Travellers appreciate our transparent cost structure, where what you see is what you get. We are unlike other platforms that entice you with a cheaper price before slapping extra costs at the very end before checkout. Our prices are inclusive of taxes and service, you don’t need to pay any guest service fee (which at some places can go up to 15% of the cost), or any additional cleaning fees and others like a “refundable damage deposit fee”.
The only payment we need is the upfront 50% deposit which is a measure to protect our villa owners, as last-minute cancellations on a privately-owned beautiful secluded villa can be a lot more distressing for them rather than if you cancel on a 1000-room globally branded hotel.
Reason #2: Booking calendars sometimes lie
Some villa owners and management companies list their properties on several booking sites and the online calendar may not always be up to date with regards to the availability. The old-fashioned inefficient system of filling in the details by blocking out dates and back-and-forth over email to confirm can result in double-bookings and inaccurate occupancy availability.
We use cutting-edge booking technology to ensure that our customers receive both availability and real-time rates updated every few seconds. This removes the chance of making a double-booking, keeping everyone up-to-date on bookings instantaneously, but more importantly, if the property owners put out a flash deal you will be the first to know it!
Reason #3: We treat our customers like royalty
Going on a holiday means you can escape the realities of life – and we can assist in doing just that. Planning for a holiday should be as easy as going for it, so we have made it absolutely simple: contact us and we will do the groundwork for you.
For one, our ‘Ministry Approved’ programme ensures the utmost quality of each and every one of the villas present on our pages. The strict criteria that we have set to benchmark each villa means that we promise you only see the best on offer.
Our Villa Specialists will handle everything – from helping you plan for the trip, to arranging for activities while at your destination, maybe getting you a babysitter if you need one, and ensuring that you are well taken care of (butler, chauffeur, and personal chef anyone?).
This personalised service is often absent if you book through other platforms. For example, massive online travel agents and providers are unable to cater to last-minute issues. If you have a delayed flight and you miss your airport transfer to your property, there might be no one to call for assistance. Our “behind the scenes heroes” – the Ministry of Villas team – is always there to guarantee that every single detail of your trip is captured and catered to, so that you have a seamless and hassle free holiday, regardless of any hiccups.
Additionally, we throw in the ‘Ministry Upgrade’ option when they book through us. Ranging from champagne on arrival, to private massages, cooking classes, and yoga sessions, no one else can provide the perks of a Ministry of Villas upgrade experience!
We always place the traveller in the center of everything we do, including absorbing certain risks. So, if you are shopping for the next holiday, you can have the peace of mind because we only give our customers the very best – quality, service and price.
No compromises here, thank you very much darling!