HomeToGo: idea and founder
The Ferienhaus-Suchmschine Home Togo was in 2014 by Nils Regge, Dr. Patrick Andrä and Wolfgang Heiglund founded. Heigl previously founded the comparison portal Swoodoo, Nils Regge the holiday home portal Casamundo, and Patrick Andrä previously held a senior position at Home24.
All the experience that went into HomeToGo and last provided investors with 20 million dollars. Accordingly is Berliner Company has grown significantly since inception and currently employs more than 70 employees. "In ten European countries, Russia and the US HomeToGo meanwhile operates its offer in the national language."
How does HomeToGo work?
How does searching and finding with HomeToGo work? I tested the offer for a weekend stay in The Hague: You enter a destination, eg Dutch North Sea or The Hague, the desired date - and you can see the available results.
In addition, you can select the search with various filters, such as the price, the type of accommodation, such as holiday home, apartment or hotel, features - or, for me personally very convenient, distance to the water.
You can book the accommodations in some cases immediately, in other cases you have to first cumbersome with the owner inquire.
Advantages of the search
In fact, at HomeToGo, there are also a few hotels, so-called residual quotas, which can be booked at a very short notice. Therefore, instead of a holiday house, I spent two nights in the Marriott Hotel The Hague booked - it seemed to me simply more practical.
It is also practical that HomeToGo also displays pictures, short descriptions and features, so that you can compare them quickly. This works even mobile in the browser with the responsive side excellently. Thus, one can theoretically search the accommodations directly from the road.
Nevertheless, it is good to compare the data at the HomeToGo again with those on the partner side like Wimdu or Booking.com. When booking you will be redirected to HometoGo's partner platform. At the very least now mobile search should not be fun any more, because not every of the partner sites is mobile optimized.
You should pay attention to this
And legally, too, you leave Home To Go and, as a customer, you are virtually in the hands of the partner platform. This is subject to the booking and their conditions, both in terms of the booking procedure and any cancellation fees.
It is also a good idea to look at the reviews of the accommodations as well as the provider on the respective platform before booking. Especially the latter is important, because HometoGo displays reviews of the accommodation, but not the provider - and in one case, there were blatant differences.
I was also annoyed when booking that the prices on the partner platforms seem to differ from those on the HomeToGo. But there is a very simple explanation: HomeToGo calculates its offers in the default setting with a day grace period and then gives it the cheapest price. In general, this "problem" can be solved by changing the corresponding setting.
Overall, however, HometoGo is a very practical, clear and well-programmed platform to find cheap holiday accommodations even in the high season.
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