Booking.com and Casa Vallejo Hotel / don't use booking.com for hotels
On 3 June 2017 I booked 2 hotel rooms for 2 nights at Casa Vallejo, Baguio City, Philippines. I immediately received an email from booking.com stating my credit card was invalid and that my reservation would be cancelled in 24 hours. At the time I was not able to correct the issue so I cancelled my trip to Baguio City. The day before the reservation I discovered that the hotel had charged me for the 2 nights. I was not aware of the second attempt and was not notified of the charge and that my reservations was still being held. I explained that it was booking.com that told me they were going to cancel not me. I explained that I could not make the trip since booking.com gave me the impression everything was cancelled. I should have read more about booking .com on this site. I too believe it is a scam with the hotels to get peoples hard earned money. I for one I will spread the word to contact hotels directly. Take out the third party. They like to gang up against the customer and fool you with their corporate mumbo-jumbo.