TripAdvisor Alternative – Raveable

26 August 2010 | 1 Comment

I’ve been reading a lot of about Raveable lately.  Supposedly, it’s a good alternative to TripAdvisor.  I use TripAdvisor all the time, but I’m a bit baffled sometimes by the seemingly polarized reviews of a hotel – some people seem to love it, and some people seem to outright hate it.  So what will I think?

Raveable indexes hotel reviews from TripAdvisor, Expedia, Travelocity, and MyTravelGuide, plus some other “lesser known sites such as individual travel bloggers”.  They immediately state the pros and cons, so you don’t have to sift through paragraphs and paragraphs of some wacko complaining about every little thing.

Compare the two screen shots above – they’re both for the Casa Laguna Inn in Laguna Beach, California (where I’m thinking about visiting on our trip to Cali next month).  The top screen shot is from TripAdvisor.  Not bad, but a bit cluttered.  The bottom screenshot is from Raveable.  Clear and easy to read.  I think I just found my new favourite hotel review website.

One Response on “TripAdvisor Alternative – Raveable”

  1. I think the concept of travel review websites are an amazing benefit of web 2.0 but tripadvisor is a little too open to abuse. I wan’t aware of raveable but will certainly look at it.

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