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How to write a review of a vacation rental

Chapel Hill, North...
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How to write a review of a vacation rental

Dear TripAdvisor,

I love TripAdvisor!

I have read the postings regarding posting a review about vacation rentals, and I remain confused.

If the rental was not through one of the affiliated property rental sites, may I start feedback on a new rental? If so, how to do that?

Thanks from Jurassic Park as far as internet savvy goes,

Stella

9 replies to this topic
Cabarete, Dominican...
Destination Expert
for Cabarete
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47,396 posts
288 reviews
1. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

No, TripAdvisor rentals are commissioned or fee based. Only owners of these properties can request this type of listing.

Chapel Hill, North...
Level Contributor
2 posts
14 reviews
2. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

Thank you for the clarification-I appreciate it.

Boston...
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117 posts
TripAdvisor Staff  
3. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

Hi Stella,

I am TripAdvisor staff and we're sorry if you had any confusion about the guidelines for leaving a vacation rental review, so I'm happy to clarify. If you booked a property outside of TripAdvisor Rentals, or any of it's affiliated sites, but you've found the listing on TripAdvisor that's advertised by the same owner, you can definitely leave a review. Just to make sure that your review is for the right listing, you may receive an email from the reviews team asking for proof of your stay where you can reply with a copy of your reservation confirmation. Once it's verified, your review will be published.

We thank you for your contribution to the TripAdvisor community.

Many thanks,

Jen

TripAdvisor Rentals Support

Plymouth, United...
Level Contributor
42 posts
572 reviews
4. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

I must be really dense! So.....we booked a rental....not through Tripadvisor but want to post a review. Do I assume that I can't post a review then, as no one else seems to have done a review for the property.

Vancouver, Canada
Destination Expert
for Vancouver
Level Contributor
68,452 posts
66 reviews
5. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

Lindylou ~

Which booking platform did you book with? Find where they accept reviews and post there. If you book through TA, you can review through TA.

Plymouth, United...
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42 posts
572 reviews
6. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

I booked through a British company and see that they haven't posted any reviews on their website since 2014! I wanted to post it on Tripadvisor as I am a member and so that more people would be able to read my review to see what the rental was really like!

West Grey, Canada
Destination Expert
for Toronto
Level Contributor
84,395 posts
103 reviews
7. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

Hi Lindylou146;

Unlike the other accommodations listed on TripAdvisor, which are free, “Vacation Rentals” are paid subscriptions on TripAdvisor's sister sites, Holiday Lettings, FlipKey, Niumba or HouseTrip.

If an owner or manager decides NOT to subscribe, no listing will be created and you will NOT be able to review the rental.

Best Regards

Plymouth, United...
Level Contributor
42 posts
572 reviews
8. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

Ahh thanks for that. That all makes more sense now. The only thing is.....the Company are still advertising it with a 2014 winner.....certificate of excellence. So I assume they have removed it from Tripadvisor since then??

West Grey, Canada
Destination Expert
for Toronto
Level Contributor
84,395 posts
103 reviews
9. Re: How to write a review of a vacation rental

You're Welcome !

A CoE from 2014...not worth the paper it's written on...specially in 2018 !!

lol

Best Regards

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