Jomres is a robust, feature rich hotel booking system that's been constantly developed, full-time, for 8 years. It is the absolute pinnacle of the Joomla hotel booking systems, nothing else even comes close.
Recently added features :
* Media Centre. Ajax control image uploading.
* Array caching, for huge performance gains.
* VIES VAT number validation. Your European customers can now store their VAT numbers, and if you use the subscription or commision functionality (extra) then invoices do not include VAT if that's appropriate.
* QR codes that are printed on the confirmation emails, allowing receptionists to scan guests in and see the bookings while on the move.
* Google map layers. See the weather/traffic/transit/cycling/panoramio layers in the built-in Gmaps.
* Added a tap to call button to the (bootstrap) property header template, which is viewable when on a phone. Allows phone users to call hotels directly.
The core system is free, if you want a simple booking system for your hotel booking site then the core system is all you need to get up and running. If you decide you want to add functionality to your hotel later on then you can upgrade to Jomres Solo, Silver or Gold to allow you to install some of the many plugins available.
Features of the free, core system:
Intelligent, ajax driven booking form. Equally suited to enable booking hotels, B&Bs and individual properties like apartments and villas. Over the years we've fine-tuned the booking process to make it as simple yet as powerful as possible. If the guest's not ready to book right away, they can contact the hotel directly through a form instead.
Property/hotel management is done via the frontend, no need to worry about Aunt Betty having access to the backend of your site and breaking something. Site managers can configure users as basic property managers, so Super Property Managers can have many configuration options, and basic managers will have far fewer options to worry about.
Unlimited images can be uploaded to create a slideshow of your hotel.
Reviews are integrated into the core of the system, let your hotel's customers speak for you.
Fully automatic exchange rate conversion functionality that is sensitive to the location of the site visitor, automatically choosing the exchange rate that's most appropriate for them.
A huge number of settings, if you want to use them. Out-of-the-box Jomres works fine, but if you want to tweak how it works, that's ok too.
Hotel/Property Management System functionality.
Detailed invoicing functionality that make it clear to both your guests and hotel managers what they're paying for.
Google mapping used throughout, map your hotel precisely using our simple yet intuitive drag'n'drop feature.
And more...see the feature list for a full breakdown of what the system offers.
Well worth paying for the full set of plugins.
Nice one Chiddy
You're always welcome Luis.
It's been a pleasure to work with such a great customer, thanks for all the feedback you've given to help make it as good as we can make it.
In the paid version: The support team is very fast and provides help via a nice build in help ticket system that make my life a lot easier.
If you just need the basics for 1 property you should give it a try.
Thanks very much for taking the time to review Jomres.
Looking back I think I should have started with Jomres right from the beginning as it would have saved me a lot of money and time.
The set-up is quite easy but it takes some time to really get the hang of it if you only have little or no knowledge of PHP (like me).
Saying that, the support you are getting is absolutely fantastic. These guys really do care about their customers!
Together with the subscription you will get numerous plugins to enhance the component. Jomres is not only a simple booking component, but a big bundle with everything you will need for your business.
I can highly recommend this component.
Thanks for the review Sab, glad it's coming together for you.
It is a pleasure to serve.
There are a lot of extensions for hotel management in joomla and... there is really just one in my opinion.
I have checked almost all of this extensions, I have compare prices and features for a huge amount of time and... friends, If you need a tourist portal where hoteliers can manage their own properties, serious, solid and affordable this is your component.
It comes with countless plugins out of the box (with a license, of course) for almost every feature you need, or even you dare to dream about...
Perhaps, if you want a very special feature you will have to get dirty into de code but Vince and the other developers are always willing to help. They really don´t keep the secrets of their code for themeselves just like others do.
I have had some issue with my instalation and the support has been superb, even better than that.
Thanks a million Vince and Aladar, thanks to your piece of software and your help I´ll be in the hotel business in no time.
I really wish you the best for your business!!
You're welcome, and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
Although Jomres is specifically designed for hotel rooms its advertising blurb and example site showed villas as well, and having looked at a few other offerings Jomres appeared to be the best fit for my needs.
On a level of difficulty I'd say that you need to be 'reasonably experienced' to get the best out of it and the Help manual assumes a certain level of programming/coding knowledge. However, persist with it and you do get the results.
Support has been good, particularly when my first site went live earlier this week and 'real life' + human users threw up some issues and challenges, my support requests were answered virtually immediately, you can't ask for more than that.
So in summary...bit of a steep learning curve for a newbie but great end result, very pleased.
Thanks for the review Lucien, chuffed you're up and running now.
Thanks for making us work easier.
You're welcome Manuel.
The extensions: You need them and they will make your work 100% easier. Just about everything you need is covered by becoming a paid member that the cost then becomes negligible.
Some understand of PHP is required and if you are a master at PHP, then Jomres will dance for you.
The Jomres core itself will get you started and is quite powerful as it is, so be prepared for a bit of a learning curve. Thats how I started and I soon become aware of how good this system is, that I just needed more!
Keep up the good work Vince, its an amazing product that I am more than happy to recommend!
Thanks again! Great work!
Many thanks for the review, I'm sorry we're not in the same hemisphere and can't provide immediate responses to all questions.
Wow. That's just...wow, very humbling to be so well regarded. Thanks Peter.
Thanks for the review eeek. If it's any help, I feel I'm learning something new every day too.