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.
JOMRES keeps the user on your site and fits in to most Joomla or Standalone templates with ease.
One thing that comes to mind is do not take JOMRES for a basic system, it has a lot of features to make it a One Stop piece of software. I strongly recommend reading the manual and keep it close (desktop shortcut or hard copy) as there are a lot of little things that you might get stuck on which a very well explained in the manual. Swallow your pride gentlemen, Read the manual.
Thanks to the JOMRES team for helping the Raceweek team get a running start.
First of all great support, previous version had some small bugs, but when I told Vince about that, not only he fixed those, but he also implemented about 5 of my ideas into the new version " just like that" without asking me extra, he just used my ideas and I was pleased to find them there.
The script kicks off lot of other booking scripts.
It just works.
Some design flaws here and there but hey what you expect from programmers :) .
The price you pay for the commercial version is not much, it is a fair price, I searched about a day for other similar scripts - they were either very expensive starting from 600 euro/site, or they weren't good.
Jomres comes with LOTS of features and options (Have a look at the Online Manual) which need to be set to your personal/business requirements, so you will have to invest some time to learn how everything works together. If you want to customize the page layout, some basic knowledge of (how to change) HTML, PHP and CSS is helpful.
In case of any problem with Jomres, support from the developer has always been excellent.
Jomres is beeing developed full time, which is a clear advantage over most competitors and if you have a good idea/suggestion which would make Jomres even better, the developer frequently turns it into code with an amazing speed.
In my opinion Jomres is the best value for money you can get if you want to stay in the rental business for quite a while.
Both thumbs up for this one!
That was until I found Jomres - Written by Vince of Woolley.
Jomres is simple to use, highly customizable and stable. It is flexible and the support is second to none.
A first class service and a first class product.
You will need to understand Joomla, and if you want to tailor the package this should be easy to do as the templates are easily edited.
Give it a go - you won't regret it. Vince is so helpful and will have you running a great site in no time.
However, I don't believe the fact it needs customization to be a bad thing. It makes your site more powerful and with the support on the forum and from the ticket system, it's definitely worth trying the demo for free on their site.
Props to Vince and Hazel.
The component is one of those you need to work with. You need to work on the styling of the pages. It is a bit like Virtuemart - out of the box there are better looking components.
With quite a bit of work my set up looks pretty good.
Vince Woolly and Hazel man the forum. They give a very good service.
You are not left without some support. Sometimes it is beyond what the component will do but if there is a reasonable way then he will try to help.
I would recommend this as a booking engine and with work a presentation component for rentals.
It can also be used for sales of property if you like.
It can be translated - but not through Joomfish (though this is needed to effect language switches) It will go SEF with sh404SEF and it also has an Xmap plugin.
What more could you want. It is worth every penny - really
After searching for a while i found Jomres. I created a test site, and after figuring out how the software works, which is not easy, I came to the conclusion that 90% of what I needed was already there, because of the tremendous flexibility. And for some other things the programmer created some adaptations. Some of the more complex things that I needed can be created using plugins. This is a very smart feature of Jomres. You can create your own plugins, just for your purpose. And if a new version of Jomres comes out, your custom created code will be maintained.
The current Version of Jomres makes it a lot easier for starting user. The support for Jomres is great. This is a very important argument for me, looking at my previous experiences.
In short: A Great piece of software for a great price. It can be used for rental agencies (builtin commisions) or property owners.
First it is incredibly flexible. In the concept I’m renting out, Camping Rafts, a regular setup of a booking system for hotels or cottages didn’t work. Jomres is highly customizable and the beautiful part is that when you use it customized, this won’t be lost when upgrading to the newest version. So you can have Jomres cut exactly to your needs and still be up-to-date.
Second Jomres comes with lots and lots of features, like different types of tariff-setups, single-room-property features, smart discount system and the possibility of customised payment gateways besides the standard PayPal gateway. So if you have a hotel, a cottage, a camping raft, a camping or a holiday portal, Jomres will fit your needs, though it might need some effort.
My third and most important comment will be about the level of service that comes with the extension. I like people who run an honest business by selling a great product but I love people who do this AND provide support in a way that is constructive, friendly and fast. These are all elements Vince and Hazel excel in.
So, long story short...
A great extension when you need a booking system for whatever business you're running with the best support I've experienced yet. Besides that for lifetime free upgrades and support I think it sells to cheap.
I've just been through the upgrade (free) to v3.1. What an improvement! The install is now simple, the set up is much more intuitive, the support documentation makes sense and is easy to find and follow and the included templates are professionally done and look great. You really can use the out-of-the-box look without digging into code to make changes.
For anyone actally using the day to day functions to manage bookings, the process flow is simple and logical. The added ability to email Guest confirmations and change bookings after they have been confirmed actually makes Jomres a joy to use.
I've also found that the support (ticket system and forum) is fast, accurate and to the point with almost all my questions answered within 24 hours.
I'm a user with almost no programming experience and was new to Joomla too. Jomres on Joomla 1.5 really does not require any prevous experience with either if you follow the Jomres support documentation! There is a free demo version which you can set up and then convert to your real site when you buy with no changes to be made.
If you are looking for an online real time booking system for your small hotel, guesthoue or villa then I can honestly recommend Jomres as the answer to your needs.