Introduction

Booking, Booking & Reservations

Solidres is a hotel booking extension for Joomla! CMS. Solidres itself is a free extension and you can download, install and use it in unlimited sites as you wish. Also, Solidres follows Joomla coding standard (MVC structure) therefore customizing Solidres or developing template for Solidres is a pleasant task for all Joomla developers/designers. Although Solidres was designed to support hotel (room-based) booking, it can still be used for other type of booking businesses like apartment/villas booking, B&B, guest house, camp site, we can even see some users who use Solidres for cat boarding or 3G USB booking.

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Features:

  • Support booking per night or per day
  • 03 reservation layouts to choose from in front end
  • Support private room as well as shared room (dormitory)
  • One page AJAX + well organized reservation form: it is one of our strongest feature, it makes booking a nice experience for your guests, this is very important factor for booking because most of the guests will stop booking if they find it hard to understand the user interface or having to fill a horrible form with too many fields.
  • Flexible tariff configuration
  • Multilingual with Falang integration
  • Availability calendar
  • Easy media management with multiple files uploading, drag & drop re-ordering, automatic thumbnail creation with configurable thumbnail sizes.
  • Multiple currencies: you can configure as many currencies you wish and display them in front end in a module so that they can switch the currency as they want.
  • Custom fields via XML
  • Coupon supports
  • Tax supports
  • Deposit support: configure whether to accept deposit and configure deposit amount. Deposit can be fixed amount or percentage of booking cost or per stay length (for example charging first 2 nights's cost as deposit)
  • Extra items can be configured as mandatory and charged per booking or per room.
  • Google Map integrated: allow drag and drop on map to find your location visually.
  • Built-in Simple gallery
  • Built-in payment methods: Pay Later and Bank Wire
  • Easy to modify email templates via Joomla template overrides.
  • Responsive layout
  • Responsive email templates
  • MVC Joomla coding standard
  • Backend drag and drop ordering
  • Joomla template overrides for all component views.
  • Export reservation as CSV
  • Facebook OpenGraph support
  • Back end reservation creation or amend for staff
  • Single use supplement
  • Supported by multiple Joomla template providers
  • Easy to use and configure (free video tutorial available at our website)
  • Live reservation unread count
  • Ability to send reservation notification emails to multiple email addresses
  • Ability to re-generate all thumbnails
  • Support Google Maps API Key
  • Extensible via plugins and modules
  • Ability to disable online booking and show inquiry contact form instead.
  • Support both Bootstrap 2 and Bootstrap 3 out of the box
  • Menu types to show single asset or single room type
  • Ability to auto detect when guest's session is going to be expired and raise warning
  • Check availability for specific room type
  • Add ability to override language per asset's category
  • Support booking require approval
  • Support tourist tax (fixed amount per person per night), this tax is needed by some countries where tourist tax are required
  • Support reCaptcha in booking form to prevent bots and spam
  • Ability to automatically calculate the tax amount for price included tax (tax inclusive or tax exclusive)
  • Support payment method surcharge and discount
  • Support tax exemption
  • Tracking view to allow non-registered guests to check their reservation info using a combination of reservation code and email address (since v2.6.1)

New feature in v2.8.0

  • Master/Slave mode: useful to rent apartment as a whole unit or as separated rooms.

New feature in v2.7.3

  • Add full support for Joomla 3.9 Privacy Suite

New feature in v2.7.0:

  • Configurable reservation statuses and payment statuses
  • Payment history: record all related payments for a reservation
  • Front end availability calendar can show fully booked dates and partially booked dates

For more features, details and screenshots you can visit our Feature Highlights page at our website.

For reporting bug or requesting feature or any questions you may have when using Solidres, please contact us via our website.

Functionality
very suitable for small and medium hotels, it works very well and it is not difficult to understand
Ease of use
installation was easy to do, the configuration part is not a challenge
Support
I've not used their support yet because the docs alone is sufficient
Documentation
good source, nice tutorials with clear instructions and screenshot, it worth reading
I used this to: boutique hotels, b&b, all websites are based on Joomla 3, still waiting for Joomla 4 coming out
Functionality
It is a full featured booking component which can work well for a small b&b or a big hotel with hundred rooms, the management UI is clear
Ease of use
It is not very hard to use for me, as I am a long time Joomla user with a lot of experience, new users may need more time to learn
Support
the support team is very good with their job, providing necessary help during our usage
Documentation
docs is available that cover most of the functionality, but some functionality requires more extensive docs
I used this to: I use Solidres mostly for project about b&b and hotels websites, built on Joomla 3
Functionality
Solidres is by far the most complete booking engine for Joomla CMS, we tried other extensions but no one came close to it. BEST!
Ease of use
It is a sophisticated system which has a lot of features, you will nee to spend time to learning it.
Support
Awesome during week days, support is not available for weekends. Typically we got response within 24 hours
Documentation
Very useful resource, make sure you check them all to get started
I used this to: We utilize Solidres to build multiple booking website powered by great Joomla CMS, it is working very well for us so far

Rich functionality



Posted on 19 June 2019
Functionality
You can create a complete website with categories, comments and access rights. It works as expected.
Ease of use
It's very easy to install and use. Everything is quite clear. You just need to carefully read the names of the options
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I use the extension for some projects joomla sites //////////////////////////////////
Functionality
The functions work as well as described, but some experiences need to be improved
Ease of use
It's not easy for those who don't know about programming or Joomla, it takes time to learn and read the documentation to know how to config
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Projects on software outsourcing, including online booking sites for tourism and hotels and restaurants
Functionality
i would prefer to have customers receive a rental amount total before they have to put their personal information and credit card informatio
Ease of use
not for novice, do need to have good understanding of joomla,, this is my second site on joomla
Support
24 hour responce, i have to ask different persons the same questions,,, they dont seem to read the conversation before they respond. would r
Documentation
better documentation would help, have to spend a lot of tiime trying to figure out the whole process.
I used this to: multiple vacation rental property company with 50-60 units i used a shape 5 joomla before
Functionality
The front end is sufficient, on the quickinstall from another developer which I purchased a with this in through, back end functionality OK.
Ease of use
Without over 12 years working with only Joomla, I would have been confused and possible scrapped the project. Front end is OK.
Support
I sent a pre-sales question via email, poor response for someone looking to sell their product to me, will use my developer rathre
Documentation
Not that I came across though I thought toU should extran time with my new veleope. much time on alternatives rather
I used this to: Managing Smaller hotels and B&Bs;

Solidres



Posted on 20 September 2018
Functionality
Doet wat het moet doen. Een flexibele reserverings module op je website die je kunt koppelen aan een kanaal manager.
Ease of use
Gemakkelijk te gebruiken met een prima handleiding.
Support
Documentation

Onwards and Upwards



Posted on 31 August 2018
Functionality
Generally very very good. It's still a work in progress, but what isn't? It has come on leaps and bounds since I started using it in 2014.
Ease of use
The location of options is probably the most confusing thing, because there are so many of them in different areas. But no real problems.
Support
Viet Vu is pretty prompt, usually within 24 hours during the working week. His English is very good too. I contact him often, sorry :)
Documentation
Excellent, comprehensive and understandable. (Good forum response too)
I used this to: Our guesthouse website initially, and have just about completed our tour website using Solidres' new Experiences part of the system - it's very good, and his patience with my questions is commendable. We are going to subscribe to the Developer plan soon, which will save costs too
Functionality
Compare to what we had 3 years ago, it is really mature a lot now!!!
Ease of use
Still the best in this aspect, easy to use and configure
Support
Great as always
Documentation
Many new tutorials are added
I used this to: multiple hotel websites
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Solidres

Version:
2.8.2
Developer:
Solidres Team
Last updated:
May 15 2019
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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