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Solidres is a hotel booking extension for Joomla! CMS

Written by Solidres Team Monday, 12 July 2021 157

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.

Features:

  • Solidres app is available for both iOS and Android users
  • 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)
  • Summary module: show a summary of current reservation info for guest

New feature in v2.11.0 (Nov 2020)

  • New Summary module to show a summary of the reservation process for guest, it helps to improve the usability of the reservation process and make it more user friendly
  • New option “Allowed checkin days” for Check Availability module, this option is useful when the property has fixed checkin days and it could make the availability search faster by only showing the available checkin days for guest
  • New room type selection layout, it is improved for better responsive, tested also with Bootstrap 4.
  • New option “Default rate plan visibility”, this is requested by many users when they want to display the rate plans in front end, but hide them by default and the rate plans are only showed when guest click on button “Rates”
  • Improved Bootstrap 4 and Joomla 4 support

New feature in v2.10.0

  • Support Invisible Captcha
  • Reservation tracking view: now user can cancel their reservation without having an account
  • Improve PHP 7.4 support
  • Improve Bootstrap 4 support
  • New property option: force customer account registration

Additional Info

  • Name Provider: Solidres Team
  • Website Provider: https://www.solidres.com/
  • Type of Distribution: Free
  • System: Joomla 3.x
  • Version extension: 2.11.3
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Last modified on Monday, 12 July 2021 06:07