Booking Status of Rooms
FREE means that
the room is available and can be reserved or booked.
RESERVED means that one or more
prospective clients have sent reservation requests for the same room and dates BUT so far none of them has made a deposit
Incoming reservation requests for the same room and dates are placed
into a reservations que in the order they arrive. Reservations made earlier has
precedence over reservations made later.
Beware that a reservation only protects against later reservations BUT NOT
against a firm booking. Even if you have a reservation, until you make the
deposit payment, the room will continue to be available for anyone who is
willing to make a firm booking.
BOOKED means that a deposit
payment has already been made for the specified room and dates and that the room
is no longer available. A firm booking cancels all existing reservations even
if these were made before.