So it seems the only way I can search for a hotel and see rankings on Tripadvisor is by entering dates. So that dear TripAdvisor will only show hotels that offer bookings on their or their partner website.
If I remember correctly, each one of us contributed our honest reviews for the greater good i.e. the community can easily and in a transparent manner search for the best place to stay in a particular city and read reviews.
Which has now become increasingly impossible! I wanted a simple search on best place to stay in Nashik and I cannot do it w/o entering dates. Further, there seems to be no credibility to their ratings, hotels with much lower rankings seem to show above ones which have better ratings. Yes, Tripadvisor will reply it is their secret and just algorithm which is probably only tweaked to show hotels that have paid them.
I am frustrated and furious as I (and we) have contributed to the building of this platform so that we can use it to plan our holidays NOT plan holidays based on Tripadvisor making money.
Crooks! anyone else feel the same?