With cut-offs, the property simply sets a time limit upon when a reservation is made, and the guest's actual arrival. If enabled, myallocator will automatically close availability on the same day based on the setting in the manage area and the block will be sent to all the connected channels.
Log into myallocator by Cloudbeds
1 - Click Manage
2 - General Details
3 - Select the booking cut-off time according to your needs
The possible settings are:
- No booking cut-off
- No same-day bookings
- Same-day bookings (available from 1am to 11pm)
Same day booking cut-off time. If enabled myallocator will automatically close off availability for the selected time. Once enabled might take until the next day for the first adjustment.
"No Booking cut-off time" = Feature is disabled. It means that the guest will be able to make a reservation today even if the check in date is today as well.
"No Same Day Bookings" = It means that you don't accept reservations for the same date, regardless of the time.
"Same Day Booking until (certain time)" = Let’s suppose your cut-off is 2pm.
At 1:20pm, a guest looks at your availability for the same day and will see rooms available, but they don't confirm a reservation. If they come back to your OTA page after 2pm, then they will not see availability anymore.