no, we booked nothing. We always find a place.
Best way to be able to see the place before booking.
But the bad side of it is that you need to spend some times to find a place.
I think with a guide book, it could be easier.
Funny enough, for our last trip, we were 3. We werent able to find a room for 3 in any Ibis hotel...... looks like they didn't like to give a room for 3 instead of 3 single rooms...... bad, bad, Mr Ibis....