I've tried that too but maybe I will recheck. Must be pay on arrival in current situations. I've found booking.com to be about the same as booking direct as I usually do a comparison and understand they will get a cut but he hotels have to do their bit as well. I'll update later.Have found many hotels are offering some great deals when booking direct - much better than the general discount travel booking websites and almost all are flexible Pay on Arrival. Win win for both parties really in the current climate.