We always book our hotels directly. Its cheaper, we get better rooms and we avoid staying in places we don’t like. But most important – we don’t trust TripAdvisor and other OTAs because they are infected with fake reviews.
Tripadvisor, Google, The Fork and similar OTAs are packed with wrong and fake information AND so easy to manipulate that we find most of the reviews useless. So be careful and critical when you look for Hotels.