Le Club AccorHotels (Novotel, Sofitel)

Le Club AccorHotels is the loyalty scheme for Pullman, Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure and Ibis hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for cash credit towards free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Le Club AccorHotels which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Bits: Win a stay in a castle for you and 20 guests, cheap Sofitel T5 deals

News in brief: Win a stay for 20 people at Duns Castle in Scotland HomeAway is a website where you can book private homes and apartments for your holidays with friends and family.  One of the unique places you can book on HomeAway is Duns […]

What are the best hotel promos for March?

Our monthly credit card round-up has always been a popular article, so I’ve decided to trial a similar monthly round-up of the best hotel offers from the major chains. All of the information in this article can be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which […]

Get 3 nights for the price of 2 in new Accor sale

Accor has launched a new worldwide sale where you can book 3 nights for the price of 2. This covers brands such as Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman and Ibis.  The new acquisitions – Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel – are also included for the first […]

Bits: BA credit card fee change delayed, up to 3000 Avios from Europcar, AA article update

News in brief: British Airways credit card fee change delayed again British Airways has announced a further, but possibly final, delay to its plan to restructure credit card charges. This was originally meant to take effect on 14th December but was later delayed until 31st January. […]

BOOKABLE NOW: Good new Accor promotion – 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night stays

I wrote about this offer last week but did so before the deal had officially launched.  Now that it is open for bookings I thought I would run this article again.  Feel free to ignore it if you read it last week! Accor hotels, which own Novotel […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: important Accor promo update, Accor / Iberia transfer rate changed?

News in brief: Important Accor promotion update Yesterday I wrote about the new Accor promotion.  This offers you potentially 6,000 Avios or €120 of hotel credit for making 3 x 2-night stays. What I did not point out clearly, although it is stated on the […]

Good new Accor promotion – 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night stays

(EDIT:  the T&C’s of this offer now say it is valid for bookings from the 23rd January.  This could be an error, as the site is available for registration, but for safety you may want to return to this page on Monday and book then.) […]

Today only: Accor ‘Blue Monday’ bargains for UK hotels for next two weekends

Accor (Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Pullman etc) has the best ‘last minute’ scheme of ANY UK hotel chain. Every Monday and Tuesday, it makes rooms available for the following two weekends at aggressively low prices.  Ibis hotels outside London are just £25 per night.  At […]

New Accor rules on gaining and keeping status now in place – be aware!

On 1st January, Le Club AccorHotels (the loyalty scheme for Mercure, Novotel, M Gallery, Sofitel, Ibis etc) made some sweeping changes to its programme. We had received plenty of notice, but it will still come as a bit of a jolt to anyone who used […]

Bits: BA cabin crew to strike, Accor / Amex cashback extended, SAS / Avis deal

News in brief: British Airways cabin crew to strike The British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew – which is pretty much everyone who has been hired since 2010 – have voted for strike action following their rejection of a 2% pay rise. Union Unite has […]

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

News in brief: Convert Qatar Qmiles INTO Le Club AccorHotels points (and then Avios?) Qatar Airways has become a partner of Le Club AccorHotels, the Novotel / Sofitel / Ibis / Mercure loyalty programme. You can now convert your Accor points into Qatar Privilege Club […]

Earn triple Avios – SEVEN per Euro! – on Accor (Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel etc) stays

If you need a hotel during December, I wanted to remind you of the generous Accor promotion which has been running for the last two months and which continues until the end of the year. Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, […]

Bits: Accor Autumn sale ending, Etihad credit card bonus extended, blow drys at T5

News in brief: Accor Autumn Sale ends Wednesday The Accor Autumn sale ends on Wednesday.  This slipped through the HFP net when it launched and there are only two days left to book. You need to book at least 30 days in advance to get […]

Earn bonus Accor points every stay with ‘Places’ app – even from six months ago

I have written before about the points-earning Facebook app run by Le Club Accorhotels (the loyalty scheme for Ibis, Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery etc) but I thought it worth another mention. It offers bonus points on every stay when you do a ‘virtual check-in’ via […]

Accor Super Sale – up to 30% off and free breakfast

Yesterday was the start of the new Accor Super Sale, featuring discounts at 2,800 hotels worldwide Le Club AccorHotels members have already been able to book rooms for the last few days.  This week non members can also take advantage of cheaper room rates and free […]

Last chance: 10,000 Avios points or €200 for 4 x 2-night Accor stays, however cheap!

This is a quick reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, is that last day to make a booking under the current very generous Le Club AccorHotels offer, covering Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman etc. You will earn €200 of Accor hotel vouchers or 10,000 Avios points (or miles in another […]

Bits: Gatwick shorthaul schedule changes, 25% off and free drinks at Ibis, Hilton flash sale ending

News in brief: Shorthaul changes at Gatwick airport announced British Airways has announced changes to their shorthaul flights from Gatwick airport for the Summer 2017 season: The twice a week service to Bodrum (BJV) has been suspended and will not return next Summer A Monday flight to […]