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Back from Park Inn Bedford …

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This is my brief review of the Park Inn hotel in Bedford.

Well, I survived my trip to Bedford yesterday.  The Park Inn Bedford is a 10-15 minute walk from the railway station, in what looks like a conversion of an ugly 1960’s office building. 

Inside, though, I was pleasantly surprised – the rooms have obviously been refurbished in the last 18 months or so, and were clean, bright and spacious.

Park Inn

It was a big improvement on the traditional Holiday Inn Express budget hotel room.  I put my feet up for 45 minutes, had a cup of tea with the free biscuits, and then wandered back to the station and to London.  Let’s see how long it takes for the points to post.  Next stop … Watford!


How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (January 2021)

Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.

Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card.  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)