The Independent newspaper is running a very nice little promotion in association with 35 Ramada hotels across Britain.
You can book a room for just £20 all-in, for a stay between 8 November 2012 and 7 November 2013! This is a pretty impressive time frame, since normally such promotions force you to book in a tiny window when demand is expected to be low. However, not all dates are available for booking at all participating hotels.
Here are the instructions from the Indy’s website:
We’ve teamed up with Ramada to offer you this exclusive saving. Choose from over 35 hotels across the UK at just £20 per room per night.
You can stay anytime between 8 November 2012 and 7 November 2013 – but you must book by 21 October.
You’ll need to print out a token to present upon arrival. Look out for more tokens printed each day in the Independent and i, or download multiple copies here. We need you to enter your details below before you can access the voucher, but the Independent won’t use your data for any reason unless you give us your explicit permission. Once you’ve printed out your vouchers, book your stay on Ramada’s booking site.
Step 1 – go here to the Indy’s website to enter your details to print out a voucher
Step 2 – go here to the Ramada website to book your room
You can book a maximum of 2 consecutive nights per stay, which requires 2 vouchers (which look like the one below). One person can book a maximum of 3
nights stays during the whole year under this promotion, so a maximum of 3 x 2 night blocks = 6 nights.
There is a dropdown list of the participating Ramada and Ramada Encore hotels when you click through to the booking link. I have actually stayed in the Ramada Birmingham City Centre about 3 years ago – it is in The Mailbox development – and it was very acceptable.
In London, you have the choice of the Ramada Encore London West (near North Acton tube), the Ramada Plaza at Gatwick or the Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands (near Prince Regent DLR, walkable to the Excel Centre) . Reader Paul, who I need to thank for the tip-off about this, has stayed in the latter and also recommends it. It is worth noting that the two central London properties both score 4/5 on TripAdvisor.
I doubt you will earn Wyndham Rewards points on these rates although you can always try! It is still a great deal, though.