Hotel Tonight is an iOS and Android app which lets you book hotels for the same day only in various European cities.
At present, it covers London, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester in the UK. France and Germany are also well covered, along with most other European capitals.
Reader Davis sent me details of a useful ‘double dip’ sign up bonus that is available.
Download Hotel Tonight and use promotional code RBURGESS15 on the sign-up screen. You will receive £15 of credit. (This is my refer-a-friend link, although I won’t earn anything unless you make a booking without using any promo credits, which you probably won’t!)
Once logged in, click on ‘Credits’ and a box for entering other promo codes will come up. Enter BOOKEUROPE. This will add a further £15 of credit to your account.
You now have a balance of £30. Frankly, in London, that won’t get you too far, although last night they were offering the low-budget Tune at Liverpool Street for £79.
However, in another UK city, this is effectively a 50% discount on a lot of hotels – and all the hotels they offer are reduced in the first place. In Birmingham last night, for example, they had the Holiday Inn Express Snow Hill for £45, which would have been just £15 after the £30 credit. In Liverpool they had the well regarded Hope Street Hotel for £59, which would have come down to £29. It will also go a long way at most of the European hotels.
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)