Back in February I wrote about Hotel Tonight. This is a new 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.
You can earn £15 of free credit simply for signing up. Unfortunately this is not as good as the £30 offer that was available earlier in the year.
Download Hotel Tonight and use promotional code RBURGESS15 on the sign-up screen. (This is my refer-a-friend link, although I won’t earn any credit unless you make a booking.)
You now have a balance of £15. Frankly, in London, that won’t get you too far, although on Friday they were offering the low-budget Tune at Westminster for £85. However, in another UK city (Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Brighton) or in Europe it will go further – and all the hotels they offer are reduced in the first place.
Tonight, Matthew, I will be in Amsterdam ….
After I wrote the initial article in February, a few Head for Points readers signed up and made bookings (thank you!). This meant that I received some Hotel Tonight credit which I need to use up.
I am therefore heading out to Amsterdam today to see how Hotel Tonight works in practice. I won’t be able to book myself into a hotel until 8am UK time and I will be at the mercy of whatever selection of properties Hotel Tonight decides to offer today!
To be honest, I am expecting a bit of trouble. As of Friday when I am writing this, Expedia shows that Amsterdam is very very full on Monday night – the InterContinental is £593 and the Waldorf-Astoria is showing as £511. This does not bode well!
I will let you know later in the week how I got on, and how I found the hotel (or indeed, whether I found a hotel!).