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Tonight I am staying in Amsterdam and I don’t know where, c/o Hotel Tonight

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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).

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Comments (27)

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  • signol says:

    I have noticed the last week or so lots of HI and HIX properties appearing, including in Norwich. The Crown Moran in London always seems to be there too. And Raffles, the Citizen M Rotterdam is available if you want to take a train there. The AMS one has good reports from friends who were there last week.

  • Chris says:

    Yeah a week or so back they lumped all of Central Scotland into Edinburgh. I think it searches a 60ish mile radius which is why they all pop up.

  • JohnBrew says:

    As an alternative, you could also check-out TravelPony. I already booked twice through them at airport locations (in Vienna and Zurich) and provided affordable rates at 4-star properties.

  • ottomh says:

    Don’t worry, Raffles, there’s hundreds of beds in Amsterdam haha!!!

  • Lady London says:

    There’s always the Youth Hostel Rob

    • Worzel says:

      Lady London,

      This is a valid suggestion- we haven’t heard from Rob for a while!

      “Rob”, if you’re still struggling for accommodation, get down to the Hans Brinker-£21.37 in a 6bed mixed dorm with ensuite facilities!!

      It wouldn’t be a quiet night in but there’d be plenty to write about over the coming week! 🙂

  • Lady London says:

    More seriously, all of Holland is excellently connected by train so don;t hesitate to look outside of Amsterdam even quite a distance. Rotterdam and other cities quite practical and not out of the question at all.

  • neuromancer says:

    I’ve seen some occasions when HT cannot offer anything, so be warned.

  • Robert says:

    @Duncan, not sure what you’re seeing but I checked Edinburgh just now and I’m seeing 10 non-chain properties of different types, all with rather impressive discounts… It might’ve been that you searched for Edinburgh Airport?

    I actually booked in Edinburgh just last week, managed to get a great room for £39 on Thursday when the hotel was selling for £150 on their website. I’ve seen worse deals!
    In my experience the best deals are the first to get booked when the sale goes live in the morning, so the earlier you go on, the better your chance of getting a big discount.

    Also agree w/ Chris – it seems that if they’re not live in a city yet, they’ll redirect you to the closest city with participating hotels.

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