I wrote last week about how the Sofitel Heathrow hotel, the five-star directly connected to Terminal 5, was being offered cheaply via lastminute.com and their ‘top secret hotels’ programme. You can read about that deal here.
If the lastminute.com deal is not available for your travel dates, it is worth noting that Sofitel Heathrow is running a special deal directly on its own website.
Book 15 days in advance and you will save 20% on the best flexible rate for that evening. More interestingly, you will receive 1,000 bonus Le Club Accorhotels points as well. Those are worth €20 in credit towards future Accor stays – although you need to redeem in chunks of 2,000 – or 1,000 Avios if you convert into Iberia Plus (3,000 points minimum transfer).
When you factor in the base points you would also earn by booking direct – plus the 75% points bonus that any Accor Platinum cardholders would receive – this may be a better deal for Accor points collectors than the lastminute.com offer.
The same ‘1000 bonus points’ deal is also available for the Sofitel Gatwick and the Sofitel St James in central London. Given that rooms at Gatwick sell for around £100 at weekends, this offer is a decent rebate – the Sofitel is also directly connected to the terminals. It runs until August 31st.
(Want to earn more hotel points? To see our complete list of promotions from 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.)