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Good Malmaison UK hotel deals available if you can book 90 days in advance

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We don’t cover UK boutique hotel chain Malmaison much on HfP because it does not partner with any airlines or operate as part of any major loyalty scheme.  They did have a Virgin Atlantic deal at one point but it ended 2-3 years ago.

At the moment, Malmaison is running a decent advance booking promotion for its hotels.  If you can commit to a pre-paid booking at least 90 days in advance, there are substantial discounts available.

You can find details here.

Malmaison Oxford advanced booking discount

There are participating properties – generally decent – in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Cheltenham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Reading.

The Oxford hotel, picture above, is famous for being based in a converted prison ….


Hotel offers update – July 2021:

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Want to buy hotel points? There is currently a special offer running with Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 29th July), IHG Rewards (75% bonus to 13th August) and World of Hyatt (25% discount to 25th August).

Comments (122)

  • Rash says:

    Slightly OT! For those that credit Hertz rentals to IHG and use the Amex Plat CDP (211762) how many IHG points do you receive?

    • Lady London says:

      I would shop around and consider other bookings for Hertz points unless I really needed IHG. I’ve tested IHG’s headlined “we get you 35% bonus off Hertz car rentals” a few times now. It never came to more than 10% off. Which I can get anywhere. So I haven’t prioritised IHG for booking Hertz.

      Europcar had a really good tie-up with Accor that has yielded nice numbers of points in some countries. I know Australia was one (as in hertz dot com dot au) but think I’ve seen the odd excellent promotion with Europcar for Accor points in Europe too.

    • Alan says:

      Never collected miles, always Hertz points. Often don’t credit properly and have to retroclaim, not sure if miles are any more reliable.

    • johnny_c-l says:

      I tend to default to the Virgin Atlantic CDP with Hertz, that seems to end up with the best rates I’m able to find and the miles post quickly.

  • Philip says:

    Hi. I have 200k Mr points was going to transfer them over to marriot for family hotels.
    With all the changes would I be better putting in Hilton instead. Resort type hotels for family 4 would be my target .We like the higher end hotels. I have platinum amex card hotels status.
    Thanks

    • Mark2 says:

      I suggest comparing the footprints in the places you want to visit. I did start changing over to Marriott, but loss of breakfast with gold makes me veer back to Hilton.

      • Rob says:

        The whole point of Amex points is that you can sit on them until you need them. Find a holiday spot, look at reward and room type availability and then move them.

        • Mark2 says:

          unless you want to churn!

        • Jonathan says:

          I just moved 130k MR speculatively to Emirates Skywards so i can churn and on the assumption i’ll do a redemption with them in the next 4 years. I felt there was too much of a devaluation transferring them to Marriott and even if Emirates does a devaluation themselves my churns should allow me enough to top up so nothing really lost in the long run.

        • Shoestring says:

          I thought you could churn & keep your MR points if you play your cards right?

    • Lee says:

      Booked 6 nights at W Maldives over Christmas and 5 nights at St Regis NYC over Easter with most of my MR points. For average 5p/points, I think I’m happy with that.

  • Nick says:

    Had anyone stayed at the Dundee Malmaison? Would you recommend it? Very keen to visit, particularly for the new V&A and this could be a good option. And would it be horrific there in January?

    • Liz says:

      Not stayed at the Malmaison in Dundee as I live in Dundee but it’s in a beautiful building with a lovely spiral staircase. The unlimited Sunday lunch with the buffet starters is very good. The new V&A is well worth a visit which is just opposite the Malmaison. January will be fine as long as you wrap up warm as it’s all on our new waterfront overlooking the River Tay.

    • Alan says:

      Not stayed there, but V&A fabulous. Hotel Indigo also looks good if looking for an IHG option. Highly recommend Draffens (‘secret’ bar).

  • Anon says:

    Do you ever pay the yearly fee when churning the Gold Amex (£140 fee is free in the first year but is that only for the first time you hold the card?).

    • Alex W says:

      No, first year free each time.

    • John says:

      May be worth paying one month of it for the 10000 MR for spending 15K in the previous year, works out to about 1.5 MR/£ for £12

      • Alan says:

        Or, might not be worth doing that and binning it as soon as you reach your £3000 spend (or immediately after you receive your referrer points for referring your partner) to start the 6-month clock for a new card. Horses for courses

  • Tilly71 says:

    Rang Amex CS about still missing Marriott / SPG points from monthly transfers today. Advised back office aware of many issues and making their way through all outstanding. Expect 2-4 weeks to see points in accounts.

    • Kai says:

      Don’t think there’s any point asking Amex as it is definitely a problem on Marriott’s side. But I need to make sure they are giving me 33000 points instead of 11000 as the signup bonus…

  • Lady London says:

    I would shop around and consider other bookings for Hertz points unless I really needed IHG. I’ve tested IHG’s headlined “we get you 35% bonus off Hertz car rentals” a few times now. It never came to more than 10% off. Which I can get anywhere. So I haven’t prioritised IHG for booking Hertz.

    Europcar had a really good tie-up with Accor that has yielded nice numbers of points in some countries. I know Australia was one (as in hertz dot com dot au) but think I’ve seen the odd excellent promotion with Europcar for Accor points in Europe too.

  • FLYGVA says:

    That’s a pity, the aloft Munich in particular would have been nice and probably booked if still on the list ….

  • Lev441 says:

    O/T – does anyone know how much fuel surcharge/ taxes should be from São Paulo – London one way?

    I thought surcharges were banned from Brazil…

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