Accor, which runs the Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, Sofitel etc hotel brands, is offering a discount of up to 25% on many UK hotels to NHS staff.
The offers runs until 31st December.
There are very few conditions, except that NHS ID must be shown at check-in. All rooms are cancellable. I would assume that you also earn Accor Live Limitless points as usual.
The deals appear to be ‘genuine’ although not always at 25%. For example, Novotel London Blackfriars (we reviewed Novotel London Blackfriars here) is £242 for a two-night stay from 11th-13th September under this offer. You can also book higher room categories, such as a suite for £361 for two nights.
Switch off the NHS discount and the price jumps to £268 for a standard room and £420 for the suite. This clearly isn’t 25% off, but it is a saving.
You MUST book via this special page of the Accor website to see the NHS rates.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)
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