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Exceptional £76 room deal, including a bottle of bubbly, at London’s Hotel Indigo Kensington

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This is potentially the best London hotel deal we have seen recently, factoring in the quality of the hotel and what you get for your money.

I doubt you will find a better deal for £76 anywhere.

A couple of days ago we mentioned a decent dinner, bed and breakfast package on Travelzoo for IHG’s Hotel Indigo Kensington.

It turns out that this hotel is also pushing out heavily discounted deals on Groupon. It is a better package than the Travelzoo one.

The Groupon page you need is here.

£76 deal at Hotel Indigo Kensington

Hotel Indigo’s impressive Groupon package

This does look like an exceptionally good deal:

  • Double room with complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability
  • Breakfast for two people
  • A bottle of Prosecco in the room on arrival
  • Chocolates in the room on arrival
  • Late check-out

…… and all for £95.

You can stay until 31st December 2020.

But wait ….

Save 20% as a new Groupon customer

If you are buying from a new Groupon account, you can use the code WELCOME to take off a further 20%. This takes the price down to an amazing £76.

Here is a screenshot to prove it works:

£76 for a room, potentially upgraded, plus breakfast, plus prosecco, plus chocolates plus a late check-out is pretty unbeatable.

The only snag is that, as a third party booking, you won’t earn IHG Rewards Club points for your stay.

You can find out more on this page of Groupon.

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Comments (25)

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  • Anna says:

    I was looking at London for a pre-Xmas mini break but the cheapest weekend return rail fare from Manchester or Preston is £98! Not a huge incentive to help kick start the economy in the capital.

    • Stu says:

      I believe the cheaper advance tickets are released 12 weeks ahead so you are probably only seeing the standard (peak, off peak) fares there. Should be cheaper nearer the time.

      • Anna says:

        No, it’s 12 weeks ahead as well. Going a similar distance in the opposite direction, to Edinburgh, is only £33 return.

        • First Class Fiona says:

          Sorry Anna, it’s not 12 weeks at the moment for the cheapest Advance tickets. From the Avanti website:

          “Advance tickets and reservations are being released later than usual for weekend travel. So if you’re planning a journey, we recommend checking the table below to see when you can get the cheapest fares”

          Wait it out with a glass of bubbly until nearer the time and I’m sure you’ll pick up a bargain.

    • Chris Heyes says:

      Anna look for Monday to Friday single advance fares, around 3 months out (Sat & Sun fares not usually heavily discounted)
      i can usually (pre-covid) get 1st class between £35–£50 single using my disabled railcard.
      An anomaly is 1st class mostly cheaper than plebs ! ! !
      or even better £100 up to 2 adults and 4 children each way
      from Preston–Euston or Manchester—Euston no railcards allowed
      Did the route every couple Months pre-covid though

      • old bob says:

        How do you get a disabled railcard, does it mean a physical impairment or do other hidden disabilities count?

  • ee says:

    Buyer beware with Groupon. They sold me some garden chairs on Groupon Goods (Groupon as seller) which after a month turned out they didn’t have the stock to supply to me. They refused a refund due to COVID and would initially only give me a Groupon voucher saying something like ‘we know you’ll want to spend with our merchants to support them’. Err no.

    Even after clearly stating my legal rights to a refund they messed around with excuses, escalations didn’t get a response when they said they would etc.

    In the end I followed through on the threat of chargeback, and shortly after they refunded whilst the chargeback was still being processed.

    If everything goes smoothly then Groupon is fine, but I’m done with them!

    • PeterK says:

      We’ve stayed at this lovely hotel a couple of times. Usually booking through as they always have a good B&B deal that’s cheaper than booking via the IHG website. Whilst no IHG points are given for the third party booking both times they gave me a free drink at the bar for myself and my wife. I always email them my IHG number once I’ve made the third party booking.

      It’s a great location, very near Earls Court tube station. Staff always very pleasant too.

  • Andrew says:

    Pre-Covid I used to stay at Indigo Kensington (Earls Court) one night a week and can confirm it’s a very good hotel. No facilities, as is often the case with a boutique hotel, but nice rooms, quality sheets and towels and all rooms have a free mini bar – lower grade rooms with soft drinks and water, higher graded rooms with wine, beer and snacks (replenished daily). A small staff base meant it was like Cheers, where everybody knew my name! A shame the days of business travel may never return.

  • Mark says:

    Probably worth checking what ‘breakfast’ entails at the moment. We stayed at a Crowne plaza a couple of weeks ago and breakfast was described as ‘grab and go’ which was a paper bag with a yogurt and some sort of hot sandwich, so not such good value if this is the case. Also, realistically given it’s a third party booking I assume the ‘subject to availability’ upgrade will be a lot less likely if you happen to stay at the same time as lots of IHG members with status. Still a good price though!

    • Tariq says:

      Even within the same brand it can vary hugely at the moment – at three different Hiltons I’ve had experiences like your own, to carvary-style served breakfast of varying quality compared to the old normal.

      • Michael C says:

        At the Conrad St James last w/end, we had any free choices from the à la carte menu (instead of lounge buffet).

    • Andrew says:

      This hotel has always offered a la carte breakfast rather than a buffet, so would imagine that would still be the case.

  • AlexisO says:

    You can get 12% off if you use the code ‘TRAVEL’ – it says it’s expired but still offers you the discount anyway 🙂

  • David says:

    I’ve just booked for next weekend as a birthday treat. Interestingly it’s booked with IHG directly, they took my membership number and the confirmation email suggests the stay will earn points. Although the confirmation also has a random nightly rate, I assume they work out the rest at the hotel upon production of the voucher.

  • Janeyferr says:

    Obviously getting some volume of calls now as when I said I was booking with the Groupon he sighed slightly and asked me to email reservations.

    • Cheshire Pete says:

      Yeah I spent 15 mins on the line, gave them all the reserve details.. Most of this wait was them trying to call the hotel as a Manager needs to authorise the booking! After 15 minutes she said I’d have to email them with all the details. Obviously this was a waste of my time, which I’ve commented on in the email. A manager shouldn’t be a pinch point in making what should be a simple booking process. Why couldn’t they take the reservation and them forward it to a manager. Poor admin like this really annoys me! I hardly used IHG really, she reminded me I’d been a member since 2004, but this is really a poor experience making the booking.

      • David S says:

        When I called earlier I just went through to reservations and they booked it, they didn’t need to speak to the hotel. I’m worried now it was too easy and I’ll get there to be turned away (or charged full price). They seemed really relaxed about the whole thing.

  • Michael C says:

    The hotel webpage says a double room can also take a kid, but the Groupon definitely emphasises 2…2…2 people!

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