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Good £95 deal at Marriott’s The Dixon hotel in London

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The Dixon is a relatively new luxury boutique hotel on the south side of Tower Bridge. It is situated in a building which used to be a magistrate’s court, and was built as part of the new housing and theatre development in that area.

I’ve never been inside although it is on my list – I used to work virtually next door and remember it sitting empty. It is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of luxury independent boutique hotels.

The Dixon £95 offer

You can see the Marriott website for the hotel here.

Via Marriott, it isn’t cheap. You will usually pay around £250 midweek – it is asking that for next Spring – although at present you can book for around £110.

Travelzoo is selling REFUNDABLE vouchers for The Dixon for £95. They can be used up to the end of April 2021, plus August and December 2021.

Marriott £95 The Dixon London deal

Spend an extra £34 and they will include breakfast, 2pm check-out and a bottle of prosecco.

It doesn’t represent a great saving for short term stays – although you DO make a saving – but if you need to be in London before the end of April it is definitely worth a look. Travelzoo will refund you if you don’t end up using it.

Remember that you will NOT receive Marriott Bonvoy points, stay credit or your elite status benefits if you book via this route.

You can find out more on Travelzoo here.


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How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (July 2021)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year. Until 31st August 2021, the bonus is doubled to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. You can apply here.

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You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

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You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (28)

  • Andy says:

    I was at the Dixon at the weekend. Our Executive King Room was “upgraded” (and a Gold Bonvoy member) to a “nice spacious room”…. that had a view of a wall about 1 foot from the window. They had added some big brass leaves to the wall to break up the monotony, but still, there was very little natural light and it was disappointing. When I mentioned it at checkout I was told lots of people like that room because it’s big, but of course having only seen one room I have no idea what the average size is.

    Breakfast was also disappointing. You pre-order at check-in and advise what time you want breakfast. There was 4 tables in when we arrived at Provisioners, with one person in the kitchen and one person serving. Coffees were good and arrived quickly. The full English was overcooked bacon that was lukewarm, an undercooked hash brown that was lukewarm, a tablespoon of beans that had barely seen a pan or microwave, eggs that were somewhere between an omelette and scrambled (wavy eggs?), a roasted tomato, and a sausage that was actually hot! I don’t want to be insulting to either establishment, but I think we’d have got a better breakfast at the Wetherspoons just down the road.

    I’m willing to give them a bit of pass on the breakfast due to coronavirus, but it really wasn’t good enough considering the quality of the rest of the hotel, and we didn’t bother having breakfast in the hotel on our second morning despite it being part of the room rate.

    Annoyingly, at check-in when they asked for a card for incidentals I used Creation (rather than my Marriott card), and I’ve noticed it has been charged for the full stay, so I’ve missed out on my £50 back from the Amex promo and points. I called them about swapping cards for payment (admittedly this is entirely my fault and they should not have to rectify it), but no response as yet.

    • tony says:

      COVID is no excuse for a poor breakfast. Rake’s at the Andaz last week was knock-out, both in terms of food & service.

      • chan says:

        Hi can echo that, had 3 nights this past weekend and the room service in person at Rakes was great!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I stayed last year and can echo the sentiment about the “view” from the room. And like I said below the rooms are “cosy”

      The rates are always very low though even in pre covid times you could pay £130 for entry room booking a week or two in advance.

      However, really surprised about the food as it was very good when I had breakfast and lunch there. The restaurant is well liked local brunch spot too so something has obviously gone on with covid.

    • Cam says:

      I had the same issue with a Crowne Plaza this summer (in fairness it was a prepaid rate that had not yet been charged to my card). They then put parking and incidentals through as direct charges, rather than through the room folio. I initially missed out on the IHG points for the non-room charges, including a 2x points promo; I had to request retro credit (which IHG Rewards quickly sorted).

    • Jay says:

      On the case of the breakfast, it isnt advertised but you can ask for extras, I combined the continental with some eggs and bacon from the english. they also have cereal etc. Just have to ask them

    • Crafty says:

      I think they’ll do the refund for you, just call front desk and ask nicely.

      • Andy says:

        No such luck, I got a response that they can only charge me using the card that was used for chip and pin at check-in. It’s my own fault so I don’t blame them at all.

  • tony says:

    Re: Opodo – agreed they are hopeless. Airline cancelled a flight, said I had to deal with the agent, agent said I had to deal with the airline. Chargeback (or more likely S 75) appears to have been successful.

    As for LH points expiring, I had the old M&M credit card and when it was withdrawn was left trying to spend a few thousand points. bought one of my kids a toy plane, but the remaining points are still active on the account. That must have been 2 years back now.

    • BuildTheWall says:

      Agents trying to mislead customers in the hope they won’t come back.

  • Niel says:

    A ‘whopping 1.25 miles’ hahaha

  • memesweeper says:

    I’ve been in one of the cosy rooms at the Dixon . It was a work trip and the lack of a desk was an issue for me. Otherwise a lovely boutiquey place — if the area suits, book it. For a few tens of pounds a night more the Autograph at Bankside is a good alternative on the south bank if you need a desk.

  • Sam G says:

    Another warning for Opodo – needed urgent assistance with a rebooking when the sh*t was hitting the fan and we were in Thailand with family in March – they said they’d get ticketing to call me back – they finally got in touch in June! Thankfully being a savvy traveller I’d pushed the airline to reticket , otherwise they might still be there…

  • Will says:

    just received an email from M&M
    https://milesandmore.macartegold.fr/?campid=email_mam_

    Mastercard, not a Visa.. or is it old news for EU clients ?

    • David says:

      That’s their card for the French market. Different issuer and I believe you need a French address to apply.

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