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Excellent £99 deal at Newcastle’s Hotel Indigo

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Our unofficial ‘excellent deal we found on Travelzoo’ series moves on to Newcastle this week.

It is selling an EXCELLENT package at IHG’s Hotel Indigo. The hotel website is here and is pictured above, but you can only get this deal via Travelzoo here.

For £99, you receive:

Indigo Newcastle hotel special deal
  • one night in a standard room
  • full cooked breakfast for two people
  • a bottle of prosecco in your room
  • a 3-course set menu dinner or a £25 credit per person if you want to go a la carte
  • 2pm guaranteed late check-out
  • a 2nd night, B&B, is an extra £60

The voucher is valid until 31st August. Importantly, if you don’t use it, Travelzoo will refund you in full.

There are no black-out dates but there is a £20 surcharge for a Saturday night stay. You are still only paying £119 for the room, full breakfast, dinner and a bottle of prosecco though, which is laughably good.

The only downside is that as you are booking via a 3rd party, you will not receive any IHG Rewards points or status benefits.

You can buy a voucher on this page of Travelzoo here.

PS. The £99 deal at London’s Hard Rock Hotel that we mentioned last week is also still bookable – see here.


Hotel offers update – April 2021:

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Want to buy hotel points? There are currently special offers running with Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 11th May), IHG Rewards (mystery bonus to 3rd May) and World of Hyatt (25% discount to 30th April).

Comments (33)

  • Tim says:

    If you scroll down to the payment section, and type in the code GANNINDOONTOON, you can get an alternative version of this offer:

    For £99, you receive:

    – one night’s sleep in the lobby, because you more than likely won’t make it to your room
    – full cooked breakfast for 2+ people. No one checks and you’re already in the lobby anyway. Eggs aren’t too expensive and to cut costs a bit more, we import our meat from Sunderland.
    – a bottle of prosecco in your room for after breakfast. [Even Geordieland is not Germany]
    – a 3-course set menu dinner or a £25 credit per person if you want to go a la carte. Pizzas and burgers are available for £25 a head. And as part of the 3 course menu with garlic bread and olives. They’re lush. You’ll probably choose them anyway.
    – 2pm guaranteed late check-out. Even if we tried, we’d have no luck getting you and your new friend out of bed before lunchtime anyway. which is why…
    – a 2nd night, B&B, is an extra £60. We’ll charge you this anyway, as you probably won’t be able to remember whether you stayed with us for one night or two. And after pizza, Newcy Brown and a bit of happiness with your new friend, you’ll be able to say you did a nite on the toon. 🙂

    • Chris says:

      Haha Tim – I miss the nights out I enjoyed at uni there

      • Anna says:

        Lol – one of my friends is from Newcastle and one weekend in our students days she took us on a night out round the Bigg Market which was never to be forgotten (but at the same time never to be remembered 🤣)

        • RussellH says:

          Even just walking through on a Friday or Saturday night is an experience!

    • Harry T says:

      It’s not like this at the moment, I can assure you 😂. But yes, Newcastle Uni is my alma mater so I have “seen things” at weekends, I can tell you…

    • Igloo says:

      This has made me almost nostalgic for my Uni days in Newcastle 😂

  • Redkitty says:

    Hi rob, you didn’t comment on whether there were any good Deals e.g. specific dates which offer value for money on certain routes, earning value of tier points with creative routing etc from the Malaysian airlines Condé Nast offer? Are there any to be had?

    • tony says:

      The best deal would be to keep your hard earned cash in your own account. Nothing I have seen suggests Malaysia will be opening any time soon, so you’re entering into a high risk bet with an unscrupulous airline.

      Like many others, I had MH tickets booked last summer. They were non-refundable. MH cancelled the flights (in fact scrapped the route) but refused me a refund because – yes, that’s right – the ticket I bought was non-refundable. I mean if you’re very drunk you can probably find the justification there, but that’s the company you’ll be dealing with. And they’re not typically the cheapest to start with….

      • Aston100 says:

        What did they offer you though? a voucher?

        • tony says:

          We had 5 seats booked, each costing about £250. They would only offer 5 named vouchers for the same amount, valid I think until March 2021.

          Regardless of COVID, there was no way they could transport us on the journey we had booked (Kota Kinabalu-Taipei) with the voucher given. And then there was the additional scam that the vouchers could only be used on the phone, so you couldn’t use them for the cheaper web-only prices.

          So there’s no way at all that the voucher could be seen as comparable with the service I had originally bought. Even when Virgin disputed the charge, citing the terms of the Mastercard merchant agreement, they still tried to argue they didn’t need to offer me a refund.

          As has been noted down thread there are significant questions as to whether MH can survive this. Handing money to them speculatively to allow them to fund today’s running costs in return for a supposed 15% discount on a flight that may never operate is, in my book, extremely foolish.

          • Lady London says:

            So did you s75 or chargeback on your card then?

          • tony says:

            Yes, but the card company (Virgin) were petty about the whole thing. They wouldn’t initiate the claim until after the flight date, despite MH cancelling months before. I ended up complaining to the FOS but they had such a backlog that Virgin didn’t process a refund until a few days before the flight.

            Virgin then rang me back a couple of months later to say that MH had rejected the chargeback (I think that’s what they said but it was >120 days since purchase so presumably s75 but Virgin likely didn’t want to pay up either given it was nothing short of theft). However they confirmed that MH were wrong and in breach of the merchant agreement so couldn’t reject the refund. Not sure why they bothered calling me back as I’d already had to submit a ton of paperwork by mail – 5 copies of everything printed out as they weren’t accepting emails.

            Anyway, I keep checking back on the card, half expecting the charge to be attempted again but thankfully there’s been nothing.

  • Tim Rogers says:

    I signed up on the day of the original post but I haven’t received the Amazon voucher from Malaysian. Any tips on who to reach out to?

    • The Jetset Boyz says:

      You get two emails:

      * MH Biz Portal : Registration Successful
      * Welcome Onboard MHbiz Pro

      The second email contains the portal user guide and your Amazon voucher.

      • Ryan says:

        How long do the emails take to come through? Signed up this morning but no sign yet

        Assuming there’s some confirmation re Companies House info

  • AndyC says:

    Tried several times to put through a Business Class booking KUL- LHR return on MH for a year out and got absolutely nowhere (i.e. booking rejected!).

  • Anna says:

    We stayed at the Newcastle Indigo last year – it was quite nice but not in the same league as the Durham one. The Marco Pierre White restaurant was decent, as was breakfast. If you’re driving and not familiar with the city it is quite difficult to find; you need to take a very sharp left turn where it looks like you shouldn’t be able to, and that gets you to the multi-storey behind the hotel. I think parking was about £15 per night, on a par with larger cities.

    • RussellH says:

      The Indigo is less than 5 mins walk from Central Station, and I have been told by people living in the suburbs that it is very easy to stray into a bus lane in the city centre and get a ticket.
      Agree about the MPW restaurant. It was quite clear the one time we ate there that it was quite popular with non-residents too.
      Did you pay for breakfast, Anna? We have always gone for the cheapest non-refundable room only rates, and always been told that we had booked including breakfast when checking in (three times, I think).
      First time there we got free beer in the room as well, but that stopped.
      Sounds like we would like the Indigo in Durham. Last time we went to Durham though prices were through the roof, so we commuted from Newcastle (Hampton on that occasion).

      • Anna says:

        The Indigo Durham is beautiful. The rooms are enormous – the twin they gave my son and his cousin was easily the size of a junior suite anywhere else.
        In Newcastle we got two free drinks vouchers but paid for breakfast (to be fair the room rate was only £50 pn). They had a limited but very decent breakfast menu to order from, as I recall eggs benedict, coffee and juice was about £10.

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          I’m with Anna, everything (except the feeble gym) about the place is great – rooms, service, breakfast (and the room it’s served in) and the little coffee shop downstairs to boot.

  • Ammar says:

    Hi
    for the MHBiz Pro – when registering, what is the company certificate we need to upload?

    • Ryan says:

      The certificate of incorporation, should be on companies house anyway

  • Gavin says:

    Picked up the 2-night Indigo Newcastle deal (£159). Expiry date is 30 December not 31 August, which is good.

  • Dave says:

    Why are third party deals so much better than booking direct? It feels very unfair to loyal customers! Even IHGs most loyal customers (Spire) don’t get free breakfast.

    There is a similar travelzoo deal for the Marriott Courtyard Edinburgh (£99 for 2nights, breakfast and bottle of prosecco)
    I think these chain hotels should at least match these third party deals for loyal customers who book direct.

    • Rob says:

      Saw that, but the small print is too complex re additional charges for arriving on a day with a ‘Y’ in it …

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