Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Two good Manchester hotels deals from Travelzoo

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

If you are planning a trip to Manchester before the end of the year, Travelzoo is running two good hotel deals at the moment.

Your Travelzoo voucher is fully refundable if you end up not using it, so you are protected if your plans change.

If you are looking upmarket, the Hyatt Regency is available for just £89, click here. There is a £20 supplement for a Saturday night.

Hampton Northern Quarter Manchester £49 special offer

The £89 rate includes:

  • breakfast
  • 1 cocktail per person, worth £9
  • 20% off food and beverage

It is valid to 30th December. We reviewed the Hyatt Regency in its previous life as the Crowne Plaza – see here. It is only a couple of years old.

At the cheaper end, the brand new Hampton by Hilton Northern Quarter is available for just £45 AND you get a free bottle of wine. Click here.

The £49 package includes:

  • breakfast for two
  • a bottle of wine or prosecco
  • 20% off food and beverage
  • early check-in from 1pm
  • late check-out until 2pm
  • additional discount on a Sunday night – pay just £45
  • valid to 30th September

You can buy the Hyatt Regency deal for £89 here and the Hampton deal for £49 here.

Comments (34)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Mm says:

    Thx for audible. Signed up again. Worked even though I had a trial 6 months ago.

  • Alex says:

    Have just purchased the HbH 2 night voucher and emailed the hotel to book. They’ve already indicated in an out of office reply that all Saturday night rooms are fully booked. Grrrrr !! Will wait to hear from them on Monday .

  • BJ says:

    I had little interest in audible until I gave it a try last year and then I was a convert. Audible books are now largely unabridged and the quality of the narration is generally excellent. If you want to give it a try the deal reported here is excellent so worth taking advantage of and helping HfP at the same time. For the benefit of audible newbies just take care to cancel only after you have redeemed your credits or you will lose them. In effect you keep the trial until you have received and redeemed your third monthly credit but before payment hits for the fourth month. I recommend cancelling at the last moment because and active subscription gets you access to the frequent member only sales. For example, this week I got War and Remembrance (sequel to Winds of War) by Herman Wouk for just £3 for 45h or so if entertainment! Highly recommend these and other books by Wouk just as an aside. Anyway, back on point, as you come towards the final week of this three month subscription I then recommend you see the guide to audible on the M Lewis site which explains clearly how to continue your subscription at minimum cost and get the most out of it. I guess what I like most about audible is being able to enjoy a book at same time as doing other stuff such as being out in the car. Thanks for posting Rob, I will share with others.

    • planeconcorde says:

      Based on a trail with different conditions I started in December I have a different recommendation to cancel as soon as possible. I then got two retention offers. First a token for an additional free book. After accepting that and cancelling again the second retention offer was half price for three months.

      • BJ says:

        Similar, I am just coming to end if three months half price so I’ll quit and sign my partner up for this one.

    • Erico1875 says:

      I did Pimsleur Spanish and German on Audible. Also downloaded a series of Glen Harold self hypnosis

    • Anna says:

      Audible books are fantastic for holidays (remember them?!). Obviously they don’t take up any room in your luggage, aren’t vulnerable to sand and sun tan oil (as long you keep your phone covered) and let you tan your neck because you’re not craning to see the page 🤣. Another thing to look forward to in normal-ish times. The last one I listened to was Billy Idol’s autobiography narrated by him. It made me feel like I’d had such a sheltered life 😱

    • kitten says:

      I’m too busy to use this right now but couldn’t contemplate £8 per month for it ongoing unless I was a long distance lorry driver.

      By the time you add Readly or similar also wanting £8 per month (I sidestep that by using PressReader from British Airways and my local library) entertainment that you can’t access forever once you’ve paid gets expensive.

      Does anyone see this level of monthly fee for things like Audible and Readly reducing in future? Granted they have capital investments madw, but the marginal rate of profit on these levels of standard subscriptions must be astronomical.

      • BJ says:

        I think you’ve missed the key point. This isn’t Kindle Unlimited, once you use a credit to purchase and download a book it is yours for keeps. You can read it straightaway or leave it to next year if you like. Even when you end your subscription the book is still yours, they are not returned to the library like KU. Most of use the credits for new releases and by playing the offers we are paying £4 tops for those but I expect the average cost per book in any clued up members library is substantially less than that. See the guide on Lewis site for full details of how to keep costs down.

  • Michael C says:

    So I’m COMPLETELY innocent/dim* (*delete as applicable): I thought Audible was like Amazon music, one monthly fee then free access to everything!
    “Murder on the Orient Express” on Audible…GBP22.59!!! I could almost fly to Istanbul for that!
    Completely appreciate the hard work/royalties, but the price of even most new hardbacks is in single figures these days…Will continue with combo of YouTube/BBC Sounds for now.

    • Erico1875 says:

      If you subscribe you get a free title every month. So that £22.59 could be it.

    • BJ says:

      Most books you might buy in a bookstore will cost £8 without an offer. By managing audible correctly you can get that down to £4 per book at the most, even for new releases. Try it with this offer and see how it goes, only list 99p if you don’t like it.

      • Anna says:

        +1, you can maximise value by using your monthly credit for something expensive, like a long historical tome if that’s your thing, then they have offers were you can get titles for a few quid or sometimes even free.

        • Michael C says:

          Cheers BJ/Anna, will do so. Of course, you don’t end up with even more tomes to fill the house, but OH will def. appreciate that…

    • @mkcol says:

      I thought the same as you – one fee & use the whole library.
      I’m definitely not going to partake now I know this.

  • John says:

    I can read about 4 times faster than a narrated book and if I double the speed it just goes in one ear and out the other. So it would only be useful when driving, but then I’m concentrating on the road.

    • Peter K says:

      The point of listening to a book isn’t so you can get through it quickly. A well read book can add a richness to the story, or allow you to enjoy it while doing something else.

      • BJ says:

        First time my partner heard me listening to one he thought I was watching a movie 🙂

    • Andrew says:

      Narration is *so slow*.

      Quick tip for people who like brisker responses on their Amazon devices.
      If you go into the settings you can switch to British-Indian (or it might be English – Indian), it changes Alexa’s accent and really speeds things up.

  • Nick says:

    OT:

    If I purchase 4 one-way tickets from say LHR to Athens – can I change the avios pricing option later?

    for example, if I go for say 60000 Avios + £2 today – can I later change it to say 40000 Avios + £70?

    Also, if I want to change the date to later – do I lose the cash element (ie wither the £2 or £70 in the example above)?

    • Zoe says:

      Nick you will get more responses to your OT question if you paste it into the chat thread for today.

  • Tiff says:

    The Hampton is fine, but calling it “Northern Quarter” is a bit of a stretch. It’s a good ten minutes walk away. I suppose “Hampton by Hilton South Collyhurst” didn’t have the same ring.

  • Dominic says:

    Recommend Obama’s audiobook (although, at 25+ hours, it isn’t short). 1.3x speed worked for me.

    I’m not sure I ever pay £7.99 a month – just go to cancel and they always seem to give a fresh 50% off for 3 months retention offer. Makes it £3.99 a book…

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.