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Excellent £89 Park Plaza (Radisson) fully flex London hotel rooms for Summer

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Radisson has brought back its impressive £89 London hotel flash sale for the next three days.

You need to book by midnight on 26th March. The website says that the offer runs “until 27th March” but apparently this is poor phrasing. It is a 72-hour sale covering the 24th-26th March.

Full details can be found here.

We covered this deal last week when it first ran. I make no excuses for covering it again, because it has turned out to be the most successful hotel offer we have ever written about.

There is literally nothing to dislike about this deal:

  • the £89 price is great for high-end four star hotels
  • bigger rooms are available for a modest premium over the standard £89 price
  • it is valid for stays over a five month period, from 17th May to 30th September
  • you do NOT need to pre-pay your booking
  • you can cancel your booking up to 48 hours before arrival

You need to book via this page of the Radisson Hotels website. The standard home page will not work.

Which Park Plaza hotels are taking part?

Four London hotels are taking part. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (ie ‘the big round one in the middle of the roundabout’) is not included, but Park Plaza County Hall directly opposite is.

The four hotels are:

Click the links above to learn more about each property.

Park Plaza Riverbank IS now bookable for £89. There were problems with the booking system last week and the offer usually refused to show up.

‘Which hotel is best?’ has no easy answer. County Hall is the best located if you want to be walkable to tourist attractions. Waterloo is the newest but is actually further from Waterloo tube than County Hall. Riverbank has – for a premium – rooms with kitchenettes and good value suites but is further from the action.

Park Plaza Riverbank £89 deal

Don’t forget your status benefits too

If you have American Express Platinum, you receive Gold status in the Radisson Rewards programme.

This will get you extra benefits on your stay as you can see here, including:

  • 15% discount on food and drink
  • in-room welcome gift
  • two bottles of mineral water
  • room upgrade if available at check-in
  • can request (but may not get) early check-in and late check-out

If you have American Express Platinum but have not activated your Radisson Rewards Gold status, you can do it via this page of the Amex website. Note that this page has been misbehaving in the last couple of days and you may just see a blank logo ….

If you don’t already have a Radisson Rewards account, I recommend opening one first via this link and giving the number to Amex. If you let Amex open an account for you, you run the risk of never finding out your membership number.

Conclusion

This is an excellent deal, given that the four hotels are well regarded.

As one reader said to me last week when he had made a booking, the Kings Cross Travelodge (“the worst hotel I have ever stayed at” he said) was £105 for the date he needed. A Park Plaza for £89 was a no-brainer.

If you think you may be in London before the end of September, you might want to lock in a booking. You do NOT pre-pay and can cancel up to 48 hours before arrival. If prices spike with a surge of Summer travel you will feel smug, and if they collapse to rock bottom you can cancel and go somewhere else.

Bookings must be made via this page of the Radisson website by Friday night.


How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (September 2021)

Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.

Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card.  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

(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 (27)

  • Tariq says:

    Presumably these rates will be ineligible for earning Radisson Rewards points like the special offer rates last year.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Believe so yes

      • Rob says:

        The rules say they DO earn points, so I would screenshot that just in case.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      The terms of the offer are explicit that you will, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you need to complain to get them. You could always book two nights or an upgraded room and make it your credit card issuer’s problem.

  • C says:

    Hadn’t realised it might not be mileage earning. Still, a good deal.

  • Magic Mike says:

    I booked one of these rates last weekend (using the link from the previous offer) – not sure how I managed that but the flash sale is perhaps not quite as flashy as Radisson say. 🙂

    • Michael C says:

      Yeah, just saw flash GBP 139 for family room (only) at County Hall for first stayover Sat. on May 22. A short search found Hilton Paddington (one of “our” stations) @ GBP 148 for exec. room.

  • Ammar says:

    Which one has the nicer pool?

  • yorkieflyer says:

    I’ve stayed in a couple of these Park Plaza’s and frankly don’t see the appeal. Ok in tourist central but not a great area for nightlife and the hotel rooms themselves are very indifferent, plain and functional, I struggle to see where the 4 stars come from. Not a patch on an Indigo or ex Mint Doubletree, all in better locations in my view

  • Kipto says:

    Any idea how much breakfast is at the hotels ?

  • Rob Collins says:

    Travelzoo also have a deal on Thistle Hotels in London -£79 per night, with breakfast included, which if you’re not fussed about staying in a Radisson, is worth looking at.

    • Rob says:

      Lot of small print on that deal based on day of the week, the month etc – seemed too confusing to run.

  • Amelia Wiskin says:

    As of 16.00 24.03.21 I have been unable to find any £89 rooms at the four Radisson Hotels mentioned. I am not surprised as it is an amazing deal.

    • Rhys says:

      It’s still there. Are you clicking through the links in the article? They automatically apply the promotional code needed.

    • Rob says:

      You are using the link in the article and not the main booking site? I just did a random test for 7th July and all 4 hotels are there at £89. What dates were you checking?

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