The last couple of months have started to see various signs of softening in the flight and hotel market. In many cases, however, companies do not want to publicly cut their rates because there are still quite a lot of people – just not as many as last year – who are willing to pay them.
This Holiday Extras promotion is a good example of how 30 London hotels are quietly pushing out their rooms at a discount via third party channels.
The offer page is here.
Holiday Extras is offering 30 London hotels via this page of its website with a special bonus – a 24 hour pass for a Thames river cruise.
Why is it doing this? Because it means that you can’t claim against any ‘best rate guarantee’ offered by the major hotel groups. Even though the package rate (your room plus river cruise) is cheaper than booking the room on its own directly, it still doesn’t allow you to claim under a ‘best rate guarantee’ because the two deals are not the same.
Here are some examples for Friday 21st July for two people. All rates are non refundable.
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse:
- £138 via Holiday Extras with a river cruise ticket included
- £165 via ihg.com
All rooms include breakfast at this hotel, however booked.
Hilton London Kensington
- £238 via Holiday Extras including breakfast with a river cruise ticket included
- £411 via hilton.com (member breakfast rate)
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (image above)
- £337 via Holiday Extras including breakfast with a river cruise ticket included
- £380 via marriott.co.uk (member breakfast rate)
Remember that 30 hotels are available in total. These are just three examples.
Rooms booked via Holiday Extras do not earn hotel loyalty points and any status benefits you have for the chain will not be available.
Note that ‘Saturday night only’ stays are not available via this offer at most hotels, although longer stays which include a Saturday night are OK. You can book for dates until the end of 2023.
Full details are on this page of the Holiday Extras site.
Hotel offers update – September 2023:
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.
Want to buy hotel points?
- World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount, equivalent to a 33% bonus, when you buy points by 10th October. Click here.