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Hotel Deals Slash the cost of hotel stays

Last updated: 22 Jun 2016
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Hotels are slashing rates to entice customers. If you know where to look, its possible to grab five-star places at a fraction of the cost.

This is a full checklist of one-off promotions. For a step-by-step guide to permanently getting the cheapest hotel prices, see the Cheap Hotels guide. Also check out Cheap Train & Coach Deals and Cheap Days Out.

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Travelodge logoTravelodge 29 rooms (or 49 in London)*Excludes NI hotels

Ongoing

If you're looking for budget accommodation, Travelodge* has released its latest tranche of 'Saver' rooms from £29 or less, for stays outside of London. As of Wed 22 Jun, there were about 900,000 rooms for £29 or less, for stays booked on its website.

If you’re looking for cheap rooms in London, Travelodge says it has about 1,000,000 ‘Saver’ rooms from £49 or under, for stays booked on its website.

The discounted rooms are spread throughout its 500+ UK hotels (excludes Northern Ireland), so it could take a bit of patience to find a bargain. This isn't a sale as such, it's Travelodge's non-refundable, non-transferable 'Saver' rate.

These prices are for the room only - breakfast and other extras aren’t included. There’s no deadline on booking, but rooms are limited so get in there quick to get the best price.

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Outside of London, the cheapest rooms tend to be available Sun-Thu away from city centre locations, but we did find a few examples of cheap rooms in central spots:

  • Manchester Salford Quays for £25 on Mon 8 Aug
  • Birmingham Central Moor Street for £28 on Sun 17 Jul

The cheapest rooms in London also tend to be available Sun-Thu away from town centres, but we found examples of cheap rooms in central spots too:

  • London Central Farringdon for £43 on Sun 24 Jul
  • London Central Bank for £49 on Sun 31 Jul

If you find a hotel room that costs more, check if there’s a cheaper room at a Travelodge further away from the city centre. See our Cheap Hotels guide for more tips.

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Secret Escapes logoSecret Escapes free 25 credit*Minimum 100 spend on hotels for newbies only

Ongoing

If you're not already a member, sign up to Secret Escapes via a special link on VoucherCodes* to get £25 free credit to spend towards a hotel stay. This is an ongoing offer for new customers only and requires a minimum spend of £100 before the credit can be applied.

Secret Escapes specialises in luxury hotels worldwide and it says it has 'members-only rates'. An example of a decent saving we found on Fri 15 Jan was a one-night stay for two at The Cavendish, London on Fri 29 Jan for £129 (£154 without the £25 discount). The next cheapest price we found for the same stay was £172 through Booking.com.

Don't assume you'll be getting the best price though, even with the £25 discount. Go on Trivago* and TravelSupermarket* to check you can't get your stay cheaper elsewhere. We've noticed you can be charged an up to £20 booking fee with Secret Escapes, so find out the absolute total before price comparing.

We're awaiting confirmation from Secret Escapes on whether the credit works on all hotels listed on the site, but from what we can see it does.

See our Cheap Hotels guide for more MoneySaving tips.

Secret Escapes logoSecret Escapes free 25 credit*Minimum 100 spend on hotels for newbies only

Ongoing

If you're not already a member, sign up to Secret Escapes via a special link on VoucherCodes* to get £25 free credit to spend towards a hotel stay. This is an ongoing offer for new customers only and requires a minimum spend of £100 before the credit can be applied.

Secret Escapes specialises in luxury hotels worldwide and it says it has 'members-only rates'. An example of a decent saving we found on Fri 15 Jan was a one-night stay for two at The Cavendish, London on Fri 29 Jan for £129 (£154 without the £25 discount). The next cheapest price we found for the same stay was £172 through Booking.com.

Don't assume you'll be getting the best price though, even with the £25 discount. Go on Trivago* and TravelSupermarket* to check you can't get your stay cheaper elsewhere. We've noticed you can be charged an up to £20 booking fee with Secret Escapes, so find out the absolute total before price comparing.

We're awaiting confirmation from Secret Escapes on whether the credit works on all hotels listed on the site, but from what we can see it does.

See our Cheap Hotels guide for more MoneySaving tips.

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