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Hotel Sales Slash the cost of hotel stays

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25 Feb 2014
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Hotels are slashing rates to entice customers. If you know where to look, itís possible to grab five-star places at a fraction of the cost.

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Puma Hotels 40% off room package*With three-course dinner, wine and breakfast for two

Stays till Jun

MSE Update 10.42am, Wed 9 Apr: Puma Hotels can’t say exactly how many rooms are left, but says there are plenty of rooms in May and June, though limited availability in April.

Go via this specific link to upmarket chain Puma Hotels* to get 40% off stays at any of its 21 venues in England, Scotland and Wales. It's for stays until 30 Jun 2014 (it's available to book until then) and Puma estimates there are about 600 rooms available per night.

Two people will share a twin or double room, get a three-course dinner each, a bottle of house wine to share and breakfast the next day. 

Alternatively call 0800 014 9315 and mention the code EXPRESS40.

How good is this deal?

Its website says sale rooms start from £89 a night, although we found a few slightly cheaper. As long as you don't book on a 'blackout' date (where a hotel isn’t offering the deal), you'll get 40% off the usual price. You can stay as many nights as you like and still get 40% off each night. 

Depending on the venue, dinner usually costs £20-£35 per person, house wine £18-£23ish and breakfast is £8-£12 each, but you’ll get it all included in the sale price. 

We found sale rooms for as low as £79.20 a night (usually £132) at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff,  £84.60 (usually £141) at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire and £85.80 (usually £143) at the  Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.  

MSE Anna says:

These aren’t budget hotels, but if you can afford it and you're looking for a bit of luxury, this sale is ideal. Check TripAdvisor for reviews before booking. 

More info

When you select a date, the available hotels for that night will show. All 21 hotels are participating, but not all hotels will be available every night.

Two children (up to age 16) can stay free in a standard room with two adults, however, they don't get the free meal or breakfast.

Can't be used with any other offer. Bookings can't be changed or refunded once confirmed. For single occupancy, you pay the same price. 

The offer originally featured in the Sunday Express newspaper.

MSE Update 12.30pm, Fri 11 Apr: The £25 rooms or less sale has now changed to £35 or less. This includes the Easter period, and is still available till Wed 30 April. Travelodge couldn't tell us how many rooms are left. 

Between now and Wed 30 Apr there are hundreds of thousands of Travelodge* rooms available for £25 or less. Between Sat 5 Apr and Mon 21 Apr – including Easter - they’re £29 or less.

We’ve found rooms as low as £19, and some city centre locations for £21. During the Easter period, we hopped around the site to find some egg-cellent bargains, including Manchester for £26, and Birmingham for £27.

The rooms are spread across selected UK hotels and dates, so you might need to be flexible to get the best deal. 

Both sales exclude London and Northern Ireland hotels and are for the room only - breakfast and other extras aren’t included. There’s no deadline on booking, but rooms are limited so spring into action if you want the best price.  

Found a cheaper deal? Let us know in the Hotel Sales Discussion

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