Don’t you just hate seeing eye-wateringly high prices for a luxury hotel room when you’re in the mood for a treat after a long journey? Not any longer, here are five secret tips on what you can do to grab a bargain on a luxury hotel room!
For many, a luxury break away is the perfect indulgent treat. Even one night away in a luxury hotel enjoying premium comfort and relaxation can be the perfect way to revitalise and reinvigorate yourself and take some time away from the hustle and bustle of your busy lifestyle.
However, the cost of treating oneself to a luxury hotel break can unfortunately be a barrier that prevents many from indulging in this comfort more often. Having said this, even though premium comfort and hospitality can be expensive, there are some ways that you can score lavish hotel rooms at affordable prices. On that note, check out the following 5 tips to scoring an indulgent luxury hotel break for less:
1. Sign up to receive exclusive e-mail offers
Have your eye on a particular luxury hotel? Whether you dream of a stay at the Marriott Gateway On The Falls in Ontario, the 5 star Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, The Upper House in Hong Kong, China or the Majestic Hotel Tower in Dubai, sign up to their e-mail database. Hotels often utilise e-mail marketing to communicate secret offers to their subscribers. This is very typical when the hotel is trying to fill up their rooms quickly.
2. Keep an eye on daily deal websites
There are a vast amount of daily deal websites on the net which offer exclusive deals on luxury hotel breaks, where you can score a luxury hotel room for 50% or less of the typical cost. Groupon and Living Social are just two of the many daily deal websites that offer such deals. Often these deals come with several stipulations as to how and when they can be used but the discounts on offer can make taking up a Groupon or LivingSocial deal worth it.
3. Book an off-season break
If you want to book a luxury hotel room for less, try to book during the “off season”. You’ll typically find that the rates for luxury hotels in Europe will be much cheaper in winter, especially in January whereas Autumn can be the most affordable time to book a hotel in the U.S. Of course, booking a hotel stay for midweek (Mon-Thurs) can also prove a successful way of booking a luxury hotel room at a cheaper rate too.
4. Book well in advance
Many hotels offer great discounts to those who are prepared to book 2-3 months in advance of their planned stay. Having said this, this discount is often only offered if you are prepared to pay the full amount of your stay up front, with a common stipulation that this amount is non-refundable. If you’re sure on your dates, advance purchase deals can save you a lot of money on a luxury hotel room though.
5. Call the hotel directly
Just because you’ve checked every rate offered by the direct hotel website and any third party booking sites doesn’t mean that a cheaper rate cannot be found. It is always worth picking up the phone and calling a luxury hotel directly to ask and even haggle for the best rate on a stay. At the very least you might be able to score a room upgrade or other extras for less.
So, what are you waiting for? Get searching for a great deal for that luxury hotel break that you’ve been dreaming about!