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Insideflyer’s good friend across the pond, Gary Leff at View From The Wing, recently wrote about a new hotel booking site – ‘Wayfarer Points’. It’s a members only site (you can join for free though), that claims to offer discounts of up to 50%, or even 70% if you pay for a Premium membership.
I’m normally quite sceptical about those sort of claims, but I thought I would have a quick look anyway – and I’m very glad I did!
I have no idea how frequently you’ll find decent discounts in general (indeed some examples I looked at were more expensive than other booking sites), but I did discover one very interesting common trend: Premier Inn hotels in the UK are often heavily discounted.
When I say heavily discounted, I mean city centre hotels on Saturday nights for as little as £11.08:
Or, hotels in central London for £26.58:
If you are happy to be a bit further out of the centre, you can even find options in London from £11.08 on some dates:
You can sometimes book Premier Inn hotels for a touch under £30 direct, but through Wayfarer Points you can book those same rooms for as little as £11.08.
Until last year I had never stayed at a Premier Inn (I think the lack of loyalty programme put me off), but I’m a definite convert these days. If the price is right, Premier Inns can be tough to beat – and by booking through Wayfarer, the price is definitely right!
One thing to watch out for, is that to bring up all the Premier Inn options on Wayfarer, it seems you need to search for 2 adults.
You can sign up to Wayfarer Points for free, or use Gary’s link here to get a discount and 2 weeks free trial of the premium membership.
I signed up for the premium membership straightaway, so I’m not sure if you can see the same Premier Inn deals as a basic member or not – let me know in the comments!