Upscale oasis on Patong Beach – Swissotel Phuket Patong Thailand

If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading

Up to 33% off on Accor Hotel Stays!

Accor Hotels currently runs a “Stay 3, Pay 2 – Live the Unexpected” promotion for hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, offering up to a 33% discount on hotel stays. You have to book by April 3, 2018 for stays until June 10, 2018. So, be quick to book that long weekend or getaway – read … Continue reading

Modern hotel in an out-of-the-way location: Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate

The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate offers modern rooms, friendly service and great amenities including a beautiful pool, gym and several very good restaurants. The location half-way between the airport and downtown is a mixed blessing – with nothing in walking distance, but everything 20-30 minutes away by taxi. Read my Novotel Abu Dhabi review to find out if this could … Continue reading

Great rooms, terrible location: Mercure Bangkok Makkasan

The Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is the latest Accor hotel to open in Bangkok, located near the Airport Rail Link (ARL) Station Makkasan, one stop from Asoke/Sukhumvit. The Mercure has the nicest rooms you’ll find in Bangkok in this price category, a nice pool and gym. But the location that sounded great on paper is terrible, forcing a long walk along … Continue reading

Accor LeClub Promotion: Stay 3 times, earn 6,000 points!

Accor offers some of the best hotel promotions in the industry – and the next one is hear. It tends to switch between deeply discounted “Private Sales” and point promotions and this month it’s time for a point promotion: You can earn 6,000 points (worth $145) with three stays of 2 nights each! With many ibis hotels, the largest Accor … Continue reading

Accor Private Sale: 50% off hotel rooms!

Accor Hotels is running another Private Sale – book a room by November 23rd, 2017 for stays as far out as November 2018 and get up to 50% off! As always, the discounts and dates are different by region and not all hotels will have these rates for all days, so your mileage may vary! Read my post for the … Continue reading

Accor Hotels – Facts & figures

The Accor hotel group is based in Europe and as of 2017, has 4,195 hotels in 92 countries, making it one of the largest hotel chains in the world. With hotels from budget brands like ibis to luxury hotels like Sofitel, they cover a wide price range, yet they get very little coverage from travel bloggers  – read on to get … Continue reading

Accor Super Sale: 30% off + Free Breakfast!

Accor Hotels’ latest Super Sale offers 30% off and free breakfast at over 2,900 hotels around the world. You can book by October 20th for stays from December 8th through March 11th, 2018. I love Accor Hotels’ Private Sales – they happen 3-4 times a year, usually offer the best deals throughout the year and I regularly book stays during … Continue reading