The best hotel deals and vouchers for future holidays
Who can’t stop thinking about the first place they will go on holiday once this is over, both in the UK and further afield? A host of hotels around the world are helping people plan for that first trip (whenever that may be), by offering deals and vouchers which can be spent in the future. It’s also one of the best things that we can do to support the industry at the moment. Here, we round up the best vouchers, and deals, on offer both on home soil and further afield.
United Kingdom, Ireland & Channel Islands
If the Highlands of Scotland sound appealing to those of you stuck in cities at the moment, then look no further than Luxury Scotland, who are offering vouchers (vaid for 12 months) that can be redeemed against stays, experiences or meals at their hotels. We say go for a stay at Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire, a Scottish Baronial country house hotel set in an estate of forests with giant redwoods and formal gardens, with views over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Arran. They also have their own boat for sea safaris. Glenapp Castle is also offering an ‘Early Booker’ deal with a 15 per cent discount across all room types. This brings pricing down to £352.75 for a Garden View Suite in summer 2020, and during winter (from Nov 2020) a rate of £233.75. Both these rates include breakfast.
The Doyle Collection, UK and Ireland
Gift vouchers for The Doyle Collection are available to purchase at a 10 per cent discounted rate until July 2020. The vouchers will be valid for five years after purchase. The collection includes the Martin Brudnizki-designed, Edwin Lutyens-built The Bloomsbury in London and The Westbury, Dublin’s grand dame.
Rooms at The Bloomsbury start from £258 per night; rooms at The Westbury start from £240 (both on a B&B basis)
Andrew Brownsword Hotels, UK
Andrew Brownsword Hotels are extending their existing voucher scheme, meaning they can be used up to 18 months in the future (rather than 12) once it has been purchased. Hotels in the boutique group include the fine-dining establishment Gidleigh Park in Devon’s bucolic Dartmoor National Park, the historic Amberley Castle in West Sussex, and the chic Slaughters Manor House in the Cotswolds. The vouchers can be split across properties – for example a stay at one or spa treatment at another. There are also packages available, such as a two-night stay at Gidleigh Park, including dinner and a National Trust gift card usually worth £127 (the hotel is near Castle Drogo) for £360 per person.
Double rooms at The Slaughters Manor House start from £195, B&B; Double rooms at Amberley Castle start from £195 per night, B&B.
Bespoke Hotels, UK
The Bespoke Hotel group is offering vouchers for their UK properties. Buy vouchers for the group and you can spend them on a stay at, for example, at old smuggler’s inn The Lugger in Cornwall, which has sea views directly from some of the beds, or the Anouska Hempel-designed La Suite West near London’s Hyde Park. Buy now, decide later (vouchers valid for 12 months from purchase).
The group has also just announced a 33 per cent off promotion for bookings of three nights in the first three months after lockdown is lifted. Rooms have to be booked before the end of May and the promotion will be honoured if we stay in lockdown longer and dates have to be rebooked.
The Lugger start from £175 for a Classic Double room on a bed & breakfast basis
The Beaumont, London
Gift vouchers for The Beaumont in Mayfair can be redeemed against accommodation, dinner in The Colony Grill Room or in the spa (valid for 12 months). This was the first hotel by restaurant group Corbin & King, so expect a destination dinner: the grill-based menu offers 1920s-American classics such as hot dogs, steak and fish. Bedrooms reference the Art Deco history of its fictitious owner, Jimmy Beaumont (think lots of polished walnuts and muted upholstery). Futhermore, for all new voucher purchases, the hotel will donate 20 per cent of it to the NHS.
Rooms from £425, including breakfast
Country house hotel Beaverbrook, once the home of press baron Lord Beaverbrook, has issued vouchers – valid for guests who need to rearrange stays and new purchases – for up to one year, plus an extra 30 per cent of the value to spend on any experiences on the estate. This could be dining at the Japanese Grill, a treatment at the spa, cooking or mixology classes, private cinema sessions and more.
Rates start from £385 per room per night on a room only basis
Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester
The hottest new opening in Manchester, the Hotel Brooklyn, is offering vouchers which can be redeemed against an overnight stay in one of their design-forward bedrooms, or food and drinks in Runyon’s Restaurant, where you can expect a New York-inspired menu. Vouchers are currently valid for 12 months from purchase.
Club rooms from £130 for a Club room, including breakfast
The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey
The stylish Atlantic Hotel in Jersey is in six acres of grounds overlooking St Ouen’s Bay – making it the perfect spot for a relaxed getaway (the pool, tennis courts and the beach are all added bonuses). It will appeal to foodies too, who can dine on some fine Jersey produce at Ocean Restaurant, including fresh seafood, the island’s eponymous potatoes and rich dairy products from its cows. The hotel is offering vouchers for both stays and meals (including afternoon tea).
Rooms from £140 per night, including breakfast
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Lucknam Park, a long-standing family favourite near Bath, is offering a variety of vouchers (now valid for 18 months) for future guests. These include a horse-riding session, spa day, a three-course dinner in Michelin-starred Restaurant Hywel Jones, or a stay in one of their new cottages (the perfect spot for a post-lockdown multigenerational trip). Additionally, those spending more than £500 on vouchers will receive a complimentary afternoon tea for two.
Double rooms from £275
Tudor Farmhouse, Gloucestershire
Anyone who has been keenly planning an end of social distancing party should look no further than the Tudor Farmhouse. The Forest of Dean hotel has launched a number of reward schemes to incentivise future bookings. Offers range from a £20 membership of the ‘Dining Club’ (with 10 per cent off all food and drink for a year), to a £60 foraging session, a £100 stay in a room (which usually costs £189), up to the chance to hire the entire property for the night at the heavily reduced rate of £5,000. This bumper-size bash for 40 includes accommodation, a cream tea on arrival, welcome drink, dinner with wine, plus breakfast the next day.
This old classic, in London’s St James, is renowned for its martinis, once downed by Ian Fleming. The hotel is offering a voucher for a one-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite, including breakfast and service, for £750. Additional vouchers are also available for those who don’t want to commit to a stay, including a picnic in the park (in St James’ or Green Park; from £89) or a MarTEAni afternoon tea for two (£95), when you can down one of those famous martinis yourself.
Double rooms start from £350, including breakfast
Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, Nottingham
The website of this lauded, two Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms states ‘In the last few weeks we have heard such negatives such as…. Chaos / Caution / Covid19… We want to remember… Companionship / Community / Connection.’ With this in mind, it is offering 10 per cent off vouchers (which start from £100) for stays and meals. They have also extended the expiry date to 18 months in the future, instead of 12.
Double rooms from £180. Seven course tasting menu £115
Grantley Hall, Yorkshire
The glamorous Grantley Hall, opened at the end of last summer, is offering vouchers (valif for 12 months from purchase) for a stay at the Grade II listed Palladian house. Options available include a weekend break for two including dinner at Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin’s restaurant (£1,100), a tasting menu for two (£180) or Sunday roast vouchers (£65pp) at the same restaurant. Other pursuits at the hotel include a spa with thermal experience and snow room, an 18-metre pool, two gyms plus altitude training facilities, a Japanese garden, wellies to borrow (walking routes are available) and 30 acres of parkland.
A midweek overnight stay in a Deluxe room starts from £385, including breakfast
Welcome Beyond, international
Welcome Beyond handpicks hotels and holiday homes that are architecturally distinctive and have a true love of design. They are now offering gift vouchers to be used at any of their properties. As is customary when you book with the site, you will have the help of one of their consultants, should you need it, plus if you find the hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will also price match (and you’ll often get a gift or upgrade). Start perusing their collection and you won’t leave without wanting to book something – perhaps the gorgeous, modernist Masseria Moroseta in Puglia’s Ostuni, or the Berber-style hideaway, Kasbah Bab Ourika, in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Vouchers are valid for 24 months.
Rooms at Masseria Moroseta from €230 (£202), including breakfast; rooms at Kasbah Bab Ourika from €149 (£131), including breakfast
MarBella Collection, Greece
This small, five-star group, which includes the family-friendly MarBella Corfu, the adults-only MarBella Nido and the, newly opened, activity-packed MarBella Elix, are offering the option to book your holiday now and not pay anything until later. Nothing is charged until seven days before arrival, when guests will pay 70 per cent of the fee. The remainder is then paid on arrival.
Rooms at MarBella Elix start from €139 (£121) per night on a half-board basis; MarBella Corfu offers rooms from £253 per night on a half board basis (based on a family of four sharing); and MarBella Nido from €153 (£135) per room, per night on a B&B basis.
Tailor-made tour operator Yonder is offering clients the option of deferring all new, booked holidays for up to 18 months. They are offering to change all components of their tailor-made itinerary including the hotels, locations and even the country, if required. Furthermore, the total value of the holiday can even be split across a number of holidays rather than a single one as originally planned. Hotels on their books include the boutique hideaway, Jalakara, in the remote, coral-fringed Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Chena Huts, a collection of stylish huts in Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park.
Proper Hotels, US
Proper Hotels – the coolest city-based hotels in the US (Kelly Wearstler designs them) – has just launched gift vouchers. So you can plan a stay (or dinner, drinks or a spa treatment) at any one of their properties, in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Austin and, by the end of the year, Downtown LA. You can also send the vouchers directly by text or email on a pre-selected date, so they’re the perfect lockdown gift.
Double rooms at San Francisco Proper from $308 (£229); Double rooms at Santa Monica Proper from $350 (£283)
Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy
Villa La Massa is set in peaceful grounds on the river Arno, just seven kilometres east of Florence. It has the feel of a large country estate rather than a city hotel. This, combined with the fact they are offering vouchers, means it is perhaps the perfect place for a re-introduction to a city break once we are able to travel again. Vouchers on offer include stays in one of the new suites (including the Honeymoon Suite), alongside luxury experiences such as a Ferrari tour through the Tuscan hills or a painting lesson in the property’s beautiful Iris garden. The hotel has extended their 2020 rates for 2021 and all gift vouchers will be valid for 2021, with no change in price.
Double rooms from €490 (£416) per night, including breakfast.
Cobblers Cove, Barbados
The ultra-chic Cobblers Cove, a Barbados classic, has just emerged from a five-year refurbishment. At the moment it is offering a fantastic deal for stays between May 1 to August 31, 2021: stay seven nights, pay for five and receive a 25 per cent discount when booking directly. The powder pink exterior now echoes the interiors – in the scalloped, striped parasols by the pool, the hand-printed bed linens and bathrobes – which also use pastel hues from dove blue to mint green. Expect plenty of raffia.
Usual rates at Cobblers Cove start from $450 (£361) per room per night, including breakfast
Silversands was the coolest hotel to open in Grenada in decades when it opened last year. Guests who book direct until the end of April 2020 will receive 20 per cent off the room rate (including breakfast), a room upgrade and a 30-minute jet lag massage per person. Those staying for more than five nights will also receive $250 (£200) resort credit (we say spend it at the rum bar). The offer is valid for stays between October 1 and December 18, 2020 and January 6 and March 31, 2021.
Usual rates at Silversands from $880 (£707) per night on a B&B basis
Blue Apple Beach, Colombia
The newly opened, bohemian-chic Blue Apple Beach hotel, located on an island off the coast of Cartagena, is offering prospective guests the chance to book a voucher now with no set dates for travel. Furthermore, they will be available at 25 per cent of the current room rate. So a standard room, usually $350 (£281), is available for $260 (£209), while a cabana is $315 (£253) per night, down from $420 (£338). Both rates are based on two people sharing and full-board. After the crisis, the hotel will also be offering medics two nights for the price of one.
Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives
Anantara Kihavah Villas is offering a special, six-night package for when the hotel reopens in autumn 2020. It is offering 40 per cent off the room rate, plus the addition of three adventures – including snorkelling with manta rays (subject to season – you might be lucky enough to even catch the migration), stargazing at the only over-water observatory in the Maldives (its location means endless horizon views and the starriest night skies), and dinner among the coral at underwater fine-dining restaurant, SEA. The packages are valid until October 31, 2021.
Package for two adults from $8,800 (£7,053), half-board, including accommodation in a pool or overwater villa
Cenizaro Hotels, Maldives
Both The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah and The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi are offering a ‘Book Now Stay Later’ package for guests, with up to 55 per cent off room rates at Falhumaafushi and 50 per cent off at Dhigurah for stays between October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021. Both of the packages also include a complimentary domestic flight and speedboat return transfers (for minimum four-night stays), and complimentary one-hour non-motorised watersports daily and guided snorkelling for 30-minutes (three times a week).
Rooms at Falhumaafushi from $345 (£278) per night, Dhigurah from $407 (£328)
Grupo Habita, Mexico
Book a Grupo Habita hotel by the end of April for anytime between now and December 2020 and you will receive additional free nights (one free night for every two-night stay; two free nights for every three-night stay; and three free nights for every five-night stay). Their hotels include the cool Condensa DF in Mexico City and the boho beachside Hotel Escondido in Oaxaca.
Rooms at Condensa DF from $275, including breakfast
Call 00 52 (55) 5282 2199 to book; grupohabita.mx
Turquoise Holidays, international
Turquoise Holidays, the two-time winner of the Telegraph Travel Award’s tour operator category, is offering a host of discounts on their holidays. For example, they are offering 24 per cent off at The Datai, Langkawi’s beautiful rainforest hotel, so seven nights costs from £1,899 per person (a saving of £1,645 per couple). This includes international economy class flights, private transfers and accommodation in a Canopy Deluxe Room with daily breakfast. The price is based on travel from 1 September – 20 December 2020 (book by April 30, 2020). Furthermore, Turquoise is offering a fully refundable deposit for all new bookings made by 31st May 2020.
For those thinking about honeymoons, they are offering a complimentary extra for honeymoon bookings made in April and May. The Sapphire Package includes airport lounge passes, return UK transfers as well as more goodies – and a 100 per cent refundable booking deposit.
Sandals Resorts, Caribbean
Sandals Resorts is offering a host of discounts for holidays to some of their Caribbean properties in 2021 and 2022. Book before May 13, 2020 and save up to £600 per booking (on top of the 45 per cent discount they are offering across all resorts). Some examples include a seven-night stay for two at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa in a Honeymoon Seaside Butler Suite from £1,929 per person, including return flights and transfers (valid for travel on selected dates between September 1 and October 16, 2021). A similar deal is available at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, from £1,499 per person.
When purchasing vouchers or booking deals, make sure to read the small print.