One of the best luxury hotel brands is Sofitel. AccorHotels operates in more than 95 countries, with Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel, Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, and Novotel hotels. We can help you find discounts and the cheapest Sofitel hotels including the Sofitel London Heathrow.
If you book on the Sofitel website direct, you may not get the best deal. It is always worth asking our luxury travel concierge for a free quote. We can secure you free loyalty-style benefits (on top of your status), room upgrades, and perks for no extra cost. When you book with us, you will also enjoy collecting your Accor points, and you will get all your status benefits throughout your stay.
Typically, our free Sofitel benefits include:
- Upgrade on arrival subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
- $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
The great thing about booking via our concierge is that you can get these free benefits while taking advantage of Sofitel’s special offers, which you can find on their website or from our agents.
We outline how to book into a Sofitel hotel with a discount in more detail below:
1. Get Free Benefits With Our Travel Agency
As outlined above, you can take advantage of free benefits from your very first stay at Sofitel hotels and resorts. Book with our luxury travel agency. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will usually be the same as those on the Sofitel website. This offer is available at all Sofitel hotels, including our favorites which include the Sofitel London Heathrow, which is a convenient layover hotel if you fly with British Airways from Terminal 5.
2. How About The Accor Loyalty Program?
How about the Accor loyalty program? Does this give guests a great discount or cheaper rooms? Not usually. Accor Live Limitless, the new Lifestyle Loyalty Program from Accor, covers 4,200 hotels globally. These operate primarily under the Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Novotel, Mercure, Rixos, Adagio, Banyan Tree, Mantis, Angsana, Movenpick, Raffles, Swissotel, Fairmont, and Ibis brands.
Accor has three elite levels to the program:
- Silver: Needs 10 nights or 2,000 points (€800 of eligible spend). Benefits are free internet, a welcome drink, and a 25% point bonus
- Gold: Needs 30 nights or 7,000 points (€2,800 of eligible spend). Benefits are free internet, a welcome drink, room upgrade, late check-out or early check-in, and a 50% point bonus
- Platinum: Needs requires 60 nights or 14,000 points (€5,600 of eligible spend). Benefits are free internet, a welcome drink, room upgrade, lounge access, late check-out, and early check-in, and a 75% point bonus
- Some Accor brands offer specific extra benefits to different tiers
These benefits are worth having but do not provide discounts on room rates.
3. Book Early
Book as early and as soon as the rates come out if you can. This can be a year in advance! Last-minute discounts don’t usually happen in popular destinations, so waiting usually doesn’t work. In fact, if you book late, your ideal room may have sold out, and you could end up paying for a larger “better” room with facilities and views that you don’t really want.
It is also worth noting that Sofitel London Heathrow also offers park and stay deals which can be great if you need to park your car safely. We usually use Pod Parking when we are not staying at this Sofitel, which is another great way to park at London Heathrow. Such fun!
4. Pick Up A Discounted Stay At Our Travel Auction
Pick up a discounted stay at our luxury travel auction, which offers genuine and massive discounted hotel stays. These are one-off items, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. Our auction also offers luxury stays beyond the Sofitel brand, so it is worth looking around as there may be a hotel stay that you want to bid on.
5. Book Advance Purchase Rates
Are you sure about your plans and dates? If so, you should take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. This will snag you a cheaper room at some of the best Sofitel hotels in the world. Usually, there are no refunds on advance purchase rates once you have locked in the rate, so do be careful if you go for this option.
6. Avoid The Main Season
Stay at your favorite Sofitel hotel or resort out of the high season. In cities, book at the weekends, in the countryside, book on weekdays. Try to anticipate when the crowds will want to stay and book when you think your favorite hotel will be less full. Many Sofitel hotels are in cities, so weekend breaks seem to be a great option at these hotels.
7. Book A Brand New Hotel
Brilliant new Sofitel hotels are opening all the time. Keep an eye out for one opening in a destination that you want to visit. New hotels are usually cheaper.
8. Stay Shorter
It sounds obvious, but I would prefer three nights at a truly great Sofitel than a week at a hotel in a less appealing destination. Even if you book in for one night, you can still take advantage of our early check-in, and late check-out, free breakfast, resort credit, and you still get the amenity.
9. Promo Codes
There may be corporate promo discount codes that you can use on the Sofitel website, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM, AAA, or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts, we are not honestly sure whether these promo codes are relevant for this brand. But any corporate discount may not be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. We suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.
10. Travel Somewhere Cheaper Destination
Asia offers incredible hotels for a fraction of the price of a similar hotel in Europe or America. Shop around for a bargain destination to get a top hotel for a discounted price. For example, there are some stunning Sofitel hotels in Vietnam.
One of our favorites has been located in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi beautifully combines French art de Vivre with elegant Vietnamese touches. Located just steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. You can surround yourself with heritage as you stroll through stately corridors and explore its dramatic past.
The rates at these Asian hotels may be cheaper, but you are not forgoing any of the luxuries, and as there are so many wonderful luxury hotels within the Sofitel portfolio to choose from, you can pick up some super rooms at incredibly discounted rates, simply by choosing your destination carefully.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor. Any auction prices listed correct at time of publication, but will be subject to change.
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