10 Ways To Book A One&Only Hotel With A Discount


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One&Only hotels and resorts are so popular that they often sell out in the high season, which means that they don’t need to discount their rooms during these popular periods. However, outside of the high season, it is possible to get discounts, and these discounts can be found on the One&Only website, within each individual hotel’s mini-site under “offers.”

Spoiler, to get the best deal of offer at One&Only hotels, book via our luxury travel concierge. Our concierge’s prices are identical to the offers on the One&Only website, but when you book with us, you will also benefit from our official One&Only partner agency perks, which are added in for free. We are not cheaper than their website, we are the same price, but the free perks we offer (outlined below) are massively valuable. You will not get these free perks if you book your stay on One&Only direct.

Why One&Only?

Actually, the One&Only world is changing, and their portfolio of properties is expanding. There are now One&Only hotels in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, and Africa, so wherever you travel, there is a good chance you might find a One&Only hotel in a location you fancy.

Why not try One&Only’s first European resort, Portonovi, which offers a glamorous nautical lifestyle. Explore rugged coastlines lapped by sparkling seas and decorated with charming historic palaces, relax on sun-soaked hidden bays, visit cobbled old town streets, and hike UNESCO national parks. This is one of the best One&Only hotels in the world for Europeans to enjoy as the One&Only experience with just a short flight away.

The prize for the most popular One&Only resort booked by clients of our concierge is One&Only Palmilla in the Los Cabos area of Mexico and we think it is one of the best luxury hotels in Los Cabos.

Probably the biggest advantage of One&Only Palmilla over other resorts in the area is its beach, which is generally swimmable. One of the beaches here is safely swimmable year-round, even when the waves here are both spectacular and rough. If you prefer to stay poolside, the infinity pools elevate you so that you can enjoy views of the Pacific, even when the waves crashing against this rocky peninsula.

But don’t panic. Your stay doesn’t need to cost the earth. Even wealthy travelers want a great deal, and we share ten tips that will help you squeeze the most value out of your next One&Only hotel stay and get you the discount that you are looking for.

1. Book With A Luxury Travel Agent For Extra Benefits

As outlined above, you can take advantage of free loyalty style benefits from your very first stay at One&Only hotels and resorts by merely booking with a luxury travel agent, like our concierge. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will be the same as those on the One&Only website.

And One&Only is not alone in this luxury offering. Most luxury hotels have hidden travel agent loyalty programs that give you free benefits if you book with the right “Virtuoso” or hotel partner agent.

2. Book Early

One&Only hotels run at a particularly high occupancy rate. I regularly recommend clients who book their stay with our concierge to book as soon as the rates come out. It is simply not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as these magical discounts don’t exist.

The cheapest rooms and the best rooms tend to sell out. At the last minute, you are unlikely to be able to book the cheapest room, the room you wanted may have sold out, so you can be left paying a premium for a view you aren’t bothered about. You may be left with no choice at all and being forced to book a mid-range room that’s more expensive than you intended, like the partial ocean view. Booking in advance will not always get you a discount, but it will stop you from paying over the odds as you will be able to book into the room that you want.

3. Book Discounted Advance Purchase Rates

If you are booking in advance and are very sure of your dates, you can take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. This is one of the few ways to get you a cheaper room. You must be sure of your dates, because once you have booked in, there are no refunds on advance purchase rates, so if you can’t make your stay, you won’t get your money back!.

Most One&Only advance purchase rates offer anywhere from 10-30% discount off the usual hotel room rates.

4. Change Your Holiday Dates

You can even re-arrange your dates and plan to specifically target certain One&Only hotels when they are cheapest and offer the best discounts.

Although many One&Only hotels may not discount rooms when you want to go, individual hotels can discount rooms enough to merit a change of your plans during the most unpopular months. So visit at an unusual time, and take advantage of that discount.

Check out the unique special offers pages for each hotel on the One&Only website. Each individual hotel has a separate page that offers their discounts and the dates that the discounts are relevant so that you can time your holiday accordingly.

The perks which you get by booking with our concierge outlined above can also be combined with these One&Only deals.

5. Look Out For New Properties

Brilliant new One&Only hotels are opening all the time. The new One&Only Portonovi is one that we are particularly excited about.

6. Stay Shorter

It sounds obvious when you say aloud, but I would prefer three nights at an expensive One&Only rather than a week at a bog-standard resort. Do one night in Paris and take advantage of our early check-in / late check-out rather than spending two nights somewhere less exciting.

7. Pick The Cheapest Properties

It doesn’t matter how luxury the One&Only brand is. Some parts of the world are simply cheaper than others.

8. Use Corporate Promo Codes

There are special corporate promo discount codes, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM, or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts, but these codes are not widely available to the general public. In addition, the discount may not be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. Therefore, we suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.

9. Don’t Book With Your Credit Card Travel Agency

Do you want to be at the front of the queue for your free room upgrade? Book your One&Only stay via our concierge, and we will do our best to put you first in line for your free upgrade.

10. Take Expert Advice

We’re here to help. Our luxury travel concierge team will share their travel knowledge of when and where to go to take advantage of the best One&Only offers and discounts. So we can help make your next stay even better!

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