Who doesn’t want to stay in a hotel for free? While we may have luck finding such opportunities every now and then, by winning voucher or getting treated by family members and friends, the closest we can get through it is by going for hotels that offer the cheapest rates while not compromising quality and efficiency in services. For example, did you know that you don’t always need to resort to third-party booking sites to get the most for your money? That’s right. You can simply head to these hotel’s own websites where you can get amazing rates and perks by booking directly through them!
Fridays Boracay - 55% OFF published room rates & FREE upgrade to a Premier Room
If it’s Boracay, nothing comes quite close to all the beautiful things Fridays has to offer. Not only does it provide exceptional services in a beachfront setting, it’s also one of the pioneers in giving comprehensive resort-style facilities in the island for almost four decades now.
Now, here’s the extra special part. By booking directly with them using the promo code “TRIPZILLA”, you get to enjoy 55% discount on ALL of their published room rates until 19 Dec 2017! That’s saving more than half of what others have to pay! You also get to avail of their FREE upgrade to a Premier Room if you book a Deluxe Room.
I'M Hotel - FREE breakfast & access to Club Lounge & I’M Onsen Spa Wellness Suites
Five-star I’M Hotel is the first of its class in the Poblacion area of Makati City. It is home to what is currently known as the largest and first Onsen Spa in the Philippines! So what comes when you book with them directly?
Besides offering the lowest rates possible, I’M Hotel has a load of website-only promotions designed exclusively for direct bookers and chief among them is getting top-notch personal room service, complimentary breakfast buffet, and FREE access to club lounge and I’M Onsen Spa Wellness Suites.
Marriott Hotel Manila - Pay when you stay
Located inside Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel has all the obvious benefits of being close to almost all things you need when travelling in the Philippines’ capital. On top of being one of the closest hotels to the international airport, the hotel is a few walks away from luxury shopping, fine dining and entertainment opportunities.
Paying online is easily considered one of the perks of booking in upscale hotels, but it also has some its restrictions. Marriott Hotel lets you experience the freedom to pay for your room upfront particularly during urgent situations. Direct bookers can also request to have parts of their room customised to their liking, while their Rewards Members can additionally enjoy free nights and even a mobile check-in service, just like in airports.
Discovery Primea - 20% OFF with special treats
Discovery Primea is a member of the acclaimed Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection and conveniently located at the Makati Central Business District. The hotel’s principal architect and designers are the best in their fields and this fact alone offers a glimpse of the great things we can expect inside the property.
Book directly with them under their "BOOKSMART" offer and you get 20% off on their best available rate along with special treats like getting complimentary gourmet breakfast for two for Business Flat, Business Suite and Executive Suite, and 4 persons for Primea Suite, gym and infinity pool access, a restaurant dining credit worth ₱1,000 nett per stay, a Terazi Spa voucher worth ₱1,000, and finally, a complimentary handy phone equipped with FREE unlimited 4G mobile internet, local and international calls to select countries.
Diamond Hotel - Up to 30% OFF room rates & more rewards
When it comes to the most satisfying view of the Manila sunset, Diamond Hotel is easily on top of most travellers’ list of go-to places. More than this, the hotel itself is a grandeur on its own that boasts exceptional 5-star services and amenities catering to your recreational as well as fitness needs.
The hotel offers a selection of rewards and promotions, especially for early birds. Booking at least seven days in advance entitles guests up to 30% discount on room charges. Guests will also be given complimentary access to the gym, spa and outdoor pool as well as 20% off on restaurants, health club and laundry services.
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Quest Hotel Cebu - Up to 20% discount on services
With a total of 427 rooms, Quest Hotel Cebu is undoubtedly the easiest option for travellers looking for an affordable place to stay in the Queen City of the South. Despite its 3-star status, it rivals some of the facilities found in more upscale hotels in terms of quality and style with its gym, pools and rooms for business and social purposes.
By booking directly with the hotel using the code “BEST”, guests can benefit from an even lower price for their rooms along with discounts up to 20% for mini-bar items, transportation, laundry services, room service, dining at their Puso Restaurant and even free landline calls within Cebu.
Bayfront Hotel Cebu - 40% OFF published room rates
Lying right in the business district of Cebu City is the famed Bayfront Hotel, a mid-rise property that offers convenient access to some of the most exciting attractions of the city. Aside from Standard, Superior and Suite rooms, it also offers a room fit to serve your needs.
The most exciting part, however, is that it offers as much as 40% off from your payment when you book until the end of October for travels from 10 Jan 2018 to 31 March 2018. And this is, of course, a website-ONLY offer that you simply cannot miss.
Cebu Parklane International Hotel - Best price guaranteed
“A hotel in Cebu that stands for Cebu”. Its tagline pretty much says everything about what travellers can expect upon booking a stay in this 241-room business boutique hotel in Cebu City. Aside from authentic Cebuano hospitality offered by the staff, the rich culture of the city is also pleasantly depicted throughout Cebu Parklane International Hotel's premises in the form of murals and other decorations.
Like the above hotels, best rates are guaranteed when you skip those third party booking sites and choose to transact straight through the hotel’s website. Exclusive offers and being entitled to the hotel’s Loyalty Rewards are also in line, on top of saving from excessive booking fees.
The Legend Palawan - Best price guaranteed
Palawan has, of course, been deemed the world’s best island many times in the past until today. The Legend Palawan takes our experience to a different level by catering to all our needs, may it be for leisure, social or even business.
The hotel, found in the island’s capital city, guarantees the best price for guests who will book directly through their website. While it is unlikely to find cheaper prices at other pages, The Legend Palawan allows for a price match where, upon completion of your claim, the hotel will instantly offer an even LOWER price than what you may find elsewhere. How cool is that?
One Tagaytay Place - 30% OFF Penthouse Suites regular rates
Tagaytay is famous for being the easiest yet most sulit (practical) weekend destinations from Manila. Living up to that image is a place called One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites which brands itself as a home for all those looking to de-stress from the urban jungle while serving as a base for seeing Tagaytay’s best.
The hotel also has some special offers for guests who book through their website. Enjoy up to 30% discount from the regular rates of their Penthouse Suites until the end of the year. And for those planning a stay this October, there are three options you can choose from that will let you experience the property’s delectable Pinoy dishes at their Amacena Restaurant and refreshing spa services at O Spa along with room accommodation when you book during weekdays.
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