10 Hotels With Great Perks for Travelzoo Members

03 Aug 2017

You probably already know there are loads of hotels in the UK and abroad that you can book directly through Travelzoo. But did you know that many of them offer special perks and freebies for Travelzoo members?

Just to give you a taste, we've hand-picked 10 of our favourite hotels that offer particularly noteworthy member-exclusive extras - from breakfast in bed at a Mayfair hideaway, to fine dining in Donegal.

All of the below perks also include a free room upgrade plus early check-in and late checkout, when available, making your stay just that little bit more comfortable. You’re welcome!

Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, Ireland

Why we love it: According to Condé Nast Traveller, this property is one of the top three luxury hotels in Ireland, located by Lough Eske at the foot of the Bluestack Mountains. It's also the only 5-star hotel in Donegal, an area that National Geographic Traveller Magazine named "the coolest place on the planet" for 2017.

Be sure to pack your swim stuff - the award-winning spa has an indoor pool and a thermal suite. And relax…

Perks: You'll get 20€ dining credit each to spend at Cedars Grill Restaurant - expect "impeccably cooked local meat and creative dishes" (The Irish Independent), with a focus on Irish ingredients. We like the sound of the Donegal Bay oysters and the Kettyle lamb rump.

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Chesterfield Mayfair, London

Why we love it: This award-winning boutique hotel occupies a prime spot in "London's top luxury neighbourhood" (The Daily Telegraph). But there's a lot more to Mayfair than just being the most expensive square on the Monopoly board. While staying here, you're only a 5-minute stroll from Green Park and less than 25 minutes' walk from Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the fashionable shops of Knightsbridge.

Check out our list of 101 things to do in London for further inspiration.

Perks: You can tot up over £100 in free extras with our member rates, including full English breakfast (delivered to your room at no additional charge) and a bottle of champagne to top off "that ritzy grand hotel feeling" (Frommer's).

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Royal Exeter Hotel, Bournemouth

Why we love it: Back in the early 19th century, when the activity of "sea bathing" was becoming increasingly popular, the Royal Exeter Hotel was the home of Captain Lewis Tregonwell, who defended the coastline around Bournemouth against Napoleonic forces.

Today, this converted Victorian mansion is a stately seaside hotel, with two bars, a restaurant and a small gym. The beach's "glorious 7-mile strip of soft sand" (Lonely Planet) is only a 5-minute walk away.

Perks: Where do we begin? You'll get breakfast (continental or full English - your choice), £10 per person to spend on dinner in the 1812 Restaurant, and a cocktail each worth up to £7.50. Make ours a mojito.

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The Portmeirion Hotel & Castell Deudraeth, Wales

Why we love it: Portmeirion is a unique coastal resort in North Wales, set on a private peninsula just outside of Snowdonia National Park. It was designed and built in the style of an Italian village, with "colonnades, fountains and candy-coloured cottages" (Condé Nast Traveller). Today, all of the buildings are Grade II-listed and the estate is a designated Conservation Area.

You can stay in the main hotel building, which overlooks the Dwyryd Estuary, in one of the rooms in the surrounding village, or in the castellated mansion, where traditional Welsh materials are fused with modern features such as real flame gas fires and underfloor heating.

Perks: After arriving at the "wonderful seaside utopia" (Lonely Planet) that is Portmeirion, you'll be welcomed with a bottle of prosecco in your room. Nothing like a bit of bubbly to get you in the holiday mood.

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Bovey Castle, Devon

Why we love it: This 5-star family-friendly hotel in Dartmoor National Park has been showered with awards since its £3.5 million refurbishment in 2015. It was named Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 and at the Visit Devon Awards 2016, where the spa also scooped a Silver Award. If that wasn't enough, the restaurant holds not one, not two, but three AA Rosettes.

Guests can have a whack at croquet and tennis, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. It's also the only hotel in the country to offer LEGO room service… yes, that's a real thing (and it's not just for kids).

Perks: Begin the day with a full English breakfast, then take advantage of the hotel's 5-star facilities with £10 credit per person to spend on golf or spa treatments, or you can go all "Game of Thrones" with activities such as horse riding and archery.

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Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax

Why we love it: This ivy-clad Jacobean manor dates back to the 17th century and sits on the outskirts of Halifax, amidst the West Yorkshire countryside. It's on the edge of Brontë Country - an area of the south Pennines where the famous literary sisters lived and wrote classics including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, no doubt taking inspiration from the dramatic landscapes around them.

The hotel retains many of its period features, with stone-mullioned windows, beamed ceilings and cosy fireplaces. You'll be in good company here - previous guests include Jamie Oliver and The Beatles, and the property was a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax".

Perks: You'll start your stay with a complimentary glass of wine each, followed by cream tea for two - served in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, the historic hall or in the beautiful gardens when the weather is good. Choose between fresh scones with cream and Yorkshire preserves or homemade cake, both served with a pot of tea or coffee in vintage china.

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Cotswold House Hotel & Spa - A Bespoke Hotel, the Cotswolds

Why we love it: "This handsome honey-stone hotel is in the very centre of heart-stoppingly picturesque Chipping Campden" (The Daily Telegraph), an idyllic town at the start of the Cotswolds Way National Trail. The Regency townhouse combines character and history with contemporary touches, and Elle magazine says it's the "best place to stay in the village".

The spa is set in a converted coach house in a secluded spot at the top of the garden. Guests can soak up the facilities for free, which include a hydrotherapy pool and a steam room.

Perks: With your stay, you'll receive £20 credit per room to spend in the spa on treatments such as facials, massages and manicures. You'll also get two tickets to Batsford Arboretum - a 56-acre woodland garden less than 15 minutes' drive from the hotel and home to one of the country's largest private tree collections.

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Burn How Garden House Hotel, Lake District

Why we love it: Burn How Garden House Hotel is a converted Victorian house five minutes' stroll from the edge of Lake Windermere - "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet). It's also only a hop, skip and a jump (Peter Rabbit style) from The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the town of Bowness-on-Windermere, home to "trinket shops, cafés, ice-cream stalls and lakeside seats" (Rough Guides).

We've compiled our favourite local activities into a handy guide especially for you - 101 things to do in the Lake District.

Perks: Tuck into a full Cumbrian breakfast before you head out for a boat ride on the lake or a stroll around town, then return that evening to spend your £20 dinner credit on the restaurant's local produce. Think Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, Grizedale Forest venison, Lune Valley lamb and locally caught trout. Hungry yet?

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Sherbrook Castle Hotel, Glasgow

Why we love it: The grand tartan staircase at Sherbrook Castle Hotel means you won't soon forget where you are during your stay. Of course, you'd be forgiven for thinking this baronial-style castle must be hidden somewhere in the Scottish highlands, but in fact, it's only a 10-minute train journey from the centre of Glasgow.

Head to the bar for a dram of Scotch before sampling traditional cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - we're tempted by the haggis parcel with whisky sauce. Bedrooms are spread across the castle, the garden suites and the cottage, and all guests can start their day with a full Scottish breakfast.

Perks: You can enjoy a true taste of Scotland from the moment you get here, with homemade fudge or shortbread in your room on arrival.

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The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Why we love it: Nothing says Shakespeare quite like a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, and The Arden Hotel couldn't be better placed to explore the Bard's medieval hometown, occupying a peaceful location along the banks of the River Avon. We recommend seeing a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre if you can - it would almost be rude not to since it's right across the road.

The Waterside Brasserie holds two AA Rosettes, and dishes can be served on the terrace or in the garden on a pleasant day. The garden is also a great spot to get your creative juices flowing - it's said that Shakespeare himself penned plays here.

Perks: As writer Henry James said, “there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”. The Arden Hotel agrees, so you can experience this grand British tradition for free with your stay.

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