Ibis Hotels becomes a Tesco Clubcard partner

Clubcard Boost has a new travel partner today – budget hotel group Ibis.

Unfortunately, having looked at the offer, I cannot recommend it.

Instead of letting you use your Clubcard tokens at a multiple of their face value, you need to ‘buy’ a room outright at a flat rate.  These are, frankly, set too high.

Ibis

The following hotels are considered by Ibis to be ‘premium’ and will cost £60 of Clubcard tokens per night:

  • ibis Brighton City Centre
  • ibis Styles Blackpool
  • ibis Cardiff
  • ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
  • ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
  • ibis London Blackfriars
  • ibis London City
  • ibis London Excel Docklands
  • ibis London Earls Court
  • ibis London Euston St Pancras
  • ibis London Docklands
  • ibis Styles London Excel
  • ibis London Greenwich
  • ibis Portsmouth Centre
  • ibis London Shepherds Bush
  • ibis London Stratford
  • ibis London Thurrock M25
  • ibis Styles London Southwark Rose
  • ibis London Wembley
  • ibis York Centre

Here is the problem.  Having looked at a sample of rooms, the most expensive I could find was £117.  That is less than 2x face value.  Many of these hotels had rooms costing LESS than £60!  It may even be that the £117 room would not have been available as there is no information on blackout dates.

The second batch of hotels needs just £25 of vouchers per night:

  • ibis Aberdeen Centre
  • ibis London Barking
  • ibis Birmingham Airport
  • ibis Birmingham Bordesley Circus
  • ibis Birmingham City Centre
  • ibis Styles Birmingham Centre
  • ibis Birmingham Holloway Circus
  • ibis Bradford Shipley
  • ibis Bristol Centre
  • ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay
  • ibis Cardiff Gate
  • ibis Carlisle
  • ibis Chesterfield Centre
  • ibis Chesterfield North
  • ibis Coventry Centre
  • ibis Coventry South
  • ibis Dublin
  • ibis London Elstree Borehamwood
  • ibis London Gatwick Airport
  • ibis London Heathrow Airport
  • ibis Glasgow City Centre
  • ibis Gloucester
  • ibis Hull
  • ibis Leeds Centre
  • ibis Leicester City
  • ibis Lincoln
  • ibis London Luton Airport
  • ibis Northampton Centre
  • ibis Nottingham Centre
  • ibis Plymouth
  • ibis Preston North
  • ibis Reading Centre
  • ibis Rotherham East
  • ibis Rugby East
  • ibis Sheffield City
  • ibis Southampton Centre
  • ibis Stevenage
  • ibis Swansea
  • ibis Wellingborough

The problem here is that these hotels are incredibly cheap anyway. I was regularly finding rooms at around £30-£40.  This is not a good return on £25 of Clubcard vouchers.

If you want to use your vouchers for a hotel stay, I recommend looking at Hilton instead.  It is a transparent system (3 x face value) and you can book online if you know the corporate code.

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