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Affordable Summer in Europe – IHG 2 nights for Price of 1

Does spending six nights in upscale London hotels for $600 sound like a good summer deal?

The IHG two nights for the price of one is one of the best offers available for summer 2010 travel in Europe through September 27, 2010. IHG 2-for-1 Reservation link.

The IHG two-for-one hotel nights offer is based on the Best Flexible Rate. Availability is primarily for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday arrivals, but most participating hotels appear to allow the rate any two consecutive nights of the week. Rates are variable for different nights of the week.

These IHG 2-for-1 rates are prepaid, nonrefundable and no changes allowed.

London has enough participating hotels that spending a week in Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in central London can be done for about $100US per night and no extra charge for a second adult in the London hotels. Two kids can even stay free and at these rates you might be able to splurge for a cheap suite.

A Danube River view at the InterContinental Budapest at slightly over $80 per night is a traveler’s Eastern European dream price for a luxury hotel, although a second adult in your IC room can raise the cost of this room by another $50 per night according to the fine print for this specific hotel.

Here are sample hotels and rates found across Europe checking random dates. The rates shown below are the lowest rates listed. Many hotels have multiple rates and may even allow 2-for-1 room rates in suites.

InterContinental Hotels Group 2 nights for Price of 1 in Europe, May 1 to Sep 27, 2010


  • Hamurabi2008 May 30, 2010

    Thanks! Good promotion!
    However, the link does not mention IC brand and I fail to find any IC properties (incl. Budapest) for the 2-for-1 rate?

  • abcx May 31, 2010

    It’s a little-known secret that these rates are also available at some other ICs like Prague, Warsaw and Vienna (IIRC).

  • Cornroaster May 31, 2010

    I was just able to book 2 nights at the IC Budapest. I had to call IC Reservations at 1-800-IC HOTELS (800 424 6835.) They directed me to place a reservation through the web site link for 2 nights at the Best Flexible Rate (we booked a SUPERIOR ROOM KING BED RIVER VIEW for 184 Euros per day.) The Reservations Center connected me to IC Guest Relations, who told me that the rate would be adjusted to the Advance Purchase Rate of 138 Euros plus tax for the two days and I should receive a confirming email from the Budapest IC Hotel within 48 hours to confirm the rate. This took about an hour on the phone after trying unsuccessfully to get a confirmation of the rate online. I will note if I get the confirming email after it is received. Thanks for pointing this promotion out to us.

  • Cornroaster June 1, 2010

    I received a confirming email from the InterContinental Budapest which confirmed my rate for 2 nights as 69 Euros per night, which is the same as the single night rate of 138 Euros for the room requested.

  • Ric Garrido June 1, 2010

    The IC Budapest was available online at the 2 for 1 rate shown above when I wrote this post.

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