Guide: Accor Plus – Claiming your FREE night!
Wondering how to claim the complimentary Accor Plus night?
Not only will we provide a guide on how to book the complimentary night, we will also go into a bit more detail as to how much we saved over the past 12 months by simply having the Accor Plus membership.
Please note, this is different to the free Accor Le Club loyalty program. If you’re keen to learn more about the Accor Plus membership that provides you with a complimentary night and many more discounts, then click here for an overview of this program.
Guide to claiming your free Stay Plus night with Accor Plus
This couldn’t be easier!
Simply log into the Accor Hotels website, search for your preferred date and property (within Asia Pacific) and you’ll notice a ‘Stay Plus Benefit’ banner at the top of the results which you can toggle on/off if you would like to use this for the booking.
Below are a few examples of results with the Stay Plus Benefit toggled on indicating the rooms are complimentary.
If you’re wanting to stay a couple of nights and use your free night, make sure you’re searching for accommodation for your entire stay – you can still claim your free night within that booking.
What type of room do you get as part of the Stay Plus benefit
It is worth noting that the properties do have limited availability for the stay plus benefit. Properties and booking periods with high demand will need to be booked well in advance (some nearly a year in advance, such as Elements at Byron Bay or Sofitel at Noosa) if you would like to use your complimentary night.
However, you will notice when you’re searching the website that if the property does not have the standard room available, then you can opt for a premium room by paying the difference between the base room and the room that is available. We paid around $30 extra for our stay at Pullman Bunker Bay, glad we did as the room was incredible!
Tips for redeeming your Stay Plus benefit
Although you can use this at most of the Accor Hotels, we would recommend being a little strategic about it.
Don’t go booking a night at the Ibis or Mercure as your complimentary night if you can book the Sofitel or Pullman! The base room rate for the Pullman Bunker Bay is around $250 – that’s what I say is getting your value out of the membership!
How much we’ve saved in one year by having our Accor Plus membership
We easily saved more than $1,100!
The complimentary night at Pullman Bunker Bay was around $250, discounted dinner during the stay was around $150 and over the course of our membership year, we’ve estimated the discounted breakfasts to be another $810!
This doesn’t even take into account any of the occasional lunches or dinners we would have had at the other properties.
Now, I’m sure you’ve just questioned the $810 savings on breakfast alone. To be fair, we do travel a bit so do your own estimations. Since we started our Accor Plus membership, we have stayed at the below Accor properties:
- Ibis Styles Harrington (1 night, December 2016)
- Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach (2 nights, December 2016)
- Mercure Port Macquarie (1 night, January 2017)
- Novotel Newcastle Beach (1 night, January 2017)
- Pullman Magenta Shores (2 nights, March 2017)
- Sofitel Saigon Plaza (3 nights, April 2017)
- Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel (3 nights, April 2017)
- Hotel Royal Hoi An, MGallery by Sofitel (3 nights, April 2017)
- Ibis Saigon Airport (1 night, April 2017)
- Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square (2 nights, September 2017)
- Mercure Perth (1 night, September 2017)
- Pullman Bunker Bay (2 nights, September 2017)
- Elements of Byron, MGallery by Sofitel (3 Nights, December 2017) – stay yet to come
- Pullman Cairns International (2 nights, January 2018) – stay yet to come
That is a total of 27 nights.
We have breakfast at the hotels each morning, why wouldn’t you! The Accor Plus membership generally provides you with a 50% discount for up to two people. Being conservative, if breakfast averages $30 per person ($60 per day for two people) this would have cost $1620! Luckily, after the 50% discount, we saved a whopping $810 on breakfast alone!
In addition to the breakfast savings, you also save if you dine when you dine at the restaurant with up to 50% off your meals and some hotels even offering a discount on beverages as well.
Do you have to stay at the hotel to get the dining discount?
NO! You do not need to be staying at the hotel to get the benefit of your membership. If you fancy a nice buffet breakfast at the Sofitel in your local city, just head on in, present your Accor Plus membership card and get 50% off your breakfast – simple as that!
What are you waiting for? Head over to the Accor Plus website and register! The sooner you do, the sooner you start saving money. Remember, it will take a little while for the membership to be processed so don’t leave it until the last minute before you go on holidays!
Disclaimer: Savings are approximate and your personal savings will obviously depend greatly on how much you travel in a year, the type of hotels you choose to stay at and how frequently you dine in the properties.