Accor has announced a heap of “Time to Drive” deals to align with the forthcoming burst of travel expected once more restrictions ease up. The group’s extensive network of hotels at all ranges will see significant price drops and attractive deals at more than 340 properties across both Australia and New Zealand, so hopefully that Trans-Tasman bubble becomes a reality soon.
Whether you’re taking a road trip, or simply looking for a staycation, it’s good to know that rates will dip as low as A$85 per night across some of the group’s biggest brands, including SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissotel, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget.
All deals are valid for new bookings made between now and 30th June for stays up until 13 months from the booking date. All of them will be available exclusively for online bookings, and come with a hefty 3x rewards points as long as the stays are between now and 31st August 2020.
Below are some of the deals we’re finding particularly tempting right now. To explore them, head on over to Accor here.
Discover the magic of the Sunshine Coast with a stay at the popular beachside Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort. Unwind between river and ocean from $179 per night.
Getaway and enjoy a stay at Sofitel Brisbane Central, the perfect place to relax after a day of shopping or sightseeing around Queensland’s ‘River City’. Experience this luxury Brisbane city hotel from $319 per night.
New South Wales
To experience the best of Sydney’s vibrant shopping and dining hub, base yourself in comfort at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour hotel from $209 per night. This perfectly placed hotel is located just a short walk from central Sydney across Pyrmont Bridge.
Located 90 minutes drive west from Sydney, on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, is Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains. Stay this inspiring location from $239* per night.
When visiting Canberra, base yourself at ibis Styles Canberra, which is located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah and within minutes of city centre attractions. Stay from $115 per night.
Explore vibrant Melbourne with a stay at one of the finest boutique hotels in the city, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne – MGallery, from $215 per night. This perfectly placed hotel offers easy access to the best of Melbourne, from its sporting arenas, shops and cultural attractions, to its stylish bars and restaurants.
Stay at Novotel Geelong from $189 per night and enjoy amazing views across the bay and the hotel’s close proximity to shopping centres and local attractions.
Situated just a short walk from Hobart’s bustling waterfront and with a central location, ibis Styles Hobart is perfectly placed to take advantage of the city’s main tourist attractions. Stay from $129 per night.
Stay in comfort at BreakFree Directors Studios Adelaide. The hotel is just a short walk from Rundle Mall and the CBD. The hotel has rooms from $85 per night.
With weather starting to cool down, what better way to warm up than with a beautiful view and a nice glass of wine. If you’re in South Australia, take a drive down to the Barossa Valley and stay at the well-appointed Novotel Barossa Valley Resort from $219 per night.
Perth is home to fine wine, gorgeous weather, popular destinations and diverse precincts. Peppers Kings Square Hotel in the heart of the city provides a stylish urban retreat when exploring Perth from $149 per night.
Just over three hour’s drive south of Perth and nestled on the white sands of Bunker Bay, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort boasts an absolute beachfront location with pristine ocean views and an assortment of onsite amenities. Stay from $279 per night.
New Zealand – North Island
Explore New Zealand’s cute, culinary-blessed and compact capital of Wellington and stay in the heart of the CBD, close to all of the city’s iconic attractions, at Novotel Wellington Hotel from NZD$159 per night.
New Zealand – South Island
Discover New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown, for spine-chilling thrills and glorious scenery. Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the midst of the local fine dining precinct, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Hotel has rooms from NZD$169 per night.