Hi, Graciela, and everybody.
I have used some of these coupons, and you really save money. The
only down that I can see them is that you have to book your hotel
in advance. You cannot simply arrive and say, Hey, I want a room, I
have three coupons from Bancotel. They have different conditions
depending on the month, the day of the week.
I have used them thru my travel agent, buying just the number of
coupons I needed.
Normally you find 4-star accomodation in their lists. You have to pay
the VAT at the hotel, and sometimes you are lucky and you get also
Last year I had a wedding in Madrid, and I wanted to be there from
Thursday on. I paid around 24000 ptas for the Thursday night, and the
price of the coupons for Friday and Saturday was 16000 ptas. So, you
save money. The hotel was quite nice, a bit too business-oriented,
but in a quiet zone (Madrid North) and near the metro and the buses
in the Castellana. I even had a kitchenette in the room.
There are other schemes, not only Bancotel and El Corte Inglés.
Halcón Viajes has its own scheme, but somehow, having found myself
without a room in Madrid due to the fact that they hadn´t booked
it, I decided to stay away from them, and get back to my old travel agent.
I have found an URL from Bancotel that you might find interesting:
Rgds from Covadonga in Bilbao (Spain)