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When buying HH points makes sense

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Well I've never considered buying any hotel points to be good value but today on looking to book the Hilton Seychelles for 5 nights I decided to check if buying points would be worth while (cheapest room is 500EUR pn) - so low and behold I found there is a promo at the moment - 100% bonus when buying up to 160,000 - so I jumped on the additional points I needed for a 5 night stay (fifth night free) and got the room for less than half the full price (after paying for the points of course). So i'm pretty happy with HH. My booking also has an offer to upgrade to the next room type of 75EUR pn - I'll have to think about that - all rooms are villas (90sm) so this would only provide a better view.

As an aside - while travelling in Europe earlier this year as a Gold - I was given lounge access in several Hilton (of course the T&Cs say you need to be Platinum) - I didn't ask for this access it was just offered as though it was standard.
 

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Buying HH points is usually good value for either the cheapest (5-20k) or most expensive (95-120k) hotels.

Looking forward to read your impressions about Hilton Seychelles. It’s on my list to visit one day.
 

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