Hotel Price Glitch: Four Star Hotel Pineta, Rome for $9/night

This Flyertalk thread points out that HotelClub and Orbitz both should be offering 5th night free (pay 4, get 1) but instead of pricing the Hotel Pineta Palace at pay 1, get 4 free.  The promo is valid through March 31. For the first set of nights I checked that made the rate $17/night.

What’s more, promo code afforb40 may knock an additional $40 off the stay, bringing average room night cost down to about $9 (depending on the rate for the first night). Just choose expand your search options when first arriving at Orbitz, enter hotel name contains ‘Pineta’ to go straight to the property and enter code in the promo box. The discount should appear in the ‘total cost’ summary once you select the hotel!

Here are the TripAdvisor reviews. The place looks perfectly decent. It’s not centrally located but probably a good value for money place to begin with, even without this ‘special offer’.

Folks on Flyertalk have had success making back-to-back reservations for 10 days (pay 2, get 8 nghts free) as well.

Though prepaid, it looks like if you cancel you are entitled to some of your money back. The cancellation policy is:

Cancellations or changes made within 1 day prior to 12:01 AM local hotel time on the day of arrival are subject to a $54.95 charge.

So if you cancel you’re out $60. But you get the difference between that and the first night’s charge back.

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  1. I still find plenty of availability, just not all dates.

    Make sure you pull up a 5 night stay. Just plugged in Dec 14-19 and it worked just fine.

  2. Thanks, Gary. Still not working for Easter week, but looks like Xmas week is a possibility. Can only do one room at a time via Orbitz, so am hoping that after entering first the second will still be available!

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