The Hoxton launches Olympics £1 sale

London hotel The Hoxton is offering five rooms at £1 each, every night between July 1 and September 30, including all nights covering the London 2012 Games.

The Hoxton has run regular (and extremely popular) £1 sales in the past, but those still looking for rooms in London over the Olympics period may be particularly interested in trying to secure a room at the promotional rate.

The Shoreditch hotel says it will offer a total of over 500 rooms at £1, and in a departure from previous sales, customers will need to answer four multiple choice general knowledge questions before being eligible to search for a £1 room.

The hotel says that “If you are one of the fastest to correctly complete the quiz, your chances of getting a £1 room are about 40 to 1… If you get an answer wrong and need to start again your odds will have increased to about 100 to 1”.

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Report by Mark Caswell

Hoxton announces latest £1 sale

London’s Hoxton Urban Lodge will once again offer 500 rooms for just £1 from this Thursday lunchtime, but you’ll have to be quick, as the bargain stays went in just 13 minutes last time round.

The budget-chic hotel periodically runs the promotion, offering 500 rooms at £1, and a further 500 rooms at £29. This time the bookings are valid for stays between May 14 and August 31.

It’s a great offer, but inevitably it’s also a popular one, with over 300,000 people trying to book when the hotel last ran the promotion in January. In our experience the website can run extremely slowly when the offer launches, and you’ll need to be prompt to stand a chance of being one of the lucky few, as all 1,000 rooms sold out in just 13 minutes last time.

The lastest promotion starts at 1200 BST this Thursday (May 13) – for more information visit Normal rates at the hotel range between £59 and £199. For a review of the property from 2007, click here.

Report by Mark Caswell