Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. In a few weeks, Laura and I will head to Ireland for her spring break (she is an assistant principal, so we can only travel during school breaks). As I wrote about a few days ago, there are 8 Radisson Blu properties in Ireland and 1 property in Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom). We plan on staying at 5 different Radisson Blu properties on our roadtrip, including Belfast, Sligo, Limerick, Cork, and then Dublin Airport. In this post, I will show you the point redemptions and share a photo of the hotels from the Radisson Blu website.
Here are the 5 Radisson Blu properties we will stay at on our roundtrip around Ireland and Northern Ireland. There are only a few photos of these hotels online, so I am hoping these properties are impressive.
Here are the hotel names, local price, the price converted to US Dollars (USD), the number of Radisson Rewards Points per night, and the cents per point (CPP) value per hotel. These 5 hotels cost a total of $500+ and I redeemed a total of 202,000 Radisson Rewards Points. My CPP redemptions ranged from 0.22 CPP to 0.36 CPP, with an average redemption of 0.26 CPP.
|Hotel Name||Local Price||USD Price||Points||CPP|
|Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast||GBP 75.60||$97.65||44,000||$0.22|
|Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo||EUR 85.50||$93.18||38,000||$0.25|
|Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick||EUR 92.70||$101.03||38,000||$0.27|
|Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork||EUR 124.20||$135.36||38,000||$0.36|
|Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport||EUR 98.10||$106.92||44,000||$0.24|
That sounds really low, but the overwhelming majority of my Radisson Rewards Points came from the anniversary points from my 3 US Bank Radisson Rewards credit cards. To give you an idea of how much the Radisson Rewards points cost, I receive 40,000 Radisson Rewards Points when I pay the $60 annual fee on my US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Credit Card (0.15 CPP) and 40,000 Radisson Rewards Points when I pay the $75 annual fee on my US Bank Radisson Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card (0.19 CPP). Both of those values are lower than the average 0.26 CPP redemption for the 5 Radisson Blu properties.
I have always had really good experiences at Radisson Blu properties, especially in Europe, so I am excited to check out these 5 locations. A few years ago, I stayed at and reviewed the Radisson Blu Royal Dublin. If you stayed at any of these properties recently, please let me know what your experience was. If you have any questions about these Radisson Blu properties, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!