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£45 off Flights £110 of Flights and Hotels with voucher @ Opodo Valid From 26th June

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Instructions:£45 off Flights Code: SALE45 Min. Spend: £800 £110 off Flights+Hotels Code: SALE110 Min. Spend: £1000 T&C's: *Conditions for SUMMER MEGA SALE promotional code. Enter the code in the corresponding box on the payment page. Discounts valid from 26th June to 5th July 2017 (included). You may
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alphamike Avatar2d, 11h agoFound 2 days, 11 hours ago
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Wouldn't touch Opodo.
My daughter is STILL waiting for them to refund the EXTRA payment she had make to Easyjet when she booked through Opodo. Despite having paid for luggage and having proof she had booked and paid for baggage, Opodo had not booked luggage for their return flight. Easyjet charged them £40. Opodo said it was a mistake and they had sent her the money back (in March) she still hasn't received it back.
This appears to be a regular thing with Opodo. Sometimes it's the flights not booked, sometimes the luggage.
Would never trust them with my bookings!
ohh thats no good. !
Wouldn't touch Opodo.
My daughter is STILL waiting for them to refund the EXTRA payment she had make to Easyjet when she booked through Opodo. Despite having paid for luggage and having proof she had booked and paid for baggage, Opodo had not booked luggage for their return flight. Easyjet charged them £40. Opodo said it was a mistake and they had sent her the money back (in March) she still hasn't received it back.

This appears to be a regular thing with Opodo. Sometimes it's the flights not booked, sometimes the luggage.
Would never trust them with my bookings!
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~50% on Eurocamp

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Instructions:Book by 30th June 2017 and save up to 50% off your next Eurocamp holiday! Enter the code in the 'party details screen' 2017 Nights on Parc 1st April to 30th June = 50% 1st to 21st July = 35% 22nd July to 29th August = 15% discount 30th August to 29th October = 35% discount Holiday Ho
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RhythmMe Avatar3d, 2h agoFound 3 days, 2 hours ago1 Comment
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I tried and added the code 17LIFE03, and my price went up by £50!

But, the price befre that was pretty decent, so heated for that reason
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Hotels.com 10% Off

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Instructions:Found this fantastic discount code for someone who needs to book a hotel through Hotels.com. Make sure you use cashback websites + compare with Trivago etc before booking. Coupon Discount Code: AFPMM417 Booking dates: 1st April to 2nd July 2017 Travel dates: 1st April to 30th September 2017  
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From London: Adults Only Two Weeks in Kos inc flights, hotel with breakfast & transfers 9-23rd July £209.70pp @ Thomson £419.40

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£419.40 @ Thomson Holidays (ThomsonFly)
For July, this is a great value deal to Kos fr om London, in a lovely rated hotel, the https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g666312-d498593-Reviews-Bahamas_Hotel-Kos_Town_Kos_Dodecanese_South_A… Read More
For July, this is a great value deal to Kos fr om London, in a lovely rated hotel, the https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g666312-d498593-Reviews-Bahamas_Hotel-Kos_Town_Kos_Dodecanese_South_A…
rachelandgromit Avatar4d, 4h agoFound 4 days, 4 hours ago3 Comments
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I rather holiday in London!
Posted a couple of school holiday deals recently, but peak time so yep, expect high prices.
Come across anything for the middle of August? Everything I've seen so far is extortionate.
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Free open weekend at Village Hotel Gym/Spa/Pools nationwide 24-25 June, supporting Help The Heroes

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"Join us for a weekend of fun in support of Help for Heroes! Come down to Village Gym during our Charity Open Weekend and take part in a range of activities including 'beat the instructor' style c… Read More
"Join us for a weekend of fun in support of Help for Heroes! Come down to Village Gym during our Charity Open Weekend and take part in a range of activities including 'beat the instructor' style c…
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1 Night Hotel Stay (2 Adults & 2 Children) and Free Entry for Children into Knowsley Safari from £33.61 *Lots of availablity for school holidays* @ Groupon

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I'm not a Groupon fan but for various dates over the next couple of months, if you aren't stuck to jusr weekends there is what appears to be a really good offer on Groupon for the Holiday Inn at Knows… Read More
I'm not a Groupon fan but for various dates over the next couple of months, if you aren't stuck to jusr weekends there is what appears to be a really good offer on Groupon for the Holiday Inn at Knows…
rachelandgromit Avatar5d, 1h agoFound 5 days, 1 hour ago5 Comments
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Can you add a extra child?
**Please note that adult Safari Park tickets are not included and they must be purchased at the Safari Park. One child voucher is included for each paying adult.
they also have an offer on for day visits mon-fri in june so ends next week whole car for £15 entry im looking to go when its a bt cooler xx so this is like £15 for the car instead of something similar per person but only available in june x
Sid.WF17
Is breakfast definitely included?


Just rung the hotel for you, yes it does. It's only a basic breakfast, but does include some hot options.
Is breakfast definitely included?
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Bed+Bubbles+Breakfast - Hotel stay with continental breakfast + Glass of prosecco each from £39.50pp [£79.00] @ Malmaison

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£79.00 @ Malmaison
Nice little offer if you are looking to get away for a night, with a glass of prosecco included, as well as a continental breakfast the next morning. The best part? The offer is on all days, includin… Read More
Nice little offer if you are looking to get away for a night, with a glass of prosecco included, as well as a continental breakfast the next morning. The best part? The offer is on all days, includin…
msmyth Avatar5d, 6h agoFound 5 days, 6 hours ago4 Comments
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Heat from me, supposed to be really good hotels.
Heat from me, supposed to be really good hotels.
dates only for JULY
minimum 2 night stay on Saturdays!
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Cadbury World Family Pass + Hotel Stay in Solihull + Breakfast with Leisure Access for 4 £119 at Wowcher

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Family pass for upto 2 adults and 2 children under 15 for Cadbury World with an overnight stay at the Regency Hotel including breakfast and leisure access from just £119. Enjoy a relaxed overnigh… Read More
Family pass for upto 2 adults and 2 children under 15 for Cadbury World with an overnight stay at the Regency Hotel including breakfast and leisure access from just £119. Enjoy a relaxed overnigh…
millarcat Avatar6d, 4h agoFound 6 days, 4 hours ago1 Comment
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Great deal but think about it. You're visiting a factory. And yes, I've been. I didn't think it was a great day out but I'm an a bone fide miserable git. Wife and kids loved it though.
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Beat Ryanair's Luggage Restrictions, send 30kg to Spain for £32.00 straight to your hotel! Send your luggage worldwide.

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I was looking at booking a flight to Barcelona but didn't want to pay the rip-off baggage fees via the airlines. Found this website and thought it may help others. For example, £32 to send 30kg of lug… Read More
I was looking at booking a flight to Barcelona but didn't want to pay the rip-off baggage fees via the airlines. Found this website and thought it may help others. For example, £32 to send 30kg of lug…
cocogumbo Avatar6d, 6h agoFound 6 days, 6 hours ago15 Comments
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joyf4536
Might be handy but not cheap when companies can send 30Kg parcels to France and charge you just £6 on a 2-3 day service.
Do you think a suitcase would stand up to this form of shipping?

Just to confirm I mean, when I purchase from UK companies I get charged £5 + Vat for up to 30Kg of goods delivered to France. Including glass contents sometimes. Delivered by DPD
cocogumbo
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Standard3-4 working daysup to 20kg: £62.00up to 30kg: £64.00over 30kg: £64.00 + £4.00 per additional kgExpress1-2 working daysup to 5kg: £76.00up to 20kg: £140.00up to 30kg: £171.00over 30kg: £171.00 + £6.80 per additional kgThese are return prices, I take it most people want their luggage back after hols.
How about someone with a working VISA going to Australia - they may want it one way? How about someone travelling to a skiing competition but is getting a lift back with their team mates? Lots of reasons!
Key word was hols.
joyf4536
Might be handy but not cheap when companies can send 30Kg parcels to France and charge you just £6 on a 2-3 day service.
Do you think a suitcase would stand up to this form of shipping?
Might be handy but not cheap when companies can send 30Kg parcels to France and charge you just £6 on a 2-3 day service.
muffboy
And when you are abroad for a 2 week holiday and it doesn't arrive.....what next?
Because that never happens with the airlines.....
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From Newcastle: Family of 4 July 11 Night All Inclusive Holiday to Fuerteventura Inc Flights, Good Rated Hotel & Private Transfers £375.88pp @ Ebookers/Jet2 Whole Family £1,503.52

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Firstly, I am going to apologise to all teachers and if you book this you need to check the implications if you need to take your kids out of term as I believe for many in Newcastle this deal may mean… Read More
Firstly, I am going to apologise to all teachers and if you book this you need to check the implications if you need to take your kids out of term as I believe for many in Newcastle this deal may mean…
rachelandgromit Avatar1w, 13h agoFound 1 week, 13 hours ago2 Comments
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Great deal thanks for posting. I'm still looking but probably need to go end of August, just waiting for work dates.
I would rather holiday in Newcastle!
Way better IMO!
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Rome, Italy 2 Night inc Hotel & Flights £69.00 - 57% Off (London & Regional Flights) @ gogroupie

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Got this on their newsletter today, Amazing price for a two night break including flights Hotels look decent too: http://www.smoothhotelrometermini.com/ or http://www.hotelsaintpaulrome.com/en/defaul… Read More
Got this on their newsletter today, Amazing price for a two night break including flights Hotels look decent too: http://www.smoothhotelrometermini.com/ or http://www.hotelsaintpaulrome.com/en/defaul…
LynnePlumb41 Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago31 Comments
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bubbak
dont be fooled by this deal. I called up the provider... it's 2 days with arrival in Rome at 11pm and departure the next day at 6 :3 0am for the 6th/7th November date! They want to suck you in once you buy the voucher to upgrade.


Thanks for pointing that out, knew their had to be a catch.
Terrible flight times! Just called.. you lose 2 full days, leaving you with only 1 full day there.
whizzkid11
You should edit the title to say £69pppn - £69 per person per night - its misleading as is.


But its not per person per night, its £69 per person 2 nights.
You should edit the title to say £69pppn - £69 per person per night - its misleading as is.
Not even enough time to unpack!
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Free Lunch? (Well - you gotta pay for drinks!) Tuesdays in June+July at Bullit Hotel Belfast

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cut/paste from website Food lovers are in for a tweet this summer with Taylor & Clay’s new Tweet Seats Tuesday campaign, offering Twitter fans the chance to dine for free. Each Tuesday thro… Read More
cut/paste from website Food lovers are in for a tweet this summer with Taylor & Clay’s new Tweet Seats Tuesday campaign, offering Twitter fans the chance to dine for free. Each Tuesday thro…
radishnet Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago2 Comments
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Well if you want a reason then, friendly and welcoming people, great food, great city, great beer and great night life.
I have always wanted to visit Belfast but this is not a good enough reason
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Celebrate with Novotel £50.00 hotel rooms BOOK today stay by Jan 2018

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Not a lot of detail on the website but there is a countdown to the time of the offer which starts at 5.50pm UK time today Wednesday and ends 50 minutes later. From MSE - you can book and stay from 01… Read More
Not a lot of detail on the website but there is a countdown to the time of the offer which starts at 5.50pm UK time today Wednesday and ends 50 minutes later. From MSE - you can book and stay from 01…
windym Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago64 Comments
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Shame about the website. It was a real pain to use. Found that the special offer was not working using Crome and also defaulted to 1 Adult for a room booking with no apparent way of changing it . I would have booked it with one adult but wanted to add the breakfast web special which would have been difficult after the booking was complete.

Don't know if anyone else faced similar issues.
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Splog
3 nights in Edinburgh for £150. Gone successfully through (waiting for validation with my bank? That's odd.)
Had to pay extra for breakfast though as an add on option, pfft.
Payment rejected. No reason given. Rubbish.
Exactly the same happened to me for my booking in London. Call the hotel reservations line shown on your booking email and query it, give them your reservation number too as per the email. They confirmed there was an issue with their systems which has meant payment has not been made, however the booking was there on the system (note that they could find it by my name, only by reservation number). They took payment over the phone and sent me a confirmation email as requested.
Good Luck!!!

They have actually contacted me directly to fix the mistake and everything is now sorted.

I'm very pleased and much more inclined to consider them in the future..
Splog
Splog
3 nights in Edinburgh for £150. Gone successfully through (waiting for validation with my bank? That's odd.)
Had to pay extra for breakfast though as an add on option, pfft.
Payment rejected. No reason given. Rubbish.

Exactly the same happened to me for my booking in London. Call the hotel reservations line shown on your booking email and query it, give them your reservation number too as per the email. They confirmed there was an issue with their systems which has meant payment has not been made, however the booking was there on the system (note that they could find it by my name, only by reservation number). They took payment over the phone and sent me a confirmation email as requested.

Good Luck!!!
Splog
Splog
3 nights in Edinburgh for £150. Gone successfully through (waiting for validation with my bank? That's odd.)
Had to pay extra for breakfast though as an add on option, pfft.

Payment rejected. No reason given. Rubbish.


Hope mine is not cancelled. Did you get a confirmation email from Novotel? Payment went through.
Splog
3 nights in Edinburgh for £150. Gone successfully through (waiting for validation with my bank? That's odd.)
Had to pay extra for breakfast though as an add on option, pfft.

Payment rejected. No reason given. Rubbish.
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Bargain breaks in June eg 1 night stay for 2 with 2 days park entry £99 or pay £5pp extra and stay in Shark Hotel with fastrack, breakfast, parking & wifi @ Thorpe Park

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Bargain breaks in June at Thorpe Park. Stay for the night in a nearby hotel and get 2 people for £99 including 2 days park entry or upgrade and pay £5 per person and stay on site at Thorpe Park Shark Read More
Bargain breaks in June at Thorpe Park. Stay for the night in a nearby hotel and get 2 people for £99 including 2 days park entry or upgrade and pay £5 per person and stay on site at Thorpe Park Shark
emribena Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago2 Comments
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Booked thanks :-)
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£75 off flight + hotel combo for 2 people no min spend e.g. 2 Flights from Manchester to Hamburg & 1 Night hotel for 86p - 2 Flights London Stansted to Milan & 1 Night Hotel £4.87 @ Lastminute.com

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Worth a punt, follow the steps. Step 1 Go on Ryanair website and check out low cost flights to your preferred destination e.g. have found return flights for Hamburg, Milan for £19.98 return. Note dow… Read More
Worth a punt, follow the steps. Step 1 Go on Ryanair website and check out low cost flights to your preferred destination e.g. have found return flights for Hamburg, Milan for £19.98 return. Note dow…
Chanchi32 Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day ago26 Comments
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This happened last week. People charged full price. Trying to cancel.
The T&C says £1500 min spend
I haven't tried this yet, but the code is still live here https://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/lastminute.com - they look like individual codes so maybe worth trying a few to see if there is an error on some of the codes and check T&Cs
Doesn't work, says not valid as you go to pay and adds the £75 back on
You spoilt the surprise :( Heat added ;)
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Late Thomson Package Holiday - Zante, Greece - Flights, bags, hotel and reps. - £86pp @ HolidayHypermarket (4 sharing) £344.00

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Late deal leaving Gatwick on 13th June for 1 week in Zante. Key Features In the heart of Laganas Free Wi-Fi by pool Scene Rep Service The Vivian Hotel is a great base for checking off Lagan… Read More
Late deal leaving Gatwick on 13th June for 1 week in Zante. Key Features In the heart of Laganas Free Wi-Fi by pool Scene Rep Service The Vivian Hotel is a great base for checking off Lagan…
MancboyChris Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago3 Comments
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Any nice ladies in that Laganas (strip club)?
WOW... bed bugs, bills for faulty taps.... not sure this can be classed as a bargain... suppose if Thomson move you then you are onto a winner.
and the wifi is not free... even though it states that.
Maybe one for lads who dont give a monkeys about the quality.
also check on thomsons flying from edinburgh and glasgow for these dates for other destinations around Greece they're ridiculously cheap
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1 Week Holiday to Crete - 18th July - Flights, Bags, Hotel & Transfers - £114pp 4 sharing @ Olympic Holidays £458.60

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Decent package holiday from Gatwick for a week in July. Hotel gets 5/5 on TripAdvisor. Staying at Alonia Apartments. Based on 4 sharing. Read More
Decent package holiday from Gatwick for a week in July. Hotel gets 5/5 on TripAdvisor. Staying at Alonia Apartments. Based on 4 sharing.
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Alton Towers 50% off Hotel Stays - Promo code: BRO50 - Book By 30th June 17

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Received this in the post with my brochure. Gives you 50% off hotel stays from 19th May to 5th Nov 2017. Usable at all hotels except CBeebies Land Hotel. Expires 30th June Working - Examples; 2 adult… Read More
Received this in the post with my brochure. Gives you 50% off hotel stays from 19th May to 5th Nov 2017. Usable at all hotels except CBeebies Land Hotel. Expires 30th June Working - Examples; 2 adult…
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Great bit of info mrsabdin I got the gourmet card an 2 day admission was £32.50... Thanks
Does it include the admission of the water park?
mrsabdin
If u need park tickets .. register for a gourmet card (£1) and then call n book over the phone 1 day entry is £23 and 2 days is £32 .. i found some crackin deals for the time scarefest is on :)
How to book for gourmet card? Any link/instructions please. Also can you mix the two days tickets? For example first day at CBEEBIES and second at theme or water park? Thank you.
If u need park tickets .. register for a gourmet card (£1) and then call n book over the phone 1 day entry is £23 and 2 days is £32 .. i found some crackin deals for the time scarefest is on :)
Only returning guests are eligible to use the 50% code. We received one through the post too with our brochure, as previous guests we are on Merlin Breaks mailing list. You can only use the code to book over the phone and rooms are limited availability. W booked an Arctic Explorers Room in Alton Towers hotel for family of 4 cost £110 one night with the code. I wouldn't advise anyone to use the cereal box coupons as you can only use them on the day at the gate when purchasing full price tickets. You can make much more of a saving by booking entry tickets online at least five days in advance. Full price on the day tickets are in excess of £60 per person. We took our cereal box vouchers and ended up throwing them in the bin as box office at entrance advised us of 2nd day for a tenner offer, which you can't get with the cereal box vouchers!!
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25% OFF your Travelodge hotel stay on any Sunday in June plus 5% Topcashback

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Travelodge have another deal on for 25% off your hotel booking on any Sunday in June. Use code FATHERS2017 at checkout - 5% Topcashback Read More
Travelodge have another deal on for 25% off your hotel booking on any Sunday in June. Use code FATHERS2017 at checkout - 5% Topcashback
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I just looked at one where I am already booked for Sunday 11th June. The starting price is £7 more than I paid some weeks ago, resulting in a massive saving of £2.25 after the discount is applied!!!
You know as more people book the rooms the prices go up.... yeah, well think about it a second - when you booked the room, you probably made it more expensive for the next person to book it...
Wish there was a way to down vote comments on this site.
romeroe
Stillahibby
I just looked at one where I am already booked for Sunday 11th June. The starting price is £7 more than I paid some weeks ago, resulting in a massive saving of £2.25 after the discount is applied!!!
You know as more people book the rooms the prices go up.... yeah, well think about it a second - when you booked the room, you probably made it more expensive for the next person to book it...
Well I am terribly sorry. I will book elsewhere in future. Stupid post.
Stillahibby
I just looked at one where I am already booked for Sunday 11th June. The starting price is £7 more than I paid some weeks ago, resulting in a massive saving of £2.25 after the discount is applied!!!

You know as more people book the rooms the prices go up.... yeah, well think about it a second - when you booked the room, you probably made it more expensive for the next person to book it...
ianozoe
:D Just booked for Anniversary cheers.

Hope you have a good one. (party)
Tried to book for Sunday in June but it says NO DISCOUNT AVAILABLE!?
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Father's Day 4 course Carvery + Free Beer for Dad - Adults from £12.95 & Kids from £6.95 @ Village Hotels

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Just spotted this on the Village site, 4 course meals form £12.95 per adult or from £6.95 per child. Includes a Starter, main course, side and dessert. As well as that, Dads get a FREE beer. Looks go… Read More
Just spotted this on the Village site, 4 course meals form £12.95 per adult or from £6.95 per child. Includes a Starter, main course, side and dessert. As well as that, Dads get a FREE beer. Looks go…
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It's not quite "Free beer for dad" - it's just a (emphasis on single) free beer for dad :)
fully booked in Liverpool x
kentpixs
Great but why is Maidstone Village Hotel £18.95 !!!????? when all the others are under £15.00


It's still 4 courses for a steal!
Great but why is Maidstone Village Hotel £18.95 !!!????? when all the others are under £15.00
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Save 20% On ALL Gift Experiences ie Two Night Hotel Stay for 2 People £79.20 / Double Supercar Blast with Passenger Ride & Photo £52 + Lots more for Fathers Day @ Tesco Direct

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With Fathers Day just around the corner I'm on the hunt for some gifts / experiences for my husband & FIL. Had an email through from Tesco with a special offer of 20% OFF ALL their gift experience… Read More
With Fathers Day just around the corner I'm on the hunt for some gifts / experiences for my husband & FIL. Had an email through from Tesco with a special offer of 20% OFF ALL their gift experience…
wishihadadonkey Avatar2w, 4d agoFound 2 weeks, 4 days ago5 Comments
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Why should everything be for 2??? Why would I want to spend a night in a hotel with the Mrs when I will not get anything in return???? It's been drought for 4 years- SAD!
Nice
I see what you did there : )
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14 Nights Hurghada, 5* All inclusive Hotel & 5* Nile Cruise inc Flights £489.00 - Save 46% @ Go Groupie

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Had to re read this a few times! 7 Nights 5* All Inclusive here: https://desertrose.com/en Then a 7 Night 5* Nile Cruise! onboard this: http://www.emiliotravel.com/cruise/restaurant.htm 14 Night 5… Read More
Had to re read this a few times! 7 Nights 5* All Inclusive here: https://desertrose.com/en Then a 7 Night 5* Nile Cruise! onboard this: http://www.emiliotravel.com/cruise/restaurant.htm 14 Night 5…
LynnePlumb41 Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago34 Comments
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Yeah.... Latest travel advice doesn't look good for Egypt...
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
the Governorate of South Sinai, with the exception of the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier, which includes the airport and the areas of Sharm el Maya, Hadaba, Naama Bay, Sharks Bay and Nabq; however, we advise against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh;
the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta regions, excluding the coastal areas between the Nile Delta and Marsa Matruh (as shown on the map).
There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. The UK government has implemented additional security measures in several countries, including Egypt
Obviously, the Nile Cruise and stay aren't in the areas directly affected... But still...

Yep, I know Thomas Cook have cancelled all it's Sharm El Sheikh holiday bookings for the winter of 2017/2018 and Summer 2018 as well as it's flights there and even if this holiday is not in one of the areas specified, the FCO still say “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Egypt” and advises "you should be vigilant at all times."
MisterSkinflint
szigmon123
whok1844
Only for the brave
Why? Please explain
Like you need an explanation?
Yezplzboi
szigmon123
MisterSkinflint
szigmon123
whok1844
Only for the brave
Why? Please explain
Like you need an explanation?
I do yes. If it is safety related maybe I should go to Paris, London or Manchester instead..... Oh hold on...


You are aware that both the us and Canada warn about travel to the UK.


Lovely beaches in the places you mention.... Genius!
MisterSkinflint
szigmon123
whok1844
Only for the brave
Why? Please explain
Like you need an explanation?
I do yes. If it is safety related maybe I should go to Paris, London or Manchester instead..... Oh hold on...


You are aware that both the us and Canada warn about travel to the UK.

Edited By: szigmon123 on Jun 07, 2017 19:59: .
Are you idiots really moaning about safety in other countries when our POS is getting bombed and attacked every other week?
Wtf much!
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Fabulous Fridays at Hotel du Vin - Friday night stay with a 3 course dinner & bottle of champagne from £72.50pp (2 sharing) £145.00 @ Hotel du Vin

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Thought this was a great offer! The hotels are stunning IMO and would make for a nice getaway with that special someone, or take me with you, whatevs. (lipstick) 'The perfect tonic to begin your we… Read More
Thought this was a great offer! The hotels are stunning IMO and would make for a nice getaway with that special someone, or take me with you, whatevs. (lipstick) 'The perfect tonic to begin your we…
msmyth Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago6 Comments
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dizzer
If anyone has done this before, does this include breakfast..Offer page isn't clear

No breakfast extra £30
If anyone has done this before, does this include breakfast..Offer page isn't clear
They don't half pack people in to the Bristol restaurant though, was absolutely sweltering last time I ate there.
Can also vouch for Bristol. The hotel is beautiful, and the restaurant is very good.
I think the best value one there is Bristol - fabulous hotel there and close to everything you need.
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From London Standsted: 7nts at Trinity Hotel - Zante, Greece £96pp 13-20 June £192.00 @ Thomson

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Hot, but I'd prefer to fly out of London Sitsted
hot!
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HOTEL IS DISGUSTING.

Dirty week away in a hotel, sounds good to me.
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HOTEL IS DISGUSTING.

CAPS LOCK IS DISGUSTING ;)
HOTEL IS DISGUSTING.
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One-night stay for two people @ The Crazy Bear hotel with a flute of Pere et Fils Champagne on arrival, a bottle of Champagne in your bedroom, three course dinner AND breakfast for £139.50pp @ via Groupon £279.00

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I took my wife to the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton for Valentines this year and had an absolutely shocking experience.

I had booked months before, but then the day before I was called to be told that we there wouldn't be an a la carte menu availabe.... oh, and I had to pay a deposit to keep my reservation... Then when we arrived we were greeted with some very average food and just average service.

Just to add insult to injury, I noticed the day after that they hadn't deducted my last minute deposit from the bill. I called to politely ask for my deposit money back and I was told "Huh... why didn't you check the bill before you left". I then wrote an email explaining that I felt that I had been treated rather badly, and whether this was really the experience they wanted to give guests… and heard precisely nothing back from them.

So, is this place worth it? You'd do better spending your money elsewhere... no really.. almost anywhere else!

Edited By: Chris.Kitchener on Jun 06, 2017 22:01:
Having eaten at the Stadhampton version, I'd steer clear of the restaurants too!"

Service was awful and they had no bread anywhere in the place (either that or they were too lazy to find some). Not good when you've got garlic butter sauce to mop up.

Rest of the food was passable, if you're paying local pub prices, but not when you're paying £20 a dish and then £4.50 for each veg!

Only one word for the place....pretentious.
"...AND breakfast..."
I'm guessing the AND for breakfast is because it's the most important meal of the day - albeit cheapest part?!
I stayed here a few years ago after winning as a prize through work.
To be honest it was good not great the rooms are very plush and for a couple having some romantic time together i can see the draw.

For me personally being a corporate stay i spent most of the time getting drunk at the cocktail bar and i could have stayed in a shed and it would have made no difference to my stay :)
It hasn't got particularly good reviews. This post is misleading and should be removed.
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When does it have to be used by? Ie last stay date possible
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Tackle six of the UK's biggest rollercoasters at the Alton Towers Resort and come back for FREE (eg 2 People - night in resort hotel + Breakfast, parking + day in park (Plus FREE return tickets for riding big 6) £69.50pp £139.00

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Hey all, hope you're all OK - just spotted this on AT site and seems a decent price for what you get all from £69.50pp (based on 2 adults) - you can obvs add more people but price will vary. Example…
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Went last Tuesday, it rained.

Positives: Did get the big six done by 11:30

Negatives: rain feels like being stabbed by knitting needles on Rita and smiler.

Have fun.
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In what way were they too laid back after the accident ?What by admitting blame straight away,saying those injured will want for nothing,making sure the ones who lost limbs were give the most advanced prosthetic legs going.You say you won't risk taking your family there and young staff are a risk,yet I suspect your are willing to drive on a road which is far more dangerous,with young drivers all around you who are a high risk of having an accident.I don't personally know one single person who has been hurt on any type of theme park ride,yet I have had a family member killed on the motorway through no fault of there own,and a couple of friends,and most people I know have had some sort of road collision at one time or another.So for me the biggest risk about Alton towers is the car journey up there and back.


Fact- you employ a kid fair enough, but what happens when something goes wrong? that poor kid ain gonna know what to do. hes going to panic whereas a mature adult who has had more experience in life will have a better judgement call and thats the kind of thing that's needed for jobs such as these. there's a lot more responsibility involved in this rather than say handing out burgers.
and this all comes back to my laid back comment. have a look into how long it took them to call the emergency services. if proper training was provided and protocols put in place then it wouldnt have taken so long for them to pull there finger out.

oh and i drive because i have to. i don't drive for fun so do you see the difference?

With respect, you're quoting news reports so you don't REALLY know what you're talking about (and neither do I!!). However, as far as I'm aware AT have their own onsite emergency crews, PERHAPS they weren't aware of just how serious things were on that ONE occasion? From what I saw, even the external emergency crews had access issues, they might have simply not realised it was as bad as it was hence delaying the call. Regardless, you have a report of two trains colliding, it wasn't high speed, so they probably expected a bit of whiplash at worst, so they might have assumed that their teams could cope. Perhaps they then struggled to gain access, and eventually discovered the true extent and called in a full emergency?

Now, like your comment, this is pure speculation, but surely you don't believe that AT would want this to happen? Even the "kids" operating the machines wouldn't want things like this to happen, I'm sure that they would have reacted differently if they had known from the start?

My main issue is that people are effectively trying to shut down AT with no reason. I thought that their safety record was quite good? This was an isolated issue on a ride which is probably just too ambitious and probably should be taken down? I read a report about the "dangerous smiler strikes again" yesterday, apparently people were "in fear of their lives", turns out someone just held the safety restraint down when the train returned to the station so it didn't release and the system (rightly) reported a fault..... oO
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Pretty sure this price doesn't include park tickets though?

The pic states path entry and room.
Pretty sure this price doesn't include park tickets though?
I wish they'd bring back rides like the Human Trebuchet, like the one they had at Middlemoor Water Park in Somerset.
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Watch the video:
Deadly Human Trebuchet

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Just got back from Slaley Hall with my wife, presented the voucher nothing to pay towels included. Used the gym and spa
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So is this just for company members or can anyone use it? I've had the email to download the voucher which states the same as above
if this one is included it's luxury!! worth a free day. ta op none near me but we always go for free gym/spa days and spend a nice day luxuriating!!

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Has anyone been able to pick a day other then in June? Thanks

6- 13th June only for all the south east i checked.

Also needing to specify an arrival time?!
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It says I need a company card.. what does this mean?
ive just booked got an email stating exclusively for company members only and company card has to be shown on arrival? what ever that means ? i am waiting for telephone call to confirm my booking so will ask
Excellent find.
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From Birmingham: 2 Night Barcelona City Break, Central Hotel 25-27 June £111.48pp Total for Two @ Travel Republic £222.96

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best time to visit Barcelona is September,not so busy, still lovely weather and slot cheaper,I travel to Barcelona alot .


Hi for Barcelona how many days you recommend as I never been there
dealerxxx
Two nights no thanks


Indeed, first day you're not checked in until 8pm if you're lucky... find some food and it's virtually time to board the sleepytime express to Bedfordshire. Second day is yours to visit two or three of the hundreds of attractions (or cram many more in without pausing for breath). Third day you're looking to make your way to the airport at 11am.

Nice idea but you need way more time in Barcelona unless your intention is just to add another notch to your travel bedpost or impress your mates with a random Facebook check in.
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flights went up


Yes but as with all flights they have to land at some point! :D


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Two nights no thanks
As for the pickpockets you were lucky not to see any, it's the pickpocketing capital of Europe. Shame because it's an absolutely beautiful city but keep extra vigilant, especially on the trains.
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From Manchester:19-26 June, 1 Week 18-30 Holiday to Sunny Beach £89.99pp inc Flights, Hotel, Luggage & Transfers @ Thomas Cook £179.99

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i went last august ..
didnt really like it tbh
weather wasnt great
very overcast every day and quite a bit of rain (which i know cant be helped)
paid £750 for 2 weeks all inclusive each
wasnt as cheap as was expecting as i suppose sunny beach is a man made resort for tourist
but at less than £100 each id go back
was told by some girls on train on way home
one of the night clubs was free drinks for the girls , i suppose thats to get the lads in paying lol


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don't go to Bulgaria in June. horrible weather. raining a lots. cold sea, can't go in the water
I am married to bulgarian, been many times there. And don't go to sunny beach side. Beaches around Varna is 100 times better. Golden Sands, Albena. More friendly for kids. Lots to see in Varna too. Dolphins, botanical gardens. Lots of parks. Not like sunny beach, just the concrete.


Absolute tosh
If anyone can handle two weeks it's around £40 more per person!
Been abroad 23 times and always go somewhere different every year. Went Sunny Beach last year and loved it. Had everything and catered well for everyone. Went for 2 weeks in June/July and weather was scorching every day!! I'd defo go back (and there's a hell of a lot of resorts I wouldn't). Awesome bargain!!
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don't go to Bulgaria in June. horrible weather. raining a lots. cold sea, can't go in the water
I am married to bulgarian, been many times there. And don't go to sunny beach side. Beaches around Varna is 100 times better. Golden Sands, Albena. More friendly for kids. Lots to see in Varna too. Dolphins, botanical gardens. Lots of parks. Not like sunny beach, just the concrete.
I went mid June last year, rained twice for an hour each time, otherwise really warm, we got up to 30 a few days, sea was fine to go in as well. I get it can be a bit off though occasionally, but saying don't go is daft.
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2 nights at Best Western Plus - Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate + Breakfast both mornings & £19 each to spend on dinner on 1st night £40pppn / £160.00 @ Travelzoo

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What sausage are you talking about?
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The sausage isn't cooked
It will be when I take the wife there :p
The sausage isn't cooked
I've stayed in this hotel before and it is very nice. Breakfast is free though as nobody ever checks whether you've paid for it or not!
Got booked eventually looking forward to our weekend away
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hotel spa resortFeeling Comfortable and Saving Money in Hotels

There’s something special about staying in a hotel – even a humble motel or bed and breakfast. Not being in your own home or having to worry about washing bed linen, having room service breakfast sent up to your bedroom, and being pampered by professionals who dedicate themselves to keeping guests happy are experiences that you can only get when you check into a good hotel.

However, as any regular traveller will tell you, the consequences of booking the wrong hotel can be dire. And the cost of booking a more expensive option than necessary can also be exorbitant. This buyer’s guide will help you find cheap hotels that tick all of your boxes, allowing you to enjoy your next trip as much as possible.

Hotels: Accommodations Around the World

When did hotels first appear? Well, people have been running lodging houses and inns for thousands of years. No doubt they had them in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. However, the modern hotel is something different. Hotels with hundreds of rooms, uniformed staff, restaurants on site, room service, swimming pools and all of the things we associate with modern establishments only came about in the 19th century.

The key technological innovation was the lift, something that today’s hotel guests take for granted. However, without an easy way to transport luggage and guests up ten floors, most hotels wouldn’t be conceivable.

Luxury hotels started to spread from the 1810s onwards, with major brands like the Savoy and the Ritz dating back to that era. Various types of hotel developed as well, including city centre luxury lodgings, seaside bed and breakfasts, rural retreats and spa centres, as well as hotels set up specifically for solo business travellers.

By the 2010s, hotels could be found in every town in the UK. Overall, the country has 730,000 hotel beds and 45,000 hotels, while the hotel industry turns over some £40 billion every year. As you can see, there’s plenty of competition and c

hoice, wherever you intend to travel. But what is the best way to begin your accommodation search?

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What Hotel Booking Options are Available?

Whatever type of hotel you are looking for, you’ll have a number of search and booking options available to you. Don’t rely on one site or format alone. Shop around, consider your options and book somewhere with the best price, along with a good rating and the amenities you need. Here are some of the most popular places to look:

  • Hotel booking websites – The global online hotel booking scene is dominated by two sites. Booking.com is run by the Priceline Group and offers over 1 million different properties (including bed and breakfasts, hostels, hotels and private rentals). Hotels.com is run by the travel giant Expedia and lists 325,000 different hotels. Both of them have easy to use search and booking interfaces, with excellent geographical reach, and both also offer smartphone apps to help customers find and make the right booking. They tend to be a good place to start, and also offer discount codes and gift vouchers on a regular basis, so always check the HotUKDeals hotel listings for hotels.com and booking.com deals.
  • Major international hotel companies – You don’t need to go through hotel booking databases like booking.com. If you are a member of a loyalty scheme at a company like Hilton or Marriott, it often makes sense to book via their corporate websites. For example, when you make a booking with marriott.co.uk, you can benefit from their Marriott Rewards member rates, which can result in cheaper rooms than would be available from hotel aggregators, so don’t assume that price comparison sites offer the best deal. Sometimes they do, but if you are a loyalty member, that’s not always the case. Companies like Marriott also offer deals sections, which are worth consulting before you book. They often feature combo deals for rooms and extra services like breakfast or airport transfers, which may edge out pure room bookings from other sites.
  • Hotel comparison websites – Comparison websites like Trivago or Kayak are different to hotels.com or booking.com. Instead of charging hotels to list with them, these sites aggregate deals from hotels all over the world. They tend to have a wider reach than the big hotel bookers (Trivago has 1.4 million hotels in its database) and also have bigger review databases, helping you to sift through superficially similar hotels to find one that really suits your needs.
  • Last minute hotel booking sites – Some hotel booking sites also specialise in making last minute bookings. On any given night, almost every hotel will have some rooms that it hasn’t booked or have been subject to cancellations. Nowadays, many of them go through online bookers to shift these rooms, often at far lower rates than conventional prices. Late Rooms and lastminute.com are the market leaders and are always a handy option if you are stuck for accommodation.
  • Airlines – You can also book accommodation when you book your flight tickets. For example, British Airways enable you to book your flights and hotels, as well as services like car rental, from one handy search engine. You’ll find similar options at most budget carriers as well.

Most travellers tend to stick with one booking medium, whether that’s booking.com or a favourite hotel chain. That simplifies things neatly, but it’s not the best way to find cut-price accommodation. Shop around, keep your options open and make sure you find the best rate for the hotel you are interested in. Remember, rates can vary at the same hotel, depending on how you book, so check the different options before you commit.

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Locating a Hotel in Your Chosen Destination

Before you book, it’s also important to physically locate a hotel that makes sense for your travel needs. How often do people book resort hotels that are five miles from the nearest beach, or suburban hotels that take two hours to reach the city centre attractions? Don’t risk any mishaps like that. There are plenty of ways to ensure that you get the geography of your hotel booking right.

The best way to do so is to use hotel finder tools. Google Maps is a good starting point. For a basic indication of your choices, type in the name of your destination and then hotels, and a sample of the city or resort’s hotels will come up.

You can also use online tools like Hotelroomfinder, which has pretty much every UK hotel on its database and also allows you to make cut-price bookings. You can type in a town, city or district and the database will call up every nearby option, allowing you to narrow down your shortlist.

Different Types of Hotel

Before you book, it’s also worth running through the various types of hotel on offer, as different kinds of hotel will suit different travellers. Here are some of the basic categories:

  • Coastal resort hotels – Tend to be close to major beaches (often with their own private stretches of beach), offer all-inclusive packages with food, drink and entertainment thrown in, airport transfers and essential amenities for warm climates, like large outdoor pools.
  • City centre business hotels – In every major city, you’ll find names like Hilton or Marriott – global brands that cater for short-term, often professional visitors. They are efficient, with no-frills but high-quality accommodation, good food and an excellent location, which is often their major selling point. If you need a reliable place to base yourself for a city break, they tend to do the job well.
  • Boutique hotels – Usually located near the centre of town, but just outside the more expensive downtown core, boutique hotels can be more expensive than business hotels, but offer a more individual, luxurious experience. Generally housed in beautiful, historic properties, they may also have unique features like live music clubs, art galleries or cocktail bars that set them apart. And they are often the best option for couples seeking an atmospheric, romantic place to stay.
  • Hostels – Usually based in urban areas, hostels are the cheapest accommodation option. They usually feature group dormitories with fairly minimalist services, but make up for this with friendly, youthful staff, entertainment, computer facilities, bookshelves, laundry rooms, safes and handy locations. If you are travelling as a group, and need to save money, they are the best way to go.
  • Motels – Once hardly seen in the UK, motels are more and more common. They are always found on the outskirts of towns or along major motorways and cater for guests with cars and/or bikes. Rarely in the highest luxury bracket, motels focus on providing comfortable places to stay for a couple of nights, welcoming service and filling breakfasts. Major UK names include Premier Travel Inn and Travelodge, both of which can be found all over the country.
  • Spa retreats – Almost always in the high-end category, spa hotels tend to be located in ex-manor houses and other opulent surroundings. They function as places to retreat to and recharge your batteries, offering massage, beauty therapies, tennis courts, swimming pools, fine food, golf courses and natural beauty. Because of this, they don’t tend to come cheap, but the HotUKDeals hotel listings regularly include spa weekend discounts, so don’t count them out.

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How to Find the Ideal Hotel in Your Destination

When you are searching through the hotel listings in destinations like London, Manchester or Paris, what kind of things should you be looking for in order to separate truly exceptional hotels from also-rans? It’s not always as easy as just comparing prices or star ratings.

One thing that often deceives customers are hidden charges. These aren’t always made clear by sites like booking.com, but can add significant amounts to the booking. For instance, many US cities impose occupancy taxes and local surcharges that aren’t featured in the initial price. This can make a big difference to the cost of your holiday, so do your destination research before you go.

Think about what you really need from your hotel as well. If you have the option of renting a car, why not stay somewhere more relaxed in an out of town setting? If you are solely focused on museums and galleries, find somewhere near a metro station with easy access to cultural attractions. And, if you are just up for a beach holiday, make sure you don’t get stranded too far from the coast. Even a few hundred metres can be an inconvenience, especially when you see plenty of hotels right next to the seafront that you could have booked.

Read customer reviews too. Every hotel booking site should include a section featuring customer reviews. However, not all of them make critical reviews as obvious to bookers as they could do. Scroll down and check that the first few positive reviews aren’t an exception. Sometimes, blocks of good reviews can skew the perception of a hotel, even if they have had lots of negative feedback in the past, so don’t be fooled.hotel room

Finally, think about amenities. If you need a pool, book a hotel with a pool. If you are taking a pet, be sure to find a pet-friendly hotel. It all sounds basic, but when you see great deals for hotels, you don’t always factor in all of your needs. Be aware that some hotels also charge extra for amenities like using the gym or the internet. This should be documented on the booking site, so double check that it doesn’t apply to your hotel as it can be a real pain.

Understand the star system as well. A 5-star hotel isn’t necessarily the best hotel in town. It simply has a wide range of amenities (that’s how the stars are awarded), and the stars themselves are not awarded by an objective organisation. They can be a good indicator, but aren’t the end of the story, so don’t treat them as such.

Money Saving Tips for Hotel Bookers

Whenever you come to make a hotel booking, saving money is always a possibility, but not everyone does so. Here are some key things to remember when making a hotel booking that should free up some extra holiday spending money:

  • Explore secret hotel rooms – Secret hotels are something that few travellers seem to know about, but can deliver major savings. Companies like lastminute.com offer secret deals whereby customers specify a destination and a set of travel dates, but don’t choose a hotel. The site then chooses for them, charging 40% less than ordinary bookings.
  • Use all of the price comparison sites – Whenever you are using comparison websites, it’s a good idea to shop around. They all have slightly different databases of hotels, and may well offer marginally different prices as well.
  • Join loyalty schemes – Most hotel chains have loyalty schemes which are really handy for regular customers (generally business travellers). What is less well known is that sites like booking.com also offer member benefits via the Genius program. It’s not a traditional loyalty scheme, but it can deliver 10% hotel discounts.
  • Sign up for e-mail alerts – Sites like Priceline, Venere and booking.com also mail out regular newsletters to their members, featuring short term hotel discounts. These are well worth keeping tabs on if you are about to travel, as they often feature savings that can’t be found on the main search engine.
  • Contact hotels to ask them to beat online prices – Being proactive can be a great way to secure the best hotel rates. If you see a hotel you love, don’t accept the rates you find online. Give them a call and ask if they can match or beat the rates you’ve found online (for their or other hotels). You’ll be amazed by how often hotels will make price concessions to secure your custom.
  • Book early (or very late) – When you are making hotel bookings, timing really matters. If you are heading on a beach holiday, try to book as early as you possibly can. Hotel prices tend to follow a linear upward curve from affordable to expensive prices the closer you get to your departure date. Then again, last minute deals are always available (but don’t rely on them if you are taking your family to the Canary Islands).
  • Book at the right time of week – Hotel prices also vary depending on the time of week you are staying. For instance, city breaks are cheaper at weekends, as hotels seek to fill rooms that would otherwise be full of business travellers. On the other hand, resorts tend to drop their prices during the week, particularly out of season.
  • Using hotel gift vouchers – Many hotel chains also offer gift vouchers, which can be a great way to offer friends and family the gift of affordable accommodation. If you want to get hold of vouchers, the Hotelvouchershop is a great place to start. Their vouchers can be used at major chains like Marriott, Meridien and Holiday Inn, so wherever you need to travel, they should be suitable.beach holidays

There’s another option that travellers should always think about: forgetting hotels entirely and looking for alternative forms of accommodation. Here are some quick ideas to consider:

  • Airbnb – Airbnb has risen from nothing to being a dominant accommodation provider in just a few years, and they are the most important competitor to hotels in cities all over the world. If you want a comfortable, affordable place to stay and don’t mind undercutting hotels or dealing with the owner, Airbnb is a great alternative to think about.
  • Couchsurfing – If you are really struggling for funds, or are particularly sociable, Couchsurfing is another option. Basically, it’s Airbnb without the room rates, and with a guarantee that the owner will be there. Guests tend to be expected to behave well and help out with the cooking, but aside from that, it’s a relaxed way to make friends in strange cities.
  • Camping – Camping is another option. It’s not applicable everywhere, but you can find campsites in major cities like London, Paris and Barcelona, surprisingly close to the city centre. If you take your own tent, camping is extremely cheap; campsites tend to be sociable places, and there’s something relaxing about being under canvas in the natural world – at least for some travellers.

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Travelling around the UK or the wider world doesn’t have to be expensive – even if you choose to stay in luxury spa retreats or plush city centre boutique hotels. If you shop wisely, compare prices, take advantage of any available deals and time your trip well, you can radically cut the cost of travel, wherever you intend to go.

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The key thing is to keep your options open. Research the amenities of each hotel. Compare prices and ratings. Find a convenient location and then make your booking.

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