How to Save on Hotels and Weekend Breaks

Take a short break or weekend away at a bargain price

Save money on a hotel break with our tips When you’re desperate for some time away but can’t necessarily afford a long holiday, a short break or weekend away can be just what the doctor ordered.

If you have a destination in mind, your first port of call should be one of the price comparison websites which compare prices for top hotels throughout Europe and the UK. Simply put in your destination and your preferred dates and in a matter of seconds you’ll be able to take your pick from an extensive selection of the very best deals. Many sites offer personalised newsletters to ensure that you’re kept informed of the latest offers.

Discount hotel websites such as LateRooms can save you a small fortune on stays – choose from luxury hotels, to cosy B&Bs and quaint farmhouse retreats. If you’re prepared to take a gamble on your accommodation, you can save even more money by trying out ‘Secret Hotels’ search tools, which are available on some hotel websites.  You’re guaranteed a top-notch luxury hotel at a heavily discounted rate, but won’t find out the actual property name until you’ve made your booking.

Occasionally, the best rates are only available by contacting hotels direct, so it’s worth doing your research online to compare what’s on offer before picking up the phone.

A weekend away in London can be a cheap break For a special weekend away, why not combine a hotel stay with a trip to the theatre to take in a show? Specialist travel operators such as Superbreak sell a wide range of London theatre breaks which include tickets plus an overnight stay. Some packages also include free extras such as pre-theatre dining and discount booklets for top attractions such as the London Eye.

Those looking for a getaway at rock bottom prices should also consider budget options such as youth hostels. The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) now offers family rooms and rooms for couples, so you won’t be forced into a shared dormitory of unknown travellers if you’re looking for some privacy! Take your pick from over 200 clean and welcoming hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns across England and Wales including cities such as London and Edinburgh.

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