Top accommodation and hotels deals for a cheap break
Accommodation can usually take a big chunk out of your holiday budget, but with these hints, tips and deals, you’ll be able to find nights in hotels, campsites and caravan parks across the country that will cost you less than you thought.
• Many hotels have cheaper rates on Sundays and weekdays, such as the 4-star Merchant’s Manor hotel in Falmouth whose ‘Sunday Sleepover’ costs as little as £52 per person and includes an epic roast dinner, use of the spa and pool, and breakfast the following morning.
• If you haven’t got kids (or they’re not of school age), try to plan your staycation outside of school holidays and, if possible, outside of the peak season (the summer months). For example, you can save as much as £400 on a four-person chalet at Center Parcs’ Elveden Forest if you book a stay in mid-September compared to if you visit in August, during the school holidays. As well as snapping up cheaper accommodation, you may also find that the site is quieter, giving you more space to explore.
• Embed yourself with the locals by swapping homes with someone in your holiday destination for free. Love Home Swap helps you find the perfect home (and hosts) for a truly authentic holiday experience.
• Save some cash by staying in stylish, modern (and clean) hostels – and no, they’re not just for young people. With private rooms perfect for families and shared dorms for making friends, hostels in England can cost you as little as £5.50 a night.
• Escape to the sea and stay at one of Haven’s 28 caravan parks dotted along England’s coastline. You can enjoy stays in their contemporary caravans alongside inclusive activities, swimming pools and evening entertainment for as little as £4 per person, per night.
• Go off-grid with your other half at Herefordshire’s Homestead Glamping and Camping. For £50 each per night (between Monday and Thursday) you’ll get to snuggle down in your own bell tent complete with a king-size bed, table and chairs, ensuite shower and complimentary kindling, wood and charcoal.
• Pitch up your tent or park up your motorhome from £15 a night at the scenic Tamar Lakes Campsite in Bude, Cornwall.
Stay amongst the flowers on a working lavender farm at FinchingField Camping in Essex. Two adults and up to four children can pitch up in the field for two nights for just £70, or £11.60 each.
• Spend a night under the stars for just £10 (or £5 for children) at Bales Ash Campsite in North Devon. If you prefer a little more luxury, the campsite’s beech hut, shepherd’s hut and horse box cost £60 a night for two people (that’s £30 each) on selected dates.
• Embrace wild camping at Chyan Farm in Falmouth. Connect with nature and have a dip in the fresh spring water pool for £10 a night per person, or £5 if you arrive by bike.
• More Sunday steals are available at INNSiDE by Melia’s Liverpool, Manchester or Newcastle hotels with their ‘A Sunday Well Spent’ package. It includes a one-night stay, a bottle of wine, breakfast and £75 to spent on food and drink for £150 per couple. The offer is available until the end of August.
• Spend as little as £5 per person a night when you book an eight-person caravan at one of Away Resorts’ 19 sites in September. These luxury holiday parks also have a range of lodges, cottages, glamping and camping too and all are in close proximity to parks, beaches and historical attractions.
• Holiday with friends or family in Norfolk, Northumberland or Devon at one of Parkdean Resorts’ 53 English holiday parks. Choose between static caravans, glamping tents or luxury lodges and pay as little as £7 per person a night for a three-night stay.