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People from all over the world traveling in United Kingdom each year all want to sleep in moderately priced hotels. However, finding good and affordable hotels seems not easy, especially with those who don’t have any experience in booking rooms. In addition, traveling is expensive. Between flights, hotels, meals and transportation, it is hard to keep to a strict budget and England is definitely one of the most expensive countries across the globe. Thus, here are some valuable guidelines when searching for a good-value hotel that suits a low budget:
It’s smart to compare several hotels’s price in order to choose which is suit your pocket. This is especially helpful when dealing with the larger hotels that use “dynamic pricing” that predicts demand for particular days and sets prices accordingly: High-demand days will often be more than double the price of low-demand days. Compare their offers and make your choice. You can make comparisons by checking online, reading recommendations, asking friends, etc.
Book directly with the hotel.
Skip the middle steps, such as a hotel-booking website or the tourist information office’s room-finding service. If you book directly with the hotel, it doesn’t have to pay a cut to that intermediary. This might make the hotelier more open to giving you a deal.
Try to wrangle a discount for a longer stay or payment in cash.
If you plan to stay three or more at a same place, or if you pay in cash rather than by credit card (saving the hotelier the credit-card company’s fee), it’s worth asking if a discount is available.
If it’s off-season, bargain.
There is a relationship between supply, demand and prices: as demand increases, the price goes up. Prices usually rise with demand during festivals in Uk such as Christmas, Edinburgh Festival, Notting Hill Carnival and St Andrew’s Day. Off-season, try haggling. If the place is too expensive, tell them your limit; they might meet it. Or consider arriving without a reservation and dropping in at the last minute to try to score a deal.
Larger hotels are usually more expensive than small ones, partly because of taxes (for example, in Britain, once a B&B exceeds a certain revenue level, it’s required to pay an extra 20 percent tax to the government). Hoteliers who pay high taxes pass their costs on to you.
Don’t consume above your needs.
Know the government ratings. A three-star hotel is not necessarily a bad value, but if staying in a five-star hotel, You will have spent $100 extra for things which are not really necessary. Facilities such as air-conditioning, elevators, private showers, room service, a 24-hour reception desk, and people in uniforms each add $30 to your bill. So, the simple 100 pound room is up to 200 pound or even more. Then, additional charges can pile on top of this already inflated room rate. For example, most moderately priced hotels offer Wi-Fi free to their guests, while the expensive places are more likely to charge for it.
Check the prices on the room list, and figure out how to get the best-value rooms.
Room prices can vary tremendously within a hotel according to facilities provided. On their websites (and near their reception desks), most places post a room summary that lists each room, its bed configuration, facilities, and maximum price (for one and for two people), sometimes broken down by season (low, middle, high). Also read the breakfast, tax, and extra-bed policies. By studying this information, you’ll see that, in many places, a shower costs less than a bath, and a double bed is cheaper than twins.
Put more people in a room.
Family rooms are common, and putting four in a room is much cheaper than two doubles. Many doubles come with a small double bed, so if you could take full advantage of all facilities in a room like sofa and fur carpet as a sleeping place, each person pays very little.
Avoid doing outside business through your hotel.
Go to the regional show and get the ticket yourself. You’ll learn more, save money, and be more likely to sit with locals than with a bunch of tourists. So often, tourists are herded together by hotel managers and tour organizers and there are so many things charged on the bills with higher prices than the average. So, do them right on your own.
Avoid hotels that require you to buy meals.
In peak season, when demand exceeds supply, hotels might require you to buy breakfast, lunch or dinner in their dining room. It’s generally called “half-board” “half-pension”. While this might not be expensive, I prefer the freedom to explore and sample the atmosphere of other restaurants or simply to enjoy street food. Planning your own meals not only helps you experience more United Kingdom’s culture, but it also helps balance your budget as well. Thus, if you want to opt out of a pricey hotel breakfast, ask if it’s possible when you book the room.
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