London is a fantastic place to visit: there’s always something new to do. Most of us a struggling a little in the current economic climate, but this needn’t mean missing out. A great way of saving money on a holiday to London, and leaving more money to spend on things to see and do, is to stay in a budget hotel.
Many people will pooh-pooh the idea of staying in budget hotels near London, or in central London, equating budget with a lack of cleanliness, or with poverty, or suchlike. This is untrue. The Health and Safety Executive govern all hotels in the UK and they must meet a high standard or they risk closure. For this reason, you will find any hotel in the UK – from the luxury park grand Paddington hotel London to the budget hotels – clean, welcoming and of a high standard.
Finding a budget hotel is straightforward, but if you want to find the best hotels at the best prices, then you do need to out in a little legwork. Here, we explain the process of finding cheap hotels London.
Most hotels offer discount prices for guests who book their rooms early. It is important that, as soon as you know the dates of your holiday, you search for a hotel.
· Never walk into a hotel off the street. The prices they charge to walk in customers are astronomical. They realise that walk in customers will need a room that night, and are therefore desperate. They know they will pay above the odds to ensure they won’t be sleeping on the street.
You will always find the cheapest rates on the internet, and there are several reasons for this:
There is greater competition online, this means that hotels need to offer the best prices, or risk losing customers to their rivals. They offer some fantastic discounts and packages (e.g. hotel room + a West End show).
It saves them money if you book online and they pass these savings onto the customer. It is cheaper for the hotel to host a website than it is to employ a full time member of staff to deal with bookings. True, staff will still deal with bookings, but not to the extent of the pre-internet era.
Visit at a Time That Suits Your Budget
As with any holiday destination, there are peak seasons and off-peak seasons. Hotel rooms are always cheaper during the off-peak season.
The Peak Seasons are June to September and the Christmas period. Avoid travelling during the school holidays and you will generally be outside the peak season.
Weekends more expensive than weekdays so if you are flexible with your dates, try to choose a weekday break. You can save as much as 50% off the price of the room.
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