How to get luxury London accommodation without breaking the bank this summer
With its amazing array
of historical landmarks, eclectic culture and vibrant nightlife, London has a
strong claim to be one of the world’s best cities. It’d be no surprise, then,
if you are eager to enjoy it like the elite – but finding prestige London
accommodation within your budget could be challenging.
Fortunately, there are
a few little-known ‘hacks’ that you can use to shave the usual cost of a luxury
London hotel deal. Book sooner rather than later, before the choice becomes
Book for quieter times
Friday-to-Sunday jaunt in the capital sounds like fun, but the problem is that
many other people will be thinking the same thing. As a result, prestige
hotels’ weekend rates can be extortionate, so you should see if you can start
your stay on a Sunday evening instead.
If you still have your
heart set on a weekend break, consider opting for a hotel in the capital’s
financial district known as the City of London, rather than in areas more
popular with travellers on leisurely getaways. There’s a pretty simple reason
why you should…
You might have
expected this article to recommend that you think outside the box – but you
could reap a surprisingly good cost advantage from staying inside it instead.
The trend for ‘box
rooms’ has taken off among London hotels in recent years, and they represent a
very-much stripped-down approach to the hotel room. However, they still come
with little luxuries like fresh milk and water, a light breakfast bag and even
a double bed.
Buy a spa package as part of the deal
On those occasions
when London life starts to feel a little too hectic, you may hugely appreciate
being able to retreat to a spa and enjoy an invigorating massage. You might
expect booking a spa package to only add to the hotel’s usual premium… but surprisingly,
the opposite could be true!
Amazingly, even if you
don’t intend to use a spa at all, getting a room-and-spa rather than room-only deal
could still save you money, but you should be careful to check the hotel’s rates
to be sure.
Does the hotel offer a loyalty scheme?
If so, look closely at
the scheme’s terms and conditions to see how you could benefit from signing up.
The Dorsett Hotels chain, for example, runs Dorsett – Your Rewards, which
enables members to earn points from staying at participating Dorsett Hotels or
d. Collection Hotels.
The chain runs
London-based hotels, such as the Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush accommodation and other hotels worldwide,
thereby giving you plenty of opportunities to accumulate points.