Holiday Accommodation

Finding Decent Budget Accommodation

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Decent and budget aren’t two words that have to be mutually exclusive. It is perfectly possible to find cheap accommodation that is also good quality. Once you know the right ways to search, it will help you to find the best deals that won’t leave your pocket empty but that also won’t leave you covered in bites from bed bugs!

Always check the facilities before you book. If you’re booking on the internet, this should be fairly easy. Use a reputable booking website to make your booking and to check the room has all the facilities you want. Check the photographs but do bear in mind that they might be out of date.

Also check reviews from other travellers carefully. If there is anything that doesn’t quite ring true from the hotel, guesthouse or hostel description, you can count on other guests to point it out. You should also be able to filter reviews to find ones covering topics that matter to you, such as cleanliness or safety.

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Saving For Travelling

Posted on January 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm

When you’ve decided it’s time to go on a travelling trip, the only other thing you need to consider is money. Firstly you need to do your homework and work out how much you need to save. The country or countries you plan to visit will ultimately decide the cost. Thailand is an extremely popular country for travellers, and it’s considerably cheaper than say Australia or America.

Once you know how much you need, save £1000 pound more, just to be safe. You’ll need to create a plan of how much money you need to save by when. You may need to cut down costs on commuting to work, food and bills in the meantime. A year is a long time, and it’s always best to save as much as you possibly can first. It’s not just for the time away, it will also come in handy when you return, and you’re ready for work again!

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Traffic news

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 12:09 am

Some people like to travel, others find it boring, nerve-racking and stressful. After carrying out a survey with drivers we found that the worse thing about driving was traffic. Traffic can cause chaos on the roads and often contributes to accidents.

When planning a journey, have a look at the usual traffic for that time of day. Google maps will show you travel time and travel time in current traffic conditions. Obviously traffic can vary from one day to the next but you may find a particular time or times of the day to avoid.

Many of the slightly more expensive sat navs have traffic updates built in to them, so as you are driving they will update your route according to the traffic ahead. This can save precious time especially if there is a long delay ahead of you. Other sat navs will not automatically re-route you but will advise you of traffic ahead, allowing you time to take a diversion.


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Different types of holiday accommodation

Posted on August 31, 2015 at 9:31 pm

When booking a holiday you will need to consider the different types of accommodation that you may wish to stay in. There are many different accommodation choices such as camping, B and B, Hotels or private lodges, all with their advantages and disadvantages.

If you are going abroad then you will probably be staying in a hotel or villa. A hotel is a complex that has many rooms within one or more buildings. A villa is a more private setting similar to renting a house where you may have your own garden or even swimming pool.

Some hotels offer a number of accommodation types such as self-catering, half board or all inclusive. Self-catering is when you only pay for a room and facilities, half board usually includes breakfast and evening meal and all inclusive includes all your meals plus drinks (although these are sometimes restricted to house spirits and wines).

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What to do if you have a problem with your hotel room

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 10:58 am

There is nothing worse than getting in to your hotel room to find that all is not what it should be. Common problems with hotel rooms include cleanliness, electrical items not working and issues with the bathroom.

If you do discover a problem you should first call down to reception and ask for the problem to be rectified or for you to be moved to another room. If this doesn’t seem to get you anywhere you could ask to speak to a manager. Tell them that you have tried to sort the issue out with reception but to no avail so therefore have had to escalate the problem.

If you are still not happy with the outcome you could write a letter of complaint when you get home or if it is a chain hotel, contact the head office.

Most hotels are keen to rectify problems quickly as they often get a lot of business through word f mouth and therefore want you to have a positive experience.

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