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    March 20, 2021

Get the best price hotel room. FIVE SMART powerful online tricks to save £££ when booking your next next B&B and Hotel UK stay-cation.

When searching online. Most results that show on the first page, usually are the big booking platforms making endless claims.

BOOK NOW FOR THE LOWEST PRICE

BOOKED 25 TIMES TODAY??

LAST CHANCE DEALS

SOUNDS FAMILIAR?

Question: Is this strictly true?  Fact: None of us really know

HOW TO GET THE LOWEST PRICE HOTEL ROOM

FINDING THE BEST PRICE – As well as looking on the big sites,  look for a property’s own official website. Many times this is where you will find a better room rate. Why may you ask?  Because no commission is payable to the large online booking sites who spend millions of dollars in advertising.

LOOK FURTHER THAN PAGE ONE – By not doing this you are probably leaving money on the table. This is where you find sponsored ads, all promising the best deals. Move on to the property’s own official websites further down the listings.

SEARCH PLACES ON GOOGLE MAPS – Find where you want to visit on the Google map then expand the map to see the hotels listed on the map. Click on the hotel this opens up the business listing on Google. This is where you can see information about the hotel and also see real honest Google reviews. Some hotels have a direct link from there to their own website.

HOW TO FIND AVAILABLE HOTEL ROOMS – Look at the big sites by selecting your destination, dates, and requirements. This will show a list of some places available but not all why? Some hotels get higher visibility by paying a higher amount of commission to some companies.

Open another window on your device and search for a property that you see is available. Simply visit their site and compare the prices.  If there is no price difference, my advice is to call the hotel, explain that you have seen them online. Ask what price will they offer over the telephone booking directly.

Smart hotel owners only release their rooms to the big guys when it suits their own business. Simply they use them to sell their unsold rooms at the last minute. Have you ever tried to buy airline tickets last minute and they are way more expensive? It’s the same with hotels last minute the prices can sometimes be higher. Book well ahead wherever possible.

CHECK THE BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS – sometimes when booking directly with a hotel special deals are available and sometimes far better T&Cs. Take note that some free cancellation rates offered can often have an inflated nightly room rate. This is fair as if you cancel at the last minute the hotel may be unable to re-sell the room.

SIGN UP TO HOTEL OFFERS –  On some hotel websites, you can join their email list to receive exclusive offers and access the best prices. It is worth checking if a property has a form where you can register on their website. In your welcome email, you may receive a discount code off your first booking.

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Disclaimer. The information contained in this blog post is intended as a guide only. It is the responsibility of you to do your own research when booking accommodation. We accept no financial responsibility whatsoever for any information contained in this blog. This is solely our opinion and you have to form your own judgment when searching online. Our opinions and views are in no way directed at any individual company or booking platform.

Shopping

Scarborough has a selection of independents as well as high street names. Bar Street has boutiques, cafes and specialist individual shops. In the Brunswick indoor shopping centre you will find a great selection of shops. The town hosts international food markets and also a really special Victorian Christmas market. The pandemic in 2020 has not seen too many closures. Vacant premises normally fill quickly in this thriving local town as there are no major out of town shopping centres within a 45 miles radius.

Activities

Scarborough offers lots of activities for all ages. Surfing is good especially in the South Bay in windy weather. The Alpamare water park is great for entertaining the family. Snainton Golf driving range is just a twenty minute drive away. Fantastic cliff top walks overlooking the two bays. Peasholm Park with its superb gardens and boating lake. Scarborough speedboat rides plus fishing trips from the harbour or for a gentler pace a ride onboard the Regal Lady. So many more things to do in fact Scarborough is a great base to explore the whole area including Whitby and Filey plus the North Yorkshire Moors national park. Being on the east of England with tall cliffs, when on the beach you are sheltered from predominant westerly winds. Sometimes we are called the Yorkshire Riviera.

 

Local Food

Scarborough restaurants are varied and many are small independents serving high quality food. There are numerous local farm shops who sell award winning products including local meats, vegetables and homemade bakery products.

SCARBOROUGH MARKET HALL VAULTS
Recently transformed thanks to a £2.7m redevelopment, the market is a must-visit destination for high quality, fresh local food and a huge variety of independent shops and stalls. It’s a great place to browse and shop or just relax over a coffee or a delicious lunch. 
On the ground floor you’ll find traditional market stalls offering an excellent range of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and unique local shops as well as a café and deli, selling freshly-cooked snacks and meals.

Hiking

Scarborough is the perfect base. Cliff top walks with spectacular views over The South and North Bays. Oliver’s Mount The highest point above The South Cliff with views across the North Yorkshire Moors and the whole coastline down towards Filey. The Forge Valley woods just behind the town lead you into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Here you will be hiking on windswept heather clad moorlands with views of the rugged coastline and its hidden valleys and villages. A special place on the coast is Robin Hoods Bay just above Scarborough.