How to seek out the best hotel offers

Finding hotel bargains is not as tough as you might think – so long as you know some of the tricks of the trade.

When to book

First and foremost, timing is everything.

Stay click happy on a weekday: according to Skyscanner, if you book your flights on a Saturday, you’ll pay on average 5% more than if you book on a Monday.

If you’re able to be flexible on your dates it will make a huge difference.

Do your research: skip big event dates to bag a bargain – especially in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow where the cities can get super busy.

The perfect date

Weekends are always popular periods but if you want more bang for your buck, set your sights on mid-week and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. That’s when you’ll find great hotel bargains, especially in tourist cities like Bath which are especially popular with visitors. And if you really do have your heart set on some weekend down-time there are still ways to do it if you want to save money.

Stretch out your weekend: Instead of making a typical Friday-Sunday booking, consider a Saturday-Monday break – cheaper Sunday rates will often offset the Saturday and are typically the cheapest day of the week to stay with us. In London, if you can book at least five weeks in advance, you’ll get an even better rate.

Settle in for longer: stay with us for two nights on our summer offer and you’ll get up to 20% off, complimentary breakfast and a room upgrade if available.

Great planning means great hotel offers

Plan, plan, plan!  Thinking ahead is one of the best ways to get value for money, especially if you’re travelling for something special like a music festival or big event.

Demand is sure to be high so the sooner you book, the more likely you are to find the perfect affordable hotel. Bargain hunters will know that an early booking means the best deal … and more cash in your pocket to spend at that event!

Bundle up for package benefits: If you’ve got specific places you want to visit we might have a package that includes tickets. For example, book our Thermae Bath Spa package and you’ll save in both accommodation and spa tickets.

Don’t burn money in the big smoke

If you’re choosing a prime location like London, get maximum value for money by making sure your hotel offers the little extras that will make your break extra special.

Extra value: it’s worth considering a room upgrade. For a small price, you’ll get some great perks. Book a Deluxe Room at Apex Temple Court and get access to the Club Lounge which includes complimentary drinks, snacks and continental breakfast.

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Hotel bargain hunters’ ultimate tip

Searching for hotel bargains can be a tricky task, and with the internet highlighting deals left, right and centre, sometimes it’s difficult to tell if you’re getting the best possible rate.

Book direct: The best value deals can only be booked direct – especially if you want to enjoy benefits like breakfast and complimentary upgrades.

Don’t believe us? Check out our current offers – or pick up the phone and speak to someone directly. That’s why Apex has a UK-based call centre of reservations experts available on 0800 049 8000 to give you the best value.