Posted on Thursday the 7th of February, 2013 by kelly

Roomguide’s Romantic Top 5 Breaks

It’s not too late to book a romantic getaway with your partner and with Roomguide we’re sure you’ll find not only your ideal destination but a hotel you’ll both love. If you’re stuck for inspiration then look no further for our guide on the top romantic destinations to take your Valentine this year…

Oslo is the capital of Norway and although it might not be your first thought for a traditional romantic break at Roomguide we think it’s a great city to take your Valentine to. Average daytime temperatures in Oslo for February are -1.3C and so are a perfect excuse to wrap up warm and cuddle up with your loved one! Norway is usually turned into a winter wonderland at this time of the year with lots of snow so we think this would be a magical, romantic break! Why not take your loved one on a horse-drawn carriage ride or relax (and get warm) in one of Oslo’s many spas.

Bath is a beautiful city filled with stunning Georgian buildings and boasts Jane Austen as having been the city’s most famous resident. We’re sure that Bath will romantically inspire you as it did Jane Austen who wrote some of the most loved, romantic novels of the English language. Get into the Austen spirit and take an arm-in-arm stroll around Bath’s famous Royal Crescent. Be sure to visit The Pump Room restaurant for a romantic lunch. Bath has some fantastic shopping, with many boutiques, so do indulge in some shopping when you’re there and don’t forget to visit the Roman Baths (or if you fancy getting into a spa yourself, you’ll find lots to choose from in Bath…just don’t try and take a dip in the Roman Baths!)

Don’t buy your Valentine chocolates this year, take them to Brussels and indulge in some Belgian chocolates whilst you’re there! Brussels is filled with bars and cafés where you can enjoy a Belgian beer whilst listening to jazz bands and of course Belgian chocolates really will be abundant in Brussels so make sure you visit a chocolatier during your stay. The architecture of Brussels is stunning with many historical buildings but our pick is the Grand Place, a statuesque square, where you will find many free concerts, fairs, parades and pageants throughout the year.

Escape to the beach this Valentine’s Day with a break in a hotel in beautiful Newquay on the Cornish coast. We can’t promise the weather will suitable for lying on the beach with an ice cream, however, Newquay is a picturesque place to visit whatever the time of year. If you’re adventurous then you should make sure you indulge in some surfing as Newquay is regarded as the surf capital of the UK. Make sure you enjoy a famous Cornish cream tea and if you’re looking for something more lively for your Valentine, then the Newquay nightlife shouldn’t disappoint you- there’s something for everyone from chill out bars, traditional pubs, beachside café nightclubs and many venues have live music. Spend the morning after enjoying a stroll along the beach with a Cornish pasty or visit Newquay Zoo with your loved one. There are plenty of options and things to do in Newquay for your romantic break.

No romantic break guide would be complete without the inclusion of Paris, the city of lovers. Make sure you take your loved one for a walk to the Pont des Arts bridge where you will find ‘love locks’, padlocks inscribed with the initials of couples which are then locked onto the fencing of the Pont des Arts showcasing your love. Why not add your own initialized padlock? Of course, there’s always the Eiffel Tower to visit with your loved one and you should also visit Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ sculpture and secret garden located on the Left Bank of the River Seine. We’re sure that whatever you decide to do in Paris you’ll both enjoy being in this truly romantic city.

We have lots of cheap hotels in Paris, so treat your Valentine with a romantic break or why not visit one of our other top picks?

Posted on Friday the 7th of December, 2012 by Victoria

Christmas Markets And Cheap Hotels In London

Christmas will be upon us very shortly, and it has been discovered one of the most popular ways to enjoy Christmas is to visit a Christmas market and stay in one of the many cheap hotels in London. Tourists will travel all over Europe to experience the delights of the Christmas market. European Christmas markets including London, Brussels and Munich are particularly favoured and visitors flock in their thousands to visit each year. Munich is a particularly popular choice with the market dating back to the 17th century, bringing in a variety of visitors. The market is inaugurated on the Friday before the first Advent where thousands gather in the square to watch the thirty metre high Christmas tree light up for the first time. If you are planning on staying in the UK though, London is the perfect destination for a fantastic winter market.

Heading to London

London is not only the capital city of England, but one of the most popular cities to visit especially at Christmas. With the rise of cheap hotels in London available, visiting a market is an ideal day out. Winter Wonderland market in Hyde Park is especially popular and attracts thousands each year. Hyde Park has been beautifully decorated with thousands of fairy lights as well as numerous bars, cafes and restaurants around the site as well as live bands and more for all the family to see.

Meet Santa At Santa Land

Whilst visiting Winter Wonderland whilst staying in cheap hotels in London your family will be delighted on the chance of meeting Santa. Santa Land promises to make a child’s dream come true and promises a magical experience like no other. Here there are rides, eateries and Santa himself. Make sure to also head to Santa’s Factory fun house where Santa and his elves are making gifts ready for Christmas day. Winter Wonderland offers so much to do it is worth booking into cheap hotels in London and exploring the delights Hyde Park has to offer over a number of days this Christmas.

Posted on Friday the 30th of November, 2012 by Victoria

Cheap Hotels In Bath and Attractions in

Bath is coined as a heritage site that everyone should visit at least once during their lifetime with cheap hotels in Bath and attractions ranging from the Pulteney Bridge to a circus and from the Jane Austen Centre through to a great selection of museums around the city. Shopping is a favourite pastime of the nation and Bath is no exception offering a variety of shops within the city centre from the big name brand stores all the way down to a great selection of independent boutique stores that will provide a great shopping experience for everyone. The main attraction and where the city gets its name from is the Roman Baths – an attraction that gathers many tourists from all over the nation.

Head to the Roman Baths

The Roman Baths are just a stones throw away from many cheap hotels in Bath and are coined as a world heritage site based around Britain’s only hot spring, the ruins of the baths and treasures are extensive and preserved to produce a realistic feeling of what the baths would have been like back in that century. The attraction offers tourists the chance to see the water’s source and follow along the stone paths that the ancient Romans would have walked back in the day. It is possible to meet characters dressed up as Romans from the day and age two thousand years ago and hear stories and tales from the past – as well as having the possibility of an audio guide to the baths in eight different languages.

Sightseeing in and around Bath

If the Roman Baths aren’t to your taste then there are many other sightseeing opportunities in and around Bath – to start with there is Pulteney Bridge that is a historic bridge and one of the only in the country with shops built into it. Other sights include the Abbey of Bath that displays excellent architecture and an insight into the history of the city, and for five pounds you can climb to the top of the abbey tower and grasp a great view of the entire cityscape. With all these great attractions and sights to see the majority of tourists head to Bath for a long weekend break and stay in many of the cheap hotels in Bath making it an ideal city break.

Posted on Monday the 26th of November, 2012 by Victoria

Staying In Brighton With Cheap Hotels In Brighton

Brighton is a fantastic seaside resort to visit whilst staying in cheap hotels in Brighton. Brighton is the major part of the city and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of Great Britain. Formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, it remains part of the ceremonial country of East Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex. The ancient settlement of Brighthelmstone dates from before Domesday Book (1086), but it emerged as a health resort featuring sea bathing during the 18th century and become a destination for day-trippers from London after the arrival of the railway in 1841. Brighton experienced rapid population growth, reaching a peak of over 160,000 by 1961. Brighton is home to two universities and a medical school as well as many tourist attractions such as Foredown Tower and Royal Pavilion Gardens which are waiting to be explored whilst saying in cheap hotels in Brighton.

Visit Attractions

This city is a fantastic place to visit no matter your age. Brighton is situated on the south coast of England and is home to two universities and a medical school as well as many attractions. Whilst staying in cheap hotels in Brighton, there are many things to do whilst on your city break. Created in 1183 lies Volk’s Electric Railway which runs along the inland edge of the beach from Brighton Pier to Black Rock and Brighton Marina.  It is the world’s oldest operating electric railway. The seafront has plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as amusement parks for the young and old.  If you are looking for art then Brighton’s art community is showcased once a year in an artists’ open house event during the Brighton Festival. On the seafront between Brighton’s two piers lies the Artists Quarter, a row of Victorian fishermen’s workshops converted into small galleries and studio spaces, where artists, employing a variety of media and styles publicly present their work. Brighton’s Museums include: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton Toy and Model Museum and Brighton Fishing Museum to name a few.

Stay For A Weekend Or Longer!

Whether you plan to stay for a day or weekend or even longer, you will have a fantastic time. If you stay for three days or more you will really be able to experience the true beauty of Brighton. There is so much to do here from museums, dining out, visiting the beach, art galleries, shopping and even nightlife. Make sure to make the most out of your trip whilst staying in cheap hotels in Brighton.

Posted on Monday the 26th of November, 2012 by Victoria

Explore Christmas Markets With Cheap Hotels In Bristol

Christmas markets are an absolute must when visiting and staying in cheap hotels in Bristol. There is a great variety in Bristol to choose from that sell a variety of items. The markets available to visit are The Bristol German Christmas Market And The Local Christmas Market. Whether you are coming to visit Bristol with friends, family or as a couple, heading to the markets are a must. The variety of markets open from 10 am to 8pm daily, shutting at 7pm on a Sunday. Each market includes food and drink, entertainment, disabled access and toilet facilities. Both markets are also free of charge.

The Bristol German Christmas Market

Opening on Friday 9th November, this market features up to 40 decorated chalets selling traditional German Christmas decorations, lights, nativity scenes and gifts which include wooden toys, baskets, soaps, lamps and amber jewellery to name a few. Here, you can also sample delicious festive food and drink which is on offer including bratwurst, waffles, liquorice, chocolates and cakes. It is open every day until the last day in December and is open from 10am-7pm.

The Local Christmas Market

Open from Thursday 6th December, the Christmas Local Market is home to local makers and producers who sell a tempting selection of hand-made jewellery, glassware, photographs, fairy lights, jewellery and Christmas decorations. Don’t forget to stock up on Christmas delicacies which include local cider, beers, cakes, cheese, chutneys, biscuits, garlands and chestnuts. The Local Christmas Market is open every day from 6th December until 23rd December from 10am until 4pm.  Make sure to visit one of the markets and bring treats home for all the family. Treat your loved ones this Christmas with the huge variety of goods to purchase which will delight all ages. Whichever market you choose to visit, you will have a fantastic time whilst staying in cheap hotels in Bristol.