Posted on Monday the 15th of August, 2011 by kelly

What is the best music for travelling?

We want your feedback on the best type of music for going on holiday. Is it dance music for the plane and classical for the beach? Let us know!

  1. Dance
  2. Pop
  3. Rock
  4. Classical
  5. Opera
  6. R&B/Hip Hop
  7. Metal
  8. Country
  9. Jazz
  10. Latin

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Posted on Friday the 12th of August, 2011 by kelly

Cheap Hotels in Bangkok with Roomguide

Not many cities in the world can match this one and at Roomguide we have over 500 hotels in Bangkok, whether you want a simple 3 star hostel or a 5 star luxury palace! Bangkok is a magnet for a broad range of visitors because of its exciting attractions, gleaming skyscrapers, colourful street markets, a bustling nightlife scene and an energy that reflects the city’s incredible economic growth over the past few years.  Despite this growth, the capital of Thailand remains true to its cultural, historical and spiritual roots. Our hotels will put you at the centre of a fascinating, intoxicating and chaotic place, brimming with sights, smells, thrills, gracious people, cars, noise and bedlam – one things for sure, your time in this city will never be forgotton!

Attractions in Bangkok

Today, Bangkok is up to speed with modern times, however the glory of its renowned past still remains. Our hotels in Bangkok offer a great base from which you can explore these attractions at your leisure. The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew is a dazzling site from afar. Built in 1782 and for over 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Grand Palace continues to leave visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and detail. Chinatown is another must see; being a colourful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area packed with market stalls and gold shops, our hotels provide you with the opportunity to witness Chinatown at its best. Immerse in the local culture of Bangkok by visiting the floating market, Damnoen Saduak. Hundreds of wooden row boats float by offering farm-fresh fruits, vegetables or flowers and food vendors fill their vessels with cauldrons and charcoal grills, ready to whip up a bowl of ‘boat noodle’ or seafood skewers. We can guarantee it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced! A great attraction for the entire family is Siam Ocean World with more than 30,000 species in underground aquarium houses. Visitors can walk amongst the ocean’s fiercest predators, feed the marine creatures and even dive with the sharks and rays!

Hotels in Bangkok and Nightlife

Staying in hotels in Bangkok sets you up for its notorious nightlife of bars and clubs. Providing rooftop bars, jazz lounges and high-end hotel bars, today the city enjoys a chic cosmopolitan glow. Khao San Road is one of the liveliest parts of Bangkok with a wide choice of bars and clubs; from the upscale Silk Bar and Cinnamon, to the quiet tranquillity of the back alley Hippie Bar, there is something for all party animals! Nightlife in the Chinatown area is more limited to dining experiences and families can enjoy a dose of Thai culture at spectacular shows like Siam Niramit. Some of Asia’s biggest and most modern cinemas and bowling alleys can be found in Bangkok too, so there really is something here to satisfy all ages and tastes. Whatever you choose to do with your evening in Bangkok, you won’t forget it!

 
Posted on Tuesday the 9th of August, 2011 by kelly

Cheap Hotels and Shopping in England

England is home to some of the greatest shopping cities in the world and at room guide we have cheap hotels right in the centre of your favourite shopping destinations! From London all the way up to Newcastle shopaholics are spoilt for choice in England. Whether you are looking for designer or high street or those small unique one off boutiques we’ve narrowed down our favourite shopping cities in England.

London

Our number one has to be the capital! Home to the bustling Oxford Street and a variety of luxury department stores, the shopping opportunities in London are world class! The biggest brands can be found in the biggest stores with not only fantastic shopping but interesting window displays too. Covent Garden and Carnaby Street cater for those with a slightly more alternative taste, allowing for some boutique shopping and sixties chic and Brick Lane is a firm favourite with those who love vintage classics. If markets are your preferred shopping choice London has an abundance of lively and unique markets including Camden and Borough. At roomguide we have so many cheap hotels in London so not only do you have enough time for your shopping antics, you can squeeze in some sightseeing too!

Newcastle

Newcastle provides fantastic city-centre shopping with Eldon Square and Gateshead’s Metrocentre offering visitors bags of choice in high-street and designer fashions; you might just have trouble deciding where to start! We have lots of cheap hotels in Newcastle that will allow you to shop until you drop for a few days! Even the most individual shopper will find something to suit them around Market Street, High Bridge and Hood Street in Newcastle city centre, or in the many boutiques of the fashion-conscious suburb Jesmond. Eldon Square is the heart of shopping in Newcastle featuring an impressive list of over 150 high street names and specialist shops. Gateshead’s Metrocentre  is Britain’s best and Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex with over 330 stores stocking everything from high-end fashion to home ware, and the newest development, Metrocentre Qube boasts a number of restaurants, the fastest dodgem track in Europe, electronic games and a fully licensed sports bar as well as an Odeon IMAX Cinema!

Manchester

Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day’s attention and we have cheap hotels in Manchester to make sure you can do so! Home to the UK’s largest inner-city shopping centre, the Arndale Centre Manchester is a favourite with shoppers year-round. The Trafford Centre on the outskirts of the city is very impressive with not only a wide selection of shops but stunning architecture can be seen throughout, with impressive fountains, columns, illuminated glass domes and statues providing a unique environment for shoppers. Some of the most popular shopping areas in Manchester  include the Northern Quarter, Castlefield and Deansgate, where you will find an interesting selection of shops including vintage clothes stores, white label record shops and stylish fashion boutiques with personal shoppers! What’s great about this city is you can access all areas of shopping easily with the amount of public transport available.

Birmingham

With an impressive 1.2 million square feet of retail therapy and over 160 shops including the wildly futuristic Selfridges, The Bullring is the epicentre of Birmingham’s all-round shopping experience. This huge shopping centre attracts more visitors each year than any other shopping centre in the UK, filled with covered malls, vast pedestrian areas, leading department and chain stores as well as independent retailers. Since opening in 2003 The Bullring has transformed the landscape of Birmingham city centre known both for its award winning architectural design, as well as its vibrant mix of shops and restaurants. Elsewhere in Birmingham, the Mailbox centre is home to Jaeger and Harvey Nichols containing the ultimate in designer label heaven as well as Aquascutum, Emporio Armani and Hugo Boss. The city’s historic Jewellery Quarter is a also a great place to pick up a variety of exquisite handmade pieces if you are looking for a special present for someone. At room guide we have a number of luxury cheap hotels in Birmingham so you can enjoy a truly exciting shopping experience.

So, there our top choices for the best shopping cities in England. Book a cheap hotel in one of our favourite shopping cities and when you return you can fill us in on your experience! Do you have a favourite that is not on our list? Let us know and we’ll add it!

 
Posted on Thursday the 5th of August, 2010 by Suzie

Embark on a literary journey of discovery with Roomguide.co.uk

Roomguide.co.uk, the leading discount hotel booking website, is offering you the chance to visit the scenes of great novels and turn fiction into fact.  With its easy to follow format, the site lets you find your desired destination with ease and simplicity.

No matter what genre you are into, Roomguide.co.uk has something for everyone with the website boasting a huge choice of over 95,000 hotels.

If you are looking for inspiration why not bring these to life:

White House Washington

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer: Forks, Washington

One of the locations within the popular Twilight series, Forks is the ultimate place for any true Bella and Edward fan to visit!

Residence Inn by Marriott Hazleton

One mile from downtown Hazleton the hotel offers an indoor pool and Jacuzzi and all suites are equipped with free Wi-Fi and cable TV.

The Marriott Hazleton Residence Inn provides guests with a daily breakfast buffet and coffee in the lobby. Guests can work out or sit by the outdoor fire pit.

Rooms start from £80 per night

http://www.roomguide.co.uk/hotel/Residence-Inn-by-Marriott-Hazleton

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle: Dublin

DublinA great tale of musical ambition set in the heart of Dublin – a leading city of culture.

The Westbury Hotel

Westbury Hotel is luxury five star accommodation has spacious and immaculately furnished bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.

There are two superb restaurants offering fantastic dining, while The Gallery with its view across Grafton Street also serves afternoon tea.

Rooms start from £130 per night.

http://www.roomguide.co.uk/hotel/the-westbury-hotel

Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: London

Another ever popular series, the tales centered around Baker Street and the streets of London has been recreated and re-told in many forms over the years. Bring your own mystery to life in the capital

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes is a boutique-style hotel with AA-Rosette awarded food as well as a spa and a gym. Situated in an elegant 18th-century house on Baker Street, Park Plaza has modern, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, movies-on-demand and laptop safes.

Rooms start from £160 per night.

http://www.roomguide.co.uk/hotel/park-plaza-sherlock-holmes-london

All prices and rooms are subject to availability. For further information log onto: http://www.roomguide.co.uk/

 
Posted on Wednesday the 24th of February, 2010 by Suzie

DSCF2587Like everyone when we take our holidays it is a real adventure and full of excitement.  We have the added fun of planning the trip to ensure that our four children make the journey intact (and indeed we make the journey intact and still with a little bit of sanity left).  Our children are aged 2-12.  The two year old has the attention span of a gold fish whereas the 12 year old believes herself to be the boss.  This can make long journeys interesting to say the least.  However, don’t be put off.  Travelling with kids can be a great adventure. Read the rest of this entry »