Posted September 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy
If you’d like to take a break but are wary of crowds, then September is the perfect time for a getaway! The school holidays are over, and most people are probably back at work after their summer trips, so you’re likely to have the whole place to yourself, wherever you are. Here are some enticing deals for you to consider.
16% off at Jasper Hotel, Melbourne
Jasper Hotel is just a stone’s throw from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central, so you won’t have far to walk when your arms are laden down with shopping bags. Book early and save 16% off your bill – you’ll be able to spend more on shopping! (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)
10% off at Park & Suites Village Six-Fours-les-Plages, Toulon
Extend your summer this year with a stay at this laidback resort in sunny Six-Fours-les-Plages, in southern France. Enjoy the warm weather, as well as 10% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
30% off at Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh
Relax in style at this luxurious hotel, only 15 minutes away from popular Naama Bay. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre. Save 30% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
40% off at Hotel Maya, Alicante
Soak in some sun on your private balcony at this hotel, or take a short stroll to the beach to enjoy a dip in the sea. You’ll relax knowing you’ve saved 40% off your stay here. (Found on expedia.com. Check availability.)
50% off at Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo
Located in the bustling, central district of Shinagawa, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is close to popular attractions such as the Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya, and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo is an expensive city, so cut down on expenses by enjoying 50% off at this hotel. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
Posted April 7, 2010 by BookingBuddy
If you’re in need of a healthy dose of sunshine, then book
yourself a cheap flight to the Mediterranean climes of Alicante and take a break.
This beautiful city has been welcoming visitors to its shores for over a
thousand years, and its gorgeous scenery and astounding architecture continues
to be a big draw for tourists today. The city has a pleasant cosmopolitan feel
to it, and the large student population helps make it a lively centre, with exciting
nightlife all year round.
Tabarca – This tiny island off the coast of Alicante may
seem like a sleepy fishing village these days, but it hides an exciting past as
a former hideaway for pirates. These days, you’ll more likely to ruin into
hordes of tourists on a day trip from the city, here to enjoy the island’s
restaurants and tranquil, crystal-clear waters. The west of the island has a
church and some walls, left over from the days when the island was fortified
and used as a lookout.
Nou Manolin – A local favourite, this lively bar and
restaurant has gained quite a reputation for itself over the last few decades.
The bar area is usually busy, but you’ll need to head upstairs for the real
action. The crowded restaurant is famous for its variety of tasty tapas dishes –
try the garlic prawns, or deep-fried anchovies. Treat yourself to some of
Alicante’s wonderfully fresh seafood here – perhaps some fish cooked in a salt
crust, some stew, or one of the many paella dishes.
Hesperia Alicante – Located a little way away from the
centre of Alicante, this hotel provides you with peace and tranquillity, as
well as wonderful views over gold course. The lush hotel grounds are filled
with carefully landscaped trees, and you’ll even find some peacocks wandering freely
around! The rooms themselves are
spacious, and decorated in soothing, neutral tones, perfect relaxing in. Treat
yourself to the buffet breakfast before starting on the rest of your day. It’s
a huge spread of succulent fruits, crunchy cereals, and much more, to help you
start your day in style. Room rates start at around £70.
Check here for cheap flights to Alicante.
Posted August 6, 2009 by BookingBuddy
If you’re a little disappointed with the miserable British summer, then why not book a cheap flight to this historical port to enjoy some sun and sea? Alicante is the lesser-known ‘City of Lights’, and its excellent climate will ensure that you’ll want to spend lots of time outdoors. So take some time out to enjoy its sandy beaches and warm waters, or even explore the many historical buildings all around the city.
Melia -Situated right on Postiguet Beach, this hotel is the perfect place to stay while on a beach holiday. Get yourself up to The Level on the top floor to enjoy wonderful views of the city while sipping on a drink from the free open bar. Should you find the beach too crowded in summer, the hotel has a swimming pool with deckchairs, so you can work on your tan without fighting for elbow space with other tourists. Room rates start from about £100.
Santa Barbara Castle – This huge 10th-century fortress overlooks the city, and is everything you would expect a medieval castle to be. You can easily spend several hours exploring all the cannons, dungeons, moats and various ruins that make up the site. A walk around the castle walls provides an excellent panoramic view of the city and the aqua waters of the Mediterranean Sea behind. Entry to the castle is free.
Darsena – This large, airy restaurant serves up spectacular seaside views along with its famous food. The Darsena specialises in paella – rice cooked with a variety of meat or seafood – and it is said to have over 150 paella dishes on its extensive menu. The arroz con bacalao y costar de ajo comes highly recommended – a magnificent dish of rice, salt cod, garlic and potatoes, all topped off with a delicate crown of egg. If you still have room in your belly after the main event, you may want to ask for a serving of turron, the local version of nougat.
Check here for flights to Alicante.