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Hottest Hotel Deals – Edition #3 – August

Posted August 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy

The long, hot summer days of August are just perfect for a holiday. Haven’t booked anything yet? Don’t worry, we’ve been searching for some great deals for you, both at home and abroad.


40% off at Bristol Hotel, San Diego

This elegant boutique hotel is located in San Diego’s hip downtown area. They’re having a great sale now, and you’ll save up to 40% off the price of your room. (Found on Check availability.) 

30% off at Sultan Saba Hotel, Istanbul

With its great location in Sultanahmet, this hotel places you only a few minutes away from the sights of Istanbul. Book your stay before October 31st 2010 to benefit from 30% off the prices, as well as a free buffet breakfast. (Found on Check availability.)

40% off at Habana Libre Hotel, Miami Beach

Escape from the brash, noisy crowds on the beach and indulge in old-world charm at this beautiful hotel minutes away from South Beach. Take advantage of the summer sale to enjoy 40% off your stay. (Found on Check availability.)

30% off at Marriott Hotel, Sydney

You’ll be right in the centre of Sydney’s shopping and entertainment district when you stay at the Marriott Hotel. Book now to enjoy 30% off your bill. (Found on Check availability.)

15% off at Clarion Hotel, Cork

This charming hotel in located in the centre of Cork, near attractions such as Shandon’s Bells and the City Hall. Stay two nights and get 15% off your bill. (Found on Check availability.)

What To Do In The UK – August

Posted July 29, 2010 by BookingBuddy

Carnaval  With summer in full swing this month, make sure you spend some time out and about before the weather starts to cool down again. Whether you’re into sports, music, or good food and drinks, you’ll find something to enjoy this month.


1st August – Carnaval del Pueblo, Elephant and Castle, London

Brazilian flair comes to London this Sunday, with this annual South American carnival in Burgess Park, near Elephant and Castle. The carnival features a number of themed stages, including a children stage, with performances aimed at the young ones. View the Salsa Dance Championships and vote for your favourites to win. Of course, no carnival is complete without tasty food – enjoy a variety of South American favourites from the various stalls on site.


12th – 15th August – Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol

You won’t see the standard helium-filled balloons here, but rather, colourful hot-air balloons. Visitors will be able to enjoy rides in these spectacular balloons, as well as enjoy the sight of the Nightglow, where over 30 balloons glow in time to music.


29th – 30th August – Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool

Liverpool is renowned as a highly musical city, and this annual free festival celebrates the city’s love for music. 95 bands from all over the world will perform on its six outdoor stages. Delicious food and drink can be bought from the city’s well-known collection of restaurants, cafes and pubs.


What To Do In The UK – August

Posted July 31, 2009 by BookingBuddy

Notting_Hill_Carnival Festival season is still in full swing this month, so there’s plenty going on for music-lovers. And even if you don’t fancy standing in a muddy field with screaming teenagers, the lengthy daylight hours mean there’s still lots to do all over the country. Take advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather and spend it outdoors.

August – BBC Proms, London

The BBC Proms are still on, so if you haven’t had time to go, there’s still more than a month for you to catch up. Ticket prices start from £5, and you’ll be welcome whether you’re dressed up or down. Events this month include Multiple Pianos Day – a showcase for music written for two or more pianos. There are also several family events taking place, so you can get stuck into making music (or noise) as a family!

August 7th – 8th – Great British Beer Festival, London

If you’re more comfortable chugging ale in a pub then listening to a chorale in a park, then head on over to Earl’s Court. This beer lovers’ festival features over 400 beers (as well as ales, ciders, lagers, bitters and stouts). There will also be a special bar dedicated to serving gluten-free, vegan, organic and coeliac-friendly brews. Tickets cost £8 a day or £23 for the whole festival, with concessions available for CAMRA members.

Aug 14th – September 6th – Edinburgh International Festival
One of the most wellknown festivals around, the Edinburgh International Festival is back again this year. You’ll be spoilt for choice this year, as it offers more than 100 events to choose from during its 3 week run. The Fringe Festival runs alongside it, and is a great chance to catch many up-and-coming performers before they get famous. Ticket prices vary according to events.

Aug 30th – 31st – Notting Hill Carnival, London

This free street carnival has had a colourful past, and still offers a big bang to end your summer. Children’s Day is on Sunday, and is generally less crowded and noisy. You’ll be able to have a better view of the procession then. The main event takes place on Monday, with plenty of colourfully costumed performers and raucous music all day. If you’re still up for more partying after that, snap on a sequinned bra and head to one of several after parties in nearby venues.


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