Finding a cheap UK airport hotel
Finding a cheap UK airport hotel Finding a cheap UK airport hotel is no ‘mystery’, just go ‘undercover’ for a ‘super saver’ !
Lynn Rosario from the UK airport hotel price comparison website airport-hotels-guide.co.uk offers a quick guide to how to get the best price for a UK airport hotel.
If you are looking for a hotel near Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted or many other UK airport, and you want a guaranteed grade – a 3 star or 4 star airport hotel for example – but at the best possible price, the cheapest option is a ‘mystery hotel’, ‘undercover’ or ‘super saver’ hotel. Basically with these deals you get the standard of hotel that you want – which can include leisure facilities, free airport parking and even breakfast or an evening meal – at a guaranteed best price, but do not find out which hotel you will be staying until after you pay.
The upside for these deals is a saving of typically £15 – £30 on the cost of booking the same hotel on the same night as a ‘named’ offer. The downside is that it is a bit of a ‘leap of faith’ – you don’t know what you’ve booked until after you pay – and the hotel is non cancellable, so you cannot back out once you find out what the hotel is.
Before you click away because this is something you do not want to do, there are simple ways to reduce this ‘leap of faith’ – to make an educated guess on the hotel – or range of hotels – you will stay at before you book. Some are obvious. For example, book a 3 star Stansted hotel described as ‘on airport’ and you will know you are at the Express Holiday Inn as it is the only hotel that meets this description. Others are slightly harder to work out, but by clicking on the ‘more info’ link for the mystery hotel, taking note of the facilities, transfer cost, check-in and check-out times, and comparing these to the named hotels on offer from the company for the same day, you can usually narrow it down to a couple of hotels, if not find the exact one. So you get a ‘named’ hotel at a ‘super saver’ price.
So where do you book a ‘mystery’, ‘super saver’ or ‘undercover’ UK airport hotel? These deals are offered by a select band of companies – Holiday Extras, APH, FHR and Superbreak – and the good news is that airport-hotels-guide.co.uk allows you to enter your dates once and quickly compare the cost of hotels at all of these suppliers. Head over to our UK airport hotels one click quotes page now to find out more.
Which airports have mystery hotels? You can find them for all of the major airports that have a good choice of hotels. This includes Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
What facilities can you book with your mystery hotel? All of the facilities you can book from a named hotel. These include airport parking, English breakfast, dinner, even leisure facilities.
Don’t fancy taking a risk on a mystery hotel? The companies above also offering ‘advance purchase’ prices at some airports. Like mystery hotels, these bookings cannot be cancelled, but you get a great price on a named hotel as long as you book at least 30 days in advance. Click on the one click quotes link above or visit airport-hotels-guide.co.uk to find out about these too.
Resource: Looking for a UK airport hotel Compare five companies for the widest choice and lowest prices at www.airport-hotels-guide.co.uk