The Telegraph have announced their top 25 budget hotels in the UK. We like saving a bit of cash so we’ve picked our favourite five for a great value UK break.
1. The Premier Inn, London County Hall
In the historical County Hall building near London’s South Bank, beside the London Eye, opposite Big Ben and 350 metres from Waterloo Station, this Premier Inn has modern, family-friendly rooms which have been recently renovated. Many rooms overlook Jubilee Gardens while others look east down the Thames. Best views are from the fifth and sixth floors; room 600 takes the prize, with the Millennium Bridge, the City and the adjacent London Eye all visible. There is also an on-site restaurant and bar offering good-value refreshment.
2. Novotel, Liverpool
Unlike most of Liverpool’s hotel chains this Novotel hotel is in the heart of town. It’s a 10 minute walk from Lime Street Station and the Echo Arena, and close to the nightlife district. Restaurant and bar 24-hour room service Indoor pool, spa tub, sauna Guestrooms. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) Minibars LCD televisions.
3. Mercure Wessex, Winchester
If you pay an extra £10 you will be guaranteed one of the 28 (of 94) rooms that enjoy a view of Winchester Cathedral. (The average rate for a room and breakfast across the board is £100 at this city centre hotel) A further eight rooms have partial views. Walker’s, the onsite restaurant at Mercure Wessex Winchester, serves international dishes and opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The King’s Lounge serves drinks and snacks from 11 AM to 11 PM.
4. Ibis, Leeds
Ibis Leeds is located just half a mile from the centre of Leeds. It is ideally located to explore the centre of Leeds and its many places of interest, conveniently close to shops and the station. The relaxing atmosphere of the hotel will appeal to business travellers and leisure travellers alike, with each of the 168 well equipped en-suite rooms boasting a desk, modem point, satellite television, tea and coffee making facilities and air-cooling.
5. The Premier Inn, Oxford
This hotel offers comfortable, great-value rooms and free parking. Oxford is not normally known for its responsibly priced hotels. To find the kind of value offered by this Premier Inn, you have to stay three miles outside in the Oxford Business Park (there’s a bus into town). There is a David Lloyd Leisure Club next to the hotel, offering discounted day passes. All of the large, clean and modern rooms have satellite TV, hairdryers, tea/coffee and telephone/modem points.