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Cheap London hotel rooms from £43

Travelodge release £43 rooms for July and August

It's not too late to book a budget hotel room for the holidays. Travelodge, in particular, are going to release a new phase of £43 rooms in London locations across the UK over the next four weeks, ideal for British summer getaways in the capital.

Bag a cheap hotel room in London

Discount deals on London hotels

A range of hotel deals have been released to co-incide with London's Underage Festival. LondonTown.com now has a range of double rooms at up to 89% off that anyone can take advantage of, be they festival revellers or in town for other reasons.

Summertime in London continues to shine

London's hotels increase prices as summer sets in

London’s reputation as one of the most expensive cities continues as hotel accommodation price increased according to new research from the Hotel Price Barometer. London’s hotels experienced considerable price increases during the state visit of President Barack Obama.

Brits prefer the comfort of a holiday home

Brits 'prefer holiday homes to hotels'

What’s your ideal break? The perfect British short holiday varies to our Europe neighbours, according to a new report from HomeAway.co.uk. Holiday homes are the most sought-after accommodation type for Brits and Germans, while others prefer hotels.

Find the best afternoon tea packages

Top places for tea in London named

Make time for tea on your city break to London. The UK Tea Council has announced its annual Awards for Excellence and several hotels in London have been praised for their superior afternoon tea services. Three venues are from Red Carnation.

Not all visitors want just standard rooms

Park Plaza hotel staff reveal funniest stories

If ever proof was required that dealing with guests from all over the world was never dull, then Park Plaza Hotels has provided the proof. A new survey from the hotel and resort chain has revealed some of the weirdest and most wonderful requests guests have made to their concierge and reception staff.

Edinburgh voted best UK destination

Edinburgh top destination for stay at home holidaymakers

A new study has revealed that Edinburgh is the city that staycation Brits would most like to visit for a weekend away. The Scottish capital came out top in the poll conducted by Jury's Inn, with 39 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed opting for it as their most preferred destination.

Take a spring break at Four Pillars

Spring offers from Four Pillars Hotels

Keep costs down on a family short break with the new spring offers from Four Pillars Hotels. Rooms are available from £33.60 per person per night, and a maximum of two children sharing their parents' room can stay and eat for free.

New hotel unveiled in central London

DoubleTree by Hilton launches new London hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton, has unveiled its latest short break location with the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton London-West End. Formerly the Bonnington Hotel and latterly the Park Inn London, the full-service hotel is situated close to the city's popular West End district.

Enjoy a relaxing spa weekend in New York

Relax in New York with a luxury spa weekend

Mandarin Oriental New York is offering guests the opportunity to rejuvenate and unwind from the indiscretions of winter with a spring cleaning inspired Ultimate 24 Hour Detox Spa Package. The offer includes accommodation, the spa's new Himalayan Salt Sea and Charka Therapy treatment.

Stay on Hong Kong's bustling waterfront

Boutique hotel opens in Hong Kong's vibrant hub

The boutique Hotel De Edge By Rhombus opens this month on Hong Kong's vibrant waterfront, situated within walking distance to Hong Kong's bustling city centre, the Macau Ferry Terminal and the colourful, creative hub of Sheung Wan.

The Scilly Isles offer early season sunshine

Early spring sunshine on the Isles of Scilly

With the Gulf Stream warming the South West island chain much earlier than the rest of the UK, the Isles of Scilly are the perfect short break destination for Brits looking to get some springtime sunshine close to home.

Enjoy a taste of Ireland this March

St Patrick's Day offers for a truly Irish escape

Soak up all the best of Irish culture on St Patrick's Day with a short break to the Emerald Isle. Small Luxury Hotels of the World has rounded up the best of what's on offer this March, right down to a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.

Treat your dog to a UK hotel break

Spoil your spaniel on a dog-friendly break

With Crufts Dog Show starting next month, there's no better time of your to treat your four-legged friend to a hotel break, and Fine Individual Hotels has picked out some of the best UK destinations for a dog-lover's break.

Keep your dog happy on a Woofie Weekend

Treat your dog on an American hotel break

American and Canadian hotel chain, Loews is welcoming pets this spring, with a range of doggy delights on offer to interest doting owners. Your pooch can recline in comfort on a memory foam pet mattress before tucking into a special meal that's will get tails wagging.

Barcelona is a top choice for a luxury break

Award winning Barcelona hotel celebrates first anniversary

Only a year after its opening, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is already racking up an impressive number of awards for its restaurant, accommodation and architecture, making this luxury hotel a logical choice for your next Spanish city break.

Enjoy a London break fit for a royal couple

Hyatt Regency launches Royal Wedding package

Mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style with the Royal Connections package from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in London, which is offering a couple's short break package with a touch of regal luxury.

You can take your dog on a five-star German break

Black Forest breaks for dog lovers

There aren't many five-star hotels that welcome dogs, but Brenner's Park Hotel & Spa in Baden Baden is unlike most five-star hotels. As well as being canine-friendly, this luxury German resort boasts two Michelin stars for its cuisine.

Million Dollar Quarter features some of Elvis' greatest hits

A Rock n' Roll city break to the West End

Relive the golden era of Rock n' Roll with Superbreak this spring, as the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quarter is coming to London's West End. Featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, this show is sure to have you toe-tapping all night long.

Get his and hers spa treatments at Dartmouth Country Club

A Valentine's retreat in scenic Devon

Spend a long weekend at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club this Valentine's Day and get a whole host of extras with your two-night stay, including romantic spa treatments or a few rounds of golf on the resorts Championship course.

Mount Haven is near the scenic port of Penzance

Cornish hotel named as one of the world's best hidden gems

Mount Haven in Marazion, Cornwall has been named as one of the top nine secret hotels in the world by travel website budgettravel.com, with the hotel and restaurant the only UK destination to make the list.

Enjoy fine Japanese food on your German break

World class Japanese cuisine on a German break

Food lovers visiting Germany this spring will be glad to learn that Mandarin Oriental, Munich is hosting master chef Nobu Matsushisa, who will be cooking at the hotel's Michelin starred restaurant for nine days in March.

Enjoy lakeside views from your cosy country hotel

Lake District breaks for lovestruck couples

Escape to Cumbria this February for a secluded countryside break in the scenic Lake District, with the Haweswater Hotel offering a two night package from just £80 per person, including champagne and chocolates.

New York offers plenty of romantic moments

A silver screen romance in New York City

Looking for something special to mark Valentine's Day this year? Then treat your partner to a New York mini-break and relive some of the most romantic moments from the movies, with a stay at a Times Square hotel.

Valletta boasts many historical sites

Escape to the sun on a cultural break

Combine the rich 7,000 year heritage of the city of Valletta with pleasant winter sunshine on a short break to Malta this winter, where guests can stay in five-star comfort at the Phoenicia Hotel for just £60 per night.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?