Book direct with the hotel owners (boxes below with grey outlines)
or through booking agencies (pale outline)
DHR stands for Discount Hotel Reservations. Prices are fine, but tends to find fewer hotels in some locations than some other agencies.
We have found that, although contacting the hotels direct will get you a reasonable price, you will often get a better deal going through one of the hotel room agencies: they have more bargaining power than you!
It is worth trying direct booking, if you can, but also one of the agencies, so that you can compare prices and make sure you are getting the best deal.
You have to become a 'member'. Members get access to special deals, which are changed weekly, at a limited number of 3, 4 and 5* hotels, mostly, but not only, in the UK.
Some agencies advertise on the TV. Although this makes them better known, they do not necessarily offer the best deals. Try some unfamiliar names too.
The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) includes Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites.
One of the biggest accommodation-only agencies. Access to 60,000 properties worldwide and a full range, from guest houses to 5* hotels, in the UK.
Over 40, mostly 4 and 5* hotels throughout the UK. Also golf, walking, spa, fishing, culture and city breaks. Frequent offers.
Warner Leisure hotels are not just for an overnight stay. They are luxurious, relaxing retreats, some of them listed buildings, all with pools and other facilities to make your stay a holiday, however brief. They can also offer a spa break or an activity break that will give you a chance to try that hobby or pastime that you never had time to try at home. Opportunities include music, song and dance, sports, pampering, drawing, digital photography and computers for beginners.
Macdonald hotels and resorts have a larger number of venues, also offering luxurious accommodation with the option of extras including spa and sporting breaks.
Best Western have 4000 more traditional, high quality hotels for business and leisure stays in 80 countries including 290 key locations in the UK. They guarantee that booking through their site will get you the best price for a stay at one of their hotels.
Over 650 budget hotels with a "Good Night" money-back guarantee and frequent seasonal offers. Book early for the best rates.
Over 2,500 Independent Hotels, B&Bs and Guest Houses throughout the United Kingdom. Finds one of the widest selections of UK hotels and Guest houses.