Holidays, especially in this day and age, are something to be taken very seriously. People live under such a stress at work and everywhere else that many count down the days for months before they can finally unwind with their loved ones somewhere abroad. This is hardly news, as vacations are the best way for a person to experience something new, visit a place they have never been to and get acquainted with a certain culture. Britain is certainly among the most popular countries in the world, but things with regard to location get a bit trickier once you realize that the UK is a lot more than just London and that there are many cities you could and should visit and learn about.
This is where vacation planning kicks in. Britain is fairly large, but isn’t particularly vast, so you can travel from one city to another by train easily. You can also purchase the train tickets with no sweat, but one thing to bear in mind about this kind of a trip is the accommodation. In this article we will briefly discuss hotels in Britain and hopefully inform you on some of the basics.
Before 19th century there weren’t many hotels in the UK. Things started changing during the Victorian period, with monumental buildings such as the legendary Savoy and Langham, then Ritz and every other hotel. Today there are almost 100 five-star hotels in London alone, not to mention the overall number across the country.
In fact, the hotel industry in the UK is extremely potent today and one of the main sources of income for the entire country. Each of the 86 counties spanning across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland has a large number of hotels and places to stay, in general.
Since, beside the large cities, there are also countless beautiful small places in the UK to visit, the most obvious advice is to go online and find an all-encompassing website that will be able to familiarize you with all potentially brilliant places to visit and the accommodation there. Of course, make sure you go for the good, old, star rating, since not all hotels are the same. Another thing to bear in mind is the price – since there are so many hotels everywhere, chances are many of them will be vying for your attention, offering special discounts for groups, kids, elderly couples, staying on weekdays, etc.
Once you choose which county to focus on, look for that specific county on any of the websites you’ve picked. Any solid hotel search engine will immediately list all the hotels with available rooms, the price range and other benefits they might offer. Also make sure you find a good search engine that will be able to list hotels offering whatever you might be interested in, from saunas and swimming pools, to proximity to a ski slope, and so on. Once you do all this, you will easily find the right hotel for you.