How to Enjoy a Luxurious But Affordable UK Weekend Break

Written by Karen Bryan

When it comes to holidays, many of us are still trying to stick to a tight budget. However, planning a last-minute getaway or relaxing weekend break doesn’t have to mean cutting corners and settling for something less than average. Instead, it’s all about finding the best deals that’ll make sure your next break isn’t just affordable but luxurious, too.

Here are our top tips for budget travel.

Do Your Research Online

Make sure you’re the first to hear about the latest deals and sales by signing up for emails from hotel chains, train lines and comparison sites. By acting quickly when you get these updates, you can secure the best possible prices, staying on top of all the latest sales as and when they go live.

Travel Out of Season

If you can, try to travel outside of peak travel times, e.g. school holidays. You’ll often find the price of accommodation and transport skyrockets during these times, so planning your trip outside of these events will ensure you’re bagging a more affordable deal. However, if you do need to get away while the kids are off school, try to do this at the beginning or end of the holidays.

Find an All-Inclusive Break

One of the biggest issues with weekend breaks is not knowing how much you’re going to spend whilst you’re there. That’s why it’s a good idea to look for all-inclusive deals that incorporate food, accommodation and travel. Before you’ve even set off you’ve got a good idea of how much the weekend’s going to cost. Equally, luxury spa breaks are a fantastic way of treating yourself without spending too much money. With access to all of the spa facilities at the hotel, there’s no need to plan any other activities – just relax, unwind and enjoy!

Check for Free Wi-Fi

This may sound a little boring when you’re heading away for a romantic weekend, but if you do need to stay connected with work or family and friends, it’s a good idea to check for free Wi-Fi at your hotel. Some hotels will charge for Wi-Fi packages or may not offer it at all, which can soon add some unnecessary expense to your trip, especially if you are reliant on having access to your emails while you’re away.

Finding an affordable weekend break that’s full of the luxury you deserve need not be hard. Instead, all it takes is a little bit of planning ahead of time.