A report published on E-tid.com has found that one of the biggest gripes of hotel guests in the UK is having to pay for extras on overnight hotel stays, with additional charges for breakfast topping the list of annoyances.
This claim is based on the results of a survey taken by 2000 UK adults conducted by lastminute.com, which revealed that travellers can end up paying an additional $50 (£32) per day; going up to a whopping $81 (£51) for top hotels in London.
Of the people interviewed, 32% cited the extra breakfast charges as the most annoying hotel extra, with mini bar costs a close second at 26%, followed by Wi-Fi charges at 18% -- not surprising considering 41% of hotel owners confessed to charging an average of $19 (£12) for 24 hours of Wi-Fi use, and up to $13 (£8) for just one hour.
The report also showed that almost a third of those interviewed planned to travel within the UK in 2011. With the safe assumption that this number is probably much higher for Travelzoo users in mind, we’ve compiled a selection of hotel deals that include breakfast and other extras.
Quayside stays in Newcastle at the Copthorne Hotel come with a free drink, dinner and breakfast. It's $124 (£78) for a two-night stay and the hotel is also including a discount on further food and beverages purchased at the hotel.
The UK's first fashion hotel, the Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh has an exclusive special rate of $221 (£139) per night. On top of an upgrade and breakfast, guests get a free bottle of wine and the contents of the mini bar for free.
In a handy location for the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Chase in Gloucester is including dinner, breakfast, an afternoon tea and free movies in a two-night package that's been reduced to $143 (£90). It would normally cost $95 (£60) more for a stay. Ideal for walkers, guests will even get a guide to exploring the surrounding area.
Finally, a selection of 4-star hotels across England and Wales is offering 50% off on overnight stays starting from £44.50 per person. Included in this deal from hotelshopUK are a 3-course dinner, a free glass of champagne or bottle of wine and full English breakfast. The Regency Park Hotel in Newbury, the Legacy Falcon Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon and the DeVere Carden Park in Chester are just some of the participating properties.
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Note: Prices are based on euro and have been converted using xe.com on Jan. 20. Exchange rates are subject to fluctuation.