Five of our favourite deals for £50 or less...
How about some 5-star treatment at an Andalucian farmhouse for less than £50? That’s exactly what’s on offer here, with this deal from the Eurostars Hacienda La Boticaria just outside Seville -- £34.50 per person, per night, with a guaranteed upgrade to a Double Deluxe Room and breakfast included. They’re even throwing in free spa access (worth £34 alone), a free welcome drink and a late checkout until 2pm. Luxury doesn’t come much cheaper -- with all the money you save, you could almost afford to charter a helicopter and land it on its private helipad. Almost.
Problem: You want nothing more than to pack a bag, jump in a car and take to the open road…only you don’t own a vehicular transportation device. Solution: Hire one from Enterprise Rent-A-Car for the princely sum of £15 per day. With your shiny £50 note, that’s three days worth of rental, with a fiver left over to spend on a bumper bag of Werther’s Originals.
And if you’re thinking of somewhere to go in your shiny new hire car, how about a Grade II-listed Warwickshire mansion dating back to the 17th century. At £44.50 per person, this deal at Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa chops over 40% off the usual price, and includes a 3-course dinner and breakfast on both days, plus a bottle of house wine on arrival and free access to Spindles Health Club.
Alternatively, for the same price, you could grab yourself an overnight Cotswolds escape in what is reckoned to be England’s oldest hotel. The Old Bell, dating back to 1220, has cut the price of rooms to £89 per night, with a free upgrade, a bottle of prosecco and breakfast thrown in, with availability until the end of April.
And if that all sounds a little too oldy-worldy, how about a trip to a brand-new spa? The Imagine Spa opened just three months ago at the ultra-modern Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 -- and to celebrate, it's offering a choice of 30-minute treatments plus half a day's use of the new facilities for £29. Vouchers are valid until 9 March, 2012.