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Old July 29th, 2004, 01:33 AM
Helen
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Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe, accomodation in
the UK and Europe? We are a family of four, and are looking for self
catering type accomodation.
regards, Helen


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Old July 29th, 2004, 03:55 AM
David Bennetts
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"Helen" wrote in message
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Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe, accomodation in
the UK and Europe? We are a family of four, and are looking for self
catering type accomodation.
regards, Helen

Helen

What do you mean by safe? Some depressed neighbourhoods in big cities
obviously may be more crime ridden than smaller towns, but they're not
likely to have the type of accommodation you're looking for either. So
safety may not be an important factor. A lot of self catering in Britain is
quite expensive compared with say Bed and Breakfast accommodation, this most
likely applies in the rest of Europe as well.

In Continental Europe the most reasonably priced tourist accommodation is
often to be found in chain hotels and motels, such as Campanile, Ibis and
even cheaper Etap and Formule1. There are beachside campgrounds in many
places which are of varying standards, and some of which have cabin type
accommodation, you can use google to look them up by location.

For Britain, suggest you use www.theaa.com for accommodation listings, that
automobile association assigns a star rating for each property listed, and
gives prices.

Regards

David Bennetts
Australia


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Old July 29th, 2004, 03:55 AM
David Bennetts
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"Helen" wrote in message
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Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe, accomodation in
the UK and Europe? We are a family of four, and are looking for self
catering type accomodation.
regards, Helen

Helen

What do you mean by safe? Some depressed neighbourhoods in big cities
obviously may be more crime ridden than smaller towns, but they're not
likely to have the type of accommodation you're looking for either. So
safety may not be an important factor. A lot of self catering in Britain is
quite expensive compared with say Bed and Breakfast accommodation, this most
likely applies in the rest of Europe as well.

In Continental Europe the most reasonably priced tourist accommodation is
often to be found in chain hotels and motels, such as Campanile, Ibis and
even cheaper Etap and Formule1. There are beachside campgrounds in many
places which are of varying standards, and some of which have cabin type
accommodation, you can use google to look them up by location.

For Britain, suggest you use www.theaa.com for accommodation listings, that
automobile association assigns a star rating for each property listed, and
gives prices.

Regards

David Bennetts
Australia


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Old July 29th, 2004, 03:55 AM
David Bennetts
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"Helen" wrote in message
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Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe, accomodation in
the UK and Europe? We are a family of four, and are looking for self
catering type accomodation.
regards, Helen

Helen

What do you mean by safe? Some depressed neighbourhoods in big cities
obviously may be more crime ridden than smaller towns, but they're not
likely to have the type of accommodation you're looking for either. So
safety may not be an important factor. A lot of self catering in Britain is
quite expensive compared with say Bed and Breakfast accommodation, this most
likely applies in the rest of Europe as well.

In Continental Europe the most reasonably priced tourist accommodation is
often to be found in chain hotels and motels, such as Campanile, Ibis and
even cheaper Etap and Formule1. There are beachside campgrounds in many
places which are of varying standards, and some of which have cabin type
accommodation, you can use google to look them up by location.

For Britain, suggest you use www.theaa.com for accommodation listings, that
automobile association assigns a star rating for each property listed, and
gives prices.

Regards

David Bennetts
Australia


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Old July 29th, 2004, 12:27 PM
Owain
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Default Cheap, safe, accomodation

"Helen" wrote
| Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe,
| accomodation in the UK and Europe? We are a family of four,
| and are looking for self catering type accomodation.

For the UK, the most reliable and comprehensive guide is usually the local
Tourist Board. They should all be linked from www.visitbritain.com

The main types of self-catering accom a 'holiday cottages' which are
often individually owned and let through agencies specialising in this
business, although there is often an emphasis on pretty country cottages the
big agencies have a wide variety of properties including houses and flats;
caravan sites with static caravans or holiday lodges to rent on sites with
variable levels of facilities; and the more packaged type of holiday caravan
site with shops, entertainment and childrens clubs etc.

http://www.english-country-cottages...._homepage.html
http://online.haven-holidays.co.uk/p...404&language=1
http://www.hoseasons.co.uk/

Prices vary greatly according to season; if you can travel outside UK school
holidays (which vary around the country) bargains can be had.

Another option is house exchange.

Owain






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Old July 29th, 2004, 12:27 PM
Owain
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Default Cheap, safe, accomodation

"Helen" wrote
| Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe,
| accomodation in the UK and Europe? We are a family of four,
| and are looking for self catering type accomodation.

For the UK, the most reliable and comprehensive guide is usually the local
Tourist Board. They should all be linked from www.visitbritain.com

The main types of self-catering accom a 'holiday cottages' which are
often individually owned and let through agencies specialising in this
business, although there is often an emphasis on pretty country cottages the
big agencies have a wide variety of properties including houses and flats;
caravan sites with static caravans or holiday lodges to rent on sites with
variable levels of facilities; and the more packaged type of holiday caravan
site with shops, entertainment and childrens clubs etc.

http://www.english-country-cottages...._homepage.html
http://online.haven-holidays.co.uk/p...404&language=1
http://www.hoseasons.co.uk/

Prices vary greatly according to season; if you can travel outside UK school
holidays (which vary around the country) bargains can be had.

Another option is house exchange.

Owain






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Old April 29th, 2013, 05:25 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Cheap, safe, accomodation

On Thursday, July 29, 2004 6:03:37 AM UTC+5:30, Helen wrote:
Can someone let me know the best way to find cheap, safe, accomodation in
the UK and Europe? We are a family of four, and are looking for self
catering type accomodation.
regards, Helen


Sovereign Inn Cowra offering queen, twin and family accommodation with security in best location, here you will get room with its own ensuite, air-conditioning, mini fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Digital TVís with all stations and FREE wireless internet complete the picture.

Visit for more info: http://sovereigninns.com.au/
 




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