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Paying less for luxury in the UK

I’m pleased to be able to announce that we’ve converted our long-established  UK hotel site into a UK hotel comparison service.   Currently the site is able to search availability with Active Hotels, LateRooms and Superbreak (with more being added as I type) and return the best price.   Sometimes there is little difference but every now and then it throws back some fantastic savings.   For example, a double room for the nights of 13th, 14th and 15th February (Valentines weekend) at The Goring in Belgravia would set you back £1304 if you booked it through LateRooms but £775.08 if you went via Superbreak – a massive saving of over £500!   To add insult to injury,  the LateRooms booking is on a room only basis, and the Superbreak one includes breakfast. You might think that certain sites are consistently cheaper than others, but this does not appear to be the case.   For example, for the same period and requirements, LateRooms comfortably beats Superbreak for a stay at the five star  De Vere Grand Harbour in Southampton  ( £423 versus £463). The moral of the story: using a comparison service can save you  a small fortune… enough in some cases to allow you to stay an additional night!

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. It’s always worth checking out price comparison sites, especially if you’re making a major purchase. There are lots around these days for many different goods and services, from car hire to electrical goods. You can even create a supermarket shopping cart and find out which of the major British supermarkets would charge the least for your grocery shopping.

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