Infotel Magazine | Edition 39 | April 2019

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We're race day ready! From the river banks to the racecourse grandstands, whether it's business or pleasure taking you to London and Liverpool, we've a round-up of race day rooms plus the latest special offers from UK hotels for short or long stays.

From green tea to the greens of the golf course, our Therapy Time and Tee Time features will be a hit if you like soft fluffy towels or challenging fairways. Plus we have Wild Wookey with 20% off for families looking for a fun-packed stay in Somerset!

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2019 Edition 39

The Grand National

Rooms for Raceday

Latest Offers!

Short Breaks

& Longer Stays

The Battle of the Blues

Oxford v Cambridge


FRIDAY 19 - MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019

01775 843413

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

reservations@infotel.co.uk


Contents

4

Highfield Park

25

Hotel Hotspots: Liverpool

6

Guildford Manor Hotel

26

Rooms for Raceday

8

Wild Wookey Adventure!

28

Moorland Garden Hotel

10 Using our Services

30

Picture This

12 Guest House Ellipse

32

Dates for the Diary

14

Tee Time

34

New Forest Lodge

16

Therapy Time

37

Featured Group

Bridge House & Crompton Guest House

18

Best Western Princes Marine Hotel

38

The Infotel Guestbook

20

Oxford v Cambridge

40

Infotel Deals

Infotel is a division of Infotel Solutions Ltd. Copyright © 2019.

All rights reserved. All rates contained in this magazine are correct at the time of publication.

Front Cover image courtesy of The Boat Race 2018.


Highfield Park

Hook, Hampshire RG27 0LG

Highfield Park Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in a choice

of properties. The Queen Ann style main house has spacious

en-suite signature doubles while the Fir Tree Court, which

is a short walk from the house, has excellent single room

accommodation. All rooms have a flat screen TV, free WiFi

and a hospitality tray.

There is a relaxing bar and restaurant serving an a la carte or

bar menu. Both use seasonal, local produce with the chef's

creativity shining through. Guests are assured of an excellent

start to the day too with all you can eat from the appetising

hot and cold buffet breakfast which includes muesli, pastries

and of course, the full works!

Highfield Park Hotel is set in 35 acres of glorious parkland

and has ample parking.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

200 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

“Food was very nice, staff exceptionally

friendly, grounds were beautiful and the

WiFi always had good signal.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

£53.10

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Guildford Manor Hotel

Guildford, Surrey GU4 8SE

Set in ten acres of lovely Surrey countryside and just a short

drive from London and Guildford town centre, this hotel is

a good choice for business travellers, families and couples

enjoying a weekend away.

There are 53 deluxe en-suite guestrooms with a hospitality

tray, complimentary toiletries and a flat screen TV. Dining is

in the contemporary Monty Restaurant which serves modern

English cuisine, prepared with care and attention to detail.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

120 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£66

Guildford Manor Hotel has a relaxing spa and offers pamper

days and evening sessions, plus there is also an on-site gym,

which has recently benefitted from a refurbishment, and an

indoor 15 metre pool.

“I'm a regular guest here, it's a super place.

The rooms are very clean and beautiful.

Service is fast and the people are very nice.

The gym is also fantastic. I recommend

to everyone!”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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WILD

WOOKEY

ADVENTURE!

Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area

of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles

from the historic cathedral city of Wells and 20

miles from Bath and Bristol, Wookey Hole Hotel

offers guests a fun-packed stay in a range of

accommodation types.

Available for three, four or seven night stays, for

groups up to six, the Mendip View Lodges are

spacious and modern with one master double

with en-suite and two twin rooms. A great kitchen

area, flat screen TV with a DVD player, bed linen

and towels and free WiFi are included and all of

the lodges have a pleasant decking area with

outdoor furniture and a private hot tub.

For a family stay with a difference, the Witch's

Hat VIP Suite accommodates two adults and two

children in a tower topped off with a witch's hat or

pick the luxury family suite for its private balcony

and fabulous views.

Standard double rooms are spacious and include

a bath and shower, hospitality tray, free WiFi and

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Wild Wookey Adventure!

flat screen TV with a DVD player. The hotel also

offers a free DVD library service.

Guests can relax in the bar, bistro style restaurant

or café. Breakfast is served from 7.30am to

10.00am and there is a choice of continental,

cooked, children's breakfast and a vegetarian

menu. Evening meals are served from 5.30pm to

9.00pm and there's a good selection of meat, fish

and vegetarian dishes.

Wookey Hole Hotel has a fantastic offer available

this year where adults and children over the age

of 14 years receive 20% discount on an adrenaline

fuelled experience at Wild Wookey. The three

hour adventure involves abseiling, climbing and

crawling in one of the world's most magnificent

caves. All equipment and clothing are included

and there's also a boat trip and a zip line exit from

the cave!

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Your enquiry

Working to your budget and location, our reservations

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You decide which option you prefer and your dedicated

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We offer a choice of payment options for accommodation and travel:

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a consolidated invoice for payment every two weeks.

For further information on the business benefits of working with Infotel, contact our development team on

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Guest House Ellipse

Oakleigh Park, London N20 9DE

Situated in North London, about five minutes from

Alexandra Palace, Guest House Ellipse offers self-catering

accommodation with either en-suite or shared bathrooms.

The house has free WiFi and complimentary toiletries

along with a well-equipped kitchen and utility room for

guests convenience.

Oakleigh Park, the over ground railway station, is within

walking distance, as is a selection of supermarkets, cafés

and restaurants. Totteridge and Whetstone tube station

is less than a mile away.

Check-In 4.00pm

Check-Out 12.00pm

FREE WiFi

Laundry Service

Garden

From

£41.20

“Peaceful and quiet, comprehensive

facilities and free beverages.”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

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MURRAYSHALL HOTEL & GOLF COURSES

PERTH, PERTHSHIRE PH2 7PH

Visit Scotland and you are never too far from a

golf course. From the dramatic coastal backdrop

of a links course, to the majestic beauty of

parkland courses or the demands of a game on

heathland, it's a golfer's paradise with over 550

different courses. Teeing off from the same spot

as golfing legends such as Tiger Woods, Rory

McIlroy and Jack Nicklaus is more than a

possibility in the country which is home to golf.

For a stay which seamlessly blends Scotland's

history and heritage with two 18-hole courses,

Murrayshall Hotel and Golf Courses in Scone,

Perthshire, is a scene stealer. It holds the title

for Best Golf Hotel 2018 as voted for by golfers

and in conjunction with Bunkered, UK Golfer

and VisitScotland. In addition, its location is

perfect for history buffs as Scone Palace was

where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles

II were crowned. The Palace displays the

needlework of Mary, Queen of Scots and it was

also where Queen Victoria would stay on her way

to the Highlands. Her state rooms are now part of

the visitor's viewing experience.

The road to Murrayshall Hotel and Golf Courses

is tree-lined, leading to a 365 acre estate which

dates back hundreds of years. The hotel is set

on a hillside with views over the manicured golf

greens and the impressive Perthshire countryside.

Golfers have two courses, each challenging for

different reasons.

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Tee Time!

The parkland Murrayshall course is long with

wide tree-lined fairways and water hazards.

It has six par 5 holes and at 6,441 yards, it’s a

par 73 which will take about four hours to get

round. The easier Lynedoch can be played as a

10 or 18-hole layout. Expect tight fairways with

Scots pine trees narrowing the view of fairways

and greens.

Golfers and guests have a choice of dining

with the Stutts Bar providing a relaxed

atmosphere for family meals and light bites for

golfers after taking on the front nine. While the

award-winning Lynedoch Brasserie takes dining

up a notch or two for a more formal occasion.

Opened last year and with head chef Craig

Jackson at the helm, the menu is seasonal,

local and exciting. Enjoy pheasant breast with

a shallot puree, burnt leeks and chestnuts or

a beautifully poached fish with shellfish and a

tomato, fennel and saffron broth. With expertly

paired wines, delicious desserts and a soul

pleasing cheese board, dining at Lynedoch will

not disappoint.

The hotel has a choice of accommodation from

classic and cosy single and double rooms to

family rooms and luxurious suites. There's also

an excellent choice of golf packages for different

days of the week. Whether you're after one night

away with one round or you fancy the five night

golf tour package which includes additional

play at Blairgowrie and Crieff golf courses along

with a visit to the Famous Grouse Distillery,

Murrayshall Hotel and Golf Courses will certainly

make for a memorable and satisfying stay.

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THE GREENWAY HOTEL & SPA

CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE GL51 4UG

A 16th century luxury manor house built

in beautiful Cotswold stone and located

on the outskirts of the stunning regency town

of Cheltenham has certainly captured our

attention this month.

The Elan Spa at the award-winning Greenway

Hotel is the kind of luxurious fluffy towel spa

where you know you will be cocooned in

comfort, where your senses will be gently woken

and your body will be pummelled and purified

to leave you feeling polished, primed and totally

at peace with the world.

Combining Gloucestershire country chic with

a large serving of glamour, the spa features

exposed brickwork, ancient beams and a

modern, vibrant décor all perfectly blending to

create a sanctuary of relaxation. There are five

rooms in which to indulge in a personalised

treatment from world renowned experts ESPA,

and there's a lovely hydrotherapy pool, sauna

and steam room too. The terrace area is another

inviting space for a spot of al fresco relaxation

or a dip in the hot tub.

Spa aficionados should make time for a glass

of something chilled in the sleek and rather

lovely Orchard Brasserie which overlooks

the Elan Spa gardens. Alternatively, reserve a

table for an extended lunch date to round off a

morning of pampering.

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Therapy Time!

For guests enjoying a stay at the Greenway

Hotel and Spa the Garden Restaurant is a touch

of therapy too. The oak panelled walls, grand

fire place and stunning décor combined with

the views over the lily pond and sunken garden

create a sophisticated backdrop for superb

dining. Under head chef Marcus McGuinness,

guests can enjoy a seasonal menu using the

best of Gloucestershire produce as well as

ingredients from the hotel's garden. Marcus

is also a keen forager so don't be surprised to

see wild plants, herbs, fungi and fruit on the

menu too.

Whether on a mid-week or a weekend overnight

spa break, evening dining is included so spa

guests will get to enjoy the award-winning dishes

from the daily menu. The weekend spa package

also includes a bottle of champagne!

The choice of accommodation at Greenway

Hotel and Spa is another treat within itself!

Stunning suites, private lodges, large and

luxurious master rooms, along with classic,

superior and deluxe en-suite guest rooms

provide total comfort with luxuries which won't

go unnoticed.

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Best Western Princes

Marine Hotel

Brighton, East Sussex BN3 4GR

Located in Hove, about two miles from the centre of

Brighton, this seafront hotel offers a warm and friendly

welcome to the South Coast.

Guest rooms offer free WiFi, a hospitality tray and flat

screen TV plus along with sea views, many of the rooms

have their own private terraces. Dining is in either the bistro

style Channel View Restaurant, which has a traditional and

international menu, or the Kingsway Bar which is perfect for

lighter bites and bar snacks.

Best Western Princes Marine Hotel has free parking on-site

with further parking available nearby. This is a good choice

for convenience for Brighton Pier, The Lanes, Brighton

Marina and Hove Lagoon.

Check-In 2.30pm

Check-Out 11.00am

25 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

“Staff were very friendly and helpful, the

room large and clean with a sea view.

Breakfast was very good and good service

too. We had evening meals in the bar which

were excellent and good value for money.

Would stay again.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

From

£55

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The rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge

universities dates back hundreds of years to

when they were the only universities in England

and Wales. With 800 years of competition

between the two academic heavy weights it is

not surprising sports events between the two

have become a part of history and now attract

audiences, fans and followers from beyond the

hallowed halls of academia.

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Oxford Cambridge

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The Varsity Match takes place at Twickenham

Stadium, the home of English rugby. The men's

rugby match has been held here since 1921 and

after 137 matches, Oxford University RFC has

won 60 times with Cambridge University RFC just

ahead with 63 wins. Unusually for rugby, there

have been 14 ties. For the women, Cambridge

is slightly behind with 13 compared to Oxford's

16 victories in what is now one of the world's

biggest amateur women's rugby matches.

With a Twickenham audience of 25,000 and a

TV audience of half a million, the appeal and

excitement of both matches is not likely to wane

any time soon.

Diliff [CC BY-SA 3.0]

The other big sports event is the Boat Race on

the River Thames which will take place on

Sunday 7 April. Attracting a TV audience of

15 million and over a quarter of a million to

the banks of the Thames between Putney and

Chiswick, rivalry on the river between the two

blues is often intense!

The men's race dates back 190 years and

in that period there has been a dead heat,

two Oxford mutinies, disruption caused by a

swimming protester and the sinking of both

crews on several occasions. The women's race,

although dating back over 70 years, has only

been held on the River Thames since 2015. The

Cambridge women's crew are currently ahead of

Oxford by 43 wins to 30 while the light blues of

Cambridge men are leading 83 to 80 over the

dark blues of Oxford.

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Oxford Cambridge

over 8,000 plants from across the world and is a

popular place to visit for gardening enthusiasts.

Originally started as a garden for growing plants

for medicinal research, the Oxford Botanic

Garden is one of the oldest scientific gardens in

the world. It also has its own place in literature,

with Oxford Professor Lewis Carroll taking

inspiration for Alice in Wonderland and Philip

Pullman for His Dark Materials. Open all year

round, the 4.5 acre site consists of glasshouses,

a walled garden with medicinal beds for

cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases and

neurology, plus a bog garden and rock garden.

Sporting occasions are not the only connections

the two universities share; both have botanical

gardens too. The Cambridge Botanic Garden

was created by Professor John Stevens Henslow

who mentored Charles Darwin. The 40 acre site

for teaching and research has a collection of

With world class reputations and superb facilities

attracting students from across the globe,

university history and heritage drawing tourists

to the two cities and sporting rivalry pulling in

an ever-growing international audience, the

tradition of Oxford versus Cambridge is sure to

reign for many more years.

Ozeye [CC BY-SA 3.0]


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HOTEL

HOTSPOTS

L I V E R P O O L

The 2019 Grand National sees demand

peak for hotels and accommodation in

Liverpool and the surrounding areas. If you

know you need a reservation for race day

accommodation or if business is taking you

to Liverpool, please contact the reservations

team now.

Photo by vegaseddie

01775 843413

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

reservations@infotel.co.uk

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL

& SPA LIVERPOOL

Liverpool, Merseyside L1 6BR

BASE SERVICED APARTMENTS

- SIR THOMAS STREET

Liverpool, Merseyside L1 6BW

STAYCITY APARTHOTELS

DUKE STREET

Liverpool, Merseyside L1 5AG

HALLMARK INN LIVERPOOL

Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5TF

THE BLOCK LIVERPOOL

Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4FP

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Rooms for Raceday

STAYCITY APARTHOTEL

CORN EXCHANGE LIVERPOOL

Liverpool, Merseyside L2 0PH

DOLBY HOTEL LIVERPOOL

Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4DE

HALLMARK HOTEL LIVERPOOL

SOUTH

Liverpool, Merseyside L17 3AA

RICHMOND LIVERPOOL

Liverpool, Merseyside L3 2AN

HANOVER HOTEL

AND MCCARTNEY'S BAR

Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4AF

BRIDGE INN

Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4UQ

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Moorland Garden Hotel

Yelverton, Devon PL20 6DA

Perfectly placed for leisure or business in Plymouth and

Tavistock and located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park,

the Moorland Garden Hotel sits in nine acres of well-maintained

moorland gardens and offers 4-star accommodation.

Guest rooms have a hospitality tray, flat screen TV, Freeview and

complimentary WiFi. There are also four luxurious suites which

are ideal for special occasions and celebrations.

The award-winning Wildflower Restaurant offers informal dining

in a light and airy setting. Large windows give diners great

garden views and there is a lovely sun terrace for al fresco dining

in the summer. The menu is British with a few seasonal twists

and changes.

Devon cream teas and afternoon teas plus Sunday roasts are

popular with residents and visitors to the hotel. In addition,

the Dartmoor Bar serves real ales and fine wines and is also

dog-friendly.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

120 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£66.50

“The room was a nice size with

garden views. Very clean, and with

tea and coffee making facilities.

All in all I would highly recommend.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Hotel

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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LANGDALE CHASE HOTEL

WINDERMERE, CUMBRIA LA23 1LW


PICTURE STAYING HERE

01775 843413

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 9.00AM - 5.30PM


APRIL 2019

WHERE?

WHO? WHEN?

Bath Comedy Festival

26 MARCH-14 APRIL

BATH

Stratford-upon-Avon

Literary Festival

22-29 APRIL

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Bs0u10e01 [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Porthleven Food Festival

26-28 APRIL

CORNWALL

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Dates for the Diary

Grand National 2019

4-6 APRIL

LIVERPOOL

Edinburgh Science Festival

6-21 APRIL

EDINBURGH

Harrogate Flower Festival

25-28 APRIL

HARROGATE

Rain Dance Colour Festival

27 APRIL

MANCHESTER

Cycle Derby Sportive

28 APRIL

DERBY

London Marathon

28 APRIL

LONDON

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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New Forest Lodge

Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2ED

It's bed and breakfast en-suite accommodation with countryside

views at the New Forest Lodge. The guest rooms are spacious

and have a fridge as well as tea and coffee making facilities. In

addition, the rooms have a flat screen TV, WiFi and free toiletries

plus fluffy towels and crisp bed linen. The en-suite facilities

include a bath and a power shower.

Also on-site, is a bar and Indian restaurant with the local village

pub just a two minute walk.

The New Forest Lodge is located in the famous New Forest

National Park and is ten miles from Southampton and nine

miles from Salisbury.

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

30 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£76

“Lovely warm welcome on arrival; great

customer service. Little touches made all the

difference. Room was lovely and clean, we

really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely

come back again - highly recommended.”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Hotel

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April

Friday 19 April

Monday 22 April

Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 April

9.00am - 5.30pm

Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

9.00am - 5.30pm

01775 843413

reservations@infotel.co.uk


Featured Group

Bridge House Isleworth, London TW7 5EH

This fully modernised guest house is in a great location

for London Heathrow Airport, Twickenham and central

London. It’s also good for the M4 and the M25 and

offers free parking along with an airport shuttle service

and up to 15 days free parking.

The modern and comfortable guest rooms have free

WiFi, a flat screen TV with Freeview and a DVD player,

electronic safe, hospitality tray and complimentary

toiletries.

Guests can enjoy a cooked breakfast included in the

room rate and evening meals can be provided upon

request. At just 200 metres from the centre of Hounslow,

there are pubs, coffee shops and restaurants close by.

Crompton Guest House Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 1JG

Also convenient for London Heathrow Airport and

Twickenham, Bridge House, which is a subsidiary

of Crompton Guest House, offers self-catering

accommodation with shared kitchen facilities which

are available from 7.00am to 9.30pm.

The en-suite guest rooms include a fridge, TV with

Freeview, mini-bar, hospitality tray and complimentary

WiFi. There is on-site parking for up to five cars and the

A4, M4 and M25 are within easy reach. Central London

is about a 20 minute tube ride from Osterley Tube

Station which is on the Piccadilly Line.

There is not a 24-hour reception at Bridge House so

guests are advised if they need to collect keys from

Crompton Guest House.

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The Infotel

Guest Book

THIS MONTH’S TRENDING HOTELS

Stanley Arms Hotel

Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1DN

Pheasant Inn

Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 7AA

Sun Inn

Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4TR

Angel Inn

Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6DJ

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The Infotel Guest Book

Bayswell Park Hotel

Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1AE

Trevelyan Guest House

Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4DJ

George Hotel

Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7AH

Holiday Inn Express

Rotherham North

Rotherham, South Yorkshire S63 7EQ

Swallows Guest House

Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 6JD

Napiers The Coach House Skipton

Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1NL

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Brockencote Hall

Mallory Court Hotel

Old Quay House Hotel

Kidderminster

Various Packages

Leamington Spa

Spring Time Spa Break

Cornwall

Spring Break Offer

Wookey Hole Hotel

Wells

Colmworth Golf Course

& Holiday Cottages

Kettering

Barton Hall Hotel

& Vines Brasserie

Kettering

20% Off Caves & Attractions Weekend / 7 Night Break

Weekend Special Offer

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Infotel Deals

City Stay Apartments

- Platform Bedford

Bedford

Long Stay Discounts

Belstead Brook

Muthu Hotel

Ipswich

Short Breaks Offer

Mercure Letchworth

Hall Hotel

Stevenage

Overnight Package Deal

Best Western Plus

White Horse Hotel

Londonderry

Ferryman Inn

Witney

Skelwith Bridge Hotel

Ambleside

Easter Special Offers 3 Night Break

Easter Weekend 2019

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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