Welcome. Bienvenue. Powitanie. Willkommen. Bienvenida. Velkommen… In any given month WtgiB receives thousands of visits from readers in over 40 countries. If you are visiting WtgiB with a view to travelling here to Berkshire then I know you will receive as warm a welcome in the UK as you do on our website.
Whether you on a backpacking trip, a whirlwind city break or a tour of the country, you’ll find plenty of accommodation to choose from. Let’s start at the top:
Radisson Blu‘s 4 and 5 star hotels offer luxury breaks across the UK. At last glance their prices started from £65 per night and then head upwards of £300 (please check again). Your first glimpse of the UK is likely to be from the airport, so where better to spend the night than at Radisson Blu London Stanstead or Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow? Don’t be fooled by the name of Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire – it is actually on Oxford Street in London – although the city is probably on every visitor’s list so it’s a good place to start.
Hilton has at least 124 hotels all over the UK. The very strong brand, is instantly recognisable by the modern frontage and sleek exterior. Inside you are often greeted by a minimalist lounge area and large reception. Rooms are spacious too and around a third of the properties have an indoor pool.
Theme Parks are becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination for families. If you can’t fit everything in during a single day, then they offer the perfect stop-over. LEGOLAND in Windsor, Chessington World of Adventure (between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports) and Thorpe Park (near Heathrow) all now have hotels and often have special deals if you book in advance. They open seasonally though, so check in advance and they generally close for winter.
Everyone’s favourite budget hotel chain Premier Inn (my favourite anyway!) has all you need and at a reasonable price. It’s unlikely you’ll find a swimming pool but the newer hotels have a modern lounge, bar, restaurant and vending machines for the midnight munchies. Rooms in the more modern properties are spacious with ensuite facilities and, in my experience, always clean. Meals are charged separately and are more than adequate. When taking a short break in the UK, Premier Inn would be my first port of call.
For a wider range of budget accommodation, including hostels and villas worldwide, then Hostelbookers.com is a great place to start.
If you plan to come with your caravan or camping gear, then you won’t be disappointed. You will find many beautiful spots for camping in Berkshire with the advantage of a much lower price than other options.