Vacation rentals in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland (holiday rentals, cottages)
How to Find a Hotel in England
England has lots of charming countryside hotels. London hotels can be very expensive. Be prepared for very small hotel rooms.
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Read more about Hotels in Europe in our Europe Trip Planning section as well as How To Choose a Hotel Using the Internet a Hotel Manager's Perspective.
Remember, a good travel consultant can recommend hotels and book you into them. See our page on Travel Consultants in the Planning section.
Read our Hotel Reviews
This web site does not specialize in hotels - our area of concentration is vacation rentals, houses or apartments that you rent by the week. But, even slow travelers end up in a hotel or two. Read our Hotel Reviews for UK & Ireland and get advice from other Slow Travelers.
How to Book a Hotel
If you are booking your hotel yourself, you can phone or fax to make your reservation. The country code for England is "44".
From the US: 011 for international calling, 44 for the United Kingdom, then dial the area code and phone number. Leave off the leading zero for the area code.
www.wtng.info: World Telephone Numbering Guide. List of all telephone country codes with dialing information.
Websites with UK Hotel Listings
Booking.com: Online booking for hotels in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, reviews, low rates, no booking fees, credit card used to guarantee booking but no charge is made until your stay at the hotel. Booking.com is part of Priceline.com.
www.charactercollection.co.uk: Character Collection. Hotel, B&Bs for all of England, Scotland, Wales. Vacation rental listings link to Information Britain site.
www.picturesofengland.com: Pictures of England. Online booking, good descriptions.
www.smoothhound.co.uk: Smooth Hounds. 1,000's of Hotels and Guest Houses in the UK and Worldwide - Accommodation throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the rest of the World, many establishments offering exclusive Smooth Hound discounts.
Books with Hotel Listings
Most guide books have hotel listings. There are also books devoted to hotel reviews:
www.karenbrown.com: Karen Brown's England. Listings on the website, but even more in the books she publishes listing hotels, B&Bs and some vacation rentals in many countries.
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