Let’s face it, booking a hotel 30 days in advance is not a long time at all but what a difference it can make to the cost of a hotel stay.
Last minute reservations are excellent, the ability to do so now such ease due to online booking facilities is ideal and it means guests can reserve rooms at any time of the day. What can be the down sides with late bookings is the inability often to have choice of places to stay and then the rooms types in each venue on from there.
But advance purchase rates that are becoming increasingly more common amongst small and large hotels alike and are great solutions and incentives for being that little bit early. Terms can be booking 30, 60 even 90 days in advance with guests being rewarded in doing so with a 10, 20 or even 30% reduction on the room rate.
For a leisure break then booking with a bit of time to spare enables guests to look forward to not just the time away but also the actually place they are staying. More investigation can be found as to the exact area and days out, walks and activities can be planned. If the stay is for an event, then guests have peace of mind the hotel room is reserved and secured.
In the Lake District, the 4 Star Langdale Hotel & Spa have an all year round method of discounting along with the last minute late cancellation deals. Join their Fan Club and receive a 15% discount on all room rates when booking 30 days or more in advance. The Fan Club also gives members exclusive offers and news so further reasons to join. Visit http://www.langdale.co.uk for more details.