Something for the weekend 27 – 29 April 2007

I thought I’d have a look for late offers in the Lake District but I can’t say there were many good deals at the weekend, the prices looked much lower during the week, so go then if you can. I like Grange over Sands a village at the south eastern corner of the Lake District, a few miles south east of Lake Windermere. I’ve noticed Cumbria Grand Hotel, a Victorian building, up a slope in the village and thought I’d like to stay there. I do admire the character of this type of hotel but I know that sometimes the interior can be a bit disappointing as it’s very expensive to maintain old buildings. If you’ve stayed at this hotel please let me know what you thought of it. A double/twin room costs £84 per night a single is good value at £48.

I haven’t been to South Wales for ages but I’ve heard that Cardiff is a good choice for a city break. The 4 star Royal Hotel claims to be Cardiff’s hippest contemporary hotel with double and twin rooms costing £95 for the Friday night and £80 for Saturday night.

The New House Country Hotel is a few miles outside Cardiff but has great views over the city, it’s good value at £50 for the Friday night and £55 for the Saturday night for a double or twin room.