When organising a weekend away for a large group of lads one of the hardest tasks the bestman will face is sourcing some good quality stag accommodation, this really doesn’t need to be the case. We have come up with the following 5 step guide to ensure you get the best deals.
You can spend several hours trawling the net looking for a cheap quality hotel, only to find out they don’t take single sex parties, or do but charge a ridiculous security bond. As an stag specialist we have already done the leg work for you, have the hotels set up, very low security deposits (if any) and most importantly the contracted rates we have will be far superior to anything you’ll find individually.
With any weekend accommodation, location is the key. The last thing you need is to pay £10 for a taxi every time you want to get into town. Some agents will offer very cheap accommodation options, only for you to discover once you’ve booked, it’s well over 2 miles from town. As an ABTA bonded agent we have an extra commitment to our client which is why we don’t use any accommodation we have not inspected ensuring the location is perfect.
Many of our destinations have a wide range of accommodation options to cater for all budgets, from fantastic hostels to luxury hotels and spas. Hostels are often over looked by best men (“the boys will kill me if I put them there”), when in fact some of are classed as 5 star by the local tourist board, all kitted out with fantastic en-suite rooms, bars, café areas and are at a fraction of the price. We have also negotiated some great weekend rates with some of the best city centre 4 star spa hotels, often geared up towards the mid-week business trade, meaning we have some exceptional weekend offers often cheaper than some 3 star properties.
We appreciate that budget, flight times, work/family commitments can often determine the length of the stag weekend, but please bare in mind that it is not always possible to have a 1 night stay during popular dates like bank holidays. The majority of hotels will require a minimum of 2 nights (3 in some cases) for all bank holidays and some busy summer weekends.
Some hotels will only offer a B&B rate to groups, however if we can negotiate a room only rate it might be worth considering. In our 9 years experience we know that more often than not the guys will miss the breakfast serving, so why pay for it. The fantastic location of our accommodation options mean that you’re surrounded with great bars, pubs and cafés where you can pick up a nice fry-up for a fiver, and at a time that suit you.
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