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It is important to note that European hotel rooms generally tend to be smaller than North American hotel rooms.
For your hotel room you can choose to have:
Double– One bed for two people (usually Queen size, sometimes Double/Full. King only by request and not always guaranteed).
Twin– Two separate beds (can be two Single beds, two Double/Full, one Single & one Double/Full, etc…)
Triple– Two beds to sleep three people. Rarely will there be three separate beds. (Normally you will find a Double/Full bed and one twin bed for a total of 2 beds. Sometimes you may find two Double/Full or three Single beds, but it is rare.) Please note there is no reduction in cost for a third person sharing a room with two others. For comfort, we suggest that three adults take two separate rooms.
Twin and Triple Room configurations will be assigned based on hotel availability at the time of check-in.
Note: No more than three people can share a hotel room on escorted tours.
London Premiere City-Center Hotels: Phoenix Hotel, Jurys Inn, Doubletree hotels, Grange hotels or similar.
Chester Premiere City-Center Hotels: Best Western Queen, Best Western Westminster, Chester Court, Macdonald New Blossoms or similar.
York Premiere City-Center Hotels: Queens Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson, Marmadukes Townhouse, Best Western Monkbar or similar.
Oxford Premiere City-Center Hotels: Best Western Linton Lodge, Macdonald Randolph, Mercure Eastgate, or similar.
Bath Premiere City-Center Hotels: Francis Hotel, Holiday Inn Bath, Pratt Hotel, Travelodge Bath or similar.
Due to the cooler average climate in Ireland and Britain, most accommodations (hotels and/or B&B’s) do not have or need air-conditioning. Some accommodations will state that they have “temperature control” in the rooms, however the control you have over how hot or cold to make it is not to the extremes that our clients may be used to in North America. Some accommodations may have fans available, check with reception or your B&B host. Please see more detailed information here in our blog!
Play it safe and plan to arrive 2.5 to 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure time to allow for any unexpected delays in traffic, check-in, security, or long lines at the newsstand!