The secret hack to get cheaper hotel rates

Of course, swapping Saturday for Sunday isn’t a new concept, and those who tried it quickly saw its appeal, but even so, it was hard to persuade my friends to give up their Saturday nights. Think buzz, they say. Think crush, I say, wasteful spending, lack of peace. There are also other advantages: you have Saturday at home to do DIY or gardening, and you are not locked into the obligation of so many hotels to stay two nights. And you don’t have to deal with the dreadful Friday traffic.

Monday is the new Sunday

As for Mondays, the worst days of the week, yes, they are for working, but do they always have to be? Even if you have to take a day off on vacation, it’s worth it. Who wants to go to the office and stare out the window in a listless trance, when he might wake up with a view that brings joy to the heart.

Okay, it’s not always easy to take a Monday off, but since the pandemic many of us are working at least partly from home and if you have to work on your laptop on a Monday, it’s surely nicer to do it in the comfort of your chosen hotel than in the same old, same old house. I like the tranquility of Sunday stays, I like the price of Sunday stays, and above all, I always like being there on a Monday.

20 of the best Sunday night stays in the UK

Beaverbrook, Surrey

Wear your Sunday attire at this Surrey country mansion, Beaverbrook brings together an elegant traditional English estate with Japanese cuisine and an artistic spa. Its Sunday Cinema Club packages include a movie screening in the plush cinema and sitting on a lounge chair (with blankets and unlimited popcorn), plus a tasting menu in the restaurant and a cracking breakfast the next day. morning. You’ll take full advantage of the Brian Clark-designed spa with its striking tiling and gentle outdoor pool, and you can add extras such as fishing trips, biking or tennis. Monday mornings have never been so beautiful.

How to do: Beaverbrook (01372 571300; offers double rooms as part of its Sunday Cinema Club package, including dinner and breakfast, from £495 on Sundays (standard b&b from £570 on Saturday).

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