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THE REQUEST: Cyprus at the end of September
- 2 people
- 2 weeks
- Not ‘englishy’
Cyprus has 4 international airports but for the UK crowd, your best bets are Paphos and Larnaca but coming in at almost half the price at the end of September, is the latter!
London Luton to Larnaca, Cyprus
Tues 24th Sep – Tues 8th Oct
Cheap flights also available Thurs 26th Sep – Thurs 10th Oct for £80.
As you’re going for 2 weeks, I’d deffo use this as an opportunity to stay in a few different types of accommodation. I tend to start a little cheaper and then towards the end of the holiday, treat myself to a LUSH hotel. It gives you something to look forward before you go home!
So, let’s take a look at some different types of accommodation.
Located in the beautiful village of Bellapais, there’s ancient buildings, sights for daaaaysss and also, you’re only a 4 mile drive from North Cyprus’ coast.
Set in a complex, this may be a little less ‘traditional’ but you have your own terrace and access to the village’s roof, garden, pool and gym. Plus, you’re not too far from the sea either!
From £51 a night – £357 a week
Located in a quaint old village, this cute guesthouse ticks a lot of boxes for a great price!
Adults only vineyard hotel
£110 midweek in September or £90 a night from 1st October 2019
I am full on obsessed with place and have taken to visiting it online once a week. It’s adults only, on a vineyard and brags an amazing restaurant. Plus, at just £90 a night in October I think it’s great value for something a little bit more special.
What with the to-ing and fro-ing, a car will need to be hired too!
Tues 24th Sep – Tues 8th Oct
Right – let’s say we go for the following mix:
Flights – £75 each
Car hire – 66.50
Guesthouse for 3 nights – £76.50 each
Airbnb for 7 nights – £152.50 each
Wine hotel for 4 nights – £180 each
Total = £550.50 each
THE REQUEST = 3 nights in Majorca for 10 adults
- From Manchester
- Last weekend of April 2020
- Couples so separate beds needed
Manchester to Palma
Fri 24th April – Mon 27th April
Total = £167.70 each!
THE REQUEST: Long weekend in Europe in late Aug/early Sep
- From London
- Hot and sunny
- £300pp max
- Hannah likes exploring, her boyf likes relaxing!
How about… MILAN! Not only are there cheap flights all the tiiiimme, you can combine an explore around the city with a couple of day up at Lake Como which only takes an hour to get to by train – and is as cheap as €4,80!
London to Milan
Thurs 29th Aug to Mon 2nd Sep
From £66 return
Okay, I’m thinking a jaunt up to Lake Como for some chill time first I personally prefer to stay at a hotel on the last night as it means you can easily leave your things at the front desk if you decide to take the later flight home.
So, let’s look at Lake Como.
There are lots of options all around the lake but for ease, I’d take a look at Airbnbs around the town of Como itself for easy access from the train, and a central starting spot for exploring.
Next, we’re heading back to Milan and let’s think HOTELS.
Now, there’s plenty of options on this Sat/Sun night for under £75 but I loved the look of this next place, which also features pretty high up on The Telegraph’s best hotels in Milan list.
Enterprise Hotel Design & Boutique
Sat 31st Aug to Mon 2nd Sep
4 star spa hotel
£92.50 a night – £185 total
THE REQUEST: Chill Croatia break in early October
- 2 people
- £350pp budget
CHECK OUT THESE CHEAP ASS FLIGHTS TO PULA:
London to Pula
Weds 2nd Oct to Weds 9th Oct
Having flown into Pula recently for a little ‘chilled’ break myself, I know that there are plenty of places within an hour’s drive to choose from. I stayed in Rabac which was a cute resort town (though perhaps a little too resorty for me) so instead, we’re going to take a look at Rovinj which is a 40 min drive from the airport.
Yet again, I’m gonna mix up a cheaper Airbnb and then end off the stay in a LUSH hotel (that again, I visit often online).
Mon 7th Oct – Weds 9th Oct
£136 a night – £272 total
Last of all, you’ll need a hire car.
Weds 2nd Oct – Weds 9th Oct
DAMN CROATIA AND YOUR CHEAP CAR HIRE
Flights – £30 each
Car hire – £16.50 each
Airbnb – £125.50 each
Hotel – £136 each
Total = £308 each
That’s it for this week’s holiday hotline. If I didn’t get you then I’m SO SORRY but blimey, there was a lot of you to get through and I hope I can help you out in the future.
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That’s it for this week’s holiday hotline. If I didn’t get you then I’m so sorry – I hope I can help you out in the future!
Until next time!
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