Winter’s drawing in and we’re seeking escapism, but we know it’s not always easy to make holiday wishes a reality. Luckily, we’ve hooked up with 20 of our favourite boutique hotels to offer you 50% off stays of 5 nights or more. We’ve chosen 3 great November options below, but as long as you book before 31st October 2013, you can stay at any of these 20 hotels until 30th September 2014 (excluding any black-out dates). That dream holiday suddenly looks a whole lot more real, doesn’t it?
Take a look at the full list of half-price hotels and choose your favourite, or take inspiration from our November Easy Escapes. No need to thank us, all you have to do is book before 31st October 2013.* Secure your accommodation through i-escape, then follow our recommendations for travel, and voila! It’s time to start packing…
Hot-foot it to Hotel Endsleigh, Devon – £231.25 per person (5 nights, 14-19 November 2013)
An autumn break in the UK offers a special kind of romance: in Devon’s Tamar Valley the trees are shedding the last of their fiery red leaves, the river is half-hidden beneath wisps of mist, and Hotel Endsleigh’s magnificent 108-acre grounds are waiting to be explored. If your tastes are more fireside than fir trees, head indoors to the panelled drawing room for afternoon teas and gourmet dinners. During our November visit, candles were lit throughout the house in the evening, creating a wonderfully romantic atmosphere.
Stay: With 50% off bookings made before 31st October 2013, i-escape guests can enjoy a 5-night stay in a Standard Double for £231.25 per person, including all taxes.
Travel: The hotel is about 4 hours from London and the Midlands, and 2 hours 15 minutes from Bristol.
Total cost: £231.25 per person, including all taxes.
More info: Getting there and all half-price hotels
A perfect stay at Apokryfo, Cyprus – £333 per person (5 nights, 9-14 November 2013)
View from Apokryfo
Although the weather in Cyprus can be patchy at this time of year, we enjoyed 30-degree heat during our November visit. So, if you’re up for a gamble a stay at Apokryfo has the makings of a bargain winter getaway. Balmy temperatures allow you to lounge by the bijou turquoise pool and wander the sleepy village of Lofou in the sun; if the weather turns there are forest trails and waterfalls in Troodos, ancient ruins at Kourion, and Crusader castles at Kolossi and Limassol.
Stay: With 50% off bookings made before 31st October 2013, i-escape guests can enjoy a 5-night stay in the Lavender room for just £169.50 per person, including all taxes.
Fly: from Manchester to Paphos with easyJet for £144 per person, departing Saturday 9 November and returning Thursday 14 November (direct flights).
From the airport: We recommend hiring a car – Rhino quotes £39 for 5 nights.
Total cost: £333 per person, including all taxes.
More info: Getting to Cyprus and all half-price hotels
Take a break at Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Rajasthan – £959.50 per person (7 nights, 18-25 November 2013)
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Rajasthan is warm and dry at this time of year, and the luxurious Tree of Life Resort & Spa offers plenty of ways to enjoy it. All suites have private gardens with a “his ‘n’ hers” massage area, and many also have plunge pools. We loved dining in our villa, on personalised 4-course menus designed with the assistance of the head chef. Beyond the garden, there are Indian cookery classes, elephant rides in the countryside, and the “Pink City” of Jaipur where the stunning Amber Fort awaits.
Tree of Life Resort & Spa
Stay: With 50% off bookings made before 31st October 2013, i-escape guests can enjoy a 7-night stay in a Pool and Spa Villa for just £334.50 per person, including all taxes.
Fly: from London Heathrow to Jaipur (via Mumbai) with Jet Airways for £612 per person, departing Sunday 17 November (overnight flight arriving Monday 18 November) and returning Monday 25 November.
From the airport: Tree of Life Resort & Spa can arrange transfers from Jaipur in an air-conditioned car for approximately £13 one-way.
Total cost: £959.50 per person, including all taxes.
More info: Getting to Rajasthan and all half-price hotels
*For full terms and conditions of the half-price hotels offer, click here. Please note that only the accommodation may be booked through i-escape.com. The information on travel is provided as a service to you, and must be booked through other websites, as indicated. All prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing. The per person prices are based on 2 people in a double/twin room or an apartment for 2. Published on 23 October 2013.