Great Hotels of the World – Luxury for less

1. Medite Resort Spa Hotel, Sandanski, Bulgaria

Rates from €87 per room, per night

Stay for three nights and only pay for two at this award-winning spa hotel overlooking the town of Sandanski in Bulgaria. The modern spa offers a range of tempting treatments and included in this rate is a rose bath, aromatic body scrub, facial treatment and steam bath as well as indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and tennis court.

For more information or to book this offer visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13374/medite-resort-spa-hotel.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

2. Altis Prime Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

Rates from €93 per room, per night

Located in the heart of Lisbon’s commercial and financial district, Altis Prime combines the facilities and benefits of a business hotel with the convenience and privacy of a luxury apartment.

For more information or to book this offer visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13376/altis-prime-hotel.htmor call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

3. Altis Suites, Lisbon, Portugal

Rates from €90 per room, per night

This self-catering hotel is in the very heart of Lisbon. Warm hospitality is its trademark and it offers complete privacy and functionality, combining the comfort and independence of a suite apartment alongside an individualised lobby, 24 hr reception, garage and all the services of its sister hotel, Hotel Altis.

For more information or to book this offer visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13383/altis-suites.htmor call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

4. Columbia Beachotel, Limassol, Cyprus

Rates from €81 per room, per night

Located in Pissouri Bay, the Columbia Beach has a beautiful backdrop surrounded by stunning white cliffs, vineyards, orchards and an unspoilt beach. With many activities available including a golf course, pampering spa and watersports, you will enjoy every day of your relaxing stay in Cyprus.

For more information or to book this offer please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13279/columbia-beachotel.htmor call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

5. Vale d’Oliveiras, The Algarve, Portugal

Rates from €89 per room, per night

Centrally located in the Algarve, a 45-minute drive from Faro airport, Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is a gorgeous 5-star resort offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills and nearby golf course. The tranquil environment is perfect for family holidays, golfing holidays, short relaxing breaks and meetings & incentives throughout the year.

For more information or to book this offer visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13438/vale-d-oliveiras.htmor call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

6. Mantra Samui Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

Rates from €66 per room, per night

Relax at this brand new resort on the paradise island of Koh Samui, set amidst lush surroundings and close to a gorgeous beach. With a unique approach to checking in (with no front desk or lobby) you are invited to relax in the public living room with a drink whilst the check in comes to you. With endless facilities and activities, Mantra Samui will make a truly unforgettable holiday destination.

For more information or to book visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/13030/mantra-samui-resort-spa.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

7. The Classic Hotel Nicosia, Cyprus

Rates from €46 per room, per night

Explore the capital of Cyprus with this fantastic weekend offer. Located in the heart of Nicosia, the recently redesigned Classic Hotel blends perfectly with its environment, offering comfortable accommodation and a multitude of facilities.

For more information or to book this offer visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/classic-hotel-nicosia.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

8. Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort, Cascais, Portugal

Rates from €98 per room, per night

The Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort is located between Cascais and Sintra, the ideal location for a leisurely break. Surrounded by 250 acres of countryside and boasting numerous facilities including a world-class golf course and spa, it’s the perfect destination for a long weekend.

For more information or to book this offer visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/11775/hotel-quinta-da-marinha.htm or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3568.

Brits escape to the Portugal and Turkey for Easter break

It has been revealed that discount deals to sunny destinations are attracting large numbers of holiday makers this Easter and the time around the Royal Wedding. With Turkey and Portugal proving most popular.

Research conducted by leading online travel agent On the Beach reveals that thousands of Brits will be heading on budget holidays to sunnier climes this Easter with many more sun worshipers jetting off for the Royal Wedding.

The Portuguese Algarve coast is proving to be one of the most popular destinations amongst holidaymakers, with bookings over the Easter period up more than 90% on the same time last year. Malta is also a popular destination this Easter with sales up 22% on the previous year.

Malaga, Turkey and the Greek Island of Rhodes make up the top five most popular destinations this holiday period.

Uncertainty surrounding Portugal’s economy has seen many airlines and hoteliers offering discounted deals in order to attract British holidaymakers to its resorts. Keen to take advantage of the deals, On the Beach has witnessed a huge rise in bookings with customers snapping up deals with prices up to 28% cheaper than Easter 2010.

During Easter and the Royal Wedding weekend, bargain holidays to Turkey are also being snapped up with the average price of a holiday up to 40% cheaper than last year.

Alistair Daly, Marketing Director at On the Beach said, “There are many great deals to be had with Portugal offering the greatest savings over the Easter holiday and Royal Wedding period. Our latest sales figures show that British holidaymakers are keen to take advantage of the extra bank holiday given this year and many will be watching the happy couple tie the knot while relaxing in a sunny beach destination.”