Friday, 18 March 2011

The Village Hotels - Bargain Fridays!

Now then...Ive done a few posts on Geocaching previously so I thought it was about time to introduce the other reason for this blog - sharing with you AMAZING places to go and stay which don't break the bank but at the same time are wicked!  You don't need to spend hundreds of pounds on top notch accommodation - you just need to have patience to search or alternatively, which is easier for you - just keep reading this blog and let Mr and Mrs Custard find them for you!

The first place I thought I would write about is somewhere we have frequented a few times this year already - purely due to the excellent standard of accommodation and facilities here and of course, the absolutely fantastic price!  The place I am talking about is The Village Hotel - South Leeds.  the best day to go without a doubt is on a Friday as they have a special offer on called 'The Village Friday feeling' enter code VFF into the website.  The last few times that we have been, the cost of a room for 2 people is £46!!!  Yes....£46!!  This price includes use of all of the spa facilities in the hotel too - swimming pool, gym, spa pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room!  The changing rooms in the spa are super modern and spotlessly clean.  The best thing about these facilities is being sat in the spa pool at tea time which looks onto the M62 (usually stood still at this point) and thinking "Aaarrrr!!  This is the life - how nice to relax whilst others are still in the Friday rat race!"

If like us, you live in Huddersfield or the surrounding area, this place is literally on your door step - for us it takes around 20 minutes to get there which is great as there is no long car journey to get there either!  Once inside, you could be anywhere - its great!  The hotel is only about 2 and half years old so even from the moment you drive up to the building it has a really contemporary feeling!

The entrance caption is so true!!

The rooms are super modern, cosy, clean and extremely comfortable.  They have been decorated in a contemporary way which includes colourfully striped carpets, flat screen TVs and beautifully modern bathrooms.

The hotel is really great for whatever mood you are in - should you want a few beers and a bar meal, the Victory pub is the best option - again, as its Friday they have some great offers on, with every drink you buy you can get a massive tray of burger and Fries for only £2 (Burger me its Friday!)!  So even the food doesn't break the bank!  If you would prefer to get dressed up though and have a nice meal, the hotel has its very own restaurant called 'Verve' - again, following the style of the hotel, it is very modern and has a great menu choice!  If none of the above appeals to you and you just want to go and sit quietly whilst reading a news paper, there is a Starbucks coffee house on site as well and lots of comfy sofas in the lounge to go and have some peace and quiet!

All in all, this is a fantastic hotel at an amazing price and I don't think Id ever get bored of going there!  We have definitely found Fridays to be the best value, however, The Village also have other great offers from time to time (special weekend rates etc.) so check it out and get your first bargain rest and relaxation break booked....even if it is just for one night!!  Trust me - its a bargain and will really put a great big grin on your face - it always has done to the Custards!

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