Last-Minute Escapes For The Bank Holiday Weekend

04/05/2012 12:41 | Updated 22 May 2015

If you're not much of a forward-planner, then you're probably still wonderering what to do over the long weekend.

So in the spirit of all things last-minute, we've tracked down five of the best escapes and hotel deals on offer over the Bank Holiday. Take a look below for getaway inspiration.

walesBurry Port Harbour. Photo: Discover Carmarthenshire
Where: Carmarthenshire, Wales

When: 5th and 6th May

The lowdown: Celebrate the opening of the 870-mile Welsh Coastal Path with the Big Welsh Coastal Walk event. has launched a new mapped guide to their stretch of the route, just in time for the launch on Saturday. There are eight walks between 3 - 13 km, with plenty of attractions and more importantly, food stops along the way.

Bijou Studio, Corfu. Photo: CV Travel
Where: Corfu

When: 7th May

The lowdown: If you are looking for something more intimate, Bijou Studio in Corfu is still available. It's right next to the beach and nearby tavernas and the views from the villa's terrace boasts to-die-for sea views. There is also a hamper on arrival and a maid service on offer, so you won't have to lift a finger. The villa sleeps 2 and costs £300 per week from CV Travel (price excludes flights and car hire).

amsterdamAmsteram. Photo: EasyJet Holidays
Where: Amsterdam

When: From 4th May

The lowdown: EasyJet holidays is offering purse-friendly city breaks to Amsterdam for two to three-night stays. The city's latest boutique hotel offering, the Notting Hill Amsterdam, is within walking distance of the trendy 'golden bend' (Regularstraat, Rembrandtsplein) and the Museum Quarter is just a stroll to the West. As for the interior, the Notting Hill is a tasteful shabby Dutch chic. Look out for the wall of vintage suitcases as you arrive. Prices start from £336 for flights and accommodation at the Notting Hill for this weekend, departing from London on 4th May 2012 with EasyJet Holidays.

malmaisonPhoto: Malmaison
Where: UK-wide

When: Bank Holiday Monday

The lowdown: The Malmasion hotel group is offering a great discount on room rates this Bank Holiday Monday: Spend £75 in the Brasserie (between two) and stay in a standard room from just £25 (per room). There are 12 hotels included in the offer, from Edinburgh, to Birmingham, to Leeds. Visit or call 0845 365 4247 to find out more.

the-binghamPhoto: The Bingham
Where: Richmond Bridge, London

When: The Bank Holiday weekend

The lowdown: If you're looking for a five-star fix this weekend, The Bingham is offering a two or three-night stay from £250 per room, per night, including English Breakfast and a three-course lunch or dinner on one of the days, with a bottle of wine. Visit The Bingham to find out more about the offer.

For more hotel inspiration, check out our top 15 rooms with a view below.


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