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Hotels in tune with your holiday

Our places to stay are carefully selected by our most fastidious holiday planners and accommodation will generally be in single and twin bedded rooms with en-suite facilities.

We seek to choose our accommodation for comfort and convenience in characterful locations which are a good fit with the nature of your holiday and which give you a genuine experience of your destination. Particularly in developing and less mainstream destinations, sometimes the accommodation itself becomes part of the adventure.

In Europe, we usually select small, comfortable, family run hotels, though this is variable by destination, for example on some of our higher walking grade holidays you stay in mountain huts or even tents where facilities are basic but the experience is that much more authentic. On other holidays, our hotels are comfortable, often with a range of amenities such as restaurants, lounges and bars as well as a range of leisure facilities.

By contrast, in many of our long haul destinations, the accommodation is of a very high standard, making these holidays outstanding value.

Specific details about accommodation can be found on individual holiday pages and our separate Holiday Information Sheets but, as you would expect with non-chain hotels, there are no standards regarding room size, fixtures, fittings and views, although we will try to accommodate special requests. We do try to accommodate special requests.

Single Rooms

Our holidays are ideal for single and solo travellers many of whom return to us year and year which is great testimony to our holidays.

We have a good number of single rooms throughout our programme; some of these incur no single supplement – look out for the blue icon on the holiday pages highlighting these. Our allocation of single rooms is however ultimately limited, as are the number of rooms without supplement so do book early to avoid disappointment. We may be able to obtain additional single rooms or even allocate a twin or double for sole use, however a supplementary cost may be levied.

Regrettably the hotels we use usually charge single supplements and although a single room guarantees privacy, it may well be smaller, less well-appointed and may contain a single, a double or twin beds.

If you are booking online for holidays advertised with no single room supplement, please do not assume that if you book a twin room this will be for sole use.

Happy to share with another single traveller?

If, however, you are travelling alone and are happy to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex our reservations team may be able to find you a sharer. If this is not possible, we reserve the right to allocate you single room at no additional charge to you.

In German speaking Europe many twin rooms have ‘Austrian Type’ beds with two individual mattresses and bedpacks but one bedframe. See individual holiday descriptions for more details.

See our advice on Room Sharing Etiquette for more information.

Accommodation on Mountain Hutting Holidays

On hutting holidays, accommodation may be in mixed sex twin or multi-bedded rooms, with accommodation in valley hotels generally in single sex twin rooms.

Cabins on Cruise & Walk holidays

On our Cruise & Walk holidays, you will find the accommodation on board ship to be of a high standard. Remember, internal cabins don’t have a sea view or access to natural light, and all cruise ships do charge supplements for outside cabins with portholes, windows or balconies.

Once again, a single supplement guarantees privacy only, so please be aware that a single cabin may be smaller in size than a standard cabin. Please see or contact us for details of cabin grades.

Special Selection Hotels 

Make your holiday even more memorable at one of our Special Selection hotels. All with outstanding views, locations or luxury facilities in some of the world’s greatest walking regions, our Special Selection hotels have been carefully chosen for their individual charm and unrivalled service to make your holiday an even more special event. 

Take a look all our holidays with Special Selection hotels.

Changes to your accommodation

Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, especially on holidays visiting several hotels during the itinerary and on pioneer holidays, the accommodation you stay at may change at short notice.

We will advise you of changes as soon as practicable, which in the case of last minute and minor changes such as a short stay within a tour involving multiple accommodations this may be once the holiday has commenced.

Day use of rooms on departure

Day rooms on the day of departure with evening flights are subject to availability/cost and arranged locally with the accommodation management.

Local Standards

Where an official accommodation rating system operates we will state this, although local ratings do not necessarily equate to any British accommodation rating system. We seek to ensure our accommodation complies with reasonable fire, health and safety regulations – however, please note that local safety standards overseas may differ from those expected in the UK.

Standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday (times do vary). Check-in times are usually 2–3pm, so please remember to be patient if your room is not immediately available on arrival particularly if you arrive on an early flight.

Checkout times 11am–noon on day of departure. Therefore, if you check in immediately after a night flight this would normally count as one night’s accommodation and if your return flight is at night you will normally be required to vacate your room at noon prior to leaving for the airport.



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