Despite my desperate pleas to the great and powerful Gods of Sunshine, a thick blanket of cloud has taken up permanent residence over the UK. And since window smashing hail stones began falling from the sky like a scene from a low budget apocalypse movie, we’re keener than ever to claw our way out of this sodden little island.

To save some cash Great Hotels of The World have some fantastic ‘freebie’ offers on hotels around the world.


Cocktails at sunset? Well, if you insist

I’ve already sung the Algarve’s praises recently so if you’re keen to go there’s a three nights for two offer at the Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa. The package includes breakfast, welcome drink, use of the health club facilities, complimentary parking, shuttle to the nearby beaches and 20% discount on all spa treatments.

Bank balance damage? Rooms cost from £77 per night with the third night free.

*waiter brings menu* OK, I'll just have everything



For a full week of pizza and pasta stuffing in Italy, the Grand Hotel President Sorrento is offering seven nights for the price of six. The price includes breakfast and free WiFi so tweet to your heart’s delight about your surroundings.

Bank balance damage? Rooms from £112 per night with the seventh night free.




The dream tub

Those with exotic tastes might be interested in the free nights deal Burasari Resort Patong in one of Thailand’s most popular beach resorts. Think water sports, jungle adventures and clinging precariously from the back of an elephant as you try to document your travels on camera.

Bank balance damage? Rooms from £79 per night with two nights free when staying for seven nights.





Spa? Check. Drool inducing restaurants? Check. Casino? Check. What more could a girl ask for? For a week away head to the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki- there’s even a fitness centre so you can pretend to do some exercise when you’re there.

Bank balance damage? Rooms from £120 per night with the seventh night free.

Sunshine and gambling in Greece

country hotel room

All that's missing is the butler and afternoon tea


Can’t run to an airfare? Make the gloom more enjoyable at the Old Swan & Minster Mill in the Cotswolds. The hotel is offering three nights for the price of two including full English breakfast and a complimentary upgrade, subject to availability.

Bank balance damage? Rooms from £165 per night with the third night free.


Alternatively, if your typing hand is defunct from excessive blogging, tweeting or Facebook stalking you can call 020 7380 3658 for all bookings.