UK newspaper launches hotel booking service

by George Sell / 05 March 2013 / 0 comments

Guardian Destinations gives the newspaper's readers "access to a selection of some of the best independent hotels, guesthouses, apartments and villas around the world. As well as boutique hotels, Guardian Destinations will feature more unusual accommodation options, including castles and university halls of residence".

Sofia Rehn of Guardian Destinations said: "We wanted to widen our range beyond tours and city breaks, to enable our readers to personalise their getaways. All hotels will be individually chosen to ensure we offer the right mix."

The site says that among its quirkier options are Godwin House B&B, a Tudor farmhouse in Kent which boasts a room in England's oldest oasthouse, and Fernie Castle Treehouse (pictured), an arborial retreat in beautiful grounds near St Andrews.

About George Sell

George is the editor of Boutique Hotel News, and has more than a decade's experience as a hospitality, property and travel journalist. He regularly contributes to a wide range of international publications and websites.