Win a Hotel Stay in my Summer Giveaway with Hotelscheap.org

Whether you fancy getting away to enjoy the summer sunshine or are planning a weekend break in the autumn once things have cooled down, I’m happy to announce my summer hotel-stay giveaway in partnership with HotelsCheap.org. I’m giving away a HotelsCheap.org voucher to one of my readers, worth $250 (or equivalent value of £145/€185) which you can use to book yourself a stay in a lovely hotel and treat yourself and that special someone to a relaxing summer break. The voucher can be redeemed for a hotel booking on the HotelsCheap.org website up until spring next year, so if you prefer you can wait until the autumn or even next spring to enjoy your hotel stay.

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HotelsCheap.org is a hotel booking website that specialises in finding discount hotel rates for travellers worldwide and you can use the voucher to book a hotel stay in the UK, US and Canada, Europe and many other destinations worldwide. To inspire you in your choice of hotel getaway, I’ve come up with a few ideas, based on destinations and hotels I can personally recommend. If you’d like to enter this giveaway, please follow the details at the bottom of the article to find out how you can gain the maximum chances to win the HotelsCheap.org voucher.

Winchester Hotel and Spa in Winchester Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Winchester Hotel and Spa in Winchester


A historic getaway in Winchester

Why go?

The best of England packed into an ancient market town, Winchester has a very walkable historic centre, plenty of green spaces, river walks, interesting artizan shops and great places to eat. If that’s not enough, you have the beautiful Hampshire countryside on your doorstep, with walking and country houses to explore within a short drive of Winchester.

Where to stay?

The Winchester Hotel and Spa is a short walk from the historic centre and has rooms in August and September Saturday nights for £150 and under. Read my review of The Winchester Hotel and Spa

What to see?

Wander around the medieval market town and visit the famous cathedral where Jane Austen is buried – perhaps you’ll find a farmer’s market in full swing. Shop in the craft markets or artizan shops that line the narrow lanes, walk along the river to the city mill where you can see flour being ground as it has for centuries and perhaps spot some otters in the mill stream. The South Downs Way starts at Winchester so you may like a hike in the lovely Hampshire countryside or walk to the top of the town and visit the medieval Great Hall with King Arthur’s round table.

Read more about Winchester here: 10 ways to spend a wonderful weekend in Winchester

Hotel Valencia in San Antonio Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

Hotel Valencia in San Antonio


A lively stay in San Antonio, Texas

Why go?

This town is one of the most historic in Texas, set on the San Antonio river, with some buzzing bars and restaurants along the Riverwalk making it a great choice for a relaxing getaway.

Where to Stay?

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is an elegant boutique hotel on the Riverwalk and has Saturday night stays in August and September for under $200 although you may prefer to wait until the sweltering Texas heat and humidity reduces and take your hotel break in October or November. Read my review of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

What to see?

Take a boat tour along the Riverwalk or stroll on foot as evening falls and the area buzzes with bars and restaurants. Of course you will want to visit the Alamo, a landmark in the struggle for Texan independence and perhaps drive out to some of the other historic Spanish missions in the area. You can hire bikes and cycle on the path beside the San Antonio river or shop for local crafts and artizan souvenirs in the La Villita Historic district.

Read more about our stay in San Antonio here: Texas Podcast Part 1, Houston, San Antonio and Picosa Ranch

The library in the Ibsens Hotel in Copenhagen Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

The library in the Ibsens Hotel in Copenhagen


A cool weekend in Copenhagen

Why go?

Haven of Scandi-cool, Denmark’s capital has a compact centre that is easy to explore by bike or on foot and in summer you can take in the party atmosphere as locals enjoy the summer in the parks and around the harbour.

Where to Stay?

The Ibsens Hotel is a stylish hotel near the Copenhagen lakes that is furnished with quirky finds from neighbourhood shops and local artizan businesses and has Saturday night stays available in August and September for €130-180.  Read my review and video of Ibsens Hotel here

What to see?

A boat tour of the canals and harbour will help you get your bearings and locate some of the major Copenhagen landmarks, such as the Opera House, Royal Palace and the Little Mermaid statue. Stroll along Stroget where you’ll find luxury Danish design stores and climb the medieval Round Tower, for views over the city. You’ll want to enjoy the food scene too, with some of the best restaurants in the world where Michelin stars abound, but you can also find inexpensive snacks and deli-meals in the Torverhallerne food halls.

Read more about Copenhagen here: In photos: Our weekend stay in Copenhagen

The Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest Photo: Heatheronhertravels.com

The Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest


A spa break in Budapest

Why go?

Hungary’s capital has all the sophistication of Paris but with far more affordable prices and warm, friendly locals. There’s so much to see whether you love sightseeing, relaxing in the numerous traditional and trendy cafes or visiting one of the thermal spas.

Where to Stay?

The Intercontinental Hotel is a 5 star hotel that’s centrally located for sightseeing by the Chain Bridge with views of the Danube and there are dates in August and September available from €100 per night. Read my review and video of Intercontinental Hotel Budapest here

What to see?

Take the funicular up to the top of Castle Hill to visit the colourful Matyas church and take in the views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the Danube and Hungarian Parliament building. You’ll want to visit one of the Hungarian spa baths such as the Gellert or Szechenyi complexes to enjoy a massage or a soak in the warm baths and perhaps afterwards have coffee and cake in an elegant cafe. The House of Terror is a compelling reminder of Hungary’s communist past, while a visit to the Hungarian State Opera House for a concert or ballet is a must for culture lovers.

Read more about Budapest here: 48 hours in Budapest, top things to see on a weekend break

About HotelsCheap

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Follow HotelsCheap.org on their social media channels for travel inspiration and tips for the places you’ll want to visit; follow along on Twitter @hotelscheap, on Google+ and on Facebook

About the giveaway

I’m giving away a voucher to one of my readers worth $250 US (equivalent value £146 or €185) which can be redeemed on HotelsCheap.org any time before June 2015. The giveaway is open to all readers regardless of your location although the voucher will be redeemed in $US. The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and end on Monday 4 August 2014. To enter the giveaway all you have to do is;

  • Leave a comment below telling me how you’d like to spend your HotelsCheap voucher; which destination would you love to visit, who will you be going with, where would you like to stay?

You can also add 5 additional chances to win by doing any of the following through the Rafflecopter widget below;

  • Like the Heatheronhertravels Facebook page
  • Spread the word about the giveaway on Twitter, for example; I’d love to #win a summer hotel stay with @hotelscheap in the #giveaway at @heathercowper http://ow.ly/zmLnX
  • Follow Heather on her travels on Twitter @heathercowper
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    Miss Catherine Walsh
    August 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Oktoberfest all the way!!

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    Adrienne McElwain
    August 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Seattle to see family! We would love to be able to aford to go see family.

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    Sarah Bates
    August 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve just booked flights to Italy for a long weekend so this would be perfect to go towards a hotel close to Verona. x

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    Kathryn Casbolt
    August 2, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I would love to take my hubby to Amsterdam. We have never been but friends that have say it makes for a great weekend break. A lively and walkable city with a very diverse culture. The Wyndham Apollo Hotel looks like an excellent choice, very centrally situated 🙂

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    August 2, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I would love to visit Florida.

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    Julie Alderson
    August 3, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I’d go to Prague for the weekend.

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    leanne williams
    August 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    i would love to visit barcelona again

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    Rain Jeys
    August 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I would really like to take a trip to Santa Cruz. My husband has never seen the coastal redwoods and for me it’s been years. So I’d love to take a trip there with my husband and stay in a nice bed and breakfast with an ocean view.

    Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

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    jayne hall
    August 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

    a best western hotel in myrtle beach

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    Kerry Locke
    August 3, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’d use it towards a night in London so we can complete The Monopoly Challenge

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    Sarah Cool
    August 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I would love to visit Monterey CA, I would take my mom, and I would love to stay in an oceanfront hotel like the Spindrift Inn.

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    donna large
    August 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Grand hotel reykjavik

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    donna jones
    August 3, 2014 at 10:12 am


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    Kathryn Davies
    August 3, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I would love to go to York.

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    Pauline Dring
    August 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I would like to stay in Venice for a special birthday with my friend next year

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    samantha phillips
    August 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    i would love to go to spain with my little boy 😀 we havent been anywhere abroad before x

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    Amy Beckett
    August 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I would love to visit gran canaria for a longbaording trip with the boyfriend.

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    David K
    August 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I would visit friends in London

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    August 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I would love to visit some relatives in Tampa. I would go with my mom and stay at a hotel. 🙂

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    August 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Id stay with my parnter in Amsterdam home of peace, love and happiness.

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    Thomas Murphy
    August 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I would use it to go to Disney world with my GF.

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    Erica Price
    August 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    We’ve just back from Edinburgh and I’d like to go back to Scotland to see Glasgow now.
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    Kelly Holyoake
    August 3, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    If I won the voucher I would like to go to Los Angeles. My brother lives in L.A and we haven’t been over there for 7 years so it would be nice to see him! And, of course the family would come with me!

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    Eleanor Powell
    August 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I’d love to use the voucher for a romantic getaway for our wedding aniversary

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    Kathy Cakebread
    August 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    a holiday to florida staying in a nice hotel and visitng disneyland

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    Charlene Keddy
    August 3, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I’d love to stay at the Four Seasons, Florence with hubby. Beautiful city and delicious food / wine!

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    Danielle N
    August 3, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    If I won I would use the voucher to stay in LA with my best friend and sister or put it toward my trip to New York. As for what hotel I’d stay at I’m not really sure. I guess whatever is affordable.

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    Michelle Brooks
    August 4, 2014 at 2:52 am

    10th anniversary getaway to Napa with the hubby!

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